Essie Davis

Birthday:

//1970

Place of birth:

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia:

Biography:

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. She emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s and has gone on to appear in Hollywood movies. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the BBC production of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone. In the 2008 film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger she plays Esther's controlling mother. She has recently completed filming the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2008 Davis played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She returned to Tasmania to launch the "The Tasmanian Theatre Company" in 2008 and help support local theatre whilst encouraging youth to continue participating in the arts. Description above from the Wikipedia article Essie Davis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

Mindhorn (2017)
as Patricia Deville
Assassin's Creed (2016)
as Mary Lynch
They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook (2015)
as
The Babadook (2014)
as Amelia
A Poet in New York (2014)
as Caitlin Thomas
The Slap (2011)
as
Burning Man (2011)
as Karen
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)
as
South Solitary (2010)
as Alma Stanley
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
as Marella (voice)
The Wedding Party (2010)
as Jane
Australia (2008)
as Katherine
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
as Grace Blueburger
Charlotte's Web (2006)
as Mrs. Arable
The Silence (2006)
as Juliet Moore
Sweeney Todd (2006)
as Mrs Lovett
Isolation (2005)
as Orla
Code 46 (2003)
as Doctor
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
as Catharina Bolnes Vermeer
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
as Maggie
Kings in Grass Castles (1998)
as Mary Costello
The Ripper (1997)
as
River Street (1997)
as Wendy Davis
The Custodian (1993)
as Jilly