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Kerry Fox

Born in Wellington New Zealand Kerry Fox came to prominence playing author Janet Frame in the movie An Angel at My Table directed by Jane Campion, which garnered her a Best Actress Award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards. Kerry has gone on to build a truly international career, working far and wide in quality independent films and on television. She received praise and a nomination at the Australian Film Institute Awards for her leading role in Country Life, starred in Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, was nominated for the Canadian Academy Award (Genie Award) for her supporting role in The Hanging Garden and starred in Michael Winterbottom's Welcome to Sarajevo.

In 2001 she won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for 'Best Actress' for her role as Claire in Intimacy (directed by Patrice Chereau). Bright Star is her second collaboration with Jane Campion (after An Angel at My Table) and also with producer Jan Chapman following her lead role in Gillian Armstrong's film The Last Days of Chez Nous.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Kerry Fox Facts

BirthdayJuly 30, 1966 (56)
BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

Selected Filmography

The Dressmaker
Blades of Glory
Bright Star
Holding the Man
Airport '77
Shallow Grave
Still Waiting
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