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Polly Walker

Born in Warrington, Cheshire, England, Walker began her career as a dancer, but at 18 turned her attention to acting, eventually moving from the Drama Centre in London to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Walker's acting credits include a variety of noteworthy television appearances. She has appeared in the HBO's hit series Rome and her portrayal of the villainous Atia of the Julii garnered her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards, as well as a Saturn Award nomination.

Walker's other television credits include the BBC's Waking The Dead and the television movies Lorna Doone in which she portrayed the main character, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence Of Arabia with Ralph Fiennes, and Jeffrey Archer: The Truth opposite Damien Lewis. She turned heads again in the hugely acclaimed 2003 BBC miniseries State of Play, opposite Bill Nighy and David Morrissey, which will be adapted into a feature film by Universal Pictures. Most recently Walker starred on CBS's Cane opposite Jimmy Smits and Hector Elizondo.

On film, Walker first garnered international attention as a single-minded English member of an Irish terrorist group in Phillip Noyce's Patriot Games opposite Harrison Ford. She has also impressed audiences in Peter Greenaway's 8 1/2 Women, Michael Hoffman's Restoration with Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill, and Mike Newell's Enchanted April.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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Polly Walker Facts

BirthdayMay 19, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceWarrington, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Polly Walker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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