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Kate Nelligan

Kate Nelligan has pursued a successful acting career in three separate English-speaking nations. In 1973 she made her professional stage debut and she appeared in a regular role on the British television series The Onedin Line. Her classical training saw her appear in 1975 opposite Anthony Hopkins in the televised play "Arcata Promise followed by the televised theatrical version of The Count Of Monte Cristo that featured as all-star cast of British and American Actors. That same year her first feature-length film The Romantic Englishwoman was released. In 1978, she was part of the BBC Television Shakespeare productions, and in 1979 she was the female lead with Frank Langella and Sir Laurence Olivier in Dracula.

In 1981, she starred opposite Donald Sutherland in Eye of the Needle, a wartime espionage thriller based on the Ken Follett best selling novel. Two years later, Nelligan moved to New York City where she earned four Tony Award "Best Actress nominations. For her performance in the 1991 film Prince of Tides, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Between 1990 and 2004, Nelligan was nominated for five Gemini Awards for her performances on Canadian television.

Nelligan has appeared in more than 50 feature length or made for television films and on stage in numerous plays.

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Kate Nelligan Facts

Birth NamePatricia Colleen Nelligan
BirthdayMarch 16, 1950 (73)
BirthplaceLondon, Ontario, Canada
Awards1992 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Supporting Role (for Frankie and Johnny)

Selected Filmography

A Wrinkle in Time
U.S. Marshals
Frankie & Johnny
The Prince Of Tides
Up Close And Personal
How to Make an American Quilt
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
Eye Of The Needle
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