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Saffron Burrows

Perhaps best known for her work in critically acclaimed foreign films, Saffron Burrows is set to gain the attention of American audiences once again with a string of eclectic roles in her upcoming feature films.

She is currently in production on Amy Redford's directorial debut The Guitar. The story revolves around a woman (Burrows) who, after being diagnosed as having one month to live, decides to max out her credit cards and start living beyond her wildest dreams. The film is currently shooting in New York.

Following production on The Guitar, she will join the cast of Roger Donalson's Baker Street, which is currently shooting in London. She will star opposite Jason Statham. The story is a re-creation of the famous 1970s Baker St. heist in London. Burrows plays Martine, the lead instigator of the heist. Baker Street is produced by Myriad Pictures and Chuck Roven.

In addition, she can be seen in Hal Hartley's Fay Grim, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2005, Burrows completed production on Klimt and Perfect Creature. Produced by Tim Sanders (Lord of the Rings, Whale Rider), Perfect Creature centers on a human cop (Dougray Scott) and a vampire who team up to stop a rogue vampire intent on creating a war between the two races. Twentieth Century Fox is set to release the film.

In Raoul Ruiz's Klimt, Burrows appears opposite John Malkovich. Klimt is a portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to exemplify the Art Nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Outsider Pictures will release the film this spring.

Burrows was last seen in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy with Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. Burrows played Andromache, wife of the Trojan hero Hector (Bana). She also appeared in Mike Figgis's Hotel as part of an ensemble of forty actors including David Schwimmer, Salma Hayek, and Burt Reynolds.

Additional recent films include Enigma, Gangster No. 1, Mike Figgis' film adaptation of Miss Julie, Timecode, One Night Stand, the Australian romantic comedy Hotel De Love, Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea, Mark Joffe's The Matchmaker, Pat O'Connor's Circle of Friends, Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father, and Ngozicah Onwurah's Welcome to the Terra Dome.

For television, her credits include the acclaimed productions of Dennis Potter's (Pennies from Heaven) Karaoke for the BBC and Cold Lazarus for Channel 4 Britain. She also appeared in Antonia Bird's Full Stretch, Simon Cellan-Jones' Rik Mayall Presents: The Big One, and Gerard Verges' Meutre en Ardeche.

A native of Great Britain, Burrows speaks fluent French and Italian. She currently divides her time between London and Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Saffron Burrows Facts

Birth NameSaffron Dominique Burrows
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Saffron Burrows compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Symphony Of Red Tape
Silent Symphony
Stern Papa
The Bank Job
Peter Pan
Deep Blue Sea
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