the Toronto International Film Festival, 8th September
premiere of 'Belle', Toronto, 8th Sept 2013
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Miranda narrates this audiobook from the story by Roald Dahl. It is released on September 26th and is available as a CD or download.
Description - "This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.
Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's storiesóbut nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!"
Miranda is in the cast of this movie, directed
by BAFTA winning director Amma Asante. The film is based on the true story of a
mixed-race girl raised as an aristocratic lady in England
at the end of the 18th century. It also stars Tom
Wilkinson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon and Sam Claflin. Belle
premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on
Sept 8th 2013. Miranda was in attendance.
Miranda has been announced as part of the cast
of this Disney movie. The film, a
live-action fantasy that explores the origins of the evil
fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess
Aurora in Disney's animated classic "Sleeping
Beauty," is already set to star Angelina Jolie and
Elle Fanning. Other
cast members announced are Kenneth
Cranham, Lesley Manville, Sam Riley and Imelda Staunton.
Miranda will play Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is
Maleficents aunt -- and dislikes her niece. Maleficent
is scheduled to hit US cinemas on March 14, 2014.
Place of Only Sky
Miranda has been cast in this new movie which is
set to be filmed in South Africa. The film is the story
of the Aboke kidnappings in Uganda in 1996.
Miranda has filmed a TV series for BBC2/HBO
called 'Parades End'. This five-part
series also stars Rupert Everett, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Rebecca Hall and Anne-Marie Duff. Based on a series of 4
novels by Ford Madox Ford it is adapted by Tom Stoppard
for TV. The series is a historical drama, set between the
last years of the Edwardian era and the end of the first
World War, and centres on a British politician and his
political and romantic affairs. The series commenced
screening in the UK on August 24th 2012 on BBC2.
This 8 part TV series is a sequel to Ken
Follett's 'Pillars of the Earth'.
Set in England 200 years after the events in Pillars,
World chronicles tough times for
ordinary citizens who are being hit with enormous taxes
by the King, the Church as England teeters on the brink
of a devastating 100-year war with France, and Europe is
bracing for a terrible plague, which will wipe out a
third of the continent's population. Miranda will play
the strong and determined Mother Cecilia.
Filming on the miniseries took five months, beginning
July 11 2012 in Hungary, where the producers created a
12,000-square-meter backlot and built a whole medieval
town and bridges, with additional location shoots in
Slovakia and Austria. The series will commenced screening
on October 17th in the US on Reelz and January 2013 on
Channel 4 in the UK.
An official website has been launched at http://www.world-without-end.tv/
Hour 15 Minute Drama - Where'd You Go Bernadette
Miranda starred in this 10 episode radio drama.
It ran on weekdays from July 2nd to July 13th on BBC
Radio 4 at 10:45am (repeated 7:45pm). Maria Semple's
brilliantly comic debut novel about misplaced genius and
mother-daughter love, starring Miranda Richardson, Lydia
Wilson, Richard Laing and Madeleine Potter.
When 15 year old Bee wins perfect grades, she calls in
her parents' promise of a graduation present of 'anything
she wants'. This turns out to be a family trip to
Antarctica - a prospect that will challenge her mother
Bernadette's agoraphobia and social reclusiveness.
Miranda has the role of Bernadette
Miranda appeared at the Cheltenham Music
Festival to tell the story of music written for royal
occasions, in a concert that included music by Handel,
Parry, Elgar and Walton. It also included music by
royalty itself - Henry VIII and Prince Albert.
Event Details: Royal Music Treasures for the Diamond
Jubilee / 6pm, Sunday 8 July / Cheltenham Town Hall /
Tickets £12 - £28
Miranda made a guest appearance in the final
(6th) episode of this TV comedy series.
Dead Boss is a new comedy with a little
murder mystery thrown in. Written by Sharon Horgan and
Holly Walsh, the series stars Sharon as Helen Stephens,
who has been falsely imprisoned for murdering her boss.
A stellar cast join Sharon including Jennifer Saunders,
Bryony Hannah, Geoff McGivern, Ricky Champ, Tom
Goodman-Hill, as well as cameo appearances from Caroline
Quentin, Miranda Richardson, John Sessions and Carl
Before Bedtime - One of a series of readings at
the Criterion Theatre on Friday 1st June 2012 10:30pm
Stories Before Bedtime is a series of late-night readings
designed to champion the love of reading and stories and
to transport the audience back to when being read aloud
to before bedtime was a fundamental part of one's daily
Miranda Richardson read The New Dress by
Virginia Woolf, Sonya Cassidy read an extract from I
Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Mathew Horne
read extracts from Diary of a Nobody by
By Heart - Shakespeare
Miranda was the narrator of this BBC2 show which screened
on Saturday May 19th 2012. William Shakespeare is hardly
a name that you would expect to thrill Britain's
teenagers, but over the last year thousands have taken
part in a nationwide competition to learn some of his
greatest speeches off by heart.
Now, nine finalists, aged between 13 and 15, and from all
over the United Kingdom, are off to Stratford-upon-Avon
to take part in a life changing series of workshops with
the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Over a single week, they learn how to perform some of
Shakespeare's greatest soliloquies from Romeo and Juliet,
Henry V and Hamlet, before taking part in a dramatically
different and closely fought grand final, hosted by
Jeremy Paxman, to find the BBC Shakespeare Schools
Taylor - Auction of a Lifetime
Miranda was the narrator of this Channel 4 documentary
which screened on Wednesday April 18th 2012. This
feature-length documentary explores Elizabeth Taylor's
extraordinary life story through some of her most
precious possessions, which feature in landmark auctions
in New York and London.
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Welcome to Miranda Online
- the Miranda Richardson Appreciation Page. Miranda has
been a well-respected and admired actress since her debut
movie performance in 'Dance With a Stranger' in 1985.
Since then she has worked in a variety of movie,
television and stage roles, using her skill to always
immerse herself in the character she is playing to make
it totally believable. Working in many different genres;
comedy, drama, fantasy, historical, and straight voice
work, she is impossible to typecast. High profile roles
such as Mme Giry in 'Phantom of the Opera', Vanessa Bell
in 'The Hours', Lady van Tassel in 'Sleepy Hollow' and
Queenie in the ever popular 'Blackadder' have brought her
widespread recognition. But she also excels in smaller
roles, has appeared in many independent films, in films
made in countries with smaller movie industries such as
Canada and Australia, in radio productions, and uses her
versatile voice in a number of audio books, including the
popular 'Horrid Henry' series.
attempts to chronicle all the work Miranda Richardson has
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