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Zoe Wanamaker, Miranda Richardson and Phyllis Logan lead an all-star cast in Kay Mellor's brand new ITV drama Girlfriends Brand new ITV drama Girlfriends - from the pen of BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Kay Mellor and starring Zoe Wanamaker (Mr Selfridge, Agatha Christie's Poirot, My Family, Gormenghast, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, And Then There Were None, Churchill, iBoy) and Phyllis Logan (The Good Karma Hospital, Downton Abbey) - starts filming next month produced by Rollem Productions. Girlfriends is a contemporary story of Linda, Sue and Gail as they struggle with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age. After the dramatic and sudden death of Linda's husband Micky, childhood friends Linda (Phyllis Logan), Sue (Miranda Richardson) and Gail (Zoe Wanamaker) find themselves back together again. Each has their own problems to face; from a looming divorce from the husband she still loves and the loss of a high-powered job through age discrimination, to juggling the endless responsibilities of their grandchildren and aging mothers. Girlfriends is a contemporary story about friends, family, responsibilities and the inevitable changes that age brings... But true friendship remains the same no matter how many years have passed. There are 6 episodes in the series and it will screen in 2018.
The Happy Prince
Miranda has joined the cast of this movie, about Oscar Wilde which also stars and is directed by Rupert Everett. Filming starts in September in Germany, France, Italy and Belgium. The cast includes Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson. It's called The Happy Prince, after a Wilde children's story his mother read to him.
Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown have joined Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany in Lionsgates Boston Marathon bombing movie 'Stronger', with production in Boston. Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, while Maslany plays his girlfriend Erin Hurley. Miranda plays Gyllenhaal's mother, Patty. The film is a production of Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label, Mandeville Films, Bold Films and Nine Stories. Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Gyllenhaal as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing gained worldwide notice.
Miranda has been cast as Clementine Churchill in a new biopic about the wartime leader. Brian Cox will play Churchill and Stanley Tucci will play Eisenhower. Set across the five days before D-Day in 1944, the film charts the tension between the British PM and the Allied leaders, including Eisenhower and Montgomery, who are poised to launch the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. Exhausted by years of war, Churchill is terrified of repeating the disastrous Gallipoli landings of the First World War, but gains strength from his brilliant wife Clementine. The film will open in May 2017
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Miranda has been cast in another new film, 'iBoy', which also stars Bill Milner, Maisie Williams and Rory Kinnear. Milner plays Tom, whose average teenage existence is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. The film is based on a book by Kevin Brooks, and will be released on Netflix 27th January 2017.
David Walliams and Friend
After entertaining six million viewers last Christmas with Joanna Lumley, David Walliams will be back on BBC One with a new friend each week, as Walliams & Friend returns this autumn (2016). Filmed on location and in front of a live studio audience, David will be joined each week by a different famous face playing a number of characters in a series of hilarious sketches. The friends are; comedian Harry Enfield (Harry & Paul), writer and comedian Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me), comedian Jack Whitehall (Bad Education), star of stage and screen Sheridan Smith (The C Word) and award-winning actress Miranda Richardson (Mapp And Lucia).
And Then There Were None
Miranda is appearing in a new BBC 3 part adaptation of the Agatha Christie book 'And Then There Were None'. Miranda's role is Miss Emily Brent. The series also stars Aidan Turner as Philip Lombard, Charles Dance as Justice Wargrave, Sam Neill, Anna Maxell Martin and Toby Stephens. It is being screened over the Christmas period. The story is set in 1939 and sees 10 strangers invited to the isolated Soldier Island, near the Devon coast, by mysterious hosts Mr and Mrs UN Owen, who are absent when they arrive. Each of the guests is accused of a 'terrible crime'. After one of them dies, the group realise there may be a murderer among them.
Miranda will be voicing the Queen of the Weevils in the new animated series of Danger Mouse
Miranda has been nominated for an Emmy award this year. She has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Narrator' category for her work on 'Operation Orangutan'. The award ceremony was held on September 20th, but Miranda was unsuccessful
An Inspector Calls
Miranda has joined the cast of this new adaptation of the J B Priestly play. The BBC One show will star David Thewlis and feature Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson as Arthur and Sybil Birling who receive a visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole who holds them to account for the death of a young woman.
Miranda will be the compere at the 5th Annual Falconry Weekend on September 5th - 6th. It will be held at the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent in Gloucestershire. Miranda has also become a Trustee of the International Centre for Birds of Prey Trust.
Miranda has been cast as Marquise d'Urfe in this pilot for Amazon. It chronicles a little-known period in the life of the famous 18th century renaissance man. Known primarily as a womanizer, Casanova actually served as a spy for the Parisian government. Diego Luna will play the role of Casanova.
Miranda narrated this National Geographic documentary, a special for Earth Day on April 22nd.
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.
This site attempts to chronicle all the work Miranda Richardson has undertaken in her varied career.