Who is Janet McTeer?

British actress, screenwriter and producer Janet McTeer OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) was born in Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on 5 August 1961, meaning that her zodiac sign’s Leo. She’s had roles in nearly 70 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing of Hubert Page in the 2011 romantic movie “Albert Nobbs”, directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and which starred Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Set in the 19th century Ireland, the movie follows Albert Nobbs who’s pretending to be a man so that she could work at one of the most luxurious hotels in Dublin; it won 19 of its 65 award nominations, including three Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Makeup, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Janet) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Glenn).

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Education and early life

Janet was raised in York, England alongside her sister Helen McTeer, by their parents Jean and Alan McTeer; not a lot has been disclosed about Janet’s family, because she’s respective of their privacy.

She studied at Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, and it was during her time there that she became interested in acting; Janet eventually began working at Theatre Royal, and went on to perform at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with the ensemble Rowntree Players.

Upon matriculating in 1979, she enrolled at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in acting in 1983; following this, Janet became a member of the Royal Exchange Theatre, and went on to appear in numerous plays.

Roles in TV series

Janet’s debut TV series role was her playing of Esther Pearson in the 1985 episode “Flesh and Blood” of the crime mystery “Juliet Bravo”, and some of her following roles were in the 1986 romantic drama “Gems”, the 1987 romantic comedy “Theatre Night”, and the 1988 comedy “Les Girls”.

She gained recognition in 1995, when cast to play Helen Hewitt in the crime drama “The Governor”, starring alongside Derek Martin and David J. Nicholls; the series follows Helen Hewitt who’s become the first woman to be in charge of a maximum security prison. Janet had no TV series roles in the remainder of the ‘90s, as she was rather focused on appearing in movies, and her following TV series role was in the 2004 episode “The Murder at the Vicarage” of the crime mystery series “Agatha Christie’s Marple”.

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The year 2006 saw her play Catherine Walker in the comedy “The Amazing Mrs Pritchard”, created by Sally Wainwright, and which starred Jane Horrocks, Steven Mackintosh and Jodhi May. It follows supermarket manager Mrs Ros Pritchard who’s decided to stand for election; the series won three of its seven award nominations. The year 2009 then saw Janet appear in an episode or two of the romantic mini-series “Sense & Sensibility”, the crime mystery mini-series “Hunter”, and the mystery horror comedy “Psychoville”.

In 2014, she was cast to play the supporting character Dame Julia Walsh in the thriller mini-series “The Honorable Woman”, which starred Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea and Lubna Azabal. It follows a woman who’s inherited her father’s arms business, but has continued to promote peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis; the series won nine of its 47 award nominations.

Janet’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 11 episodes of the 2018 crime action “Jessica Jones”, 20 episodes of the 2019 drama “Sorry for Your Loss”, and 17 episodes of the 2020 crime thriller “Ozark”; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Kaos”.

Roles in movies

Janet’s debut film role was playing Van Arkady’s Secretary in the 1986 thriller “Half Moon Street”, and she could then have been seen appearing in the 1988 comedy “Hawks”, the 1989 historical romantic drama “Precious Bane”, and the 1991 drama “The Black Velvet Gown”.

In 1992, she played one of the main characters Ellen Dean in the historical romantic drama “Wuthering Heights”, directed by Peter Kosminsky, and which also starred Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. It follows a man who’s seeking revenge now that his soul mate’s married another man, and the movie was nominated for a Tokyo Grand Prix Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Some of Janet’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1995 biographical romantic drama “Carrington”, the 1998 musical drama “Velvet Goldmine”, and the 1999 comedy drama “Tumbleweeds”.

The year 2005 saw her play Dell in the fantasy horror “Tideland”, directed by Terry Gilliam, and which starred Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly and Jodelle Ferland. It follows a young girl who’s been left alone at her parents’ country estate, and the film won one of its 13 award nominations. Janet could then have been seen playing Gertrude Lawrence in the 2007 biographical romantic drama “Daphne”, Clementine Churchill in the hit 2009 biographical historical drama “Into the Storm”, and Mrs Daily in the 2012 fantasy horror “The Woman in Black”.

In 2014, she was the narrator of the popular family fantasy adventure “Maleficent”, which Robert Stromberg directed, and which starred Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie. It’s a modern take on the tale of the Sleeping Beauty, and the movie won 12 of its 56 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

Janet’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2016 romantic war drama “The Exception”, the 2022 thriller “Glimpse”, and the 2022 horror thriller comedy “The Menu”; she’s just recently finished shooting for the upcoming movie “The President Is Missing”, while she’s currently shooting for “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part Two”.

Other credits

Janet wrote the 2002 thriller movie “The Intended”, and produced the 2016 drama movie “Paint It Black”.

She received special thanks for the 2014 drama film “Manglehorn”.

Janet’s been featured in a number of documentaries, most recently in the 2012 movie “Love, Marilyn”, and the 2016 short videos “Me Before You: From Page to Screen” and “Me Before You: Deleted Scenes”.

Some of the talk-shows in which she’s made a guest appearance include “Today”, “Show People with Paul Wontorek” and “Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal”.

Awards and nominations

Janet’s won nine of her 42 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations in 2000 and 2012, for her performances in “Tumbleweeds” and “Albert Nobbs”, respectively.

Some of her wins include a 2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, a 2012 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress, and a 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, all for her performance in “Albert Nobbs”.

Love life and husband

Janet prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still widely known that she’s been a married woman for over 10 years now. She married British poet Joseph Paul Coleman on 27 August 2010, in a large ceremony attended by more than 300 of their family members and friends; Joseph can rarely be seen keeping Janet company during her red carpet events, as he prefers to stay away from media.

Janet and Joseph have no children together, and while this is believed to be because one of them is perhaps infertile, some of Janet’s fans have claimed that she simply didn’t want to have children at the age of 50.

Janet hasn’t spoken of the men whom she had dated prior to meeting Joseph, to whom she’s married as of December 2022, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

In the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Janet was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE.

She and American actress and producer Tawny Kitaen were born on the same date.

Janet’s followed by close to 10,000 people on Instagram, and has posted nearly 300 pictures and videos onto the social media network.

Her acting career’s taken her all around the world, but her favorite city is still London.

Janet’s been active with a number of charity organizations since the launch of her career, and has also donated money to various dog shelters.

Her favorite actresses are Emily Clarke and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite movies are “Me Before You”, “Above Suspicion” and “Voice from the Stone”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Janet’s age is 61. She has light blue eyes and long brown hair, weighs around 160lbs (72kgs) and is 6ft 1in (1.86m) tall.

Janet’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million as of December 2022.

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