Lindsay Duncan Biography-
Lindsay Duncan (Lindsay Vere Duncan) was born on 7 November, 1950 in Edinburgh. Lindsay Duncan is a Scottish actress. She is known for her work in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), About Time (2013) and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003). On stage, she has won two Olivier Awards for Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Private Lives and a Tony Award for Private Lives. Duncan has starred in several plays by Harold Pinter. The actress has demonstrated her talent in films, television shows and theatre productions, and has received many awards along the way.
|Full Name||Lindsay Vere Duncan|
|Date of birth||7 November 1950|
|Birthplace||Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Age (as of 2021)||70 years|
|Known For||Under the Tuscan Sun 2003|
Lindsay Duncan Height/ Weight & Physical State –
|Height||5’8″ (1.72 m)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Body measurement||34-27-34 inches|
Lindsay Duncan Family/Relationship & More –
Lindsay Duncan Educational Qualification –
|School||Royal Central School of Speech and Drama|
Lindsay Duncan Favourite Things –
Lindsay Duncan Net worth –
Her Net Worth has been growing significantly in 2019-2020. Lindsay Duncan’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress.
|Net worth||USD $ 3 Million approx|
Lindsay Duncan Early Life and Childhood –
Lindsay Duncan was born on 7 November 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland, into a Working-class family. Her father had several in the British armed forces for about 21 years before becoming a civil servant. She lost her father at the age of 15 in a car accident. Her mother was affected by Alzheimer’s disease and died in 1994; she inspired Sharman Macdonald to write the play The Winter Guest (1995), which was later adapted as a film by Alan Rickman.
In her childhood, her parents shifted to Leeds and then moved to Birmingham where she got a scholarship for her enrollment in King Edward VI High School for Girls. There she started performing in school theatre productions.
Lindsay Duncan Personal Life –
Lindsay Duncan met her husband Hilton McRae in 1985 at the Royal Shakespeare Company where they were both cast in the play ‘Troilus and Cressida’. Later, the couple got married and they live in North London. They have a son together, named Cal McRae, born in September 1991.
She was appointed as the ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’, for her memorable services to drama at the ‘2009 Birthday Honors’.
Lindsay Duncan Trivia –
Lindsay prefers performing in vintage stage plays and classic novels on screen adaptations. That’s why she has appeared in numerous adaptations of plays by Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, and Oscar Wilde.
Lindsay Duncan Career –
She was first introduced to theatre through her school productions. Neither of her parents had connections with the show business but they were extremely supportive of their daughter’s decision. While struggling to establish herself in the entertainment business, she also began doing odd jobs in pubs and as a bus conductress. Later, she was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and then started her career on stage. Her film career was properly launched with a starring role in Richard Eyre’s comedy of Sexual Politics, ‘Loose Connections’.
In 1976, she joined the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, when it opened, to appear in its very first Productions. In the subsequent two years, she performed in eight plays in Manchester. In 1978 she came back to London where she performed in David’ Hare’s ‘Plenty’ at the Royal National Theatre. She got her first major film role in the movie ‘Loose Connections’ in 1985, while simultaneously featuring in many television productions. In 1985, for the production of ‘Troilus and Cressida’, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company where she met her future husband Hilton McRae as a co-star. She also appeared as Marquise de Merteuil in Christopher Hampton’s ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ on Broadway. The play ran for 149 performances and received critical praise. She won the Theatre World Award for her epic performance. In 1988, she played regular roles in Harold Pinter’s plays. She voiced the android TC-14 in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ (1999) and appeared in a revival of Noël Coward’s ‘Private Lives’ (2001-02). Despite getting mixed reviews from the Critics, the production claimed many awards, including the ‘Olivier Award’ and the ‘Tony Award’ for Best Actress for Duncan’s performance.
After a break of ten years from television, she appeared in Alan Bleasdale’s ‘The Sinking of the Laconia’, aired in January 2011. She also appeared in “The National Anthem”, the first episode of the anthology series ‘Black Mirror’, by Charlie Brooker. In 2012, she was featured in Noël Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’ and Shakespeare’s plays in BBC2 productions; She appeared in the film ‘Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)’ in 2014. She appeared in a Drama film named ‘Gifted’ (2017), in which she portrayed the role of Evelyn. As of early 2019, she is set to appear in a drama film titled ‘Blackbird’.
Lindsay Duncan Filmography
Lindsay Duncan Movies
- Loose Connections in 1985
- Samson and Delilah in 1995
- Prick Up Your Ears in 1987
- Manifesto in 1988
- The Child Eater in 1989
- The Reflecting Skin in 1990
- Body Parts in 1991
- City Hall in 1996
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1996
- An Ideal Husband in 1999
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999
- Expelling the Demon in 1999
- Mansfield Park in 1999
- Under the Tuscan Sun in 2003
- AfterLife in 2003
- The Queen of Sheba’s Pearls in 2004
- Starter for Ten in 2006
- The Rector’s Wife in 2007
- Burlesque Fairytales in 2010
- Alice in Wonderland in 2010
- Last Passenger in 2012
- About Time in 2013
- Le Week-End in 2013
- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) in 2014
- Alice Through the Looking Glass in 2016
- Gifted in 2017
- Little Joe in 2019
- Blackbird in 2019
- My Zoe in 2019
- November 1st in 2019
- Made in Italy in 2020
Lindsay Duncan Awards
- Lindsay Duncan nominated for BAFTA TV Award (Best Actress) in 2002
- Lindsay Duncan nominated for BAFTA TV Award (Best Actress) in 2000
- Lindsay Duncan nominated for BAFTA TV Award (Best Actress) in 1992
- Lindsay Duncan Won Bratislava International Film Festival Award for(Best Actress) in 2000
- Lindsay Duncan Won British Independent Film Awards (Best Actress) in 2013
- Lindsay Duncan nominated for ALFS Award (British Actress of the Year) in 2014
- Lindsay Duncan nominated for RTS Television Award (Best Actor – Female) in 2000
- Lindsay Duncan Won Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival for Best Actress in 1990
Lindsay Duncan Inspirational & Motivational Quotes
- A certain amount of anger doesn’t make us less empathetic, less humane, less loving. It just makes us real. – Lindsay Duncan
- You always remember the delicacy of the work you do on a new play – the delicacy and the rigor and the courage. – Lindsay Duncan
- My mother was always deeply attracted to anything medical, and I think she would have loved me to have been a doctor. My father was in the army for 21 years, came out just before I was born. There was no history of showbusiness on either side of the family, but they were completely supportive. – Lindsay Duncan