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At the premiere of 'Belle', Toronto, 8th Sept 2013
Belle premiere 8th Sept 2013


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Belle
Belle

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Muppets Most Wanted
Miranda has a cameo in the new Muppet movie, playing a '
Berliner at the window'.

Mapp and Lucia
Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor are to play E.F. Benson’s social queen bees from his Mapp And Lucia books.
They will star in three episodes about the social climbing duo Mrs Emmeline Lucas — Lucia to her friends (to be played by Anna) — and Miss Elizabeth Mapp (Miranda).
Handbags will be grasped for location shooting at Rye in East Sussex, the place on which Benson based the fictional town of Tilling, where Mapp rules all social life from her townhouse headquarters, The Mallards.
The three films for BBC1 have been adapted by League Of Gentlemen star Steve Pemberton, who will also play Lucia’s friend Georgie Pillson, who accompanies her to Tilling.

Belle
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.

Maleficent
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 Maleficent’s aunt -- and dislikes her niece. Maleficent is scheduled to hit US cinemas later in 2014.

Recent work: -
World According to Garp
Miranda plays Jenny, Garp's mother in this 3 episode drama for BBC Radio 4. It was broadcast in January 2014.
This compassionate coming-of-age story became a worldwide best seller and put John Irving on the map as a leading novelist. The novel is both acclaimed for its originality, and controversial for its dark representation of gender politics and sexual violence. Published in 1978 it went on to win the US National Book Award and was made into a film in 1982.

Bowen and Betjeman
Miranda and Toby Jones star in the BBC Radio 4 afternoon drama, Bowen and Betjeman. Award winning novelist, John Banville, imagines an encounter between Elizabeth Bowen and John Betjeman as they meet for luncheon in a Dublin hotel during the Second World War. As their conversation ranges over their lives, their loves, their politics, we are given a portrait of wartime Dublin and London and of the place of the artist in a world at war.

The Witches
Miranda narrates this audiobook from the story by Roald Dahl.
It was released on September 26th 2013 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 stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!"



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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.

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