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London Critics Circle award 18th Jan 2015
At the premiere of 'Belle', London, 5th June 2014
Belle premiere UK 5th June 2014

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Falconry Weekend
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.

Emmy nomination
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 will be held on September 20th

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.

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.

And Then There Were None
Miranda has been cast in a new BBC 3 part adaptation of the Agatha Christie book 'And Then There Were None'. Miranda's role is unknown. The series also stara Aidan Turner as Philip Lombard, Charles Dance as Justice Wargrave, Sam Neill, Anna Maxell Martin and Toby Stephens. It is expected to be 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.

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Operation Orangutan
Miranda narrated this National Geographic documentary, a special for Earth Day on April 22nd.

London Critics Circle award
Miranda was presented with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, at the May Fair Hotel in central London, during the London Critics Circle Film Awards, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Several pictures have been added to the gallery

Testament of Youth
A historical 'coming of age' drama, set in 1914. Miranda has been cast as Miss Lorimer. Also in the cast are Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Emily Watson and Dominic West.

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. It was screened at the end of Dec 2014

Miranda featured as Enid Blyton in the comedy series. She appeared in the 5th episode of series 2. It was screened at the end of Dec 2014

Miranda starred in the 5 part radio drama 'Carol' on BBC Radio 4's 15 Minute Drama series from Monday December 1st to Friday December 5th. It ran daily at 10:45am and repeated at 7:45pm (and is available on BBC Radio iPlayer around the world). The series is based on the book written by Patricia Highsmith. It is described as a tender and unsettling love story about two women - one of them married, and the other nineteen - who risk everything to be together.

Professor Branestawm
Miranda has been cast as a teacher Miss Blitherington, in a new one hour comedy production of the Professor Branestawm series of childrens books. The show is written by Charlie Higson, who also appears as the mayor. Other cast members include Harry Hill as Professor Branestawm, David Mitchell, Ben Miller, Simon Day, Vicky Pepperdine and Sophie Thompson. It was screened over the Christmas period 2014

An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends
Miranda will be appearing as one of the guests at "An Afternoon with Mark Gatiss & Friends" in aid of London Gay Switchboard. Other guests are Derren Brown, Amanda Abbington, Andrew Scott and Sue Perkins. 3 pm on Sunday 16 November at the Criterion Theatre in London. Tickets available here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/an-aft...&minorcatid=51 And more information here: www.llgs.org.uk/mark-and-friends.html

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

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. The American and UK premieres have now taken place - Miranda was in attendance at the events.

Unfortunately Miranda's role in this film has been edited out of the theatrical release.

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.

This site attempts to chronicle all the work Miranda Richardson has undertaken in her varied career.