Born: March 3, 1958
Famous for: Offering to chop off Rowan Atkinson's head in Blackadder
Miranda Richardson once stated that the thing she liked best was tackling roles unlike any she had played before. This could be why the diminutive actress has built up such a diverse and impressive CV. Since she first caught the public's attention in 1983's A Woman Of Substance, she has turned in some of British drama's most memorable performances. Her comic talents were noted when she played a naive but deadly Queen Elizabeth in Blackadder, before she won high-brow plaudits for her appearances in movies such as The Apostle and The Crying Game.
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