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Jennifer Ehle

Biography

Stage and display screen actress who all became known on her behalf roles in the favorite adaptations of Satisfaction and Prejudice and Fifty Tones of Gray. She produced her stage debut being a toddler within the 1973 Broadway revival functionality of the Streetcar Called Desire alongside her mom. She was briefly ensemble in the strike HBO show Video game of Thrones as Catelyn Stark, but was ultimately changed by Michelle Fairley. She wedded article writer Michael Ryan in Dec 2001 as well as the few had two kids jointly. She co-starred with Colin Firth within the extremely acclaimed productions of Satisfaction and Prejudice as well as the King’s Speech.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jennifer Ehle
Date Of Birth December 29, 1969
Place Of Birth Winston-Salem, NC
Height 1.7 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Nationality American, British
Spouse Michael Ryan
Children Talulah Ryan, George Ryan
Parents Rosemary Harris, John Ehle
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama, Obie Award for Ensemble Performance, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, National Television Award for Most Popular Actress, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Movies Fifty Shades of Grey, Zero Dark Thirty, The King's Speech, Little Men, Contagion, A Quiet Passion, Spooks: The Greater Good, RoboCop, Pride and Glory, The Forger, Possession, The Fundamentals of Caring, Before the Rains, A Little Chaos, Wilde, Paradise Road, The Ides of March, The River King, Bedrooms and Hallways, Black or White, The Russell Girl, Backbeat, This Year's Love, Advantageous, Sunshine, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Greatest, Alpha Male, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service, Pleasure, A Casual Affair, Truly Fatal Attraction
TV Shows A Gifted Man, Pride and Prejudice, The Camomile Lawn, Melissa (1997)
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Decided to join Twitter after her departure from Game of Thrones (2011). She asked the producers of HBO to release her from the contract, so she could spend more time with her family, to which the producers agreed. Ehle was grateful for the tolerance from HBO and remained supportive of the project. Hereby, she joined Twitter, in order to publicly promote the amicable split, the tolerance from HBO and "how amazing the show would be".
2Decided to star in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) because she wanted to work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
3Has the unique achievement of being the only actress that has starred in two films directed by women, that went #1 at the US box office; Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).
4Currently preparing to play "Lady Macbeth" (opposite Liev Schreiber) in The Public Theater's production; performing in New York's Central Park. Most recently starred in "The Philadelphia Story" (June, 2005) with Kevin Spacey at London's Old Vic Theatre. [May 2006]
5Just started rehearsals for "The Coast of Utopia", a play by Tom Stoppard, at the Lincoln Theatre in New York. It previews from 8 October. [September 2006]
6Currently starring in "The Philadelphia Story" with Kevin Spacey at London's Old Vic Theatre. [May 2005]
7Her father was born in Asheville, North Carolina, of German and English ancestry. Her mother was born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England. One of Jennifer's maternal great-grandmothers was Romanian.
8Filmed scenes for the pilot of Game of Thrones (2011) as the character 'Catelyn Stark', however once the series was picked up she dropped out due to family commitments and was subsequently replaced by Michelle Fairley who re-filmed all her scenes.
9Auditioned for the title character in Rachel Getting Married (2008), but lost the part to Rosemarie DeWitt. Director Jonathan Demme referred to her for the female lead in A Gifted Man (2011).
10She played "Brini Glass", George Clooney's lawyer-colleague-girlfriend in Michael Clayton (2007), but her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. She can be seen in the background (unfocused) for a few seconds near the end of the film.
11Has won two Tony Awards: Best Actress in a Play in 2000 for "The Real Thing" and Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2007 for "The Coast of Utopia". Both of these plays were written by Tom Stoppard.
12Won 2007 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Coast of Utopia.
132007: nominated Best Leading Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle for The Coast of Utopia.
14In 2000 she won a nomination at the Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for The Real Thing.
15In 2000 she won the the Theatre World Award Best Actress in for The Real Thing.
16In 2000 she won the Variety Cub Showbusiness Awards for Best Stage Actress for The Real Thing.
17In 1992, she won the Radio Times Awards for Best Newcomer for The Camomile Lawn (1992).
18In 1991, she won the Ian Charleson Award for "Tartuffe".
19Has a son, George, and a daughter, Talulah, with Michael Scott Ryan.
20She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "The Real Thing" at the Donmar Warehouse and at the Albery Theatre.
21Had a relationship with Colin Firth whom she met while filming Pride and Prejudice (1995).
22Attended The Central School of Speech and Drama in London
23When casting for his film Sunshine (1999), director István Szabó didn't know she was Rosemary Harris' daughter in real life.
24Her real life mother, actress Rosemary Harris, played the elder versions of her character Valerie in István Szabó's Sunshine (1999) and Calypso, in The Camomile Lawn (1992).
25Last name is pronounced "EE-lee."
26Won Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." One of her competitors who did not win was her mother, Rosemary Harris.
27Daughter of Rosemary Harris and John Ehle.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Kill Giants2017post-productionMrs. Thorson
Monster2017/IIpost-productionKatherine O'Brien
The Miseducation of Cameron Post2017post-productionDr. Lydia Marsh
The Professor and the Madman2017post-productionAda Murray
Wetlands2017post-productionKate
A Quiet Passion2016Vinnie Dickinson
The Fundamentals of Caring2016Elsa
Little Men2016Kathy Jardine
MI-52015Geraldine Maltby
The Blacklist2014-2015TV SeriesMadeline Pratt
Fifty Shades of Grey2015Carla
Advantageous2015Isa Cryer
A Little Chaos2014Madame De Montespan
The Forger2014Kim
Black or White2014Carol
RoboCop2014Liz Kline
Low Winter Sun2013TV SeriesSusan
Zero Dark Thirty2012Jessica
A Gifted Man2011-2012TV SeriesAnna Paul
Contagion2011Dr. Ally Hextall
The Ides of March2011Cindy Morris
The Adjustment Bureau2011Brooklyn Ice House Bartender
The King's Speech2010Myrtle Logue
The Greatest2009Joan
Pride and Glory2008Abby Tierney
The Russell Girl2008TV MovieLorainne Morrissey
Before the Rains2007Laura Moores
Alpha Male2006/IAlice Ferris
The River King2005Betsy Chase
Possession2002Christabel LaMotte
Sunshine1999Valerie Sonnenschein
This Year's Love1999Sophie
Bedrooms and Hallways1998Sally
Wilde1997Constance Wilde
Melissa1997TV Mini-SeriesMelissa McKensie
Paradise Road1997Rosemary Leighton-Jones
Beyond Reason1995TV MoviePenny McAllister
Pride and Prejudice1995TV Mini-SeriesElizabeth Bennet
Pleasure1994TV MovieEmma Desneuves
Self Catering1994TV MovieMeryl
La récréation1994TV MovieNadine
Backbeat1994Cynthia Powell
Performance1993TV SeriesPhyllis
Micky Love1993TV MovieTasmin
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles1992TV SeriesEmpress Zita of Austria
The Camomile Lawn1992TV Mini-SeriesCalypso

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hole2001special thanks
Born Romantic2000special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 71st Annual Tony Awards2017TV MovieHerself - Nominee
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHerself
The King's Speech: An Inspirational Story of an Unlikely Friendship2011Video documentary shortHerself - Myrtle Logue
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Working in the Theatre2000-2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Winner
Late Lunch1999TV SeriesHerself
The 50th British Academy Film Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
The 49th Bafta Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a TV Series
Pride & Prejudice: From Page to Screen1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Annual Theatre World Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brontes at the BBC2016TV Movie documentaryElizabeth Bennet
A Little Chaos: Deleted Scenes2015Video shortMadame De Montespan (uncredited)
The Making of a Little Chaos2015Video shortMadame De Montespan (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s2012TV SpecialElizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Pride and Prejudice: Restoration Featurette2011Video documentary shortElizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Getaway2006TV SeriesMiss Elizabeth Bennett
Melissa: Interview2006Video documentary shortMelissa McKensie (uncredited)
Pride and Prejudice Revisited2005TV Movie documentaryElizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service1999VideoEmpress Zita of Austria
'Pride and Prejudice': The Making of...1999TV Movie documentaryElizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Venice Report1997TV Short documentaryConstance Wilde

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Jury AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalBest Motion Picture Ensemble of the YearThe King's Speech (2010)· Anthony Andrews
· Claire Bloom
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Colin Firth
· Michael Gambon
· Derek Jacobi
· Guy Pearce
· Geoffrey Rush
· Timothy Spall
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe King's Speech (2010)· Anthony Andrews
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Colin Firth
· Michael Gambon
· Derek Jacobi
· Guy Pearce
· Geoffrey Rush
· Timothy Spall
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, DramaSunshine (1999)· Rosemary Harris
1996BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressPride and Prejudice (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActressZero Dark Thirty (2012)
2012VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressZero Dark Thirty (2012)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingContagion (2011)· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Kate Winslet
· Jude Law
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marion Cotillard
· Sanaa Lathan
· Matt Damon
· John Hawkes
· Bryan Cranston
2011VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressContagion (2011)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe King's Speech (2010)· Colin Firth
· Geoffrey Rush
· Helena Bonham Carter
· Timothy Spall
· Derek Jacobi
· Guy Pearce
· Michael Gambon
2000GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleSunshine (1999)
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleWilde (1997)
1996National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular ActressPride and Prejudice (1995)


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#Quote
1[on trying to fit in after moving to Britain from America] There were a few days when I was having trouble finding words to express feelings of enthusiasm. But when I discovered "brilliant", I was fine.
2I always thought of Pride and Prejudice (1995) as more of a romantic comedy than a period drama. It just happens that they were the clothes people wore when it was written.
3[on being nominated in the same category as her mother, Rosemary Harris, for the 2000 Tony Award] It was a thrill. It just seemed so highly unlikely that it was happening, but it was. And it never occurred to either of us, I don't believe, that either of us would win.
4"Half of this award should go to my wigs" 1996 BAFTA Awards talking about her wigs in the BBC's acclaimed mini-series Pride and Prejudice (1995).


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