Harriet Walter Biography
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Fanny Dashwood’ in the Film ‘Sense and Sensibility’)
Birthday: September 24, 1950 (Libra)
Born In: London, England, United Kingdom
Harriet Walter is an English stage and screen actress known for her work in various Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions, including 'Twelfth Night', 'Three Sisters', 'Macbeth', 'Antony and Cleopatra', and 'Mary Stuart'. Her popular film roles were in 'Sense and Sensibility', 'The Governess', 'Villa des Roses', 'Atonement' and 'Man Up'. Following in the footsteps of her uncle Sir Christopher Lee, who played Count Dooku in the 'Star Wars' series, she appeared as Dr. Kalania in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in 2015. She also earned fame on television for her roles on series such as 'A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery', 'Little Dorrit', 'Law & Order: UK', and 'Downton Abbey'. She played Clementine Churchill on the Netflix series 'The Crown' in 2016 and appeared as Helen Piena, Elton John's piano teacher, in the 2019 biographical musical 'Rocketman'. She was appointed 'Commander of the Order of the British Empire' (CBE) in 2000 and 'Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire' (DBE) in 2011. She is also an author who opened up about ageing as an actress in a recent book.