Harriet Walter Bio

Harriet Mary Walter was born on September 24, 1950  in London, England. She is a famous American actor. Her parent’s names are Xandra Lee and Roderick Walter. The well-known British actor Sir Christopher Lee is her maternal uncle. Her parents separated when she was 12 years old.

Real NameHarriet Mary Walter
BirthdaySep 24, 1950
Birth PlaceLondon, United Kingdom
FatherRoderick Walter
MotherXandra Lee
Net WorthUnknown
Harriet Walter Education

She graduated from Cranborne Chase School but then decided not to go to college and study theater. However, her application was rejected by five different theater schools before being accepted at the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts.

Harriet Walter Career

Harriet Walter began her career on the stage in 1974 and has worked in various productions for the Joint Stock Theater Company, Paines Plow Touring, and Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster. In the early 1980s, she began appearing in Royal Shakespeare Company productions such as Nicholas Nickleby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and All Is Well That Ends Well. It made its Broadway debut in 1983 when RSC moved its production of “Everything’s Okay, That Ends Well” to New York.

Harriet Walter became an Associate Artist at RSC in 1987 and has worked for the company throughout her career. She played roles as Dasha in “A Question of Geography”, Viola in “Twelfth Night”, Mascha in “Three Sisters”, appearances in “The Duchess of Malfi”, “Macbeth” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. During the 1980s she appeared on television and in movies. She starred in the miniseries “The Price” in 1985, followed by roles in series such as “A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery”, “The Men’s Room”, “Hard Times” and “Unfinished Business”.

Harriet Walter was recognized as a film actress for her appearances in “Sense and Sensibility”, “Bedrooms and Halls”, “The Governess”, “Onegin”, “Villa des Roses” and “Bright Young Things”. Later, her film and television work increased in comparison to her stage work and she worked in productions in both the UK and Hollywood.

In the 2000s, Harriet Walter appeared on the BBC series “Messiah: The Harrowing”, “Little Dorrit” and on the ITV series “Law & Order: UK”. As part of Donmar Warehouse’s all-female productions, Harriet Walter played Brutus in “Julius Caesar” in 2012, followed by Henry IV in the play of the same name and Prospero in “The Tempest.”  She returned to RSC to play Linda Loman in “Death of a Salesman” in 2015. For the past several years she has worked on films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rocketman and was on the Netflix series The Krone.

Harriet Walter Films

Harriet Walter is an English phase and screen actress best known for her work in several Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) productions, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra and Mary. Stuart “. Her most popular film roles were” Sense and Sensibility “,” The Governess “,” Villa des Roses”, “ Atonement”and “ Man Up”.

She also became known on television for her roles in series such as “A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery”, “Little Dorrit”, “Law & Order: the UK” and “Downton Abbey”. She has also played Clementine Churchill on the Netflix series ‘The Crown’ in 2016 and appeared as Helen Piena, Elton John’s piano teacher, in the biographical musical ‘Rocketman’ in 2019. She was named “Commander of the Order of the British Empire” (CBE) in 2000 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2011 a new book.

Harriet Walter Relationships and Affairs

Harriet Walter was in a series of temporary relationships until the mid-1940s when she met English actor Peter Blythe. The two lived together for eight years before she proposed to him in 2004. Unfortunately, that same year he was diagnosed with lung cancer. She died shortly after, on June 27, 2004, before they could get married. She later told The Telegraph that she had spent most of her life alone and was okay with that until she met Blythe and “saw how wonderful it is to do things with someone.”

She later met American actor Guy Schuessler in 2009, known on stage as Guy Paul. The relationship was “slow, cautious and hesitant”, as both feared failure. Two years later, the couple, aged 60 and over, decided to get married for the first time on May 21, 2011, at the Minneapolis Church. They later held receptions in Los Angeles and England. They wrote their vows and hers said, “I’ll try to control my temper.” They settled in England, where he hoped that he could play American roles and replace English actors with cod accents.

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