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Judy Davis Biography, Career and Movies

Judy Davis

Judith Davis is an Australian actress born in 1955. With a career spanning over 40 years, Judith is commended for her versatility and is regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation with Woody Allen describing her as “one of the most exciting actresses in the world”. She is the recipient of eight AACTA Awards, three Emmy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and has twice been nominated for an Academy Award.

Judith Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin’s novel, My Brilliant Career in 1979.

In 1984, Judith Davis  came to international success with the role of Adela Quested, in A Passage to India in 1984, for which she was nominated an Oscar. Judy Went on to appear in one of several Woody Allen films, Husbands and Wives in 1992. She played Sally, one-half of a couple going through a divorce. Her performance earned Judy her second Oscar nomination.

Davis graduated at National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1977 , where she starred opposite Mel Gibson in Romeo and Juliet. Most of Davis’s stage work has been in Australia, including Piaf, Hedda Gabler, Victory and The Seagull, but she also starred in the 1982 London production of Insignificance, for which she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress and the 1989 Los Angeles production of Hapgood. She returned to the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2017 to direct the play Love and Money.

Judy Davis was Awarded both Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer for the 1979 film My Brilliant Career after winning BAFTA, the AACTA Awards for the 1981 films Winter of Our Dreams and Hoodwink,  went onto receive Academy Award nominations for A Passage to India and Husbands and Wives . Judy Davis other films include Heatwave, High Tide, Impromptu, Barton Fink, Dark Blood, The Break-up, Marie Antoinette, The Eye of the Storm, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and The Dressmaker.

Judy Davis Movies

  1. To Rome With Love
  2. Page Eight
  3. The Break-up
  4. Marie Antoinette
  5. Swimming Upstream
  6. Gaudi Afternoon
  7. A Cooler Climate
  8. Celebrity
  9. Absolute Power
  10. Blood & Wine
  11. Deconstructing Harry
  12. Children Of The Revolution
  13. The Ref
  14. The New Age
  15. Where Angels Fear To Tread
  16. Naked Lunch
  17. Barton Fink
  18. Alice
  19. Impromptu
  20. Georgia
  21. High Tide
  22. Kangaroo
  23. A Passage To India
  24. Heatwave
  25. The Final Option
  26. Hoodwink
  27. Winter Of Our Dreams
  28. My Brilliant Career
  29. High Rolling
Judy Davis

Judy Davis


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