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Geraldine James (1950-), Actress

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James trained at the Drama Centre in north London and from 1972 to 1975 worked in repertory theatre in Chester, Exeter and Coventry. She has appeared in Sir Peter Hall's productions of Cymbeline (1988), The Merchant of Venice (1989) and Lysistrata (1993). In 1989 she was named Best Actress at Venice Film Festival for her performance in She's Been Away. James has appeared in television series including The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Band of Gold (1994-5) and Kavanagh QC (1994-8). Recent film work includes Calendar Girls (2002) and Made in Dagenham (2010).

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Geraldine James

by Charles Hopkinson
C-type colour print, September 1998
NPG x125297