Lindsay Vere Duncan (born 7 November 1950) is a Tony Award-winning Scottish actress. She is a noted stage actress, winning the Tony Award for Private Lives.
Duncan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She studied at London's Central School of Speech and Drama and worked in mostly unheralded theatre roles before graduating to television productions in the 1980s. These productions included On Approval (1982), Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), Dead Head (1985), and Traffik (1989). On stage she created the role of La Marquise de Merteuil in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in Stratford, London and New York.
In the 1990s, she continued to appear in prestigious London stage and screen productions, such as the 1999 TV version of Oliver Twist, in which she portrays Elizabeth Leeford. Duncan also appears in the 1999 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (in dual roles as the heroine's mother and drug-addicted aunt), in the 1997 TV series A History of Tom...
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Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 film directed by Audrey Wells based on the 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun by American author Frances Mayes starring Diane Lane.Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is a San Francisco writer whose seemingly perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. She finds out at a party that she's hosting, from a writer whose book she had given a bad review on, that her husband has been cheating on her. Her recent divorce has left her depressed and with terminal writer's block, and her best friend Patti (Sandra Oh), a lesbian who is expecting a child, is beginning to think Frances might never recover. Patti convinces her to take an Italian vacation, to Tuscany, but it's on a gay tour (Patti and her partner had booked it for themselves, but changed plans upon becoming pregnant). At first she refuses, but then after being in her new, gloomy apartment, she decides that it is a good idea to get away for a little while after all. In Tuscany, while stopping in a small town...,
An Ideal Husband is a 1999 feature film based on the play by Oscar Wilde.Starring Jeremy Northam, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver and Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett. Directed by Oliver Parker.It was selected as Cannes Film Festival's closing film.Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.StarringwithStage production of The Importance of Being Earnestand...
For other uses, see Reflecting skin (disambiguation).The Reflecting Skin is a surreal 1990 film about a young child growing up in rural Idaho in the 1950s. The movie is directed by Philip Ridley, and features Viggo Mortensen and Lindsay Duncan.
The film weaves elements of the grotesque, vampirism, child sexual abuse, and religious zealotry throughout its narrative about the perceptions and fantasies of an impressionable pre-adolescent boy and his friends.
At the 1990 Locarno International Film Festival, Ridley won three awards, C.I.C.A.E. Award, the FIPRESCI Prize, and Silver Leopard. At the 1990 "Sitges" Catalonian International Film Festival, Lindsay Duncan won the Best Actress award and Dick Pope the award for Best Cinematography. At the 1990 Stockholm Film Festival, Ridley received the FIPRESCI Prize.
The film creates an eerie tone by placing the vast majority of its action outdoors around the delapitated farms and in the cornfields of Idaho (actually shot in Canada locations)...,
Lindsay Duncan was born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom