Where You’ve Seen Her Before: Juliet Stevenson

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Juliet Stevenson gives a performance of haunting beauty as Mother Teresa in this week’s film, “The Letters.” She is one of my favorite actors, and if you have not seen her in these films, now is a good time to check them out.

Truly Madly Deeply is one of the finest films ever made about grief and loss. Stevenson is radiant as a young widow who is at first thrilled when the ghost of her husband (Alan Rickman in a rare romantic lead role) returns, and then has to learn that life is for the living.

Bend it Like Beckham Stevenson plays an ultra-feminine mother of a soccer-loving daughter (Keira Knightley).

The Politician’s Wife Long before “The Good Wife,” Stevenson played the wife standing with the frozen smile behind a politician at a press conference, apologizing for a dalliance with another woman. This British miniseries has a very satisfying twist.

Emma Four of the best dimples in the movies are on display as Stevenson and Alan Cumming play husband and wife in this version of Jane Austen’s novel.

She is also a superb narrator of Audible books.

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