Lindsay Duncan

Biography: Though she played the female lead of the feminist who advertises for a co-driver to Munich in Loose Connections (d. Richard Eyre, 1983), Lindsay Duncan was never quite a film star. Born in Edinburgh on 7 November 1950 and Central School-trained, she has, however, become one of the most interesting character actresses in contemporary British cinema, as indicated by her performances as an unusually youthful Lady Markby in An Ideal Husband (UK/US, d. Oliver Parker, 1999) and, vividly, in the dual role of Lady Bertram, drugged out of her mind, and her careworn sister in Mansfield Park (UK/US, d. Patricia Rozema, 2000).

In such diverse TV series as GBH (Channel 4, 1991, BAFTA-nominated) and Oliver Twist (US, d. Renny Rye, 1999, as Oliver's vindictive stepmother) and on stage in the Pinter double, Celebration/The Room (2000), she rounded off a remarkable mid-life flowering in her career in all the acting media. She also provided the voice for TC-14 in Star Wars - The Phantom
Menace (US, d. George Lucas, 1999). She married actor Hilton McRae.


Lindsay Duncan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 90 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)
Lowest Metascore: 52 Under the Tuscan Sun
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Alice in Wonderland 2 May 28, 2016 Helen Kingsleigh tbd
90 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance) Oct 17, 2014 Tabitha tbd
66 Last Passenger Apr 25, 2014 Elaine Middleton 6.0
73 Le Week-End Mar 14, 2014 Cast / Meg / Meg 6.6
55 About Time Nov 1, 2013 Cast / Mary / Mum 7.9
52 Under the Tuscan Sun Sep 26, 2003 Katherine 5.9
71 Mansfield Park Nov 17, 1999 Mrs. Price/Lady Bertram 7.1
67 An Ideal Husband Jun 18, 1999 Lady Markby 7.8