Essie Davis

30 Nov -0001


Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. She emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s and has gone on to appear in Hollywood movies. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the BBC production of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone. In the 2008 film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger she plays Esther's controlling mother. She has recently completed filming the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2008 Davis played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She returned to Tasmania to launch the "The Tasmanian Theatre Company" in 2008 and help support local theatre whilst encouraging youth to continue participating in the arts.


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Filmography (19 titles)

(movie, 2020)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Anna)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Phryne Fisher)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Ellen Kelly)
(movie, 2016)
···Assassin's Creed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mary Lynch)
(movie, 2014)
6.3The Babadook
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Role: Actor (as Amelia)
(movie, 2014)
···A Poet in New York
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Caitlin Thomas)
(movie, 2011)
···Burning Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Karen)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lottie)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Marella (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···South Solitary
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Alma Stanley)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Katherine)
(movie, 2006)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Arable)
(movie, 2006)
···Sweeney Todd
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Music
Role: Actor (as Mrs Lovett)
(movie, 2006)
···The Silence
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Juliet Moore)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Orla)
(movie, 2003)
8.0The Matrix Revolutions
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Maggie)
(movie, 2003)
···Girl with a Pearl Earring
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Catharina Bolnes Vermeer)
(movie, 2003)
8.3The Matrix Reloaded
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Maggie)
(movie, 1996)
···River Street
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Wendy Davis)