Janet McTeer plays Jacquetta Woodville in the STARZ Original Miniseries Event “The White Queen.”
Janet McTeer is a Tony® and Golden Globe® award-winning English actress who is equally at home on the stage, as she is in television and film. Her appearances on the big screen have earned her two Oscar® nominations – the first for her role as a single mother in Tumbleweeds, for which she was named Best Actress by the National Board of Review and received a Golden Globe Award. The second nomination was when both she and her co-star Glenn Close garnered Oscar nominations for their roles as women who live as men in Albert Nobbs. Other films include Half Moon Street, Wuthering Heights, Carrington, Waking the Dead, the dogme film The King is Alive and most recently in The Woman in Black. She will soon be seen as American novelist Mary McCarthy in Margarethe von Trotta’s upcoming feature, Hannah Arendt. She is currently shooting Angelica, set in Victorian England which is written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
McTeer’s early career was on the stage and in British television. Her first big break came with the 1990 television production of “Portrait of a Marriage,” playing Vita Sackville-West, writer and lover of Virginia Woolf. McTeer then appeared in several BBC dramas, as well as the series “The Governor.” She also appeared in the mini-series “Sense & Sensibility” and on such British television serials as “The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard,” “Hunter” and Agatha Christie’s “Marple” series. McTeer co-starred with Brendan Gleeson in the HBO feature Into the Storm, appearing as Winston Churchill's wife, Clementine. Last year she costarred in the television series “Damages,” reuniting with Glenn Close. McTeer was most recently seen in the HBO mini-series, “Parade’s End,” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Rupert Everett.
On stage, McTeer has become one of Britain’s most renowned actresses. She earned critical acclaim, as well as both the Olivier Theatre Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for her performance as Nora in the West End production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll's House” - first in London and then the following year on Broadway, where she won a Tony Award, Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award as Best Actress in a Play. She appeared as Mary, Queen of Scots in “Mary Stuart” opposite Harriet Walter as Queen Elizabeth l – first in London and then in the Broadway version of the production. She received a Tony Award nomination, and won the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play. In 2008 she starredin the West End production of “God of Carnage,” and reprised her role on Broadway opposite
She was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008.