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Julia Ormond
Julia ormond
Character Joanna Beauchamp
Season(s) 1, 2
Birthplace Epsom, Surrey, England
Date OF Birth January 4, 1965
 
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Julia Ormond is an English Actress (born 4 January 1965) she plays the role of Joanna Beauchamp in Witches of East End. This is the Emmy winner's first series regular role, but she has done arcs on series like Mad Men, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Nurse Jackie.

Early life

Ormond was born in Epsom, Surrey, the daughter of Josephine, a laboratory technician, and John Ormond, a computer software designer. She attended independent schools, first Guildford High School and then Cranleigh School, where early lead performances in Guys and Dolls and My Fair Lady began to draw special attention to her.

Career

Julia Ormond first appeared to the masses in Traffik a 1989 British television serial about the illegal heroin trade from growers in the far East to the streets of Europe and the U.K. The story revolves around Jack Lithgow played by Bill Paterson, a Home Office minister in the U.K. government engaged in combating heroin importation. Julia Ormond plays his drug addicted daughter Caroline an early role that won glowing reviews for the young budding actress. Ormond subsequently appeared in several television films early in her career, such as Young Catherine (1991) and Stalin (1992). In 1993 Ormond made her film debut in the lead role of an international movie, The Baby of Mâcon. In the following year she co-starred with Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall.

In 1995 Ormond played lead roles in Jerry Zucker's First Knight opposite Richard Gere and Sean Connery and also in Sydney Pollack's Sabrina with Harrison Ford.  In 1997 she played a lead role in the box office bomb thriller film Smilla's Sense of Snow.She also appeared in the 1998 Russian film The Barber of Siberia.

Since late 1990's Ormond has appeared in indie and television movies and played supporting roles in films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Che: Part One (2008) and My Week with Marilyn (2011). She has an independent production company, Indican Productions, based in New York City, and she executive-produced the Cinemax Reel Life documentary Calling the Ghosts: A Story about Rape, War and Women, which won a CableACE Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and was an official selection of the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals. On stage, she appeared in David Hare's My Zinc Bed, for which she received a 2001 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.

On television, Ormond appeared as a guest star during the 2008-09 season of the CBS series CSI: NY. In 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her supporting role in the HBO film Temple Grandin. She also guest starred in the tenth and final season of USA Network's series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2011. In addition, she plays the part of Marie Calvet, mother to Megan Draper, in the AMC TV series Mad Men. For her performance on Mad Men, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.

In 2013, Ormond began starring in the Lifetime series Witches of East End as the lead character

Trivia

  • She has stated that what drew her to the series was the family aspect and playing a Single Mother. She was raised by a single parent and is a single parent.
  • Julia has a daughter named Sophie.
  • Whilst rehersing a fight scene on the set of Season one, she was accidentally punched in the nose by her stunt double.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Ormond

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