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Star of the stage
The winner of the Order of the British Empire, Duncan has achieved the greatest recognition on the stage. She has received theatre award, Laurence Olivier and ‘Tony’ – for participation in the play ‘Private lives’ (‘Private Lives’).
Most known for her roles in television – Barbara Douglas in the TV series ‘G. B. H.’ and Servilia in the series ‘Rome’ (‘Rome’). On the big screens Duncan voiced Protocol droid TC-14 in the movie ‘Star wars: Episode 1 – the phantom menace’ (‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’), and played Helen Kingsley, Alice’s mother in Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (‘Alice in Wonderland’).
Lindsay Vere Duncan was born 7 November 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), in the family of workers. Her father served in the army for 21 years before becoming civil servants. When Lindsay was little, the family moved to Leeds (Leeds), and then in Birmingham (Birmingham). Father died of cancer when her daughter was fifteen. Without a mother, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Duncan was left in 1994.
Lindsay is married to Scottish actor Hilton McRae (Hilton McRae), whom he met in 1985, in the ‘Royal Shakespeare company’. The couple live in North London (London). The couple have a son cal McRae, born in September 1991.
For the first time on stage Lindsay came out, participating in school plays. She became friends with the future playwright Kevin Elliott (Kevin Elyot), followed by in Bristol (Bristol), where he taught the art of drama at Bristol University.
At the age of 21 years, Duncan joined London’s Central school of speech and drama. In 1976 she played a small role in the Comedy of Moliere (Molière) ‘don Juan’ (‘Don Juan’), and then began to speak in a new theatre in Manchester (Manchester). In 1978 she returned to London, where he was involved in a production of David Hare (David Hare) ‘Plenty’.
A breakthrough in his career came with a play by Caryl Churchill (Caryl Churchill) ‘Top Girls’ first walking in London’s Royal Court theatre and then at new York’s Public theater. Duncan played lady Nijo, the Japanese mistress of the 13th century, and this role brought her American award ‘Obie’.
Recognition of the actress added the leading role of Sally in gramedia Richard Eyre (Richard Eyre) ‘Careless regard’ (‘Loose Connections’) 1985 with the participation of Stephen Ri. In the same period, Duncan starred in such television projects as ‘Riley: the King of spies’ (‘Reilly, Ace of Spies’) and ‘Dead Head’.
After joining the ‘Royal Shakespeare company’ Lindsay got the role of Helen of Troy in the play ‘Troilus and Cressida’ (‘Troilus and Cressida’). Then the actress was transformed into the Marquis de Merten in the play ‘Dangerous liaisons’ (‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’), showing where on 8 January 1986, moved to the theater in the ‘Barbican Centre’ in London.
In October 1986, Duncan has continued to play the Marquis, this time in a Broadway Ambassador theatre. The actress received a nomination for ‘Tony’, won the Laurence Olivier award and the ‘Theatre World Award’. In the film adaptation of the novel by Choderlos de Laclos (Choderlos de Laclos), however, the role of the Marquise got Glenn close (Glenn Close), while the Vicomte de Valmont is Alan Rickman (Alan Rickman) played John Malkovich (John Malkovich).
In 1988, Lindsay won the ‘Evening Standard Award’ for her role of Maggie in the Tennessee Williams (Tennessee Williams) ‘Cat on a hot tin roof ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’. At the same cut Duncan’s career began with enviable regularity appear in the plays of Harold Pinter (Harold Pinter) and TV projects Bleasdale Alan (Alan Bleasdale) and Steven Polakoff (Stephen Poliakoff).
Duncan played a double role, Ipolicy and Titania in the play ‘a Midsummer night’s Dream’ (‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’), but during a tour of the United States because of the pain in his back and neck as the actress was replaced by Emily button (Emily Button) – from January to March 1997.
Impressed by the skillful play Duncan in the play, David Mamet’s (David Mamet), ‘The Cryptogram’, al Pacino(Al Pacino) invited the actress to play his wife Sidney Pappas in the Thriller Harold Becker (Harold Becker) ‘city Hall’ (‘City Hall’).
To give pleasure to her son Cal, Lindsay agreed to play the mother of Anakin Skywalker in the movie ‘Star wars: Episode 1 – the phantom menace’ in 1999, but the role she had not got. Instead, Duncan announced the droid TC-14.
The actress once again was working at a theater area with Alan Rickman, in the revival of the play by Noel Coward (Noël Coward) ‘Private life’ in 2001-2002 Duncan won ‘Tony’ in the nomination ‘Best actress’ award and Laurence Olivier for the role of Amanda Prynne. Lindsay is also nominated for the award, Laurence Olivier for the role in the play, Kevin Elliott (Kevin Elyot) ‘face to Face’ (‘Mouth To Mouth’).
Alan Bleasdale asked Duncan to play in his first job after ten years of silence. It was a mini-series ‘1942. The collapse of the Laconia’ (‘The Sinking of The Laconia’) which was aired in January 2011.
In another project, ‘Christopher and his kind’ (‘Christopher and His Kind’), the actress got the role of the mother of Matt Smith (Matt Smith). In the heart of the drama was based on the autobiography of the Anglo-American writer Christopher Isherwood (Christopher Isherwood) with the same name.
In February 2012, Lindsey returned to the West End to play in Coward’s play ‘Hay Fever’ with Kevin McNally (Kevin McNally), Jeremy Northam (Jeremy Northam) and Olivia Colman (Olivia Colman). In October 2014, Duncan played Claire in Edward Albee (Edward Albee) ‘Unstable equilibrium’ (‘A Delicate Balance’) on Broadway.
Lindsay starred in dramedy ‘Birdman’ (‘Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’) 2014, which received the award ‘Oscar’. Projects 2015-2016 the name of the actress indicated in teledrama ‘Churchill’s Secret’ fantasy ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’), the mini-series ‘Close to the Enemy’ and the drama ‘Gifted’ (‘Gifted’).

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