Essie Davis

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Actress • Singer

Birth Date: January 7, 1970

Age: 54 years old

Birth Place: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

In the early 1990s, Australian actress Essie Davis began appearing in large stage productions after finishing her training at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art. In 1993, she landed a supporting role in the big-screen crime drama "The Custodian," and two years later, she received a sizable part in the period comedy "Dad and Dave: On Our Selection." Following her work in these features, Davis began acting in Australian film and television regularly. Then, in 2003, Davis was introduced to audiences worldwide when she appeared in the sci-fi blockbuster sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "Matrix Revolutions." The same year, the actress was also featured in the acclaimed historical drama "Girl with a Pearl Earring," which found her sharing the screen with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and future Oscar-winner Colin Firth. Three years later, she was cast in the film adaptation of the children's classic "Charlotte's Web," and in 2008, she had a supporting part in stylish director Baz Luhrmann's epic adventure "Australia." Davis then returned to family films in 2010, lending her voice to American filmmaker Zack Snyder's animated adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole." In 2011, she worked heavily in television, acting in the dramatic mini-series "Cloudstreet" and "The Slap."

Credits

One DayStream

Actor
Alison
Series
2024
93%

Faraway DownsStream

Actor
Cath Carney
Miniseries
2023
56%

Cabinet of CuriositiesStream

Actor
Series
2022
93%

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Actor
Phryne Fisher
Show
2022

Nitram

Actor
Helen
Movie
2021

The Justice of Bunny King

Actor
Bunny
Movie
2021

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of TearsStream

Actor
Phryne Fisher
Movie
2020
67%

Lambs of God

Actor
Sister Iphigenia
Show
2019

Babyteeth

Actor
Anna
Movie
2019

True History of the Kelly Gang

Actor
Ellen Kelly
Movie
2019

Electric DreamsStream

Actor
Vera Herrick
Series
2017
72%

The Last PostStream

Actor
Actress
Miniseries
2017
64%

True Story with Hamish & Andy

Actor
Show
2017

The White PrincessStream

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Dowager Queen Elizabeth
Series
2017
76%

The White Princess: Extras

Actor
Show
2017

Assassin's CreedStream

Actor
Cal's Mother
Movie
2016
19%

Mindhorn

Actor
Patricia Deville
Movie
2016

Dylan Thomas: A Poet in New York

Actor
Caitlin Thomas
Show
2014

The BabadookStream

Actor
Amelia
Movie
2014
98%

Miss Fisher's Murder MysteriesStream

Actor
Miss Phryne Fisher
Series
2012

Sunday Brunch

Guest
Show
2011

The Slap

Actor
Anouk
Show
2011

Cloudstreet

Actor
Show
2011

Game of ThronesStream

Guest Star
Lady Crane
Series
2011
88%

Burning Man

Actor
Karen
Movie
2011

The Wedding Party

Actor
Jane
Movie
2010

South Solitary

Actor
Alma Stanley
Movie
2010

After the Deluge

Actor
Show
2009

AustraliaStream

Actor
Cath Carney
Movie
2008
54%

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

Actor
Grace Blueburger
Movie
2008

Charlotte's WebStream

Actor
Mrs. Arable
Movie
2006
79%

The Silence

Actor
Juliet Moore
Movie
2006

Sweeney Todd

Actor
Mrs. Lovett
Movie
2005

Isolation

Actor
Orla
Movie
2005

The Pact

Actor
Helene Davis
Movie
2003

Djevojka s biserkom naušnicom

Actor
Movie
2003

The Matrix RevolutionsStream

Actor
Maggie
Movie
2003
34%

Girl with a Pearl EarringStream

Actor
Catharina
Movie
2003
73%

Code 46

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Doctor
Movie
2003

Kings in Grass Castles

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Mary Costello
Show
1998

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Actor
Jean
Movie
1998

Kings in Grass Castles

Actor
Mary Costello
Movie
1998

The Ripper

Actor
Evelyn Bookman
Movie
1997

Blackrock

Actor
Det.Gilhooley
Movie
1997

River Street

Actor
Wendy Davis
Movie
1996

Lilian's Story

Actor
Zara
Movie
1996

Dad and Dave: On Our Selection

Actor
Kate
Movie
1995

The Custodian

Actor
Jilly
Movie
1993

El Vigilante

Actor
Movie
1993

Play School

Host
Show
1966

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