Radha Mitchell

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Actress

Birth Name: Radha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell

Birth Date: November 12, 1973

Age: 50 years old

Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An Australian actress who began performing professionally while still in high school, Mitchell quickly developed a talent for roles requiring both a youthful energy and naivete as well as more intense, adult ambitions. She got her start in the Australian TV series "Sugar and Spice" and followed up with credits in another series, "Neighbours" as well as other TV productions including "Blue Heelers," "Ph nix," "GP" and "The Flying Doctors." Mitchell also played the leading role in an Australian stage production, "Desire."

The actress enjoyed a major career breakthrough when she made her feature debut in Emma-Kate Croghan's engaging romantic comedy, "Love and Other Catastrophes" (1996), playing Danni, "a sweet young thing" as Mitchell describes her role, who is dazzled by Mia, a university film student. The two break up, but are eventually reconciled amid the often farcical incidents befalling their close circle of friends and lovers. Although Mitchell's follow-up film and US debut, Lisa Cholodenko's "High Art" (1998), was in many ways a different, much more dramatic film, her role as Syd did have some connections with Danni. Mitchell's large, expressive eyes and blonde hair suggested the youth and inexperience of an aspiring magazine editor dazzled by a gifted photographer (Ally Sheedy) on a career and personal downhill.

At the same time, though, Mitchell was also called on to convey a mature and intense emotional attraction as well as a sometimes unattractive ambition, both of which she managed to critical acclaim. After a turn as a house guest who won't leave in the indie "Cleopatra's Second Husband" (also 1998).

Mitchell moved more into mainstream fare with the science-fiction horror of "Pitch Black" (2000), the thriller "Phone Booth" (2003) and as Dakota Fanning's mother in "Man on Fire" (2004), and she had her best role yet in "Finding Neverland" (2004) as the disconnected, alienated wife of "Peter Pan" creator J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp). Meanwhile the actress wrote, directed and starred in her own labor of love, the indie "Four Reasons" (2002).

Mitchell took on her most complex and accomplished role when she starred as the title character(s) in writer-director Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda" (2005), which told of the romantic troubles of a young woman in two distinctly different parallel storylines, one tragic and one comedic. Mitchell effectively portrayed both Melindas, one as a wounded, self-destructive and possibly doomed figure, and the other as a more charming but neurotic woman blind to the available love that she could embrace. She next starred in "Silent Hill" (2006) as a desperate mother trying to find an answer for her daughter's mysterious recurring dream that pulls her out of bed to sleepwalk.

Instead of letting her child succumb to psychiatric care, she takes her to a fog-shrouded ghost town inhabited by a variety of strange beings-including demons-and overcome by a living darkness that transforms everything it touches. Despite negative reviews, "Silent Hill" opened number one at the box office with over $20 million in box office booty.

Credits

Take My Hand

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Laura
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2024

Life Upside Down

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Clarissa Cranes
Movie
2023

Life Upside Down

Producer
Movie
2023

TroppoStream

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Kelly
Series
2022
100%

Asking for It

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Sal
Movie
2022

Blueback

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Dora
Movie
2022

Devil's Workshop

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Eliza
Movie
2022

Girl at the Window

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Movie
2022

Run Hide Fight

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Jennifer Hull
Movie
2021

Dreamkatcher

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Gail
Movie
2020

Dreamkatcher

Executive Producer
Movie
2020

2 Hearts

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Leslie
Movie
2020

Die Hütte - Ein Wochenende mit Gott

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Nan
Show
2019

The World Without You

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Lily
Movie
2019

The RomanoffsStream

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Victoria Hayward
Series
2018
49%

Swinging Safari

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Jo Jones
Movie
2018

Celeste

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Celeste
Movie
2018

The Shack

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Nan Phillips
Movie
2017

Film de minuit

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2016

London Has FallenStream

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Leah
Movie
2016
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The Darkness

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Bronny Taylor
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2016

Sacrifice

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Dr. Tora Hamilton
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2016

Looking for Grace

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Denise
Movie
2015

Bird People

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Elisabeth Newman
Movie
2014

Red WidowStream

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Marta Walraven
Series
2013
24%

Standing Up

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Meg
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2013

Gus

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Lizzie
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2013

Fugly!

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Lara
Movie
2013

The Frozen GroundStream

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Allie Halcombe
Movie
2013
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Olympus Has FallenStream

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Leah
Movie
2013
50%

Big Sur

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Carolyn Cassady
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2013

Evidence

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Det. Burquez
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2013

Home & Family

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Talk
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

LongmireStream

Guest Star
Alex Graham
Series
2012
88%

Silent Hill: Revelation

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Rose Da Silva
Movie
2012

The CraziesStream

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Dr. Judy Dutton
Movie
2010
71%

The CodeStream

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Alex
Movie
2009

Surrogates

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Agent Peters
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2009

The Waiting City

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Fiona Simmons
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2009

The Waiting City

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2009

The Children of Huang Shi

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Lee Pearson
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2008

Henry Poole Is HereStream

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Dawn
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2008
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RogueStream

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Kate Ryan
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2007
89%

Feast of Love

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Diana
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2007

Silent HillStream

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Rose
Movie
2006
33%

The Half Life of Timofey Berezin

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Marina
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2006

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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Talk
2005

Mozart & the Whale

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Isabella
Movie
2005

Man on FireStream

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Lisa
Movie
2004
39%

Finding NeverlandStream

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Mary Barrie
Movie
2004
83%

Melinda and Melinda

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Melinda
Movie
2004

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Talk
2003

Visitors

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Georgia Perry
Movie
2003

Phone BoothStream

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Kelly Shepard
Movie
2002
72%

Dead Heat

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Charlotte
Movie
2002

Uprising

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2001

Shearer's Breakfast

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Beth
Movie
2001

Nobody's Baby

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Shauna Louise
Movie
2001

Ten Tiny Love Stories

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One
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2001

When Strangers Appear

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Beth
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2001

Pitch BlackStream

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Fry
Movie
2000
59%

Cowboys and Angels

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Jo Jo
Movie
2000

Everything Put Together

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Angie
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2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Luna Prasada
Series
1999
78%

Kick

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Tamara Spencer
Movie
1999

High Art

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Syd
Movie
1998
76%

Cleopatra's Second Husband

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Sophie
Movie
1998

The ViewStream

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Talk
1997

Love and Other Catastrophes

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Danni
Movie
1996

Good Morning America

Actor
News
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