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A versatile English actress of stage and screen, London native Anne-Marie Duff was born Oct. 8, 1970, and pursued acting at her parents' suggestion as an antidote for her shyness. She went on to hone her craft at the Drama Centre in London.

Duff launched her career on stage before joining the cast of the acclaimed BBC dramedy "Shameless," which brought her a pair of BAFTA nominations. She earned another BAFTA nod for her portrayal of the title character in the miniseries "Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen" (2005).

Duff's noteworthy film work includes Notes on a Scandal (2006) and her BAFTA-nominated supporting turn as John Lennon's troubled mother in the biographical drama Nowhere Boy (2009). That same year, she played author Leo Tolstoy's daughter (opposite Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren) in The Last Station.

Anne-Marie Duff in Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit

2013 R

Martin and Claudia, top-flight lawyers who happen to be former lovers, become targets when they're teamed up to defend a notorious terrorist. As the trial unfolds, the danger causes the pair to reevaluate their allegiance to justice.

  • Anne-Marie Duff in Suffragette Suffragette
  • Anne-Marie Duff in The Last Station The Last Station
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Notes on a Scandal Notes on a Scandal
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy Nowhere Boy
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Doctor Zhivago Doctor Zhivago
  • Anne-Marie Duff in French Lovers Have All the Answers French Lovers Have All the Answers
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Is Anybody There? Is Anybody There?
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Parade's End Parade's End
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Amongst Women Amongst Women
  • Anne-Marie Duff in Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen
  • Anne-Marie Duff in The Waiting Room The Waiting Room