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Anne-Marie Duff

Anne-Marie Duff's biography

Anne-Marie Duff is 52 years old stage actor born at United Kingdom. She was born on Thursday 8th of October 1970. According to year of birth 1970 she belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 8th of October means she is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

She is native british english speaker. She is citizen of United Kingdom. Her primary profession is to be stage actor. She is recently known as film actor. She received BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress Nowhere Boy in 2009

Anne-Marie Duff's family

Anne-Marie Duff's ex spouse

James McAvoy

Anne-Marie Duff and James Mcavoy have been together since 2006 for 10 years. James is known as television actor. Her ex spouse was born on Saturday 21st of April 1979 in Glasgow.

Anne-Marie Duff's schools

We found 5 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Mellow Lane School, Central Saint Martins, Drama Centre London, Hewens College, West Thames College.

Detailed informations about her schools

  • Attended The Drama Centre, the drama school in north London that produced near contemporaries such as John Simm, Paul Bettany and Helen McCrory.

Anne-Marie Duff's career

Her main focus is to be stage actor.

Awards and competitions

Anne-Marie Duff's Awards

  • She was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Collected Stories" at the Haymarket Theatre.
  • Nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her performance in "King Lear" at the RNT.
  • Won the Evening Standard Best Actress Award for 'Saint Joan'.
  • Has won two Evening Standard Theatre Awards for 'Sweet Charity' and 'Saint Joan'.

Anne-Marie Duff's Nominations

  • She was nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for work Shameless in 2005
  • She was nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for work Shameless in 2006
  • She was nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for work The Virgin Queen in 2007
  • She was nominated for BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress for work Nowhere Boy in 2009
  • She was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for work Nowhere Boy in 2010
  • She was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for work Nowhere Boy in 2010

What Anne-Marie Duff has done for a first time

  • Gave birth to her first child at age 39, a son Brendan Duff McAvoy on 26 February 2010 at St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Westminster. The child's father is her husband (now ex-husband), James McAvoy.

Anne-Marie Duff's quotes

  • I don't tend to get asked to do the same thing. I thought after I played Fiona [in Shameless (2004)], "Here we go..." But it's like a fruit machine, I never know what's going to come out.
  • [on being shy] If you'd asked me to talk to a boy I'd have shat myself. Boys, friends, I didn't have any of that.
  • [on her time at the Drama Centre in north London] I lost my virginity. I fell in love. I thought, "This is great. It fits."
  • [on her son] I am very lucky. I have known wonderful romantic love in my life but to actually see this little creature and find him to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I know all mothers and fathers feel that way. Yes, he's just gorgeous.
  • I was conscious that I didn't fit in with all that Thatcherite crap. Suddenly in the 80s it was all about going to get a job in Barclays and I remember thinking I can't even swallow that, it tastes so foul. You're so self-righteous when you're young.
  • It's never enjoyable watching yourself because you're never as good looking as you hope you are. You're not expecting to be Penelope Cruz... but I'm a female of the species. I have my hang-ups and all of that.
  • [on her time at The Drama Centre] It put me through my paces. I toughened up. I was by no means the star of the year. It taught me to be resourceful, to go away and do the work myself. Invaluable.
  • [on avoiding reviews] It is better not to look at them; it is like reading someone's diary. What you think about me is none of my business. It's important to keep faith in the project you are working on.
  • My husband [the actor, James McAvoy] has an extraordinary ability to receive a lot of exposure and still maintain a sense of self without giving anything away. I think it's very powerful.
  • [on her ideal holiday] Right now, as a working mum: Four Seasons, Bali! No, actually, my favourite would always be a muddy tent holiday. Don't get me wrong: there is nothing more delightful than a dirty martini by the pool but I like being in nature.
  • I didn't really inhabit myself until I was in my 30s. And motherhood is an epic event. You can't help but be altered by it - and it is important to be.
  • I'm always dancing in my kitchen. And I love to sing. I've always sung. My father was a lovely singer. Always sang Jim Reeves at parties. I sing to my boy and he sings too.
  • [about her parents] They taught me many things. Most of all that it is vital in life just to turn up. To turn up for people, to be present, to have the conversation. This has emboldened me, given me greater empathy.
  • I knew if I wanted to do this [acting] for a living, I really had to pursue it. When I was auditioning for drama schools, the girls around me were from very different backgrounds. I remember thinking, "Should I lie about my family?"
  • How on earth do you teach your child not to be spiteful in the playground when online you can say whatever you like?
  • [on how she saw herself in her youth] A tomboy - androgynous until I was 19. Desperately shy. The only confidence I had was in drama.
  • [on a conversation with actor Robert Carlyle, also from a working-class background] We were laughing, the two of us, saying, "Just think: our children know what Parma ham is."
  • I am not precious about the way I look. Never having been defined as a great beauty makes that easier.
  • Where I grew up, I suspect the idea of sitting in the Almeida rehearsal room would feel so much further away today. People just don't feel entitled to have aspirations. I don't know how you fix that in young people - it's about making them feel capable.
  • I was bloody minded, but no one took me seriously at all; at school everyone thought I was an arse. It was a real Thatcherite hell, and I was clinging on by my fingernails: just getting into drama school, not having enough money to live on.
  • [on which male role Anne-Marie would most like to play] Frank Underwood from House of Cards (2013). Let's have a bash at that. There's not enough female Machiavellis!
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Anne-Marie Duff's body shape

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