Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Janet McTeer. Check it out!
Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw “She Stoops to Conquer” at the York Theater. She worked as a waitress at the same theater, where she once served a coffee to Gary Oldman. He suggested that she apply to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he had just finished studying. She successfully gained a place at RADA. After graduation, she began her career acting on stage by joining the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Interesting Facts about Janet McTeer
- She was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play, of the 1996 season, for her performance “A Doll’s House”, at the Playhouse.
- Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Play for “Mary Stuart”.
- Born on exactly the same date as Tawny Kitaen.
- She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
- Graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
- She was awarded the 1996 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Actress for her performance in “A Doll’s House”.
- Became an Associate Member of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
- Won Broadway’s 1997 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Nora in a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.”
Personal Quotes by Janet McTeer
People will still love and hurt and yearn.- Janet McTeer
I was incredibly self-conscious about the way I looked.- Janet McTeer
I have become a marketing tool and I feel very uncomfortable with that. There’s no space for me to express myself.- Janet McTeer
It’s naive to think there is a woman in the world who isn’t brought up to believe that they are waiting for their soul mate. You even see it in Disney.- Janet McTeer
I did ‘Tumbleweeds’ for fun. I did it because I loved it and I hardly even got paid.- Janet McTeer