The Info List - Kate Nelligan

Patricia Colleen Nelligan (born March 16, 1950), known professionally as Kate Nelligan, is a Canadian stage, film and television actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides, and the same year won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Frankie and Johnny. She is also a four-time Tony Award
Tony Award
nominee for her work on Broadway, receiving nominations for Plenty (1983), A Moon for the Misbegotten (1984), Serious Money
Serious Money
(1988) and Spoils of War (1989).


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television 3.3 Broadway plays

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Nelligan, the fourth of six children, was born in London, Ontario, the daughter of Patrick Joseph Nelligan and his wife Josephine Alice (née Deir). Her father was a factory repairman and municipal employee in charge of ice rinks and recreational parks, and her mother was a schoolteacher.[1] Her mother, whom Nelligan has described as "very powerful, very brilliant and very, very crazy",[2] suffered from alcohol abuse and other psychological problems, and was subsequently institutionalized.[3] Nelligan attended London South Collegiate Institute in London, Ontario, then studied at Glendon College
Glendon College
in Toronto, but did not graduate.[4] Instead, she switched to studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama
Central School of Speech and Drama
in London, UK. Career[edit] In 1973 she made her professional stage debut, in Bristol, England, while appearing in a regular role in the British television series The Onedin Line. In 1974 she was invited to London to play the part of Jenny in David Hare's play Knuckle at the Comedy Theatre, followed by a season with the National Theatre Company playing Ellie in Heartbreak House. 1975 saw her appear opposite Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
in the televised play The Arcata Promise followed by the televised theatrical version of The Count of Monte Cristo that featured an all-star cast of British and American actors. That same year her first feature-length film The Romantic Englishwoman was released. In 1977, again with the National Theatre, she gave a "stunning" performance as Marianne, opposite Stephen Rea, in Tales from the Vienna Woods directed by Maximilian Schell.[5] Also in 1977, she played the part of Rosalind in As You Like It, directed by Terry Hands, opposite Peter McEnery in Stratford-upon-Avon
and the following year in London. This she followed with Plenty, another play from David Hare, at the National Theatre, for which she received a 1978 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a New Play. The winner was Joan Plowright in Filumena.[6] She was cast in a similar role, playing opposite Bill Paterson, in Hare's BAFTA-award-winning companion play Licking Hitler, for BBC television.[7] Again on screen, in 1978 she played the part of Isabella in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of Measure for Measure, a performance that led the New York Times
New York Times
to describe her as providing "the image of idealized faultlessness".[8] In 1979 she was the female lead alongside Frank Langella
Frank Langella
and Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
in Dracula. In 1981 she starred opposite fellow Canadian Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
in Eye of the Needle, a wartime espionage thriller based on the Ken Follett best-selling novel. Two years later Nelligan moved to New York City, where she earned nominations for the Tony Award
Tony Award
as Best Actress in a Play three times and one Featured Actress in a Play between 1983 and 1989 for the five Broadway plays in which she appeared.[9] In 1991 she won a BAFTA
for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for her performance in Frankie and Johnny.[10] For her performance in the 1991 film The Prince of Tides
The Prince of Tides
she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[11] Between 1987 and 2004 she was nominated for five Gemini Awards for her performances in Canadian television mini-series and films and won twice, both in 1993.[12] In 1996 she played the wife of James Mink in the CBS television film Captive Heart: The James Mink Story.[13] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1975 Romantic Englishwoman, TheThe Romantic Englishwoman Isabel

1979 Dracula Lucy Seward

1980 Crossover Peabody

1981 Eye of the Needle Lucy Rose

1983 Without a Trace Susan Selky

1985 Eleni Eleni

1987 Control Sarah Howell

1990 White Room Jane

1991 Frankie and Johnny Cora

1991 Shadows and Fog Eve

1991 Prince of Tides, TheThe Prince of Tides Lila Wingo Newbury

1993 Fatal Instinct Lana Ravine

1994 Wolf Charlotte Randall

1995 Margaret's Museum Catherine MacNeil

1995 How to Make an American Quilt Constance Saunders

1996 Up Close & Personal Joanna Kennelly

1998 U.S. Marshals US Marshal Catherine Walsh

1998 Boy Meets Girl Mrs. Jones

1999 Cider House Rules, TheThe Cider House Rules Olive Worthington

2007 Premonition Joanne


Year Title Role Notes

1971 Great Performances Laura "The Arcata Promise"

1973 Edwardians, TheThe Edwardians Alice Keppel "Daisy"

1973 Country Matters Christie Davenport "The Four Beauties"

1973–74 Onedin Line, TheThe Onedin Line Leonora Biddulph Recurring role

1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama Laura "The Arcata Promise"

1975 Count of Monte Cristo, TheThe Count of Monte Cristo Mercedes TV film

1976 Lady of the Camellias, TheThe Lady of the Camellias Marguerite Gautier "1.1", "1.2"

1977 Sunday Drama, TheThe Sunday Drama Ann "Treats"

1977 Play for Today Hilary "Do as I Say"

1978 Play for Today Anna Seaton "Licking Hitler"

1979 Measure for Measure Isabella TV film - BBC Shakespeare series

1980 Thérèse Raquin Thérèse Raquin TV miniseries

1980 Play for Today Caroline "Dreams of Leaving"

1980 Forgive Our Foolish Ways Vivien Lanyon TV series

1982 Victims Ruth Hession TV film

1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice Kitty TV film

1989 Love and Hate JoAnn Thatcher TV film

1991 American Playhouse Barbara Hoyle "Three Hotels"

1991 Performance Kate "Old Times"

1992 Road to Avonlea Sydney Carver "After the Honeymoon"

1992 Terror Stalks the Class Reunion Kay TV film

1992 Great Diamond Robbery, TheThe Great Diamond Robbery Holly Plum TV film

1992 Heritage Minutes Emily Murphy "Emily Murphy"

1993 Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter Susan Miori TV film

1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Stephanie Chadford TV film

1994 Golden Fiddles Anne Balfour TV miniseries

1994 In Spite of Love Elise TV film

1994 Million Dollar Babies Helena Reid TV miniseries

1995 Mother's Prayer, AA Mother's Prayer Sheila Walker TV film

1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Elizabeth Mink TV film

1996 Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn Margaret Pfeiffer TV film

1999 Love Is Strange Kathryn McClain TV film

1999 Swing Vote Justice Sara Marie Brandwynne TV film

2000 Blessed Strangers: After Flight 111 Kate O'Rourke TV film

2001 Walter and Henry Elizabeth TV film

2003 Wrinkle in Time, AA Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Which TV film

2004 Human Cargo Nina Wade TV miniseries

2006 In from the Night Vera Miller TV film

2008 Eleventh Hour Gepetto "Resurrection"

2010 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Judge Sylvia Quinn "Ace", "Gray"

Broadway plays[edit]

Plenty (1983) A Moon for the Misbegotten
A Moon for the Misbegotten
(1984) Serious Money
Serious Money
(1988) Spoils of War (1988) Love Letters (1989) An American Daughter (1997)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result

1978 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a New Play Plenty Nominated

1979 BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress Measure for Measure Nominated

1980 BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress Dreams of Leaving / Therese Raquin
Therese Raquin
/ Forgive Our Foolish Ways Nominated

1983 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play Plenty Nominated

1984 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play A Moon for the Misbegotten Nominated

1988 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actress in a Play Serious Money Nominated

1989 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play Spoils of War Nominated

1989 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Road to Avonlea Nominated

1990 Genie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role White Room Nominated

1991 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress The Prince of Tides Nominated

1991 BAFTA
Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Frankie and Johnny Won

1993 Gemini Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Diamond Fleece Won

1995 Genie Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Margaret's Museum Won


^ Kate Nelligan profile, filmreference.com; accessed February 16, 2015. ^ Bored with being a lady, actress Kate Nelligan gets down to earthy People Weekly, 1992-01-27. ^ " Kate Nelligan Biography - Yahoo! Movies".  ^ Senior Executive Cites Liberal Arts Education for Success Glendon ^ Barber, John (April 30, 1979). "Attacking the NT with ink-balls". The Times. London. p. 10.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "The Nominees and Winners of The Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Awards for 1978". Official London Theatre Guide. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2007-12-04.  ^ Lawson, Mark (1999-05-03). "Splitting Hares". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-14.  ^ "Measure for Measure", Liner notes, The Shakespeare Collection, BBC DVD, originally broadcast February 18, 1979. ^ " Kate Nelligan Broadway" playbill.com (vault), accessed March 11, 2016 ^ "'Frankie and Johnny' Awards" allmovie.com, accessed March 12, 2016 ^ The Prince of Tides
The Prince of Tides
tcm.com, accessed March 11, 2016 ^ "Gemini Awards, Kate Nelligan" academy.ca, accessed March 11, 2016 ^ O'Connor, John J. "Slavery as Experienced By a Mixed-Race Couple" The New York Times, April 12, 1996

External links[edit]

Kate Nelligan on IMDb Kate Nelligan at AllMovie

Awards for Kate Nelligan

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Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television award winners for Best Supporting Actress

Canadian Film Award 1969–1978

Ruth Springford (1969) Fernande Giroux (1970) Olivette Thibault (1971) Doris Petrie (1972) Camille Bernard (1973) no award (1974) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1975) Tedde Moore (1976) Carole Lazare (1977) Marilyn Lightstone (1978)

Genie Award 1980–2011

Geneviève Bujold
Geneviève Bujold
(1980) Kate Reid (1981) Denise Filiatrault (1982) Jackie Burroughs (1983) Jackie Burroughs (1984) Linda Sorenson (1985) Linda Sorenson (1986) Louise Portal
Louise Portal
(1987) Paule Baillargeon (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Robyn Stevan (1990) Danielle Proulx (1991) Monique Mercure (1992) Nicola Cavendish (1993) Martha Henry (1994) Kate Nelligan (1995) Martha Burns (1996) Seana McKenna (1997) Monique Mercure (1998) Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
(1999) Helen Shaver
Helen Shaver
(2000) Molly Parker
Molly Parker
(2001) Pascale Montpetit (2002) Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze
(2003) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(2004) Danielle Proulx (2005) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2006) Kristen Thomson
Kristen Thomson
(2007) Kristin Booth
Kristin Booth
(2008) Martha Burns (2009) Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
(2010) Sophie Nélisse
Sophie Nélisse

Canadian Screen Award 2012–present

Seema Biswas
Seema Biswas
(2012) Sarah Gadon
Sarah Gadon
(2013) Suzanne Clément (2014) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(2015) Molly Parker
Molly Parker
(2016) Bahar Noohian (2017)

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Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1968) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1969) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Jenny Agutter (1977) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1978) Rachel Roberts (1979) Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1982) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1983) Liz Smith (1984) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1985) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1986) Susan Wooldridge (1987) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes
(1993) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
(2009) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney

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National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nina Foch
Nina Foch
(1954) Marjorie Rambeau
Marjorie Rambeau
(1955) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1956) Sybil Thorndike
Sybil Thorndike
(1957) Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(1958) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1964) Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
(1965) Vivien Merchant (1966) Marjorie Rhodes
Marjorie Rhodes
(1967) Virginia Maskell
Virginia Maskell
(1968) Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Marisa Berenson
Marisa Berenson
(1972) Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1988) Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson
(1989) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
/ Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1996) Anne Heche
Anne Heche
(1997) Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
(1998) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1999) Lupe Ontiveros
Lupe Ontiveros
(2000) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2001) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2004) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2005) Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2012) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2013) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2014) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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