Oct. 8th, 1970
Southall, London, England, UK
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Anne-Marie Duff is an English actress. She rose to prominence playing Fiona Gallagher on the first two seasons of UK TV series Shameless. She then played Queen Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen (2006). She also played the lead role in the television series From Darkness in 2015.
Duff has also had roles in films such as Enigma (2001), The Magdalene Sisters(2002), Notes on a Scandal (2006), French Film (2008), The Last Station and Nowhere Boy (both 2009), Before I Go to Sleep (2014), and Suffragette (2015).
Her performances in Shameless, The Virgin Queen, Nowhere Boy and Suffragette earned her BAFTA nominations in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, and she was awarded the BAFTA Cymru Awardfor Best Actress for her work in the 2007 television film The History of Mr Polly.
Duff married Scottish actor James McAvoy in 2006 after they met on the set of Shameless. The couple had one child together, but divorced in 2016.
- She studied at The Drama Centre in London.
- Met husband 'James McAvoy' (qv), while filming _"Shameless" (2004)_ (qv).
- Nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her performance in "King Lear" at the RNT.
- She was nominated for Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Collected Stories at the Haymarket Theatre.
- Her parents were from counties Donegal and Meath in Ireland and met in England. She has one brother, Eddy.