Geraldine James

Geraldine James, OBE (born 6 July 1950) is an English actress. She tied with Peggy Ashcroft for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for She's Been Away (1989) and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress for her Portia in The Merchant of Venice (1990). James has recently played supporting roles in a number of films including Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She also has been nominated for four Bafta Awards for her television work.