The Info List - Joanne Whalley

Joanne Whalley (born 25 August 1961)[1] is an English actress who began her career in 1974. She has since amassed numerous credits, primarily on television, but also in nearly 30 feature films, including Dance with a Stranger
Dance with a Stranger
(1985), Willow (1988), Scandal (1989), The Secret Rapture (1993) and Mother's Boys
Mother's Boys
(1994). Following her marriage to Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
in 1988, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer until their divorce in 1996. Whalley was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the 1985 BBC
serial Edge of Darkness, and was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award
Golden Nymph Award
at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Monte-Carlo Television Festival
for the 2011 series The Borgias. Her other television roles include the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective; playing the title role in the 2000 CBS TV film Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate in the 2015 NBC
series A.D. The Bible Continues, and Maggie Murdock in Daredevil.


1 Early life 2 Music 3 Career 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Whalley was born in Salford, Lancashire, but brought up in Stockport, Cheshire, where she attended Bredbury Comprehensive School, before leaving to study at Harrytown Convent Girls' School in Romiley
and the Braeside School of Speech and Drama in Marple.[2] Whalley first appeared as a child in How We Used To Live and Juliet Bravo with bit parts in soap operas, especially Coronation Street
Coronation Street
and Emmerdale. Her early film roles include a non-speaking part as a groupie in Pink Floyd's The Wall; and as a young Beatles fan in Birth of the Beatles. Music[edit] In the post-punk era, she flirted with the fringes of the Manchester New Wave scene and was briefly a member of a Stockport-based band called the Slowguns but left before the release of their two singles. Later, she was the lead singer of the pop group Cindy & The Saffrons; in 1982, at Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios
they recorded the Shangri-Las' song "Past, Present and Future" and the next year, "Terry" by Twinkle. The group split up soon thereafter.[3] Career[edit] In 1982 she played Ingrid Rothwell in A Kind of Loving, a well received Granada TV adaptation of Stan Barstow's three Vic Brown novels. Whalley acted in the film No Surrender (Dumbarton Films with Film Four) scripted by Alan Bleasdale, released in 1985, but the film was not successful.[citation needed] Whalley came to prominence on British television as Emma Craven in Troy Kennedy Martin's Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
(1985), then as Nurse Mills in the Dennis Potter-written serial The Singing Detective (1986)—both for BBC
Television. In 1987 she played Jackie in the TV film Will You Love Me Tomorrow, she also played a role in The Good Father
The Good Father
(1985), another Channel 4 backed film. Whalley met the American actor Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
while filming the fantasy adventure Willow,[4] and after marriage in 1988 moved to Los Angeles, where she used as her professional name Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. She continued filming, making more films in Hollywood
than in the UK, including the mystery noir Shattered and, in 1989, the role of Christine Keeler
Christine Keeler
in Scandal alongside stars John Hurt
John Hurt
and Sir Ian McKellen. In 1994 she became the second actress to play Gone with the Wind heroine Scarlett O'Hara
Scarlett O'Hara
when she appeared in a made-for-TV adaptation of the sequel novel, Scarlett. She also starred in the 1997 film The Man Who Knew Too Little. After divorce, Whalley returned to acting through making television films, including the 2000 television film Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in which she played the title character. She collaborated with the pop-punk band Blink-182
to read a letter at the beginning of the song "Stockholm Syndrome". In 2005, she appeared as Queen Mary I in The Virgin Queen, a BBC
serial about the life of Queen Elizabeth I which also starred Anne-Marie Duff
Anne-Marie Duff
and Tara FitzGerald. The same year she also filmed Played
which also starred her ex-husband Val Kilmer but the two did not share any scenes. In 2006, she appeared in Life Line, a two-part drama on BBC1, starring opposite Ray Stevenson. In 2008, she appeared in the ITV mini series Flood with Robert Carlyle amongst others. In February 2008, she appeared on stage in Billy Roche's Poor Beast in the Rain presented by the Salem K. Theatre Company at the Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles, California.[5][6] Whalley played one of the female leads, Vannozza dei Cattanei, mistress of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, future Pope Alexander VI, in the Showtime historical drama The Borgias.[7] She guest-starred as Princess Sophie in season 4 of Gossip Girl. She shared with the cast of 44 Inch Chest, the Best Ensemble Award at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010. The film reunited her with John Hurt. She played Aunt Patience in Jamaica Inn for BBC
One in 2014. In 2015, she played Claudia, the wife of Pontius Pilate, in A.D. The Bible Continues. In 2018, she appeared in the third season of Daredevil as Matt Murdock's mother Sister Maggie. Personal life[edit] Whalley met the American actor Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
while filming the fantasy adventure Willow.[8] The couple married in 1988. Whalley took a break from filming to bring up her two children with Kilmer. Mercedes was born on 29 October 1991 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
and her son Jack who was born on 6 June 1995. Shortly after that, the pair separated. Whalley filed for divorce on 21 July 1995, citing irreconcilable differences. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Pink Floyd—The Wall Groupie

1985 Dance with a Stranger Christine

1985 No Surrender Cheryl

1985 The Good Father Mary Hall

1988 Willow Sorsha

1988 To Kill a Priest Anna

1989 Scandal Christine Keeler as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1989 Kill Me Again Fay Forrester as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1990 Navy SEALs Claire Varrens as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1990 The Big Man Beth Scoular as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer; also known as Crossing the Line

1991 Shattered Jenny Scott as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1991 Storyville Natalie Tate as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1993 The Secret Rapture Katherine Coleridge as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1994 Mother's Boys Colleen 'Callie' Harland as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1994 A Good Man in Africa Celia Adekunle as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1994 Trial by Jury Valerie Alston as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little Lori

1999 A Texas Funeral Miranda

2000 The Guilty Natalie Crane

2000 Breathtaking Caroline Henshow

2002 Before You Go Mary

2002 Virginia's Run Jessie Eastwood

2005 The Californians Luna

2006 Played Maggie

2007 Flood Commissioner Patricia Nash

2009 44 Inch Chest Liz Diamond

2011 Golf in the Kingdom Agatha McNaughton

2011 Twixt Denise

2017 Muse Jacqueline

2018 Paul, Apostle of Christ Priscilla


Year Title Role Notes

1974, 1976 Coronation Street Pamela Graham 3 episodes

1975 Joby Molly McLeod ITV Yorkshire
ITV Yorkshire
television film

1976, 1978 Crown Court Janice Scott/Linda Mason 3 episodes

1977 Emmerdale
Farm Angela Read 6 episodes

1976–79 How We Used To Live Marjorie Dawson/Sarah Hughes 20(?) episodes

1978 The One and Only Phyllis Dixey Doris ITV television film

1979 Omnibus Little Red Riding Hood/Madge 2 episodes

1980 ITV Playhouse Lindsey Episode: "Too Close to the Edge"

1980 Juliet Bravo Maureen Maskell Episode: "Shot Gun"

1980 Scene Evelyn Episode: "And Mum Came Too"

1980–81 Coming Home Travel agent 2 episodes

1981 The Gaffer Nancy Episode: "The Trouble with Women"

1981 Noddy Mary Television

1982 A Kind of Loving Ingrid Rotherwell (Brown) Main role, 8 episodes

1982 The Gentle Touch Dany Episode: "Dany"

1983 Bergerac Christine Bolton Episode: "Always Leave Them Laughing"

1983 Reilly, Ace of Spies Ulla ITV television miniseries; episode: "The Visiting Fireman"

1984 A Christmas Carol Fan (Ebenezer's sister) CBS
television film

1985 Edge of Darkness Emma Craven 5 episodes

1986 The Singing Detective Nurse Mills 6 episodes

1987 Screen Two Jackie Series 3, TV film: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"

1994 Scarlett Scarlett O'Hara CBS
television miniseries; Lead role; as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer

2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis CBS
television film

2000 Run the Wild Fields Ruby Miller Showtime Original television film

2005 The Virgin Queen Mary I Television

2009 Diverted Marion Price CBC television miniseries

2011–12 Gossip Girl Princess Sophie Grimaldi 7 episodes

2011–13 The Borgias Vanozza Cattaneo Main role, 25 episodes

2013 The Challenger Gweneth Feynman BBC
television film; also known as The Challenger Disaster

2014 Jamaica Inn Patience Merlyn BBC
One television miniseries

2015 Wolf Hall Catherine of Aragon BBC
Two television miniseries

2015 The Ark Emmie BBC
One television film

2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate Main role, 12 episodes

2016 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Rheda Main role, 13 episodes

2017 The White Princess Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy Television

2018 Daredevil Sister Maggie[9] (season 3)


^ "Now and Then – Stockport
Local Heritage Library Newsletter – Autumn 2010", Stockport
Metropolitan Borough Council, archived from the original on 19 February 2013, retrieved 6 August 2013 ; John Patterson (27 January 2010), "Joanne Whalley: Here comes trouble", The Guardian, retrieved 9 March 2011 ; "A star with a child in her eyes". The Times. London. 12 November 2005. (Registration required (help)).  ^ "Joanne Whalley-Kilmer - Celebrity information". Mysticgames.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010.  ^ from The Great Rock Discography via Google Books - link broken 17.4.10 ^ Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
at tribute.ca ^ Gene Franklin Smith. "Salem K Theatre Company - Poor Beast in the Rain". Salemktheatreco.org. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2010.  ^ "**Exclusive Allrounder**, Joanne Whalley Photos". Hollywood.premiere.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. [permanent dead link] ^ "Showtime Taps Cox, Linney for Two New Series". TVGuide.com.  ^ Val Kilmer
Val Kilmer
at tribute.ca ^ Patten, Dominic (2018-01-25). "'Daredevil' Adds Joanne Whalley For Season 3 Of Marvel & Netflix Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-01-27. 

External links[edit]

Joanne Whalley on IMDb

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