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Kate Nelligan (born Patricia Colleen
Nelligan on March 16, 1950 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian-born actress.
Nelligan attended South Secondary School in
London, Ontario then studied at the University of Toronto but did not
graduate. Instead, she switched to studies at the Central School of Speech
and Drama in London, UK. In 1973 she made her professional stage debut
plus she appeared in a regular role on the British television series
"The Onedin Line". Her classical training saw her appear
opposite Anthony Hopkins in the televised 1975 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 1978 she was part of the BBC Television
Shakespeare productions and in 1979 she was the female lead with Frank
Langella and Laurence Olivier in Dracula.
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|In 1981, she starred opposite
Donald Sutherland in Eye of the Needle, a wartime drama based on
the Ken Follett best-selling novel. Two years later, Nelligan moved to New
York City where she earned four Tony Award "Best Actress"
nominations between 1983 and 1989 from the five Broadway plays she
appeared in. For her performance in the 1991 film, The Prince of Tides,
she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Between 1990 and 2004 she was nominated for five Gemini Awards for her
performances on Canadian television mini-series and films.
Kate Nelligan has appeared in more than
fifty feature-length or made-for-television films and on the stage in
numerous plays. She returned to Broadway in 1997 and continues to appear
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