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Walter, Dame Harriet (narrator)

Dame Harriet Walter (narrator)

Since training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Harriet Walter has worked extensively in theatre, television, film and radio. She recently starred in Death of a Salesman for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, which transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. This followed on from her success playing the role of Brutus in Lloyd’s Julius Caesar, a role she reprised in New York at St Ann’s Warehouse. In 2010 she was Livia in Women Beware Women at the National Theatre. Of her many roles with the RSC, where she is an Associate Artist, the more recent have included Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra alongside Patrick Stewart, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Lady Macbeth opposite Anthony Sher, all directed by Gregory Doran. Walter won the Evening Standard Award for her role as Elizabeth in Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Schiller’s Mary Stuart and a Tony nomination when the production transferred to Broadway in 2009.

She is best known on television as Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, and more recently as D.I. Natalie Chandler in Law and Order: UK. She also appeared in Julian Fellowes’s hit series Downton Abbey. Walter recently took on a lead role in the BBC series London Spy, opposite Ben Wishaw and Jim Broadbent, and appears in Netflix’s new Stephen Daldry-directed series The Crown, as well as the Starz series Black Sails.

Recent film roles include Saul Dibb’s Suite Française alongside Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas, Man Up alongside Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, and the Academy Award-nominated A Royal Affair. Other film credits include Young Victoria, Atonement, Babel, Bright Young Things, Sense and Sensibility and Louis Malle’s Milou et Mai.

Walter has also published three books, Other People’s Shoes, Macbeth for the Faber series ‘Actors on Shakespeare’ and a photography book entitled Facing It: Reflections on Images of Older Women. Walter was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham University in 2000, a CBE in 2000 and a DBE in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List.


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