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Summary Article: Stevenson, Juliet Anne Virginia
from Chambers Biographical Dictionary


♦ English actress

Born into an army family in Kelvedon, Essex, she trained at RADA and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978. The following year she was made an RSC associate artist. Her many leading roles there include Titania and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981), Isabella in Measure for Measure (1983) and Madame de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1985). At the National Theatre, she has played the title role in Hedda Gabler (1989), and at the Royal Court and the West End she appeared in Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden (1990, 1991). Her films include Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991), The Trial (1993), The Secret Rapture (1994), Pierrepoint (2005) and Infamous (2006). She was awarded the CBE in 1999.

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