Harriet Walter - Photo by Andy Gotts

Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter recently starred in the National Theatre’s revival of The House of Bernarda Alba, directed by Rebecca Frecknall.

Dame Harriet Walter DBE is a British actress known for extensive work on stage, film and TV. She most recently appeared in HBO drama Succession and comedy series Ted Lasso, where she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in both drama & comedy. 

Harriet won an Olivier Award for her performance in the 1988 revival of Twelfth Night & Three Sisters and has received two further Olivier Award nominations for her performance in Mary Stuart and Life x 3. She appeared in many RSC productions in the late 70’s and 80’s, cementing her status as a consummate stage actress; in later years she has appeared in RSC productions of Antony & Cleopatra and Death of A Salesman. Other notable theatre productions include: Brutus in Julius Caesar in 2012, and the title role in Henry IV in 2014, in all-female productions at the Donmar Warehouse; Mary Stuart, also at the Donmar and on Broadway; and, Women Beware Women at the National.

What films has Harriet Walter appeared in?

Harriet Walter has appeared in many films including Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Governess (1998), Atonement (2007), The Young Victoria (2009), A Royal Affair (2012), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Denial (2016), The Sense of an Ending (2017), Rocketman (2019) and The Last Duel (2021). 

What TV shows has Harriet Walter appeared in?

On television she starred as Harriet Vane in the 1987 BBC Wimsey dramatisations and as Natalie Chandler in the ITV drama series Law & Order: UK from 2009 to 2014. She has also acted in Downton Abbey (2013–15), London Spy (2015), The Crown (2016), Patrick Melrose (2018), Killing Eve (2020), Ted Lasso (2023), This is Going To Hurt (2022) and Silo (2023).

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