Geraldine McEwan is one of England's most talented and versatile actresses. Her extensive theatre career is marked along the way with memorable performances that have taken risks and broken new ground, such as award-winning productions of The Rivals, The Way of the World, and The Chairs.
She starred along side Laurence Olivier in numerous stage plays, including Love for Love, The Entertainer, The Dance of Death, and A Flea in Her Ear. Geraldine originated the female role in Joe Orton's Loot.
Her numerous television credits include the highly acclaimed Barchester Chronicles with Alan Rickman, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the charming Mulberry, the immensely popular Mapp and Lucia with devotees around the world.
Her film work includes The Dance of Death with Laurence Olivier, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves with Alan Rickman, Henry V and Love's Labour's Lost, both with Kenneth Branagh, Vanity Fair, and The Magdalene Sisters.
Directed by Peter Mullan, the film won the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion award, a Toronto Film Festival award and received two 2003 BAFTA nominations. In February 2004, it received awards as Best British Film and Best British Director at the London Film Critics Awards Ceremony.
In 2004, Geraldine was chosen as the new Agatha Christie sleuth, Jane Marple and filmed twelve 2 hour mysteries for ITV/PBS/Chorion before retiring from the role in 2007.