8 May 1975|
London, England, UK
Jodhi Tania May (born Jodhi Tania Edwards; 8 May 1975), is an English stage, film and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart (1988).
Her mother, Jocelyn Hakim, is an art teacher of French-Turkish Jewish descent who as a student arranged to marry artist-designer Malcolm McLaren to obtain citizenship, paying him £50 to marry her in a Lewisham register office in 1972. They later divorced, a move that cost McLaren’s grandmother £2000 to secure for him. Jodhi has not publicly identified her father, besides stating he is German. She was educated at Camden School for Girls.
Notable roles have included Alice Munro in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, Lea Papin in Sister My Sister, Florence Banner in Tipping the Velvet, Anne Boleyn in the first adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl, and Sabina Spielrein in the play The Talking Cure.
In 2002, May wrote and directed a short film called Spyhole.
In August 2005, May appeared in Blackbird by David Harrower alongside Roger Allam at the Edinburgh Festival in a production by German star director Peter Stein. The play got a transfer to the Albery Theatre, London in February 2006. Blackbird subsequently won a best new play award.
|1988||A World Apart||Molly Roth|| Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress |
Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
|1990||Max and Helen||Miriam Weiss||TV film|
|The Gift||Sonia Parsons||TV mini-series|
|1991||For the Greater Good||Rose Kellner||TV film|
|1992||The Last of the Mohicans||Alice Munro|
|Sister My Sister||Lea||Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress|
|1995||Signs and Wonders||Claire Palmore||TV film|
|The Scarlet Letter||Pearl||voice|
|1997||The Gambler||Anna Snitkina||Silver Dolphin Award for Best Actress|
|The Woodlanders||Marty South|
|The Turn of the Screw||Miss||TV film|
|2000||The House of Mirth||Grace Julia Stepney|
|Round About Five||Bicycle Courier||short|
|2002||Tipping the Velvet||Florence Banner||TV series|
|Daniel Deronda||Mirah Lapidoth||TV film|
|2003||The Other Boleyn Girl||Anne Boleyn||TV film|
|The Mayor of Casterbridge||Elizabeth Jane||TV film|
|2005||On a Clear Day||Angela|
|Bye Bye Blackbird||Nina|
|Friends and Crocodiles||Lizzie Thomas||TV film|
|The Best Man||Tania|
|The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag||Jean Ibbotson||TV film|
|2006||Land of the Blind||Joe's Mother||uncredited|
|The Amazing Mrs Pritchard||Miranda Lennox||TV series (6 episodes)|
|The Street||Jean Lefferty||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.2.6")|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Evelyn Adams|
|Einstein and Eddington||Elsa Einstein||TV film|
|2009||Emma||Anne Taylor||TV mini-series (4 episodes)|
|Sleep With Me||Lelia||TV film|
|2010||Blood and Oil||Claire Unwin||TV film|
|Strike Back||Layla Thompson||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2011||The Jury II||Katherine Bulmore||TV series (5 episodes)|
|I, Anna||Janet Stone|
|2012||Ginger & Rosa||Anoushka|
|2012||The Scapegoat||Blanche||Broadcast on ITV in September 2012|
|2013||The Ice Cream Girls||Poppy Carlisle|
|The Crimson Field||Adelinde Crecy||1 episode, 2014|
|2014||Common||Coleen O'Shea||BBC One, 6 July 2014|
|2015||Game of Thrones||Maggy||episode The Wars to Come|
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- England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, page 40. Savage, Jon. Faber & Faber, 2005
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- The anonymous celebrity - Telegraph
- "Festival de Cannes: A World Apart". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- Jodhi May at Yahoo! Movies
- Spyhole (2002) - IMDb
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