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The Patriot Film Cast: Joely Richardson
Joely Richardson
Character Portrayed in The Patriot: Charlotte Selton

Born: January 9, 1965; London, England

Notable Awards and Nominations:
Golden Globes:
- 2004 Best Actress in a Drama TV Series Nomination for Nip/Tuck
- 2005 Best Actress in a Drama TV Series Nomination for Nip/Tuck
Independent Spirit Award:
- 1999 Best Supporting Female Nomination for In the Shadows

Joely Richardson was born in January 1965 in London, England to British director Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. Her aunt is Lynn Redgrave and her sister was Natasha Richardson. Despite the extensive stage and film pedigree, Joely did not have much interest in acting early on, but being from an acting family, she did dabble. She made her debut in her father's film The Hotel New Hampshire. Her second role in Wetherby was playing a younger version of her mother's character.

Richardson then worked on British television and stage for several years. She appeared in Hollywood films King Ralph with John Goodman, Shining Through with Michael Douglas and Neil Simon's I'll Do Anything as well as several smaller, but critically acclaimed films as Sister My Sister and Hollow Reed. She also appeared in other wide ranging films as the live action version of 101 Dalmatians and the scifi thriller Event Horizon.

Starting in 2000 she appeared in Return to Me, Maybe Baby and period films The Patriot as Mel Gibson's love interest and The Affair of the Necklace as Marie Antoinette. She then co-starred in the f/x tv series Nip/Tuck as Julia McNamara, a role for which she was twice nominated for the Golden Globes. She has since appeared in The Tudors, The Last Mimzy and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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