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Kate Nelligan

Kate Nelligan, actress,
This photo of Kate Nelligan from Eye of the Needle was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.

B: March 16, 1951 in London, Ontario

Born Patricia Colleen Nelligan, Kate Nelligan was enrolled at the University of Toronto but transferred to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. She made her first professional stage appearance in 1973 with an Old Vic company production in Bristol. One year later she made her London stage debut. While her first screen debut was in The Romantic Englishwoman, she is usually remembered for her second feature in the role of Lucy opposite Frank Langella in the 1979 version of Dracula. Later in her career she played exceptionally strong characters in such movies as Frankie & Johnny, Margaret`s Museum, and The Cider House Rules. Also see an image of Kate Nelligan scanned from a still set for Eye of the Needle in the Northernstars Collection on our Donald Sutherland Biography page.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Arcata Promise (TV-1974)
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
The Count of Monte Cristo (TV-1975)
Measure for Measure (TV-1979)
Dracula (1979)

Mr. Patman (1980)
Eye of the Needle (1981)
Victims (TV-1982)
Without a Trace (1983)
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1984)
Eleni (1985)
Kojak: The Price of Justice (TV-1987)
Control (TV-1987)

Love and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell (TV-1990)
The White Room (1990)
Frankie & Johnny (1991)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Shadows and Fog (1992)
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (TV-1992)
The Diamond Fleece (TV-1992)
Liar, Liar (TV-1993)
Shattered Trust (TV-1993)
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Spoils of War (TV-1994)
Wolf (1994)
Into the Deep (1994)
A Mother`s Prayer (TV-1995)
Margaret’s Museum (1995)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Calm At Sunset (TV-1996)
Up Close and Personal (1996)
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV-1996)
Love is Strange (TV-1996)
Boy Meets Girl (1998)
U.S.Marshals (1998)
Swing Vote (TV-1999)
The Cider House Rules (1999)

Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 (TV-2000)
Walter and Harry (TV-2001)
In From the Night (TV-2005)
Premonition (2007)

TV Series – Cast:
The Onedin Line (1973-1974)

Therese Raquin (1980, mini-series)

Golden Fiddles (1990, mini-series)
Million Dollar Babies (1994, mini-series)

A Wrinkle in Time (2003, mini-series)
Human Cargo (2004, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Edwardians (1973)
Country Matters (1973)
Play for Today (1977, 1978, 1980)

Road to Avonlea (1992)

Eleventh Hour (2008)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010)

Margaret's Museum, movie, poster,