Joely Richardson is an English actress with a number of memorable television and film roles to her name. Most recently she gained acclaim for her portrayal of Queen Catherine Parr in Showtime's The Tudors.
Richardson also played Julia McNamara on the television drama Nip/Tuck from 2003 to 2010, a run which earned her two Golden Globe nominations (2004 & 2005) as well as multiple nods for Golden Satellite Awards in 2003 & 2005.
As far as her film career goes, Joely has appeared in titles such as 101 Dalmatians (1996), Event Horizon (1997), The Patriot (2000) and 2011's Anonymous.
Her most recent movie appearance came in the 2011 big screen adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Here Richardson plays the mysterious character at the center of the story, Anita (a.k.a. Harriet Vanger).