Stage costume designer turned actress, Janet McTeer, was born on August 5, 1961, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. Her parents were Jean and Alan McTeer. She went to Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls. Later, she was trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art leading for a successful theatrical career in the Royal Exchange Theatre. Before she could get into the acting field, Janet McTeer worked as a stage costume designer and as a waiter.
Janet McTeer was impressed by the movie, She Stoops to Conquer, and at the age of 16, she decided to become a well-known actress and made acting her passion. She made her first onscreen movie debut with Half Moon Street, adapted from the novel by Paul Theroux. She was famous for her roles in ‘Tideland’ (2005), ‘Tumbleweeds’ (1999), ‘
’ (2014), and ‘Songcatcher’ (2000).
Janet McTeer didn't confine herself to just film, movies, and theatre. She even tried her hand and explored the television. She appeared in British television serials like, The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, and Agatha Christie's ‘Marple’, to name a few. Most reachable works of Janet McTeer includes
, ‘Carrington’, and As You Like It.
Janet McTeer got honours from every sphere of media. She has nine winnings and thirty nominations to her credit, which mirror all the hard work that went into being an acclaimed actor. In 1996, Laurence Olivier Award, and Critics' Circle Award was given for her role as Nora in The Doll's House. In 2000, she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy and Musical for ‘Tumbleweeds’ (1999). For the same movie, she also received her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress in the leading role. She was honoured with Officer of Order of British Empire, in 2008, Queen's Birthday Honours list. In 2012, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting role in Albert Nobbs (2011).
Janet McTeer hobbies include jigsaw puzzles and drinking Guinness.