Miranda Richardson is an accomplished stage, film and television actress with a prodigious range. Her performances have been widely met with critical acclaim and award nominations. Richardson trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She made her first impression on film audiences in Mike Newell’s Dance with a Stranger. Her first US production was Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. In 1992 Richardson’s performances in The Crying Game, directed by Neil Jordan, Enchanted April, directed by Mike Newell and Damage, directed by Louis Malle, garnered the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress of the year.