English actress, born July 26, 1945 in Alford, Essex. She won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie The Queen. She also won the Emmy Award for Best Actress four times, in 1996 and 2007 for the series Prime Suspect, and in 1999 for the movie Ayn Rand's Pain. And in 2006 for the series Elizabeth I, and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006 for the movie The Queen, and for best actress in a short series twice, in 1997 for the series Lost Prey, and in 2007 for the series Elizabeth I, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award four times. In 2001, Best Supporting Actress and Best Cast for her role in Gosford Park, Best Actress in a Miniseries for her role in Elizabeth I, and Best Actress for her role in The Queen.