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Monday, October 28, 2013

Saskia Reeves - 1961

Saskia Reeves (born August 1961) is an English actress perhaps best known for her roles in the films Close My Eyes (1991) and ID (1995), and the 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. She has worked with directors including Mike Leigh, Stephen Poliakoff, Michael Winterbottom and Nicholas Hytner.A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dramatic actress Saskia Reeves made her film debut in December Bride (1990). Prior to that, she had appeared in the television film Metamorphosis (1987). In film, Reeves has specialized in playing offbeat roles in films such as Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss (1995). Early in her career she performed in puppet shows and in satirical revues at the Covent Garden Community Theatre.Her television credits include Spooks and the Bodies finale.
Her stage work includes productions at London's National and Royal Court theatres as well as on international tour.In addition to her acting career, Reeves does voice work, including commercials, narration, and book readings.In 2008, she starred in English Touring Theatre's revival of Athol Fugard's Hello and Goodbye at the Trafalgar Studios in London.In 2010, she starred as Anne Darwin, the wife of John Darwin, in BBC4's Canoe Man, a dramatisation of the John Darwin disappearance case.In 2011, Reeves played the matriarch, Anna Brangwen, in the first part of William Ivory's two-part adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novels The Rainbow and Women in Love, first shown on BBC4.In 2010, she has co-starred in the BBC1 series Luther.

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