Jodhi Tania Hakim-Edwards
8 May 1975
Camden Town, London, England
|Education||Wadham College, Oxford|
|Occupation||Actress, director, writer|
Jodhi Tania May (née Hakim-Edwards; 8 May 1975) is an English actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart (1988). Her other film appearances include The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Sister My Sister (1994), and A Quiet Passion (2016).
Her mother, Jocelyn Hakim, is an art teacher of French-Turkish descent who as a student arranged to marry artist-designer Malcolm McLaren to obtain citizenship, paying him £50 to marry her in a Lewisham register office in 1972. They later divorced, a move that cost McLaren's grandmother £2,000. Jodhi has not publicly identified her father, besides stating he is German. She was educated at Camden School for Girls.
May first acted at the age of 12 for A World Apart (1988). For the role she received a Best Actress award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, shared with her co-stars Barbara Hershey and Linda Mvusi.
Notable roles have included Alice Munro in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans, Lea Papin in Sister My Sister, Lady Sarah Lennox in Aristocrats, Florence Banner in Tipping the Velvet, Anne Boleyn in the first adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl, and Sabina Spielrein in the play The Talking Cure.
In 2002, May wrote and directed a short film called Spyhole.
In August 2005, May appeared in Blackbird by David Harrower alongside Roger Allam at the Edinburgh Festival in a production by German director Peter Stein. The play transferred to the Albery Theatre, London in February 2006 and won a best new play award.
|1988||A World Apart||Molly Roth||Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress |
Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
|1990||Max and Helen||Miriam Weiss||TV film|
|The Gift||Sonia Parsons||TV miniseries|
|1991||For the Greater Good||Rose Kellner||TV film|
|1992||The Last of the Mohicans||Alice Munro|
|Sister My Sister||Lea||Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress|
|1995||Signs and Wonders||Claire Palmore||TV film|
|The Scarlet Letter||Pearl||Voice|
|1997||The Gambler||Anna Snitkina||Silver Dolphin Award for Best Actress|
|The Woodlanders||Marty South|
|1999||Aristocrats||Lady Sarah Lennox||TV miniseries|
|The Turn of the Screw||The Governess||TV film|
|2000||The House of Mirth||Grace Julia Stepney|
|Round About Five||Bicycle Courier||Short|
|2002||Tipping the Velvet||Florence Banner||TV series|
|Daniel Deronda||Mirah Lapidoth||TV film|
|2003||The Other Boleyn Girl||Anne Boleyn||TV film|
|The Mayor of Casterbridge||Elizabeth Jane||TV film|
|2005||On a Clear Day||Angela|
|Bye Bye Blackbird||Nina|
|Friends and Crocodiles||Lizzie Thomas||TV film|
|The Best Man||Tania|
|The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag||Jean Ibbotson||TV film|
|2006||Land of the Blind||Joe's Mother||Uncredited|
|The Amazing Mrs Pritchard||Miranda Lennox||TV series (6 episodes)|
|The Street||Jean Lefferty||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No.2.6")|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Evelyn Adams|
|Einstein and Eddington||Elsa Einstein||TV film|
|2009||Emma||Anne Taylor||TV miniseries (4 episodes)|
|Sleep With Me||Lelia||TV film|
|2010||Blood and Oil||Claire Unwin||TV film|
|Strike Back||Layla Thompson||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2011||The Jury II||Katherine Bulmore||TV series (5 episodes)|
|I, Anna||Janet Stone|
|2012||Ginger & Rosa||Anoushka|
|2013||The Ice Cream Girls||Poppy Carlisle|
|2014||The Crimson Field||Adelinde Crecy||TV series (1 episode)|
|2015||Game of Thrones||Maggy the Frog||TV series (1 episode: "The Wars to Come")|
|A.D. The Bible Continues||Leah, wife of Caiaphas||TV series (Main cast, 12 episodes)|
|Crossing Lines||Evelyn St. Clair||TV series (1 episode: "Lost and Found")|
|2016||A Quiet Passion||Susan Gilbert|
|2017||Let Me Go||Beth||Best Ensemble (Jury Award)|
|Genius||Helen Dukas||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Down a Dark Hall||Heather Sinclair|
|Moving On||Rachel||TV series (1 episode: "Invisible")|
|2019||Gentleman Jack||Vere Hobart||TV series (4 episodes)|
|The Warrior Queen of Jhansi||Queen Victoria|
|The Witcher||Queen Calanthe||TV series|
|2020||Small Axe||Selma James||Miniseries; Episode: Mangrove|
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- bob the moo (19 April 2005). "Spyhole (2002)". IMDb.
- "Meet Jodhi May, the Actress Playing Queen Calanthe in Netflix's 'The Witcher'". Distractify. Retrieved 2 January 2020.