Turning to acting after being injured as a dancer, Polly Walker enjoys a successful career. She has been in films such as Enchanted April and Patriot Games, and starred as Mary Archer in Jeffrey Archer: The Truth and as Atia of the Julii in Rome.
What's she been in?
In 2005 Polly took the role of Atia of the Julii, the niece of Caesar (Ciaran Hinds) and the lover of Mark Anthony (James Purefoy) in the epic drama, Rome.
Polly's first TV role was as romantic heroine Lorna Doone in a 1990 adaptation. Her co-stars were also destined for great things. They included Sean Bean (TV's Sharpe), as Carver Doone and Clive Owen as John Ridd.
Polly commanded attention in 1992 Harrison Ford blockbuster Patriot Games, playing ruthless terrorist Annette.
Polly starred as Jane Fairfax in 1996 film Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow as the title character. Polly took on an action role in D-Tox in 2002. A thriller starring Sylvester Stallone.
Polly played Mary Archer in Jeffrey Archer: The Truth opposite Damian Lewis. She was also seen as the wife of another ambitious MP in State of Play the conspiracy thriller set against the background of Whitehall and Fleet Street, also starring John Simm, David Morrissey and Kelly MacDonald.
Did you know?
Polly has appeared with actress Jodhi May on no less than three occasions, in 1998's The Woodlanders, 2001's The Mayor of Casterbridge and 1997's The Gambler.
Polly has made many well reviewed and respected stage performances, including the part of a woman married to a gay husband in Finding the Sun at the National Theatre in 2001.
Polly was born on May 19th 1966, in Warrington, Cheshire.
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