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Born: June 28, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: actor

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A strikingly lovely brunette actress, Krige was born in South Africa and completed a degree in psychology and drama before moving to the UK at age 22 to study acting further and pursue her career. Her delicate, high-cheekboned beauty, poise and crisp speaking voice have made her ideal for period drama, and she made a vivid impression as a woman who becomes involved with a runner in the 1924 Olympics in her first film, "Chariots of Fire" (1981). She was also lovely as the demure Lucie Manette in her US TV-movie debut, an adaptation of "A Tale of Two Cities" (1980). Krige, though, has also been called upon to convey a seductive, sometimes feline aloofness, as in "Ghost Story" (1981), in which she adeptly combined a sense of nostalgia and danger as the woman who haunts four elderly ex-beaus.

A strikingly lovely brunette actress, Krige was born in South Africa and completed a degree in psychology and drama before moving to the UK at age 22 to study acting further and pursue her career. Her delicate, high-cheekboned beauty, poise and crisp speaking voice have made her ideal for period drama, and she made a vivid impression as a woman who becomes involved with a runner in the 1924 Olympics in her first film, "Chariots of Fire" (1981). She was also lovely as the demure Lucie Manette in her US TV-movie debut, an adaptation of "A Tale of Two Cities" (1980). Krige, though, has also been called upon to convey a seductive, sometimes feline aloofness, as in "Ghost Story" (1981), in which she adeptly combined a sense of nostalgia and danger as the woman who haunts four elderly ex-beaus.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 StringCaesar (2012)
3.
 Will (2012)
4.
 Solomon Kane (2012)
7.
 Skin (2008)
8.
 Contract, The (2007)
9.
 Silent Hill (2006)
10.
 Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Born and raised in South Africa
1976:
Moved to London, England at age 22
1979:
Professional acting debut in British TV drama, "The Happy Autumn Fields"
1980:
First US TV-movie, "A Tale of Two Cities"
1981:
West End debut, "Arms and the Man"; received the honors for Plays and Players Award and a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer
1981:
Feature film debut as Sybil Gordon, in the Academy Award winning Best Picture, "Chariots of Fire"
1981:
Cast in the dual role as the avenging spirit in "Ghost Story"
1984:
Spent two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company (in Stratford and London)
1985:
Returned to films after four years to play Bathsheba in "King David" opposite Richard Gere in the title role
1988:
Played country singer Patsy Cline in the made-for-HBO movie, "Baja Oklahoma"; sang one of Cline's standards, "Faded Love"
1990:
Starred opposite Treat Williams as concentration camp inmates who remeet twenty years later in the made-for-cable movie "Max and Helen"
1992:
Cast as the overprotective mother of a shape changing teenager in "Sleepwalkers"
1993:
Had leading role in "The Scarlet and the Black"; originally made for British television
1995:
Acted in the Quay Brothers' "Institute Benjamenta"
1996:
Played the Borg Queen in "Star Trek: First Contact"
1996:
Delivered a strong supporting turn in the Showtime drama "Hidden in America"
2000:
Acted in "The Littlest Vampire"
2005:
Cast as Maddie, a former prostitute in the HBO series "Deadwood"
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Education

Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -
Royal Shakespeare Company: -
Rhodes University: - 1975
Rhodes University: - 1975

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husband:
Paul Schoolman. Filmmaker.

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