Sunday, 8 May 2011

Janet McTeer


Happy Birthday to

Janet McTeer

50 today


An award winning stage actress, who rarely gets the cinematic roles to show off her considerable talent, as witnessed with her surprise best Actress Academy Award nomination in 1999 (for Tumbleweeds). Next up is giving cross-dressing advice to Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs.

15 comments:

Alex in Movieland said...

I've seen her attending various award ceremonies - I look at her and she seems a very smart, likeable woman. in the Susan Sarandon kind'a way.

but I remember seeing Tumbleweeds years ago and I surely didn't like the film. don't remember it that well, just that I didn't see anything exceptional about it, nor the performance.

Runs Like A Gay said...

The film was fine enough, and reasonably likeable, but like you I don't remember anything even remotely nominateable in it.

Maybe the Academy were just having a funny five minutes!

Anonymous said...

Her birthday is in August (Aug 5), not May (May 8). The Brits do that date abbreviation differently. She is one day younger than Barack Obama.

Runs Like A Gay said...

That'll teach me for believing imdb, won't it. Will adjust my records for next time her birthday comes round.

Runs Like A Gay said...

That'll teach me for believing imdb, won't it. Will adjust my records for next time her birthday comes round.

natalie drury said...

Love Janet McTeer her work is often undervalued.Met her she is. one very nice lady.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I'm glad to hear she's nice - all too often our heroes (even great actresses who are undervalued) can be disappointting as people.

Jvdm said...

LISTEN JANET MCTEER'S DATE OF BIRTH IS MAY 8 1961. That person who said its not is the only one going around the internet saying this. She is an obssessed fan, who thinks she knows Janet Mcteer personally!WHY DO YOU THINK SHE DIDNT POST HER NAME. SHES A NUT. Sorry about the caps.I've seen her get into arguments with people over this. The whole entire internet says may 8th. And everyone in England is wrong too? Like I said pay no attention.She's ridiculous!

Runs Like A Gay said...

Oh, I don't know what to think any more. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I didn't realize that by not posting my name I would become every other Anonymous poster.

I do know Janet McTeer, her birthday is August 5, and you do not have to believe it.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I say again, I don't know what to think. Hopefully it'll be a couple of years before I post another birthday message to Janet and imdb will be correct by then.

Anonymous said...

Just to clear her birthday once and for all,met her gave her a birthday present when she did God Of Carnage in london.The date is May the 8th on my life if Janet you read this dont tell my mother ,all the best Natalie.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Another month another Janet comment. I have a feeling this will just run and run.

Julie the Jarhead said...

Well, I'd be willing to bet one month's rent that her b'day is 5 August and not May 8th.

I know it's hard to believe, but most sources are wrong.

I've spoken with her stage-door in NYC a few times, and she is the most gracious and kindest person I've ever met.

Plus ... absolutely gorgeous.

Julie the Jarhead

Runs Like A Gay said...

Thank you for joining the on-going debate about Janet's real birthday.

I doubt I'll ever mention her again...