8 Things You Didn’t Know About Joely Richardson

Joely Richardson is an English actress best known for her roles as Queen Catherine Parr in The Tudors on Showtime and Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck. She has also appeared in films such as 101 Dalmatians (1996), Event Horizon (1997), The Patriot (2000), and the upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film adaptation (2011).

Aside from her incredible career, there’s still a lot to learn about this great actress, which we’ve covered in these 8 unknown facts about her.

Joely Richardson
Joely Richardson

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Joely Richardson

1. Comes From A Showbiz Family

Practically everyone in her family had been in show business at some point and had found the kind of success that made it vital for the line to continue and, if possible, for the following generation to better the one before it.

2. Wanted To Pursue A Career In Tennis

She had just been playing tennis for two years when her father told her she was going to be an actress. [1]

3. She Took Acting And Was Happy Doing It

She took to acting well enough, but she didn’t seem to have the same fervor for it as her family did throughout their time in the profession, which is kind of obvious given that she was equally pleased performing little and large projects.

4. Enjoys What She Is Doing

Joely prefers to relax and enjoy her profession rather than pursue any opportunity that comes her way. She is very aware of how tough auditions for certain roles might be, as well as her own limits in obtaining particular roles.

5. Had Doubts About Pursuing A Career In Acting

Living up to a family’s roaring success in show business is quite difficult, and she appears to have considered quitting entirely at several moments and just doing what she wanted. After all, she became an adult and could have done anything she wanted.

6. Not Comfortable On Walking At Red Carpet

Joely feels really uneasy when it comes to walking the red carpet due to the sheer quantity of people, cameras, and other distractions.

7. Charity Worker

She is not just only a talented actress, but also a humble human. Joely believes in charity work. And is also an ambassador of several charity communities like “Save The Children”, “The Children’s Trust”, and “The Prince’s Trust” [2]

8. Her Early TV Roles

Her early television engagements included appearances on Channel 4’s ‘Behaving Badly’ and the BBC’s ‘Lady Chatterley’. She has appeared in major films such as ‘101 Dalmatians’ over her three-decade career.

Joely's Role in 101 Dalmatians
Joely’s Role in 101 Dalmatians


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