Miranda Jane Richardson (born March 3, 1958 in Southport, England) is an English actress. She received Oscar nominations for her performances in Damage and Tom & Viv. Her other films include The Crying Game, Sleepy Hollow (1999), Chicken Run, The Hours, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Young Victoria. She is also known for playing a comedic version of Elizabeth I on Blackadder.
Not related to fellow British actresses Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson (who are from the Redgrave family).
- Dance with a Stranger (1985): Ruth Ellis.
- Blackadder II (1986): Queenie.
- Empire of the Sun (1987): Mrs. Victor.
- The Crying Game (1992): Jude.
- Damage (1992): Ingrid Fleming.
- Tom & Viv (1994): Vivienne Haigh-Wood.
- Fatherland (1994): Charlotte Maguire.
- Merlin (1998): Queen Mab/Lady of the Lake.
- Sleepy Hollow (1999): Lady Mary Van Tassel.
- Alice in Wonderland (1999): The Queen of Hearts.
- The King and I (1999): Anna Leonowens.
- Chicken Run (2000): Mrs. Tweedy.
- The Hours (2002): Vanessa Bell.
- Spider (2002): Yvonne/Mrs. Cleg.
- The Phantom of the Opera (2004): Madame Giry.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005): Rita Skeeter.
- The Young Victoria (2009): Duchess of Kent.
- And Then There Were None (2015): Emily Brent.
- Churchill (2017): Clementine Churchill.
- Good Omens (2019): Madame Tracy.