Joanne Whalley


Date Of Birth

Joanne Whalley


Joanne Whalley made her debut in the 1975 TV movie Joby. Two years later, she landed the role of Angela Read on the series Emmerdale Farm, which eventually paved the way for more projects like How We Used to Live, where she portrayed Sarah Hughes for 20 episodes, and A Kind of Loving where she played Ingrid Brown. On the big screen, she appeared in The Good Father, Scandal, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Willow, and Navy Seals.

Whalley is also known for playing Mary I of England in the BBC serial The Virgin Queen. She now stars as Vanozza on the Showtime series The Borgias.

Place of Birth

Salford, Greater Manchester, England

Birth Name

Joanne Whalley




2010: SDFCS Award - Best Ensemble Performance for 44 Inch Chest


2011 Twixt Now and Sunrise
2011 The Borgias (TV series)
2010 Golf in the Kingdom
2009 44 Inch Chest
2009 Diverted (TV movie)
2008 Unknown Sender (TV series)
2007 Life Line (TV movie)
2007 Flood
2006 Played
2006 Justice League (TV series)
2006 The Virgin Queen (TV mini-series)
2005 Child of Mine (TV movie)
2005 The Californians
2005 Criminal Minds (TV series)
2003 40 (TV series)
2002 Before You Go
2002 Virginia's Run
2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (TV movie)
2000 Breathtaking
2000 The Guilty
2000 Run the Wild Fields (TV movie)
1999 A Texas Funeral
1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
1994 Scarlett (TV mini-series)
1994 Trial by Jury
1994 A Good Man in Africa
1994 Mother's Boys
1993 The Secret Rapture
1992 Storyville
1991 Shattered
1990 Crossing the Line
1990 A TV Dante (TV mini-series)
1990 Navy Seals
1989 Kill Me Again
1989 Scandal
1988 To Kill a Priest
1988 Willow
1987 Screen Two (TV series)
1986 The Singing Detective (TV mini-series)
1986 Hold the Back Page (TV mini-series)
1985 Edge of Darkness (TV mini-series)
1985 The Good Father
1985 No Surrender
1985 Dance with a Stranger
1984 A Christmas Carol (TV movie)
1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV mini-series)
1983 Bergerac (TV series)
1982 The Gentle Touch (TV series)
1982 Pink Floyd The Wall
1982 A Kind of Loving (TV series)
1981 Noddy (TV movie)
1980-1981 Coming Home (TV series)
1981 The Gaffer (TV series)
1980 Scene (TV series)
1980 Juliet Bravo (TV series)
1980 ITV Playhouse (TV series)
1976-1979 How We Used to Live (TV series)
1978 The One and Only Phyllis Dixey (TV movie)
1978 Crown Court (TV series)
1977 Emmerdale Farm (TV series)
1974-1976 Coronation Street (TV series)
1975 Joby (TV movie)




5' 4" (1.63 m)


"I don't remember sitting down and saying, 'This is why I want to be--an actress.' I just knew. It was never a conscious decision or a revelation."

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