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Miranda Otto, 1997

Montalbetti+Campbell

direct positive colour photograph (image: 112.5 cm x 90.0 cm)

Miranda Otto (b. 1967), actor, was in her late teens when she decided to follow her parents into the acting profession. Before graduating from NIDA in 1990, she had appeared in films including Emma’s War (1986). She earned AFI best actress and best supporting actress nominations for her performances in The Girl Who Came Late (1991), The Well (1997), In The Winter Dark (1998) and Gillian Armstrong’s Last Days of Chez Nous (1992) before making her American debut in The Thin Red Line in 1998. She appeared in a BBC television adaptation of Trollope’s The Way We Live Now in 2001 before adding vastly to her international profile with her role as Éowyn in the second and third films of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Otto’s many other film credits include roles in Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997), the horror-thriller What Lies Beneath (2000), and The Homesman (2014). On television, she appeared in The Starter Wife in 2007; and in 2004 she played the title role in the Australian mini-series Through My Eyes: The Lindy Chamberlain Story. She starred in the US remake of Rake in 2014, and in 2017 she played Rebecca Ingram in 24: Legacy.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artists 2003
© Montalbetti+Campbell

Accession number: 2003.148

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Montalbetti+Campbell

Miranda Otto (age 30 in 1997)

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Montalbetti+Campbell (8 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.