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Known Credits: 23

Birthday: 1970

Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Esther "Essie" Davis
  • Essie Davies

Essie Davis


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Essie Davis is an Australian actress. Born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, she is the daughter of locally famed artist George Davis. She emerged from the Old Nick Company at the University of Tasmania in the late 1980s and has gone on to appear in Hollywood movies. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Her career started after her role in the all Australian movie Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995), also starring other prestigious actors such as Geoffrey Rush, Leo McKern, and Joan Sutherland. Her most famous movie roles are in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Richard Flanagan's 1998 Tasmanian film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. In 2003 she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her UK performance in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. In 2004 she starred in a Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers, for which she earned a Tony nomination. In 2005 she appeared as Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the BBC production of Sweeney Todd with Ray Winstone. In the 2008 film Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger she plays Esther's controlling mother. She has recently completed filming the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2008 Davis played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She returned to Tasmania to launch the "The Tasmanian Theatre Company" in 2008 and help support local theatre whilst encouraging youth to continue participating in the arts.

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2015 They Call Him Mister Babadook: The Making of The Babadook
2014 The Babadook as Amelia
2014 A Poet in New York as Caitlin Thomas
2012 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - (34 episodes) as Phryne Fisher
2011 The Slap - (8 episodes) as Anouk
2011 The Slap
2011 Burning Man as Karen
2011 Cloudstreet - (3 episodes) as Dolly Pickles
2010 South Solitary as Alma Stanley
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole as Marella (voice)
2010 The Wedding Party as Jane
2008 Australia as Katherine
2008 Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger as Grace Blueburger
2006 Charlotte's Web as Mrs. Arable
2006 The Silence as Juliet Moore
2006 Sweeney Todd as Mrs Lovett
2005 Isolation as Orla
2003 Code 46 as Doctor
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring as Catharina Bolnes Vermeer
2003 The Matrix Reloaded as Maggie
1997 The Ripper
1997 River Street as Wendy Davis
1993 The Custodian as Jilly