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Caroline Cruice Goodall (born 13 November 1959) is an English actress and screenwriter. She was nominated for AFI Awards for her roles in the 1989 miniseries Cassidy, and the 1995 film Hotel Sorrento. Her other film appearances include Hook (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Schindler's List (1993), Disclosure (1994), White Squall (1996), The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Dressmaker (2015).

Caroline Goodall
Born (1959-11-13) 13 November 1959 (age 59)
Alma materSt Leonards-Mayfield School
Bristol University (B.A., 1981)
OccupationActress, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)
Derek Hoxby (m. 1990–1993)

Nicola Pecorini (m. 1994)
Children2

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Early lifeEdit

Goodall was born in London to a publisher father and journalist mother.[1] She attended St Leonards-Mayfield School and graduated (1981) with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English from Bristol University, alongside fellow screenwriters Jeremy Brock.[2] Caroline was a member of National Youth Theatre.

CareerEdit

Goodall has appeared extensively on stage, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and then the National Theatre. Her roles for the RSC include Lady Anne in Richard III, Australian tour opposite Sir Anthony Sher and Hypatia in Misalliance; while for the National Theatre she played Rebecca in Command or Promise. She played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Shaw Theatre, Viola In Twelfth Night ( Plymouth) starred at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre as Susan in Jonathan Gem's comedy Susan's Breasts; Alan Ayckbourn's Steven Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and as Isobel in David Hare's US premiere of The Secret Rapture at the SCR.

Goodall was chosen by Steven Spielberg to star in his 1991 film Hook. She went on to star as the villainess Kristel in the film Cliffhanger (1993), as Emilie Schindler in Schindler's List (1993), and opposite Michael Douglas in Barry Levinson's Disclosure (1994). In Australia, she co-starred with Russell Crowe in The Silver Brumby in 1993, and was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the 1995 film Hotel Sorrento. She had previously been nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress in a TV film or miniseries for the 1989 miniseries Cassidy. In 1996, she starred with Pauline Quirke in the BBC miniseries The Sculptress. In 1998, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Best Actress for A Difficult Woman, which also won best TV mini series at the New York Festival in 1998. She starred opposite Jeff Bridges in Ridley Scott's White Squall (1996); as Helen Thermopolis in Garry Marshall's wildly successful The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and opposite Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill in The Cold Light Of Day (2012). European credits include starring in Urs Egger's Opernball (1998) The Thief Lord (2006), and Denis De La Patelliere's Épées Des Diamants. She appeared in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2013) and won a RIFF Best Actress Award for her role in Massimo Cogliatore's two-hander thriller The Elevator (2014). In 2015, she played Elsbeth Beaumont in Jocelyn Moorhouse's multi-award-winning film The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.

As a screenwriter, in addition to The Bay of Silence, Goodall's credits include screen adaptations of Rupert Thomson's Dreams of Leaving for HKM Films.

Goodall has starred in many TV series including The White Queen (2013) and its sequel The White Princess (2017), portraying Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. In 2016, she portrayed Kelly Frost in the CIA spy-thriller TV series Berlin Station.

Personal lifeEdit

Goodall married Nicola Pecorini on 17 September 1994. The couple have two children, Gemma and Leone. Her sister is producer Victoria Goodall, who is married to actor/director Dallas Campbell.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Every Time We Say Goodbye Sally
1991 Hook Moira Banning
1993 Cliffhanger Kristel
1993 The Silver Brumby Elyne Mitchell
1993 Schindler's List Emilie Schindler
1994 Disclosure Susan Hendler
1995 Hotel Sorrento Meg Moynihan
1996 White Squall Dr. Alice Sheldon
1997 Casualties Annie Summers
1999 The Secret Laughter of Women Jenny Field
2000 Harrison's Flowers Johanna Pollack
2001 The Princess Diaries Helen Thermopolis
2003 Shattered Glass Mrs. Duke
2003 Easy Sandy Clarke
2004 Chasing Liberty Michelle Foster
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Helen Thermopolis
2004 Haven Ms. Claire
2005 The Chumscrubber Mrs. Parker
2005 River's End Sarah Watkins
2006 The Thief Lord Ida Spavento
2008 The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock Lisa Westwood
2009 My Life in Ruins Dr. Elizabeth Tullen
2009 Dorian Gray Lady Radley
2012 The Cold Light of Day Laurie Shaw
2012 Mental Doris
2013 Third Person Dr. Gertner
2014 The Best of Me Evelyn Collier
2015 The Daniel Collection Veronica Ashler
2015 The Dressmaker Elsbeth Beaumont
2016 A Street Cat Named Bob Mary
2018 Hunter Killer President Ilene Dover
20?? The Islander The Baroness
20?? The Bay of Silence Marcia

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Moon Stallion Estelle Mortenhurze Main role
1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story Ann Bolton TV film
1985 Gems Anne-Marie Colman Regular role (series 1)
1985 Remington Steele Jenny Buchanan "Steele Searching: Part 1"
1988 Tales of the Unexpected Holly Peverill "Wink Three Times"
1988 Rumpole of the Bailey Helen Derwent "Rumpole and the Quality of Life"
1989 After the War Sally Raglan TV miniseries
1989 Cassidy Charlie Cassidy TV film
1990 4 Play Marsha "Madly in Love"
1990 Agatha Christie's Poirot Lady Yardly "The Adventure of the Western Star"
1990 Half a World Away Amy Johnson TV miniseries
1991 Ring of Scorpio Helen Simmons TV film
1991 Quantum Leap Dr. Leslie Ashton "The Wrong Stuff"
1993 At Home with the Webbers Karen James TV film
1993 The Commish Maddie Hodges "Eastbridge Boulevard"
1993 Screen One Mandy "Royal Celebration"
1993 Diamond Swords Liv Gustavson TV film
1995 Spider-Man Vanessa Fisk (voice) "Neogenic Nightmare: Chapters 11 & 12"
1996 The Sculptress Rosalind Leigh TV miniseries
1998 Rhapsody in Bloom Debra Loomis TV film
1998 Opera Ball Heather Frazer TV film
1998 The Outer Limits Rebecca "Promised Land"
1998 A Difficult Woman Dr. Anne Harriman TV miniseries
1999 Sex 'n' Death Bella TV film
2000 Love and Murder Sally Love TV film
2000 Trust Anne Travers TV film
2001 Murder in Mind Joanna Liddy "Neighbours"
2001 The Mists of Avalon Igraine TV miniseries
2002 Me & Mrs Jones Laura Bowden TV film
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Emily Ryan "Secrets & Flies"
2005 Alias Elizabeth Powell "Bob"
2006 Midsomer Murders Grace Starkey "Dead Letters"
2010 Pulse Juliette Randall TV film
2011 The Good Wife Kim Palmieri "Wrongful Termination"
2012 Mrs Briggs Muriel Powell TV miniseries
2013 The White Queen Cecily Neville, Duchess of York TV miniseries
2014 Midsomer Murders Penelope Calder "The Killings of Copenhagen"
2016 The Crown Lady Doris "Pride & Joy"
2016 Berlin Station Kelly Frost Recurring role (series 1)
2017 The White Princess Cecily Neville, Duchess of York TV miniseries
2018 Endeavour Lady Bayswater "Colours"
2018 Bulletproof Deputy Mayor Charlotte Carmel Main role

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