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Rachel Ward

Rachel Claire Ward, AM, (born at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, September 12, 1957), granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley and of the cricketer Giles Baring, is an English actress (and more recently, a director) who has made most of her career in Australia. Image File history File linksMetadata Rachelward-2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rachelward-2. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... Chipping Norton Town Hall Chipping Norton is a town in Oxfordshire, England. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The title of Earl of Dudley has been created twice in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, both times for members of the Ward family. ... Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring (born Roehampton, London, 21 January 1910, died Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, 29 August 1986), known as Giles Baring, was a first-class English cricketer between the years 1930 and 1946. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130...


She attended the Byam Shaw School of Art in London before leaving at 16 to become a top fashion model. In 1983 she was voted one of the ten most beautiful women in the United States. Central Saint Martins at Holborn The Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, (or Central Saint Martins) is one of the leading colleges of art and design in England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


She became well known when she starred opposite Richard Chamberlain as the lead role portraying Meggie Cleary in the television mini-series The Thorn Birds. She disappeared from pictures for three years and studied acting. Ward then reappeared in 1987, playing opposite her husband, Bryan Brown (whom she met on the set of The Thorn Birds), in The Good Wife. Married since 1983, they have three children: Rose (Rosie), Matilda (who has followed her parents into the acting profession), and Joe. Richard Chamberlain, right, as John Blackthorne, and John Rhys-Davies, left, as the Portuguese Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the Shogun television miniseries. ... Meggie Cleary is the main character of The Thorn Birds, a 1977 best selling novel by Australian author Colleen McCullough. ... The Thorn Birds is a 1983 television mini-series starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham, Philip Anglim and Jean Simmons. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bryan Brown (born June 23, 1947 in Sydney) is an Australian actor. ... The Thorn Birds is a 1983 television mini-series starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham, Philip Anglim and Jean Simmons. ...


She briefly dated David Kennedy, son of Robert F Kennedy. In 2003, a portrait of Rachel Ward by artist Jan Williamson won the Packing Room award at the Archibald Prize competition. David Anthony Kennedy (June 15, 1955 – April 25, 1984) was born in Washington, D.C. He was the fourth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Marcus Willss winning painting in 2006, The Paul Juraszek Monolith, was based on this print by an earlier Marcus, Marcus Gheeraerts The Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize, and is the most prominent of all arts prizes, in Australia. ...


2007 sees Rachel's highly anticipated return to television, where she will headline new ABC Drama "Rain Shadow", playing country vet Kate, a free spirit who comes across personal and professional obstacles in a rural, drought-affected town.


In 2005, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to raising awareness of social justice through lobbying, mentoring and advocacy for the rights of disadvantaged and at-risk young people, and support for the Australian film and television industry." [1] Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ...

Contents

Filmography

Actress

// For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Sharkys Machine is a 1981 motion picture directed by Burt Reynolds. ... Dead Men Dont Wear Plaid was a movie first released in 1982. ... The Thorn Birds is a 1983 television mini-series starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, Mare Winningham, Philip Anglim and Jean Simmons. ... Against All Odds is a 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. ... Fortress is a 1986 film directed by Arch Nicholson. ... How to Get Ahead in Advertising is 1989 British motion picture written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward. ... Jason Patric, Bruce Dern and Rachel Ward in After Dark, My Sweet (1990) After Dark, My Sweet (1990) is a neo-noir film directed by James Foley starring Jason Patric, Bruce Dern, and Rachel Ward. ... Jean Rhyss 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea has been the subject of two adaptations. ... Seasons of Love is the most celebrated song from the Broadway musical Rent, written and composed by Jonathan Larson. ... In 2000 the film was remade for TV. It starred Armand Assante and Rachel Ward and was directed by Russell Mulcahy. ... Bobbies Girl is a comedy-drama about two women leading a comfortable, quiet life running a pub in Dublin who are suddenly confronted with a series of health and family crises. ... Blackbeard is an adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard starring Mark Umbers. ... Monarch Cove is a Lifetime Original Series that premiered on November 4, 2006. ...

Director

  • The Big House (2000)
  • Blindman's Bluff (2000)
  • Martha's New Coat (2003)
  • Two Twisted, in episode "Heart Attack" (2006)

Two Twisted is an Australian TV mystery drama which premiered on the Nine Network on 14 August 2006. ...

Writer

  • The Big House (2000)
  • Blindman's Bluff (2000)

Self

  • The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) TV
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) TV
  • In the Name of Love (1994) TV Series
  • The Big Schmooze, in episode "Episode #1.4" (2000)
  • What's Going On?, in episode "Indigenous Children in Australia" (????)
  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, in episode "Episode #1.26" (2003)
  • Uccelli di rovo: vecchi amici, nuove storie (The Thorn Birds: Old Friends New Stories) (2003) VHS
  • Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) TV miniseries (Archive Footage)
  • La tele de tu vida, in episode "Episode #1.6" (2007) (Archive Footage)

Whats Going On is an album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. ... Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (or simply Enough Rope) is a television talk show broadcast on the ABC network in Australia. ...

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Rachel Claire Ward (born at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, September 12, 1957), granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, is an English actress (and more recently, a director) who has made most of her career in Australia.
Ward then reappeared in 1987, playing opposite her husband, Bryan Brown (whom she met on the set of The Thorn Birds), in The Good Wife.
Rachel Ward is also a senior at a private school in Houston.
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Rachel's sister, Tracy Louise Ward, is married to the Marquess of Worcester.
Rachel is the granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley.
By descent from the Stewart kings of Scots, Rachel is a distant cousin of the actresses Belinda Stewart-Wilson and Catherine Oxenberg.
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