Birth Name: Anne-Marie Duff
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Born in London to Irish immigrant parents, Anne-Marie Duff didn't consider acting until her mid-teens. She attended London's Drama Centre, which helped her cultivate a career on the stage, appearing in "King Lear" and "War and Peace" while still a student. Duff's first big break came when she was cast as eldest child Fiona McBride on somewhat controversial British sitcom "Shameless" (Channel 4 2004-13). She landed an even bigger role portraying Queen Elizabeth I in the lavish television drama "The Virgin Queen" (BBC 2006). Duff made her way to the big screen in the suburban drama "Notes on a Scandal" (2006), the 1980s period piece "Is Anybody There?" opposite Michael Caine (2008), and the Jo...
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