Birth Name: Juliet Stephenson
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB
After training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Stevenson became a company member of the Royal Shakespeare Company where she rose quickly from small roles to leads. Critics often compared Stevenson with the late Dame Peggy Ashcroft, notably for her direct ability to communicate with an audience and her facility with such roles as Isabella in "Measure for Measure" and Rosalind in "As You Like It". She was stunning as the virtuous Madame de Tourvel in Christopher Hampton's version of "Les Liaisons Dangereuse" (opposite Alan Rickman as Valmont), but did not to travel to Broadway with the company. Stevenson went on to join the National Theatre where she further solidified her st...