Caroline Matteson

Played by Geraldine James

Caroline Matteson

Miri’s brittle, uptight mother appears to care more about what the community thinks than about the well-being of her own daughter. She is an angry, sexually frustrated woman who acts out in many self-destructive ways.

Miri’s brittle, uptight mother appears to care more about what the community thinks than about the well-being of her own daughter. She is an angry, sexually frustrated woman who acts out in many self-destructive ways.

Geraldine James

British actor Geraldine James is celebrated for her work both on stage and screen. 

Geraldine will be seen later this year in the highly anticipated DOWNTON ABBEY film, and most recently in the BAFTA nominated BEAST, written and directed by Michael Pearce and starring Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn. She can also recently be seen in Peter Mackie Burns’ film DAPHNE, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard British Film Award, and as a guest star in the hit BBC comedy UNCLE. 

Geraldine played Lena in the multi-award-nominated 45YEARS, directed by Andrew Haig. Her other film work includes: MEGAN LEAVEY, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and starring Kate Mara, OUR ROBOT OVERLORDS, directed by Jon Wright, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, directed by David Fincher, SHERLOCK HOLMES AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS, both directed by Guy Ritchie, Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MADE IN DAGENHAM, CALENDAR GIRLS, GANDHI, THE LUZHIN DEFENSE, THE TESTIMONY OF TALIESIN JONES, WORDS UPON THE WINDOW PANE, PRINCE OF SHADOWS, THE BRIDGE, THE TALL GUY, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE, and Sir Peter Hall’s SHE’S BEEN AWAY, for which she won the Coppa Volpi Award for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. 

Geraldine won the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the hit Netflix series ANNE WITH AN E, and has been BAFTA nominated four times for her television work for DUMMY, THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN, BAND OF GOLD and SINS. Her other television credits include: THE FIVE, BLACK WORK, UTOPIA 1 & 2, LITTLE BRITAIN, STATE OF PLAY, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, WHITE TEETH and BLOTT ON THE LANDSCAPE. 

James’s theatre credits include HAMLET on Broadway, THE SEAGULL, VICTORY, THE UN INSPECTOR, THE FAITH HEALER, LYSISTRATA and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE on Broadway (for which she was nominated for a Tony Award).

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