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Jodhi May      

English Actress; Youngest-Ever Recipient of the Best Actress Award Cannes Film Festival

Jodhi May is an English stage, film, and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World Apart (1988). Her other film appearances include The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Sister My Sister (1994), and A Quiet Passion (2016).

Other than a brief lull while studying English at Wadham College, Oxford, she has had near-constant work since her debut, and can regularly be seen on film, television, and the British stage.

In 2002, May wrote and directed a short film called Spyhole.

In August 2005, May appeared in "Blackbird" by David Harrower alongside Roger Allam at the Edinburgh Festival in a production by German director Peter Stein. The play transferred to the Albery Theatre, London in February 2006 and won an award for Best New Play.

In 2010, she played the lead role of Kay in Mark Haddon's play "Polar Bears" at the Donmar Warehouse.

May played Janet Stone in the 2011 noir thriller I, Anna, alongside Gabriel Byrne, Charlotte Rampling, Eddie Marsan, and Honor Blackman.

In 2015, she appeared in the Season 5 premiere of the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

In 2019, she played Queen Calanthe in "The Witcher," Netflix's live-action adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's popular book series.


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