Anne-Marie Duff Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 May, 2018
Facts of Anne-Marie Duff
Date of Birth: 1970 , October-8
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Anne-Marie Duff
Father Brendan McAvoy
Mother Mary Duff
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Chiswick, London, England
Ethnicity Caucasian
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color white
Affair with David Tennant (1999 -2013)
Children Brendan McAvoy
Divorce James McAvoy (m. 2006–2016)
Education Mellow Lane School, The Drama Centre, the drama school
Siblings Eddy Duff
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English actress Anne-Marie Duff has worked in several television shows, radio, films, and theatres with great élan. She is mostly known for playing Fiona Gallagher in British comedy-drama series, Shameless. She is also known for her performances in Nowhere Boy as Julia Lennon, The Virgin Queen as Queen Elizabeth I, and Suffragette as Violet Miller. Duff won several awards such as BAFTA Cymru, BIFA Award, London Film Critics' Circle Award, and many more for her iconic role in the television series as well as movies. She was married to an actor, James McAvoy and has a son Brendan together before separating in 2016. 

Early Life And Education Of Anne-Marie Duff 

Anne-Marie Duff was born on 8th October 1970 in Chiswick, London, England. She belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds British nationality. Duff was born to Brendan, a painter and decorator, and Mary, a shoe shop worker. She also has a brother, Eddy Duff

Duff went to the Mellow Lane School. She was a shy girl in her childhood and to overcome her shyness she attended the local youth theatre ‘Young Argosy’ associated with the Argosy Players. 

Duff also joined The Drama Centre, the drama school in north London that produced near contemporaries such as Paul BettanyJohn Simm, and Helen McCrory.

Anne-Marie Duff’s Career

Anne-Marie Duff began her career through the 1994 Theatre plays, Uncle Silas as Maud Ruthyn, and The Mil on the Floss as First Maggie. She then made her television debuted with the 1997 ITV police procedural television drama series, Trial & Retribution.

The following year, Duff worked in Radio and audio play, Twelfth Night. She then featured in the number of radio drams, The Art of Love, The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Jane Eyre, Look Back in Anger, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, and among others.

CAPTION: Anne Marie Duff SOURCE: Monica Vinader

In 2001, Duff debuted on a silver screen from the espionage thriller film, Enigma, alongside Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam, and many others. She then played a major role in 2002 Irish-British drama film, ‘The Magdalene Sisters.’ 

After that, Duff started to become well known outside of the festival circuit in 2004 when she was featured in British comedy-drama series, Shameless and won several awards and nominations including Irish Film and Television Awards, British Academy Television Awards, and many more.

Duff won BIFA Award, and London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominated for Irish Film and Television Awards, and Empire Award for Best Actress among many other wins and nomination for 2009 British biographical drama film, Nowhere Boy.

Anne-Marie Duff also made her appearances in number of movies, Notes on a Scandal, Is Anybody There?, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, Suffragette, whereas, her television credits, The Way We Live Now, Charles II: The Power and The Passion, The History of Mr. Polly, The History of Mr. Polly, and many more.

As of 2018, Duff is working on her upcoming British animated television miniseries, Watership Down, alongside James McAvoy, Ben Kingsley, and Gemma Arterton.

Anne-Marie Duff’s Net worth

Anne-Marie Duff is active in the film industry since 1995, and as per some online sources, her estimated net worth is not less than in millions, however, the exact figure is still under review.

Some of her box-office hit movies are:

Movie Budget Box office collection IMDB rating Cast Member
Notes on a Scandal (2006) $15 million  $49.8 million 7.4 Judi Dench
Cate Blanchett
Bill Nighy
Michael Maloney
Nowhere Boy (2009) ₤1,235,500 $6,413,733 7.2  Aaron Johnson
Kristin Scott Thomas
David Threlfall
Thomas Sangster
Suffragette (2015) $14 million  $34.04 million 6.9 Carey Mulligan
Helena Bonham
Brendan Gleeson
Ben Whishaw

Anne-Marie Duff’s Personal Life

Anne-Marie Duff is possibly single at present. Previously, she was married to her co-star, James McAvoy, a popular Scottish actor.

CAPTION: Anne-Marie Duff and her husband James McAvoy SOURCE: etonline.com

Duff and McAvoy worked together in Shameless and began their relationship. They tied to knot on 11th November 2006 in a Quiet ceremony. Duff gave birth to their son, Brendan, in 2010.

However, after being together for more than then ten years, the couple filed for divorce in 2016. As of now, Duff and McAvoy seem to be on good terms as they are both working on their upcoming series ‘Watership Down.’

As per some rumors, Duff dated a Scottish and British actor and voice actor, David Tennant from 1999 – 2003.

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