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Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Birthdate: September 12, 1957

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rachel Claire Ward, AM (born 12 September 1957) is a British actress, columnist, film director, and screenwriter who has primarily pursued her career in Australia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rachel Ward, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


Beautiful Kate (2009)

A writer, Ned Kendall (Mendelsohn), is returning to the remote and isolated family home inhabited by his sister Sally (Griffiths), to say goodbye to his father, Bruce (Brown), who is dying. Ned also brings his fiancee, Toni (Dermody), who has trouble getting used to the isolation and harshness of...

Blackbeard (2006)

The 18th century notorious pirate Blackbeard (Angus Macfadyen) wreaks havoc on the high-seas looking for Captain Kidd's treasure. His dark presence causes controversy in the local port town of New Providence, especially among Gov. Charles Eden (Richard Chamberlain) and his adopted daughter Charlo...

Bobbie's Girl (2002)

Bobbie Langham (Rachel Ward) and Bailey Lewis (Bernadette Peters) are life partners who own and run a pub together in Dublin, Ireland, aided by Bailey's brother, David Lewis (Jonathan Silverman). Bobbie discovers that she has breast cancer, and is determined to deal with the crisis on her own. Me...

Johnson County War (2002)


On the Beach (2000)

The USS Charleston (SSN-704) in On the Beach is a 688i variant of the Los Angeles-class and is equipped with a caterpillar drive. The Morse code signal picked up by the submarine crew in the original novel and film was updated to an automated digital broadcast powered by a solar-powered laptop co...

Love, Murder and Deceit (1997)

A kind nurse finds herself embroiled in a tense and potentially deadly family affair when she falls for the son of her ruthless new husband.

Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

For a full-length summary see: plot summary of Wide Sargasso Sea.

Double Jeopardy (1992)

Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa goes on trial for murder with Jack's wife as her law...

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

The titular Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the East Indies, which eventually leads to the discovery of the Americas.

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

Ex-boxer Kevin "Kid" Collins is a drifter and an escapee from a mental hospital. He meets Fay Anderson, a widow, who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. "Uncle Bud" talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make dec...

How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

The movie is a farce about a mentally unstable advertising executive, Denis Dimbleby Bagley (played by Grant), who suffers a nervous breakdown while making an advert for pimple cream. Ward plays his long-suffering but sympathetic wife. Richard Wilson plays John Bristol, Bagley's boss. Bagley has ...

Hotel Colonial (1987)

Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And brotherly love turns to hate.

The Good Wife (1987)

The film tells the story of a man and wife whose marriage is complicated by a relationship between the man's brother and his wife, and his wife's attraction to the manager of the local bar. The setting is pre-war Australia.

Fortress (1986)

A teacher (Rachel Ward) and her students at a small rural school in Australia are kidnapped and held for ransom by a band of violent shotgun-wielding masked thugs. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.

Against All Odds (1984)

Professional football player Terry Brogan (Jeff Bridges) is released by his team, the (fictitious) Los Angeles Outlaws. Aging, injured and in need of money, he is contacted by an old acquaintance, the shady gambler and nightclub owner Jake Wise (James Woods), who wants him to find Jake's girlfrie...

The Final Terror (1983)

A group of young forest rangers and their girlfriends go camping in the woods for what they hope to be a fun-filled weekend only to find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of fresh victims. Soon they are caught in a terrifying game of bloodshed an...

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's ...

Sharky's Machine (1981)

Tom Sharky (Burt Reynolds) is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who is working on a transaction with a drug dealer. Another member of the force, Smiley (Darryl Hickman), shows up unexpectedly during the sting, causing the drug dealer to run and Sharky to give chase, ultimately shooting the suspect on a...

Night School (1981)

Anne Barron (Meb Boden) is a teacher's aide at the Jack-N-Jill Daycare Center in Boston. It's the early evening and the last child has been picked up by her mother. Anne is relaxing on the playground carousel when someone pulls up on a Bike, wearing a black motorcycle helmet. She is startled as t...