1. - Lara Flynn Boyle, Threesome, 1994. After her high spot of being the blind Al Pacino’s tango partner in Scent of a Woman, 1992, the Brit beauty of the month disappeared into TV.
“In the beginning, I turned down work. Which was delicious for my ego. After the second child, I was not receiving offers. After the third child, I was begging for employment.”
2. - Julia Ormond, First Knight, 1995. Guinevere to Billy Baldwin’s Lancelot a year earlier when there were script problems in Camelot - and no Connery. His queen was the next British flavour of the month.
3. - Kate Winslet, Titanic, 1996.
4. - Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting, 1997. Gabrielle was among five British nearly-Skylars: Helena Bonham Carter, Julia Ormond, Rachel Weisz. When the writer-stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Oscars in hand, thanked Minnie Driver, the simultaneous translation for French TV said they thanked... beaucoup de chauffeurs!
5. - Mary Doyle-Kennedy, The Tudors, TV, 2007-08. “Audition processes are, by nature, horrific,” laughed Anwar, invited to audition for two of Henry VIII’s wives and one sister. “Unfortunately, they cast a great actress, Mary Doyle-Kennedy, to play Catherine. She’s terrific.” And Anwar got to be Princess Margaret for six episodes.