Janet McTeer


  1. Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2000.     At least she was British (but not lumpy/dumpy) unlike such diarist ideas as the Arquette sisters, Julie Benz, Selma Blair, Nicollette Sheridan, etc.
  2. Tilda Swinton, Suspiria, Italy-US, 2016.    Eight years earlier, when David Gordon Green was due to re-make Dario Argento’s giallo classic, McTeer  was due to be Miss Tanner, head instructor at Germany’s prestigious – and creepy  –  Tanz Dance Akademie.  Italian legend Alida Valli was Tanner in 1967.  Argento was unimpresed by his director friend Luca Guadagnino’s re-tread.  “It betrayed the spirit of the original,” he told Italy’s Rai 1 TV channel in 2019.  “There is no fear.”  And DGG stayed stayed true to the neighbourhood, producer-directing  2020s’ cinema orTV chapters of The  Exorcist, Halloween  and Hellraiser.

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