Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Rachel Claire Ward AM (born 12 September 1957) is an English-Australian actress, film and television director, screenwriter, and former model who has primarily pursued her career in Australia. During her modelling career, she was featured on the covers of Vogue, Harper's & Queen, and Cosmopolitan magazines. After moving to the United States in 1977, she appeared in television advertisements such as the Lincoln Mercury "Cougar Girl" and Revlon's "Scoundrel Girl". In 1981, she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for "New Star of the Year" for her role in the film Sharky's Machine starring with Burt Reynolds. The following year, she starred in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid with Steve Martin. Her big break came in 1983, when she starred opposite Richard Chamberlain as the lead role portraying Meggie Cleary in the television miniseries The Thorn Birds, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Also in 1983, U.S. audiences voted Ward one of the world's 10 most beautiful women. In 1984, she played Jess in the film noir remake Against All Odds, with Jeff Bridges. After filming Fortress in 1985, she then disappeared from film for a few years to study acting. In 2001, she was again nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role in On the Beach (2000). Also in 2001, she won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Short Fiction Film for The Big House, and Best Australian Film at Flickerfest. The film also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia award, as did her 2003 film Martha's New Coat — which also won the 2003 ATOM Award. In 2005, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to raising awareness of social justice through lobbying, mentoring and advocacy for the rights of disadvantaged and at-risk young people, and support for the Australian film and television industry". In 2009, she directed her first feature-length film titled Beautiful Kate, adapted by Ward from a 1982 Newton Thornburg novel, and premiered at the Sydney Film Festival. She has been married to the Australian actor Bryan Brown since 1983. They have three children: Rosie, Matilda, and Joe. Matilda Brown is an actress, writer and director.

  • Title: Rachel Ward
  • Popularity: 16.236
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1957-09-12
  • Place of Birth: Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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  • Also Known As: Рэйчел Уорд
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Rachel Ward Movies

  • 1983
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    The Final Terror

    The Final Terror

    5.078 1983 HD

    A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her...

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  • 1984
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    Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    5.702 1984 HD

    She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love...

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  • 2000
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    On the Beach

    On the Beach

    6.1 2000 HD

    The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is...

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  • 1990
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    After Dark, My Sweet

    After Dark, My Sweet

    5.6 1990 HD

    The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.

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  • 1982
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    6.6 1982 HD

    Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese...

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  • 1993
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    Wide Sargasso Sea

    Wide Sargasso Sea

    5 1993 HD

    In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's...

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  • 1992
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    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

    4.904 1992 HD

    Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the...

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  • 1981
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    Sharky's Machine

    Sharky's Machine

    6 1981 HD

    Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky's new...

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  • 1989
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    How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    6.274 1989 HD

    Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.

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  • 1985
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    Fortress

    Fortress

    6.881 1985 HD

    After being kidnapped by four masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.

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  • 1987
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    Hotel Colonial

    Hotel Colonial

    5.3 1987 HD

    Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene...

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  • 1981
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    Night School

    Night School

    5.7 1981 HD

    A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds, committed by a helmeted, black-leather clad...

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  • 2002
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    Johnson County War

    Johnson County War

    5.538 2002 HD

    The three Hammett brothers, Cain, Harry and Dale are caught in a conflict that escalates rapidly and the old farmers facing against new farmers who...

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  • 1992
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    Double Jeopardy

    Double Jeopardy

    5.2 1992 HD

    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...

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  • 1987
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    The Good Wife

    The Good Wife

    4.8 1987 HD

    In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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  • 1997
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    My Stepson, My Lover

    My Stepson, My Lover

    3.3 1997 HD

    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.

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  • 2002
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    Bobbie's Girl

    Bobbie's Girl

    4.1 2002 HD

    Two middle-aged lesbians find their lives complicated when one of them takes in her ten-year-old nephew.

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  • 2001
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    And Never Let Her Go

    And Never Let Her Go

    6.3 2001 HD

    The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.

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  • 1992
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    Black Magic

    Black Magic

    3.3 1992 HD

    A young man is tormented by visions of his dead cousin who attempts to warn him of a Witch capable of casting deadly spells!

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  • 2017
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    The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

    The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

    7.3 2017 HD

    The chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse - passing backwards through the years...

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  • 1991
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    And the Sea Will Tell

    And the Sea Will Tell

    6.4 1991 HD

    A wealthy couple (James Brolin and Deidre Hall) are killed on their yacht off the coast of a secluded South American island called Palmyra. The...

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  • 1994
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    The Ascent

    The Ascent

    5.5 1994 HD

    The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya...

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  • 1992
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    Double Obsession

    Double Obsession

    5.5 1992 HD

    A lesbian librarian kidnaps a beautiful woman she's obsessed with.

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  • 1989
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    Shadow of the Cobra

    Shadow of the Cobra

    7 1989 HD

    Dramatisation of the story of notorious Indian serial killer Charles Sobhraj (b. 1944), who preyed on Western tourists throughout South East Asia...

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  • 1999
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    Seasons of Love

    Seasons of Love

    1 1999 HD

    Sprawling tale spanning 50 years in the life of the fictional Linthorne family as seen through the eyes of the rugged head of the clan as he and his...

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  • 1979
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    Christmas Lilies of the Field

    Christmas Lilies of the Field

    5 1979 HD

    In this belated sequel to 'Lilies of the Field' (1963), jack-of-all-trades Homer Smith revisits the chapel in the Arizona desert that he helped build...

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  • 2023
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    Rachel's Farm

    Rachel's Farm

    7.5 2023 HD

    Award-winning film director and actress Rachel Ward is the last person you’d expect to join a farming revolution. Following the birth of her...

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  • 2018
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    Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit

    6.687 2018 HD

    Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover...

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  • 1997
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    Twisted

    Twisted

    1 1997 HD

    Four unsuspecting victims find themselves beyond "The Twilight Zone" in a twisted and altered reality: an airline passenger thinks he's lost his...

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  • 2009
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    Beautiful Kate

    Beautiful Kate

    5.9 2009 HD

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  • 2009
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    Beautiful Kate

    Beautiful Kate

    5.9 2009 HD

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  • 2013
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    An Accidental Soldier

    An Accidental Soldier

    5.9 2013 HD

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  • 2001
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    The Big House

    The Big House

    3 2001 HD

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  • 2019
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    Palm Beach

    Palm Beach

    5.3 2019 HD

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  • 2019
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    Palm Beach

    Palm Beach

    5.3 2019 HD

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  • 2023
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    Rachel's Farm

    Rachel's Farm

    7.5 2023 HD

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  • 2003
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    Martha's New Coat

    Martha's New Coat

    1 2003 HD

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  • 1983
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    The Thorn Birds

    The Thorn Birds

    7.115 1983 HD

    The story based on a novel by Colleen McCullough focuses on three generations of the Cleary family living on a sheep station in the Australian...

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  • 2006
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    Monarch Cove

    Monarch Cove

    9.5 2006 HD

    Monarch Cove is a prime time telenovela that premiered on Lifetime Television on November 4, 2006. It ran for 14 episodes, ending on December 16,...

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  • 1981
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    Dynasty

    Dynasty

    6.302 1981 HD

    The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam,...

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  • 2007
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    Rain Shadow

    Rain Shadow

    1 2007 HD

    Rain Shadow is an Australian television drama series which premiered on 7 October 2007 on ABC TV. It aired on Sundays at 8.30 pm. The six-part series...

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  • 2006
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    Blackbeard

    Blackbeard

    5.1 2006 HD

    Bristol, England, 1717. Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy scouts the seas in order to restore safe passage to the sea lanes. He meets his...

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  • 2022
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    Darby and Joan

    Darby and Joan

    5.6 2022 HD

    An English widow on a reluctant quest. An Australian detective escaping his past. When lives collide, two strangers embark on an epic outback odyssey...

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  • 2001
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    And Never Let Her Go

    And Never Let Her Go

    5 2001 HD

    The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.

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  • 2002
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    Johnson County War

    Johnson County War

    5 2002 HD

    The three Hammett brothers are caught in a conflict that escalates rapidly and the old farmers facing against new farmers who have settled in the...

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  • 1999
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    Seasons of Love

    Seasons of Love

    1 1999 HD

    Thomas Linthorne is a farmer, who, with his bride, Kate, settles a parcel of untilled Midwestern farmland in 1866. Linthorne is a dynamic and driven...

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  • 1970
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    Seasons of Love

    Seasons of Love

    7.3 1970 HD

    Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia’s Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly...

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  • 1970
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    Seasons of Love

    Seasons of Love

    6 1970 HD

    Two Twisted is an Australian TV mystery anthology drama which premiered on the Nine Network on 14 August 2006. Narrated by Bryan Brown, who also...

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