Caroline Goodall

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Caroline Goodall
Born (1959-11-13) 13 November 1959 (age 56)
London, England
Occupation Actress, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Derek Hoxby (1990-1993)
Nicola Pecorini (1994-present)

Caroline Cruice Goodall (born 13 November 1959) is an English actress and screenwriter. She has appeared in the films Hook (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Schindler's List (1993), Disclosure (1994) and The Princess Diaries (2001).

Early life[edit]

Goodall was born in London to Australian parents, her mother is a journalist and her father a publisher.[1] She went to St Leonards-Mayfield School and graduated (1981) with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English from Bristol University, alongside fellow screenwriter Jeremy Brock.[2]Caroline was a member of National Youth Theatre


Goodall appeared extensively on stage, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and then the National Theatre. Her roles for the RSC include Lady Anne in Richard III and Hypatia in Misalliance; while for the National Theatre she starred as Rebecca in Command or Promise. She also played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Shaw Theatre, and toured Australia in 1986 with the RSC.

Goodall was chosen by Steven Spielberg to star in his 1991 film Hook. She went on to appear in the films Cliffhanger (1993), Schindler's List (1993), and Disclosure (1994). In Australia, she co-starred with Russell Crowe in The Silver Brumby in 1993, and was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the 1995 film Hotel Sorrento. She had previously been nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress in a TV film or miniseries for the 1989 miniseries Cassidy. In 1996, she starred with Pauline Quirke in the BBC miniseries The Sculptress. In 1998, she was nominated for a Logie Award for Best Actress for A Difficult Woman, which also won best TV mini series at the New York Festival in 1998.

As a screenwriter, in addition to The Bay of Silence for Radiant Pictures, Goodall's credits include screen adaptations of Rupert Thomson's Dreams Of Leaving for HKM Films. Her other film appearances include The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and The Chumscrubber (2005).

In 2012, Goodall appeared in the ITV series Mrs Biggs as Charmian Biggs' (Sheridan Smith) mother Muriel. In 2013, she appeared in the television series The White Queen portraying Lady Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, the mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III. The series revolves around three women who played a role in the War of the Roses; Elizabeth Woodville, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and Lady Anne Neville. In 2015, she will appear in the film The Dressmaker, with Kate Winslet and Judy Davis.

Personal life[edit]

Goodall married Nicola Pecorini on 17 September 1994. The couple have two children, Gemma and Leone. Her sister is producer Victoria Goodall, who is married to actor/director Dallas Campbell.



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