Tara Fitzgerald is a British actress who has received many awards and nominations in her career. Her most notable roles are Ophelia in Hamlet, Lady Dona St Columb in Frenchman’s Creek and Selyse Baratheon in HBO’s Game of Thrones. If you want to know more about this talented actress, as well as her net worth in 2023, take a further read into our article.
Tara Anne Cassandra Fitzgerald was born on September 18, 1967, and her zodiac sign is Virgo. She was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, which is located in England. Her father called Michael Callaby was an Irish photographer, who specialized in portraits, and her mother’s name is Sarah Geraldine Fitzgerald. Tara Fitzgerald spent her early life in the Bahamas with her family and her grandfather from her mother’s side, as he had his business there. She has a sister called Arabella, who was born on the Bahamas. When Tara was three years old, her family moved to London, and her parents divorced. Sarah Geraldine Fitzgerald married another man called Norman Rodway, and when Tara was just 11 years old, her biological father passed away. Tara Fitzgerald finished Drama Centre London school.
Tara has a lot of celebrities in her family. Her aunt Geraldine Fitzgerald is an actress too. Other prominent family members are Jennifer Johnston, a novelist and Susan Fitzgerald, another actress, of Irish descent.
Upon graduating from Drama Centre London, Tara Fitzgerald had her first comedy role in the movie Hear My Song, which premiered in 1991, but only after appearing in a 1993 movie titled Sirens, Fitzgerald’s talent and performance brought her attention. She appeared alongside Hugh Grant, and for her performance in this Australian comedy, Fitzgerald earned a nomination for Best Actress in a Lead Role during the Australian Film Institute. Hugh Grant and Fitzgerald worked together once more in 1995, in a movie titled The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain. Her other notable movies in which she appeared in are A Man of No Importance, a movie from 1994, Brassed Off from 1996, Dark Blue World in 2001, Secret Passage or The Lion’s Mouth from 2004 and she portrayed Miriam in Exodus: Gods and Kings. In Dark Place, she appeared alongside Leelee Sobieski.
The talented actress went on to become a director after she witnessed how there is nobody that will enlist an older actress into their movies, and she got so mad at the system and the people, that she decided that the best thing she can do is to become a director. When it comes to stage performances, she was one of the best actresses that can provide the audience with the reality of acting and the reality of the play that was happening on stage. Tara Fitzgerald appeared on stage more rather on the television, and some of her most prominent stage roles were Ophelia in Hamlet and Antigone in A Streetcar Named Desire. Her Ophelia role and the stage production of Hamlet went on to appear in America too, and the production was so successful that they ended up playing in more than ninety Broadway performances at the Belasco Theatre.
Regarding her television series roles, she had more than one successful role. First came The Black Candle, a TV show from 1991, and the following year she appeared in The Camomile Lawn. Her Best Actress reward came at the Reims International Television Festival, and she was awarded due to her amazing performance in Frenchman’s Creek. The Virgin Queen and Waking the Dead was another amazing project this talented actress appeared on, and she joined Waking the Dead in 2007, where she played the role of Dr. Eve Lockhart. For a more worldwide audience, she was easily recognized when Game of Thrones started airing, in 2011, and when she appeared as a fanatic wife of Stanis Baratheon, everyone knew who this actress was. Her portrayal of Selyse Baratheon was outstanding, as her other performances in all the movies, stage productions and television shows she ever worked on.
Tara Fitzgerald was married to John Sharian, a fellow actor and director, but unfortunately, the two divorced after two 11 years of marriage. She is currently living in London, with her second husband, actor Richard Clothier.
Tara Fitzgerald Net Worth 2023
Tara Fitzgerald’s main source of income is from her acting career, and given all her projects and acting roles, her estimated net worth in 2023 is around $2 million.