Scottish actress Lindsay Duncan was born in 1950 and has become a noted stage and screen actress, winning the Tony Award for Private Lives.
Lindsay was born in Edinburgh and studied at London's Central School of Speech and Drama before graduating to television productions included On Approval (1982), Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), Dead Head (1985), and Traffik (1989). On stage she created the role of La Marquise de Merteuil in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in Stratford, London and New York.
In the 1990s, she continued to appear in celebrated London stage and screen productions, such as the 1999 TV version of Oliver Twist, in which she portrays Elizabeth Leeford and more recently in the British TV series Lost In Austen. Duncan also appears in the 1999 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.