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Following her marriage to Val Kilmer in 1988, she was credited as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer until their divorce in 1996.
Whalley was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the 1985 BBC serial Edge of Darkness, and was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival for the 2011 series The Borgias. Whalley was born in Salford, Lancashire, but brought up in Stockport, Cheshire, where she attended Bredbury Comprehensive School, before leaving to study at Harrytown Convent Girls' School in Romiley and the Braeside School of Speech and Drama in Marple.
“I try to pop up every so often so that people don’t think I’m dead or living in Paraguay or something.” Joanne plays Liz, a femme fatale in a predominantly-male cast, including Ian Mc Shane, John Hurt, Ray Winstone and Steven Berkoff, and hopes it will be the first of many major roles now that she’s in a position to concentrate on her career.
“It’s hard to maintain regular work and raise a family,” she says. The kids are older now and they need different things which don’t involve me so much.
Her early film roles include a non-speaking part as a groupie in Pink Floyd's The Wall; and as a young Beatles fan in Birth of the Beatles.
The two of them are clearly close and Joanne admits that she isn’t relishing the prospect of her daughter’s departure.
“We’re so tight, the three of us, I don’t think it will make a difference. I don’t think you can ever really prepare yourself for when they leave.” In fact, the family have already had a little practice at being apart; Manchester-born Joanne had to fly back to England for the filming of 44 Inch Chest. “They couldn’t come with me because they were in school.
I would like to work more – I guess so I don’t have the empty-nest horror.
If I’m occupied, I’ll be fine.” Joanne divorced in 1996 and is yet to remarry. “I’ve been set up a few times but I think it’s good to just meet people so things can be more organic.” Beautiful at 45, Joanne could have her pick of suitors – and she doesn’t even need to try.