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Last Updated: Friday February 25 2005 12:47 GMT

Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter)

Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter

Name: Miranda Richardson
Birthday: 3 March 1958
Starsign: Pisces
From: Southport, England
Family: One sister, eight years older than her.

Showbiz CV: Miranda has acted in loads of TV programmes and films and she often seems to play a baddie.

She was the voice of nasty Mrs Tweedy in Chicken Run, played the Wicked Queen in a big-budget TV version of Snow White and starred as the Queen of Hearts in a similar production of Alice in Wonderland.

Potty about: Animals, as Miranda wanted to be a vet when she was younger, before deciding on becoming an actress.

Movie Magic: Miranda has played Hermione Granger too, but only in a Comic Relief sketch for the BBC in 2003, called Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpot of Azibaijan.