Tony-winner McTeer Is on a Filmmaking Tear in CA

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Janet McTeer, who won a Tony (and virtually all of 1997's Best Actress honors) as the pampered heroine with the late-blooming spine in the Broadway revival of Ibsen's A Doll's House, has returned to the U.S. from England -- now to star in a film, Tumbleweeds.

Janet McTeer, who won a Tony (and virtually all of 1997's Best Actress honors) as the pampered heroine with the late-blooming spine in the Broadway revival of Ibsen's A Doll's House, has returned to the U.S. from England -- now to star in a film, Tumbleweeds.

"It's a little road movie we're making in Southern California, about a mother and daughter," McTeer says. She expects that this shift in mediums will increase her professional visibility.

During a filming break, McTeer made a dash to New York and caught up on some plays and friends (including Jan Maxwell, who was McTeer's Tony-nominated friend in A Doll's House and is now playing Rebecca Luker's romantic rival in The Sound of Music).

McTeer hopes to return to Broadway in the near future, but "I have no idea in what right now."

-- By Harry Haun

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