Theatre director Peter Hall says Geraldine James ranks amongst the great English classical actresses.
Geraldine has recorded several audio books including "So Worthy My Love" in 1990 and "The Secret Garden" for Random House Audio in 1993.
Geraldine has one daughter, Eleanor.
Geraldine is spokesperson for the Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, held annually in London.
Geraldine starred as Mirabehn in the multi-Oscar-winning film Gandhi in 1982.
Geraldine is a Patron for NACOA, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.
Geraldine has guest starred in the BBC Radio 4 series, Baldi.
Geraldine went to school at Downe House, a girls' independent school in Newbury, Berkshire. Later she went to the Drama Centre London.
Geraldine's father was a cardiologist.
In 1989 Geraldine won the Volpi Cup at The Venice Film Festival for Best Actress in She's Been Away. She tied with Peggy Ashcroft who was also in She's Been Away.
In 1990 Geraldine was nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress for She's Been Away.
Geraldine was nominated for a BAFTA Award four times - in 1978 for Dummy, in 1985 for The Jewel in the Crown, in 1996 for Band of Gold and in 2001 for The Sins.
Geraldine was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) in 1990 for her portrayal of Portia in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice".
Geraldine lives in Battersea, London, England.
Geraldine was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to Drama in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Geraldine is married to Joseph Blatchley.
Geraldine: It was on a driving holiday in northern France in the early 1990s. I think French hotels are generally pretty awful - lumpy beds, often not terribly clean and just uncomfortable - but usually the food is fantastic.
Geraldine: I'm not very good in the sun - though I love being in it - so I always take a hat and factor 47 suncream.
Geraldine: I'm a chronic insomniac, so I need something to lull me to sleep, like rain on the roof or the sound of the sea.
Geraldine: When I was filming Gandhi, the cast found a little hotel north of Bombay that the family had built when their daughter was getting married - the Manori Belle, near Gujarat. It was run by a wonderful woman named Phoebe and we stayed there often. It was absolutely beautiful and now, when I can't sleep at night, I take myself back there.
(About Drama Centre London)
Geraldine: It was a brilliant place for people like me. All I wanted to do was be on a stage and I just remember the enthusiasm there.