Joanne Whalley is indeed an English actress who started her career in 1974 and was billed as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer between 1988 until 1996. She has acted in approximately 30 feature films, notably Dance with such a Stranger (1985), Willow (1988), Scandal, Storyville (1992), The Secret Rapture (1993), and Mother’s Boys (1995). She was billed as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer after her marriage to Val Kilmer in 1988 and until their divorce in 1996.
Whalley was also nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for such 1985 BBC serial Edge of Darkness, as well as for the 2011 series The Borgias, she was nominated for such a Best Actress Golden Nymph Award there at Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Her other television roles include Sister Maggie in Daredevil, the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective, the title character in the 2000 CBS Television movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Claudia, Pontius Pilate’s wife inside the 2015 NBC series A.D. The Bible Continues, as well as Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate within 2015 NBC series A.D. The Bible Continues.
Whalley was born in Salford, Lancashire, and afterwards moved to Levenshulme, Levenshulme, and finally Stockport, Cheshire. She went to Bredbury Comprehensive School before moving to Romiley to attend Harrytown Convent Girls’ School and Marple’s Braeside School of Speech & Drama.
Whalley made his television debut as a kid in How We Used To Live and Juliet Bravo, as well as recurring roles in soap operas such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale. In Pink Floyd’s The Wall, she played a non-speaking groupie, and then in Birth of the Beatles, she played a young Beatles fan.
She dabbled well with margins of the Manchester New Wave movement in the post-punk era and had been briefly a part of a Stockport-based band named the Slowguns, however departed before its two singles were released. Subsequently, she was indeed the lead vocalist of Cindy & The Saffrons, a pop group who performed the Shangri-Las’ “Past, Present, as well as Future” in 1982 at Abbey Road Studios and Twinkle’s “Terry” the following year. Shortly afterwards, the group disbanded. Whalley read the letters among Mark Hoppus’ grandparents on Blink-182’s track “Stockholm Syndrome” in 2003.