Who is Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset?

Jacqueline Bisset poses for photographs with her Golden Globe. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

British actress Jacqueline Bisset made a heartfelt speech at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles after unexpectedly winning the award for best supporting actress in a series, mini-series of TV movie for her role in the BBC's Dancing on the Edge.

The award recognised Bisset's portrayal of Lady Cremone in the series, which is set in 1930s London when a black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world.

Watch Jacqueline Bisset's acceptance speech here:

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Watch the trailer for the BBC's Dancing on the Edge:

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The Golden Globe nomination was the actress' fifth but it was the first time she walked away with the prize. Previously, she received nominations for the following:

  • 2000: Best supporting actress in a TV series for Joan of Arc.

  • 1985: Best supporting actress in a motion picture for Under the Volcano.

  • 1976: Best actress in a motion picture for Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

  • 1969: Most promising newcomer for The Sweet Ride

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Jaqueline was born in 1944 in Weybridge, Surrey. Milestones in her acting career include:

1967: She makes her acting debut in Two for the Road alongside Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. In the same year she appeared in the James Bond parody 'Casino Royale' starring Woody Allen and Peter Sellers.

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A year later she appeared in The Detective with Frank Sinatra and Bullitt with Steve Mcqueen:

Her breakthrough role in the US is considered to be The Deep in 1977 - alongside Nick Nolte and Robert Shaw - which told the story of a couple (Bisset and Nolte) who clash with treasure hunters while diving in Bermuda.

Other film credits include: Rich and Famous (1981), Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) and Under the Volcano (1984).