Sure, she’s Phryne Fisher to everyone now, but Essie Davis has shown up in a fair number of historical costume movie and TV roles previous to those murder-mysteries we’re all so fond of (plus some fantasy and sci-fi flicks). Let’s peruse, shall we?
Evelyn Bookman in The Ripper (1997)
Mary Costello in Kings in Grass Castles (1998)
Catharina in Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)
Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (2006)
Cath Carney in Australia (2008)
Alma Stanley in South Solitary (2010)
Dolly Pickles in Cloudstreet (2011)
Caitlin Thomas in A Poet in New York (2014)
Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-2015)
Dowager Queen Elizabeth in The White Princess (2017)
Martha Franklin in The Last Post (2017)
Ellen Kelly in True History of the Kelly Gang (coming in 2019)
Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears (coming in 2020)
Have you seen any of Essie Davis’ historical costume movie or TV roles other than Miss Fisher?