BOSTON LEGAL Saffron Burrows Biography

Saffron Burrows : Lorraine Weller

Date Of Birth: October 21st, 1972   Hometown: London, England

Already renowned for her work in foreign films, Saffron Burrows is now capturing the attention of American audiences with her striking beauty and remarkable acting range, appearing in an eclectic string of roles in both big-budget action movies as well as thought-provoking indies.

Last seen opposite Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle in Mike Binder’s critically-acclaimed film, “Reign Over Me,” Burrows will star opposite Jason Statham in Roger Donaldson’s feature, “The Bank Job,” which recently wrapped production in London. The film follows the story of the legendary 1971 Baker St. Heist. In addition, she is the lead in Amy Redford’s upcoming directorial debut, “The Guitar,” the story about a woman who, after being diagnosed with one month to live, decides to max out her credit cards and live out her wildest dreams. Also on tap for Burrows is Peter Howitt’s “Dangerous Parking,” with Tom Conti.

Burrows’ diverse acting credits range from Wolfgang Petersen’s “Troy,” with Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom, to “Klimt,” where she starred opposite John Malkovich. Additional credits include Hal Hartley’s “Fay Grim,” opposite Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum; Renny Harlin’s “Deep Blue Sea”; Mike Figgis’ film adaptation of the classic play, “Miss Julie”; “Enigma,” opposite Kate Winslet and Jeremy Northam; Paul McGuigan’s “Gangster No. 1,” with Paul Bettany and David Thewlis; The Australian romantic comedy, “Hotel De Love”; Mark Joffe’s “The Matchmaker”; Pat O’Connor’s “Circle of Friends”; Jim Sheridan’s “In the Name of the Father,” opposite Daniel Day Lewis; and Ngozicah Onwurah’s “Welcome to the Terra Dome.” Burrows also appeared in “Timecode,” directed by Mike Figgis. This split-screen ensemble, including Stellan Skarsgard and Salma Hayek, was filmed in a single take without edits.

An accomplished stage actress, Burrows recently starred opposite David Schwimmer in Neil LaBute’s “Some Girl(s)” on the West End stage. Other stage credits include “The Powerbook,” directed by Deborah Warner for the Royal National Theatre in London, also performed in Paris and Rome, and “The Earthly Paradise,” where she portrayed Pre-Raphaelite Janey Morris for London’s Almeida Theatre.

On television Burrows starred in the acclaimed British productions of Dennis Potter’s “Karaoke,” opposite Albert Finney, Julie Christie and Richard E. Grant, as well as Antonia Bird’s “Full Stretch,” Simon Cellan-Jones’ “Rik Mayall Presents: The Big One” and Gerard Verges’ “Meurtre en Ardeche.”

A native of Great Britain, Burrows speaks fluent French and Spanish. She currently divides her time between London and Los Angeles.

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