You probably know British actress Indira Varma from her roles as Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones and Niobe on Rome. Her background (Indian, Swiss, and Italian) has allowed her to play a range of roles, and she always stands out to me in any production she’s in. And, this woman does not age! Let’s take a look at her frock flicks work!
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
A story set in 16th century India, as a princess (Varma) vies with her servant for love. I watched this, but so many years ago that I remember nothing!
A biopic about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Varma plays his wife in flashback scenes.
A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)
As Shakespeare’s “Dark Lady” in this film about the writing of his sonnets.
As the gorgeous wife of Roman officer Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd). Things get complicated when she thinks Vorenus is dead.
Comanche Moon (2008)
A TV miniseries prequel to Lonesome Dove. Varma plays “Therese Wanz.”
World Without End (2012)
A medieval miniseries (based on a Ken Follett book) — the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth — about a medieval English town during the start of the Hundred Years’ War and the outbreak of the Black Death.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Varma plays the high priestess in this Egyptian-set story of the biblical story of Moses.
Shakespeare’s Globe: Titus Andronicus (2015)
As Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Okay, so this doesn’t actually look period, but I’m filling things out.
As Piety Breakspear, “Absalom’s manipulative wife who seeks to enshrine her family’s legacy,” in this Victorian-ish noir fantasy TV series.
Which is your favorite of Indira Varma’s frock flick roles?