Anna Paquin cemented her place in screen history at age 11, after winning an Academy Award for her first film, gothic romance The Piano. She became the second youngest actor to score one of the main acting Oscars. Since then the part-Kiwi, part-Canadian has worked with a roster of stateside directors, including Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Spike Lee (25th Hour) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). In 2009 Paquin won a Golden Globe, playing a telepathic Southern waitress in the first of seven seasons of vampire hit True Blood. The multi-award-winning actor went on to star as as a stressed PR executive in British dramedy series Flack.
Paquin creates that rarest of things: a profoundly unsympathetic character who is mysteriously, mesmerically, operatically compelling to watch. Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw, in a review of movie Margaret, 1 December 2011