Frances O’Connor Casted as Belle’s Mother

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Announced today, Frances O’Connor will be joining “Once Upon a Time” in season four (and possibly beyond?!). O’Connor is playing Belle’s mother. She will play Colette who we will meet in the sixth episode. We will learn the immense impact that Colette had on Belle’s life.

We do not know if this is a good or bad relationship. However, we do know she will be in Storybrooke, and Belle is about to reunite with her mother. She will first be introduced through flashbacks. This will be the first time that the writers are taking us into Belle’s past.

Frances O’Connor

Frances O’Connor was born on June 12, 1967 in Austrailia. She has been seen in various film and television shows. Here are a list of places that we have seen this actress on screen:

Film

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Year Title Role Notes
1995 Bathing Boxes 2nd woman Short film
1996 Love and Other Catastrophes Mia Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1997 Kiss or Kill Nikki Davies Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress

Montreal World Film Festival Award for Best Actress

Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

1997 Thank God He Met Lizzie Jenny Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress

1998 A Little Bit of Soul Kate Haslett
1999 A Margherita with Hot Salami Diana Short film
1999 Mansfield Park Fanny Price Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2000 About Adam Laura Owens
2000 Madame Bovary Emma Bovary TV Movie

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

2000 Bedazzled Alison / Nicole
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Monica Swinton Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress

Nominated—AACTA Award for Featured Actor of the Year—Female—Movies

Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actress

2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Gwendolen Fairfax
2002 Windtalkers Rita
2003 Timeline Kate Ericson
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Lucy Burns
2004 Book of Love Elaine Walker
2005 Three Dollars Tanya Harnovey Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
2005 The Lazarus Child Alison Heywood
2005 Piccadilly Jim Ann Chester
2009 Blessed Rhonda AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress

2011 The Hunter Lucy Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

2012 Jayne Mansfield’s Car Camilla Bedford
2012 Best Man Down Jaime
2012 Little Red Wagon Margaret Craig
2013 The Truth About Emanuel Janice Ashland Independent Film Festival Award for Best Acting Ensemble
2014 Mercy

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Television

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Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law of the Land Marissa Green Series regular
1994 The Damnation of Harvey McHugh Georgina Episode: “Heaven Knows Mr. McHugh”
1995 The Man from Snowy River Rachel McAlister Episodes: “A New Life: Part 1” and “A New Life: Part 2”
1995 Halifax f.p. Frances Episode: “The Feeding”
1996 Blue Heelers Gabe Greenway 3 episodes
1996 G.P. Karen Papadopoulos Episode: “Someone to Turn To”
1997 Frontline Kristy Episode: “I Get the Big Names”
2008 Cashmere Mafia Zoe Burden Series regular, 7 episodes
2011 Ice Sarah TV Mini-Series
2011 Hallelujah Ruth Turner TV pilot
2013 Vegas Barbara Kent Episode: “From This Day Forward”
2013-2014 Mr Selfridge Rose Selfridge Series regular, 20 episodes
2014 The Missing Emily Series regular
2014 Once Upon a Time Colette

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