Anna Paquin’s Greatest Performances

Earning an Oscar at the tender age of 11 in your first film role would be considered peaking too soon by some, but Anna Paquin has gained success throughout her impressive career so far – from child actor to blockbuster star, indie darling to TV series frontrunner.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary release of The Piano, in cinemas for one night only on June 15 and also starring Holly Hunter, Sam Neill and Harvey Keitel, we take a look at Anna Paquin’s greatest performances to date.

The Piano (1993)

In her first film role, Anna Paquin steals every scene as precocious child Flora McGrath in Jane Campion’s masterpiece The Piano. Playing the daughter of a mute woman (Holly Hunter) sold into marriage, Flora translates her mother’s thoughts as they navigate a cruel family life in a remote country. The role earned Anna Paquin an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at

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