Julia Ormond

Joanna Beauchamp
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Julia Ormond

Among her film work, Julia Ormond starred in the epic "Legends of the Fall" alongside actors Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn and played the lead role opposite Harrison Ford in the film "Sabrina," directed by Sydney Pollack. In 2008, she starred again with Brad Pitt in the fantasy-drama "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and also worked with Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderberghs biopic "Che." Other credits include Jennifer Lynchs "Surveillance," "Chained" and Zal Batmanglijs "The East," which premiered at Sundance this year. In 2010, she received an Emmy Award for her role in the HBO movie "Temple Grandin" and in 2012 was nominated for a second Emmy for her guest role on "Mad Men."


Ormond executive produced "Calling the Ghosts: A Story of Rape, War and Women," which was used as a lobbying tool for the arrest of indicted war criminals in the former Yugoslavia. She is the founder and president of the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET), which works to advance systemic changes needed to eradicate slavery. She is a former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Trafficking and Slavery and the founding co-chair of Film Aid International. She is the recipient of The World Economic Forums Crystal Award and Women for Women Internationals Peace Award for her advocacy work.

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Joanna Beauchamp

Curiously ageless, Joanna Beauchamp is the artistic, down-to-earth and beautiful mother of Freya and Ingrid who has been hiding a secret from her girls...the fact that she and her daughters are powerful and immortal witches. She has kept her magical powers and their familys past concealed for the sake of her daughters safety, and instead has chosen to live a magic-free life in a quintessential small town. As an art teacher, Joanna hopes to give her daughters a normal life, free of the dangers and temptations associated with magic. But when her free-spirited sister Wendy reenters her life after 100 years, the Beauchamps normal lifestyle is turned upside down and an unfortunate sequence of life-threatening events forces Joanna to come clean with her daughters about their supernatural gifts.