Joining the cast of GRAVES in a guest role this season is Jacqueline Bisset, who will portray “Diana Scott,” President Graves’ brilliant and wry first wife, the Jane Wyman to Graves’ Ronald Reagan. A political activist and college professor, Diana was Graves’ first love during an all but forgotten period of his life — his politically idealistic 20’s.
Jackie won a 2014 Golden Globe for her role as Lacy Cremone in Starz mini-series Dancing on the Edge. The iconic actress has worked with some of the world’s most revered directors: Roman Polanski, Francois Truffaut, John Huston, Peter Yates, George Cukor, Stanley Donen, Maximilian Schell and Sidney Lumet. Her notable films include Bullitt, The Deep, Day for Night, Murder on the Orient Express, Under the Volcano, Dangerous Beauty, Wild Orchid, Rich and Famous, Cul de Sac, Two for the Road, The Greek Tycoon, The Detective, Airport and The Grasshopper. She recently earned rave reviews starring opposite Gerard Depardieu in Welcome to New York and opposite Drew Barrymore in Miss You Already.
During her career, Bisset has teamed with such distinguished leading men as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Nick Nolte, Frank Sinatra, Albert Finney, William Holden Anthony Quinn and, Robert Shaw. She also starred in “The Last Film Festival,” Dennis Hopper’s last film. Jackie can soon be seen in Francois Ozon’s erotic thriller “L’Amant Double,” a 2017 Palme d’Or contender, and in Fall 2017 will begin filming “Journey to Miyakojima,” a Paul Hoppe-produced, Slony Sow-directed independent film. Bisset was recently cast in a recurring role for the Starz-Encore J.K. Simmons-starrer “Counterpart.”
Bisset has received France’s Legion d’Honneur and won a Cesar (the French equivalent of an Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in La Ceremonie.