|Miranda Richardson (1958 - )|
|Dance with a Stranger (1985) [Ruth Ellis]: Executed by hanging (off-screen). The movie ends before her death, but a block of on-screen text tells us about her eventual fate.
Black Adder II: Chains (1986) [Queen Elizabeth I]: Stabbed to death (off-screen), along with the rest of the cast, by Hugh Laurie. Her body is shown lying with the others afterwards, with the killer standing over them disguised as Miranda. (Indeed, he's actually played by Miranda, with Hugh's voice dubbed in.)
Blackadder the Third: Amy and Amiability (1987) [Amy Hardwood, the Elusive Shadow]: Executed by hanging (off-screen) after being turned in by Rowan Atkinson; we learn of her death afterwards when Hugh Laurie reads about it in the newspaper. (Thanks to Roxy)
Eat the Rich (1987) [DHSS Blonde]: Shot in the chest by Lanah Pellay at the unemployment office.
Empire of the Sun (1987) [Mrs. Victor]: Dies in her sleep of starvation/exhaustion while all of the prisoners are being transported from the prison camp; her body is shown afterwards when Christian Bale wakes up next to her. (Thanks to Yvette)
Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital (1989) [Nurse Mary]: Presumably executed (off-screen) by a firing squad; the episode ends with Rowan Atkinson realizing her innocence just as she's being put before the squad, but given the dark-comic tone of the series, it's unlikely that he was able to stop the execution. (Thanks to Roxy)
The Crying Game (1992) [Jude]: Shot repeatedly (ending with a shot to the throat) by Jaye Davidson.
The Designated Mourner (1997) [Judy]: Executed (off-screen) by having poison forced down her throat through a tube as she's strapped to a chair with other political prisoners; we learn of her death when Mike Nichols describes witnessing her televised execution. (Thanks to Stephanie)
Merlin (1998) [Queen Mab/Lady of the Lake]: Disintegrates into nothingness when Sam Neill makes everybody forget her existence.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) [Lady Mary Van Tassel/The Western Woods Crone]: Two death scenes as two different characters: (1) Decapitated with an axe by her sister (also played by Miranda). (2) Dragged under a tree and into the pit of hell by Christopher Walken. Her hand is shown sticking out through the tree's roots afterwards.
Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001) [Queen Elspeth]: See Karin Konoval. (Thanks to Roxy)
Spider (2002) [Yvonne/Mrs. Cleg]: Asphyxiated in her sleep by a gas leak; there is also a scene of her being killed by Gabriel Byrne, but this turns out to be one of Ralph Fiennes' false memories. (Thanks to Mike and Artur)
Falling Angels (2003) [Mary Field]: Falls to her death from the rooftop when she slips on the shingles, after climbing up to the roof in a suicide attempt. (Thanks to Stephanie)
Merlin's Apprentice (2006) [Lady of the Lake]: Disintegrates into nothingness when John Reardon uses his magic against her. (Thanks to Stephanie)
Paris, je t'aime (2006) [The Wife]: Dies of leukemia, with Sergio Castellitto by her bedside. (Thanks to Stephanie)
Southland Tales (2006) [Nana Mae Frost]: Shot in the chest by Will Sasso during the attack on US-IDENT headquarters. (Thanks to ND, Frank, Dick Hertz, and Tori)