Unfortunately, the film proved to be a virtual nonentity both at the box office and amongst critics, and Ormond disappeared from the radars for a couple of years, only popping up to star in Nikita Mikhalkov's Sibirsky Tsiryulnik (1999).In 2000, she reemerged in front of Hollywood cameras alongside Vince Vaughn in Prime Gig, a drama about the life, loves, and losses of a California telemarketer.Just seeing him at press events and parties for the movie has been really interesting because even though his life has obviously changed a lot [in 14 years], I still see someone who hasn't essentially changed to be honest.I've never seen him have an even slightly fractious moment with anyone and he's nothing but sweet and generous with the people around him.' Ah, but doesn't he look completely shagged out, having to look after his six-and-counting kids with Angelina?
'I just thought: "What goes up must come down," and it was obvious to me that the backlash was going to happen.
Thanks to her excellent showing in the formidable company of Fall co-stars Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, and Henry Thomas, Ormond found herself, on the verge of 30, as Hollywood's ingénue du jour.
Born in Epsom, Surrey, on January 4, 1965, Ormond was a child when her parents, a businessman and a laboratory technician, divorced.
Julia Ormond can laugh about the experience now, but when it happened to her a few years ago, 'It was really hurtful - I can't deny it.' From being a relative unknown, Julia had catapulted to the top of the pile in the mid-Nineties with starring roles in three huge Hollywood movies - (in 1995, opposite Sean Connery and Richard Gere) - and shortly thereafter it was decided that the then 29-year-old from Surrey needed taking down a peg or two.
'I was on this flight coming back from Africa and the in-flight magazine had this hilarious article about me, which basically amounted to three whole pages of vitriol.