Janet McTeer, OBE (born 8 May 1961) is a British actress.
McTeer was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, the daughter of Jean and Alan McTeer. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began her successful theatrical career with the Royal Exchange Theatre after graduating.
McTeer's television work includes the BBC production of Nigel Nicolson's book Portrait of a Marriage in which she played Vita Sackville-West and the popular ITV series The Governor written by Lynda La Plante. She made her screen debut in Half Moon Street, a 1986 film based on a novel by Paul Theroux. In 1991 she appeared in Catherine Cookson's The Black Velvet Gown , with Bob Peck and Geraldine Somerville, it won the International Emmy award for best drama. She appeared in the 1992 film version of Wuthering Heights (co-starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes) and the 1992 film Carrington (which starred Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce).