Rebecca Hall Career Milestones
Born: Rebecca Maria Hall
Birth Date May 3, 1982
Birth Place: London, England, UK
Rebecca Hall has emerged as a leading talent of the stage and screen, challenging herself with each new role. Hall was recently seen in Nicole Holofcener’s dramatic comedy “Please Give,” opposite Oliver Platt, Catherine Keener and Amanda Peet. The film was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals. This winter, she will be seen on stage as Viola in Peter Hall’s production of “Twelfth Night,” at the National Theatre in London. The production is being mounted as a celebration of Peter Hall’s 80th birthday.
Recently, Hall wrapped production on the dramatic comedy “Everything Must Go,” in which she stars opposite Will Ferrell under the direction of Dan Rush, and on Nick Murphy’s debut feature, “The Awakening,” starring opposite Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.
Hall received critical acclaim for her starring role in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” alongside Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem. For her performance, Hall received Golden Globe, BAFTA Orange Rising Star, London Critics Circle and Gotham Award nominations in the performance and breakthrough categories. Hall’s other film credits include Oliver Parker’s “Dorian Gray”; Ron Howard’s “Frost / Nixon,” for which she shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance; Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige,” for which she received UK Empire Award and London Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Newcomer; and Tom Vaughan’s “Starter for 10,” which marked her feature film debut.
Her television credits include Julian Jarrold’s “Red Riding: 1974,” for which she won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress; Philip Martin’s “Einstein and Eddington”; Stephen Poliakoff’s “Joe’s Palace”; Brendan Maher’s “Wide Sargasso Sea”; Stuart Orme’s “Don’t Leave Me This Way”; and Peter Hall’s “The Camomile Lawn.”
On the stage, Hall won an Ian Charleson Award for her West End performance as Vivie in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” under the direction of her father, Peter Hall. She earned a second Ian Charleson Award nomination when she played Rosalind in “As You Like It,” which opened at the Theatre Royal Bath, and later toured in both the UK and U.S. Her appearances at the Theatre Royal Bath also include the title role in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Galileo’s Daughter,” and the role of Ann Whitfield in George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman,” both directed by Peter Hall, and “Don Juan” and D. H. Lawrence’s “The Fight for Barbara,” both under the direction of Thea Sharrock.
Her more recent stage work includes portraying Varya in “The Cherry Orchard” and Hermione in “A Winter’s Tale,” receiving an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for the latter. Both plays were part of The Bridge Project, a transatlantic company of actors performing on tour in seven cities around the world.