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Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is one of the world's most intriguing young talents. She currently stars opposite Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson and Penélope Cruz in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed hit Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The Weinstein Company release involves a painter who enters into a relationship with two American tourists.

Upcoming projects include Nicole Holofcener's untitled new film, co-starring Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt and Amanda Peet (Sony Pictures Classics, 2009), as well as Oliver Parker's Dorian Gray, with co-stars Colin Firth and Ben Barnes (2009). Hall also co-stars alongside Andrew Garfield and Paddy Considine in Red Riding (2009), based on David Peace's novels about the real-life Yorkshire Ripper.

In 2007, Hall starred opposite Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Hugh Jackman in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, a tale of two turn-of-the-century London magicians whose rivalry jeopardizes the lives of everyone around them. In Tom Vaughan's Starter for 10, a coming-of-age comedy about university students struggling to find themselves while learning the differences between knowledge and wisdom, Hall starred opposite James McAvoy.

Currently, she is in rehearsals with Simon Russell Beale and Ethan Hawke for a yearlong tour of Sam Mendes' The Bridge Project (January 2009). In the rotating plays, she will portray Varya in The Cherry Orchard and Hermione in The Winter's Tale. The Bridge Project is a co-production between Neal Street Productions, The Old Vic and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Previews begin January 2, 2009, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Hall received widespread acclaim for her performance as Rosalind, Shakespeare's love-conflicted heroine, in Peter Hall's production of As You Like It, which began at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2003 and continued with an international tour. It was revived in 2005 at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and subsequently ran at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre and the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. In summer 2004, she starred in three productions at the Theatre Royal Bath: as the title character in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Galileo's Daughter, directed by Peter Hall; as Elvira in Simon Nye's version of the Molière comedy Don Juan, directed by Thea Sharrock; and as Ann Whitfield in Shaw's epic Man and Superman, again under the direction of Peter Hall.

In summer 2003, she starred as Barbara in D.H. Lawrence's Fight for Barbara, directed again by Thea Sharrock at the Theatre Royal Bath. For her West End debut as Vivie, the tough-minded daughter in Mrs. Warren's Profession, at the Strand Theatre in October 2002, Hall garnered an Ian Charleson Award. In 2003, she was again nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for As You Like It.

While studying English at Cambridge, she played Miranda in The Tempest and Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? and directed productions of Cuckoo by Giuseppe Manfredi and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound.

Hall's television credits include Brendan Maher's Wide Sargasso Sea on BBC 4, Einstein and Eddington and Joe's Palace for HBO/BBC Films, Peter Hall's acclaimed adaptation of Mary Wesley's novel The Camomile Lawn for Channel 4 and Don't Leave Me This Way, directed by Stuart Orme.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Rebecca Hall Facts

BirthdayMay 19, 1982 (41)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Rebecca Hall compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Gift
Iron Man 3
Closed Circuit
The Silence of the Lambs
The Town
The Prestige
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