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Rachel Weisz

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    • March 7th, 1970
An English film and theatre actress and fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, where she co-founded the theatrical group Cambridge Talking Tongues. The group was awarded the Student Drama Award for the improvised piece Slight Possession during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by The Guardian. Weisz started working in television, appearing in Inspector Morse, the British miniseries The Scarlet and the Black, and the television movie Advocates II. She made her film debut in the 1994 film Death Machine, but her breakthrough role came in the 1996 movie Chain Reaction, leading to a high-profile role as Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy, in 1999, and The Mummy Returns in 2001. Other notable films featuring Weisz are Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Constantine, The Fountain and The Constant Gardener, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Weisz also worked on theatre. Her stage breakthrough was the 1994 revival of Noel Coward's play Design for Living, which earned her the London Critics Circle Award for the most promising newcomer. Weisz's performances also include the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, and the 2006 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. Her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the latter play earned her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2009.

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Filmography

Acting (45 Credits)

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2018The Favourite as Sarah Churchill, Lady Marlborough
2017My Cousin Rachel as Rachel Ashley
2017Disobedience as Ronit Krushka
2017The Mercy as Clare Crowhurst
2016Complete Unknown as Alice Manning
2016Denial as Deborah Lipstadt
2016The Light Between Oceans as Hannah Roennfeldt
2015The Lobster as Short Sighted Woman
2015Youth as Lena Ballinger
2013Oz the Great and Powerful as Evanora
2012The Bourne Legacy as Dr. Marta Shearing
2011The Deep Blue Sea as Hester Collyer
2011360 as Rose
2011Page Eight as Nancy Pierpan
2011Dream House as Libby Atenton
2010The Whistleblower as Kathryn Bolkovac
2009Agora as Hypatia
2009The Lovely Bones as Abigail Salmon
2008Definitely, Maybe as Summer Hartley
2007My Blueberry Nights as Sue Lynne
2007Fred Claus as Wanda Blinkowski
2006The Fountain as Queen Isabella/Izzi Creo
2006Eragon as Saphira (voice)
2005Constantine as Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson
2005The Constant Gardener as Tessa Quayle
2004Envy as Debbie Dingman
2003Confidence as Lily
2003The Shape of Things as Evelyn Ann Thompson
2003Runaway Jury as Marlee
2002About a Boy as Rachel
2001Enemy at the Gates as Tania Chernova
2001The Mummy Returns as Evelyn Carnahan / Nefertiri
2000Beautiful Creatures as Petula
1999The Mummy as Evelyn Carnahan
1999Sunshine as Greta
1999Tube Tales as Angela (segment "Rosebud")
1998I Want You as Helen
1998The Land Girls as Ag (Agapanthus)
1997Swept from the Sea as Amy Foster
1997Going All the Way as Marty Pilcher
1997Bent as Prostitute
1996Chain Reaction as Dr. Lily Sinclair
1996Stealing Beauty as Miranda Fox
The Brothers Bloom as Penelope StampWatch Free
Death Machine as Junior ExecutiveWatch Free

Herself (1 Credits)

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2006Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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