Rachel Hurd-Wood

Rachel Hurd-Wood is a young British actress who landed directly in the spotlight with her first film role as Wendy Darling in P. J. Hogan's 2003 adaptation of J.M. Barrie's fantastical tale "Peter Pan." The daughter of ... Read more »
Born: 08/17/1990

Filmography

Actor (8)

Solomon Kane 2012 (Movie)

Meredith (Actor)

Tomorrow, When the War Began 2012 (Movie)

Corrie McKenzie (Actor)

The Hideaways 2011 (Movie)

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Dorian Gray 2009 (Movie)

Sybil Vane (Actor)

An American Haunting 2006 (Movie)

Betsy Bell/Voice of Entity (Actor)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

Laura Richis (Actor)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Home Fires (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Rachel Hurd-Wood is a young British actress who landed directly in the spotlight with her first film role as Wendy Darling in P. J. Hogan's 2003 adaptation of J.M. Barrie's fantastical tale "Peter Pan." The daughter of actor Philip Hurd-Wood, she has also appeared onscreen with her younger brother, Patrick. Hurd-Wood's turn as Wendy led to more parts, including a supporting role in the English TV movie "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking," starring Rupert Everett and Ian Hart as Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. After appearing in the eerie horror film "An American Haunting" in 2005, Hurd-Wood was memorably featured in Tom Tykwer's bold period drama "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" as the beautiful red-haired daughter of a French nobleman who becomes the target of a very unusual killer. She continued to turn up in movies set in yesteryear, notably in "Dorian Gray," an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and "Solomon Kane," a fantasy/action film about a vengeance-seeking mercenary played by James Purefoy. Intent on continuing her studies, Hurd-Wood still found time to co-star with Caitlin Stasey in the tense 2010 Australian drama "Tomorrow, When the War Began," based on the young-adult novel by John Marsden.

Milestones

2016

Nabbed a starring role in the drama "Beautiful Devils"

2016

Was cast on the TV series "Spark"

2015

Nabbed a recurring role on the period World War II-themed series "Home Fires"

2010

Landed the lead role in "Tomorrow, When the War Began"

2003

Made her feature film debut as Wendy Darling in "Peter Pan"

Bonus Trivia

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Hurd-Wood started acting professionally at the age of 12 without any formal acting education.

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Hurd-Wood landed her debut film role in 2003's "Peter Pan" after her grandparents saw a television ad promoting an open audition for the film.

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