Rebecca Hall

Actress
The daughter of one of England's most acclaimed theater and television directors, actress Rebecca Hall began making her first onscreen appearances in British television while still a child. She honed her craft for the ... Read more »
Born: 05/02/1982 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (22)

Tumbledown 2016 (Movie)

Hannah Miles (Actor)

The Gift 2015 (Movie)

Robyn (Actor)

A Promise 2014 (Movie)

Lotte Hoffmeister (Actor)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Evelyn Caster (Actor)

Closed Circuit 2013 (Movie)

Claudia Simmons-Howe (Actor)

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Maya Hansen (Actor)

Parade's End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

A Bag of Hammers 2012 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

Beth Raymer (Actor)

The Awakening 2012 (Movie)

Florence Cathcart (Actor)

Everything Must Go 2011 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Shameless 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

1974: The Red Riding Trilogy Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Paula Garland (Actor)

Please Give 2010 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

The Town 2010 (Movie)

Claire Keesey (Actor)

Dorian Gray 2009 (Movie)

Emily Wooton (Actor)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

Caroline Cushing (Actor)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008 (Movie)

Vicky (Actor)

Joe's Palace 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Starter For 10 2007 (Movie)

Rebecca Epstein (Actor)

The Prestige 2006 (Movie)

Sarah Borden (Actor)

Biography

The daughter of one of England's most acclaimed theater and television directors, actress Rebecca Hall began making her first onscreen appearances in British television while still a child. She honed her craft for the next decade in a series of award-winning performances on the international stage, before turning to films with supporting roles as willowy, tragic types in "The Prestige" (2006), among other high-profile projects. Hall was then thrust further into the spotlight with a co-starring role as one of two American tourists who fall for a Spanish painter in Woody Allen's sexy comedy "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008). The attention she received allowed Hall a wider array of roles to choose from, though she often preferred to remain in her native England, as she did for her BAFTA-winning performance in "Red Riding: 1974" (Channel 4, 2009). After delivering acclaimed turns in the indie comedy "Please Give" (2010) and Ben Affleck's highly praised crime thriller "The Town" (2010), Hall undoubtedly established herself as a talented leading actress worthy of international attention, appearing in the blockbuster superhero sequel, "Iron Man 3" (2013).

Relationships

Maria Ewing Actor

Mother
Born March 27, 1950

Edward Hall Director

Half-Brother
Born Nov. 27, 1966

Peter Hall Director

Father
Born Nov. 22, 1930; founded Royal Shakespeare Company 1960

Lucy Hall Director

Half-Sister

Christopher Hall Producer

Half-Brother
Born March 30, 1957

Jennifer Caron Hall Producer

Half-Sister
Born 1958

Sam Mendes Producer

Companion
Reportedly confirmed relationship 2011

Freddie Stevenson

Companion
Acted together in 2003 production of "As You Like It" No longer together

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England 2000 - 2002
Attended St. Catharine's College for two years before dropping out in 2002

Roedean School

Milestones

2012

Played a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who falls for a married sports gambler (Bruce Willis) in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer

2010

Co-starred with Ben Affleck in Boston crime drama "The Town"; film also directed by Affleck

2010

Co-starred with Will Ferrell in "Everything Must Go"

2008

Featured in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; again collaborated with Johansson; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

2008

Played David Frost's girlfriend in Ron Howard's film adaption of Peter Morgan's "Frost/Nixon"

2006

Played Christian Bale's wife in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige"; appeared opposite Scarlett Johansson

2006

Made feature acting debut in film adaptation of David Nicholls' "Starter for 10"

2003

Starred in the title role of Thea Sharrock's revival of D. H. Lawrence's "The Fight For Barbara"

2002

Made professional stage debut as Vivie in her father's production of "Mrs Warren's Profession" at the Strand Theatre in London

1992

Made onscreen debut as Young Sophy on her father Peter Hall's television adaptation of Mary Wesley's "The Camomile Lawn" (Channel Four)

Bonus Trivia

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On nudity: "If it's right for the material, I think it's right. I'm strangely un-prudish about it...You just have to have a sense of humour about it." -- from GQ, Nov. 9, 2011

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Following her brief stint as a child screen actor, Hall took more than a decade to return to film and television productions.

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Hall has worked with two actors that have famously portrayed Sherlock Holmes: Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr.

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"I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actor. It has just always been an inevitability on some level." -- from W. Magazine, August 2010

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"The irony is that I’ve never really been an ingenue. Even though I’ve been working since I was eight, I stopped for a long time and started working again when I was 20. I’ve always played parts that are 28, 29, 30 years old." -- from W. Magazine, August 2010

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