Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson is a Swedish actress and model of British descent. She is a blood relative of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson. She is best known for playing the lead role in the soap opera Nya tider. She played Chrissy in the short-lived American soap opera Ocean Ave. and had a role in the Swedish horror film Strandvaskaren.
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Here are all the musicians who refused to play at Trump’s inauguration
Yahoo News - about 1 month
President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration will be taking place Friday, January 20th in Washington, D.C., and Trump himself has already boasted about how fantastic the musical lineup is going to be for the pre-inauguration concert. The event is typically packed with high-profile artists who graciously accepted the opportunity to perform at such an important event, but this year things are a bit different. With such a personality as divisive as Trump, many of the artists who were originally rumored or even confirmed to be performing at the event have since backed out. Here's the rundown. Elton John The Rocket Man himself was expected to take the stage at Trump's event, and his appearance has been brought up on multiple occasions by members of Trump's own circle, but John has since crushed any notion that he would be there. In fact, when he discovered his songs were being used at Trump rallies he was furious, saying that Trump should have asked "Ted fucking Nugent" to provide music. Andr ...
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British singers Church, Ferguson snub Trump inauguration
Yahoo News - about 1 month
By Estelle Shirbon and Jonathan Allen LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements on Tuesday. The rejections follow other apparent snubs by celebrities including Elton John, whose publicist denied in November that he would be performing at the event after an economic adviser to Trump had said that he would. "@realDonaldTrump Your staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you're a tyrant.
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Silencing Milo
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Help! Donald Trump has been elected president! Jeff Sessions is going to be Attorney General! Steve Bannon is getting an office in the White House! Quick, let’s start banning books! Banning books is the iconic act of totalitarianism, from historical images of Nazi thugs burning books from Berlin’s Institute for Sexual Science to the fictional book burnings in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. So who in the world would think that a good response to the Trump moment in US politics would be to ban a book? As it turns out, a lot of people. The book in question is Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous, set to be published in March by the Threshold Editions imprint of Simon & Schuster. The Chicago Review of Books announced they will not review any Simon and Schuster book for a year. Emily Hughes, Penguin Random House’s manager of content development and social media, tweeted “Don’t review. Don’t publicize.” Writing in Elle Magazine, Sady Doyle declared that “there is good reason to believe t ...
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Invited to sing at Trump's inauguration, Rebecca Ferguson makes a strange request
LATimes - about 2 months
Rebecca Ferguson, the runner-up on “The X Factor” in 2010, joins the growing list of entertainers invited to perform at Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration. And unlike many of those asked (including Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli), she’ll do it. But on one condition.  On Monday, the “I Hope” singer ...
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The Girl on the Train: From Bestselling Book to the Big Screen
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
More than 15-million people have read Paula Hawkins' “The Girl On The Train,” and now a film starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett hopes to capitalize on its success. Mark Kelly reports. Image: Universal
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Fear and Loathing at "Hastings-on-Hudson"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Rebecca Ferguson plays Anna, who had much more fun being the "other woman." Photo credit: Barry Wetcher, DreamWorks How can a gripping page-turner be such a mediocre movie? The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor and based on the blockbuster novel by Paula Hawkins, is upscale, sexy and stylish, featuring many good looking people behaving badly. The movie is so confusing to follow, it makes keeping track of the names in Russian literature seem easy. What is perfectly clear is that everyone is miserable. Screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson plucks the mousy brown protagonist, Rachel (played by Emily Blunt), from the British rail in the book to the tracks of the Metro-North Railroad in New York. Rachel is a sad sack, par excellence. The movie opens with her sitting backwards on a train, foggily sketching in a notebook. Rachel is usually snookered because she likes to sip alcoholic beverage in a plastic commuter cup. Haunted by loss, despair and self-loathing, she wa ...
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Emily Blunt Doesn’t Care If Her 'Girl On The Train' Character Isn’t 'Likable'
Huffington Post - 5 months
A Hollywood blockbuster is rejecting the idea that “likable” is the most important thing a woman can be. Emily Blunt, star of psychological thriller “Girl On The Train,” and Paula Hawkins, author of the bookThe Girl On The Train, recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the upcoming film ― which just happens to star three women. The film, which hits theaters Oct. 7, was adapted from Hawkins’ best-selling book that was published last year.  The 33-year-old actress plays Rachel: an alcoholic who’s become deeply depressed since her husband left her for another woman. The character isn’t exactly “likable,” but Blunt says that’s absolutely fine with her.  “With so many movies, women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal,” Blunt told THR. “You have to be pretty. You have to be ‘likable,’ which is my least favorite bloody word in the industry. Rachel isn’t ‘likable.’ What does that mean? To be witty and pretty and hold it together and be there for the gu ...
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Burlesque 101: Sexy and Feminist
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A woman -- with perfect make-up, blown-out hair, stilettos -- strikes a power pose in a skintight jumpsuit, gun or bow in-hand. It's not enough that she's a badass. She has to be a bombshell too. As a film programmer at a college arts center, I try to choose films which have strong, independent female characters and encourage the audience to think critically about the relationship between power and gender. Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Emily Blunt in Live. Die. Repeat, Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation. These characters are sexy, and the film's success depends a great deal on people perceiving them as such before they even see the film. They feel like strong, feminist characters, pursuing goals that are more interesting (and admittedly more dangerous) than trying to find Mr. Right, but even so the exploitation of these women's bodies is pretty disgusting -- unless we see their sex appeal as a skill requiring incredible creativ ...
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Tom Cruise Hums 'Mission: Impossible' Theme In New Video
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's likely that at some point in your life, you've hummed the "Mission: Impossible" theme to yourself. Perhaps the situation was a bit mundane, if still seemingly insurmountable, such as taking out the garbage late at night, but nevertheless this theme song has a way of sneaking into your head. Such is even the case with Tom Cruise and the cast and crew of "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," as this new video shows Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and others humming to the tune of unattainable errands. Cruise explains in the video that when he first heard composer Lalo Schifrin's theme in the original TV series, it was one of those things that "just gives you that feeling." Abrams -- who directed the upcoming "Star Wars" movie -- calls it, "one of the best themes of all time." Watch the exclusive clip below, which comes from the special features of the Target retail exclusive Blu-ray edition of "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," available Tuesday: ...
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Tom Cruise Hums 'Mission: Impossible' Theme In New Video
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's likely that at some point in your life, you've hummed the "Mission: Impossible" theme to yourself. Perhaps the situation was a bit mundane, if still seemingly insurmountable, such as taking out the garbage late at night, but nevertheless this theme song has a way of sneaking into your head. Such is even the case with Tom Cruise and the cast and crew of "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," as this new video shows Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and others humming to the tune of unattainable errands. Cruise explains in the video that when he first heard composer Lalo Schifrin's theme in the original TV series, it was one of those things that "just gives you that feeling." Abrams -- who directed the upcoming "Star Wars" movie -- calls it, "one of the best themes of all time." Watch the exclusive clip below, which comes from the special features of the Target retail exclusive Blu-ray edition of "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," available Tuesday: ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rebecca Ferguson
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    For her acting she won the Best Actress award at the 2016 Prague Independent Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details She also acted in the same year in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, opposite Meryl Streep. Her upcoming projects are Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train; Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman, opposite Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Gainsbourg and will play the lead in Daniel Espinosa's sci-fi Life.
    In 2016 she played the dual roles of Katya and Lauren opposite Sam Reid and Charles Dance in the cold war espionage thriller by Shamim Sarif Despite the Falling Snow.
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  • 2015
    Age 31
    In 2015, Ferguson played Ilsa Faust, the female lead in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, for which she was highly praised.
    More Details Hide Details She will reprise her role in the sixth Mission: Impossible film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 28
    In August 2012, it was announced Ferguson had been cast to play Elizabeth Woodville in the ten-part BBC historical drama The White Queen, based on Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War novels about the women of the Wars of the Roses.
    More Details Hide Details Ferguson's work in The White Queen has been met with praise, earning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.
    She has also appeared in the horror film Strandvaskaren and the 2012 film Vi alongside Gustaf Skarsgård.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    Swedish director Richard Hobert spotted her at the Simrishamn town market in 2011, which led to her starring in his film A One – Way to Antibes.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    In 2007, Ferguson gave birth to a son, Isac, with former boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg.
    More Details Hide Details After her soap opera success and the birth of her son, she moved with her boyfriend to Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast. The couple separated in April 2015.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 15
    Ferguson attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details She came to prominence as upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-opera Nya tider. She went on to later play Chrissy in the Swedish-American soap Ocean Ave.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born in 1983.
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