Rachel Weisz

English actress Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz is an English and American film and theatre actress and former fashion model. She started her acting career at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 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.
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Rachel Weisz doesn't think the next Bond after Daniel Craig should be a woman
Fox News - 8 days
Rachel Weisz, who is married to James Bond (Daniel Craig), doesn’t think the next 007 should be played by a woman.
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Toronto Diary: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams explore forbidden romance in 'Disobedience'
LATimes - 5 months
Film critic Justin Chang's diary of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
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'My Cousin Rachel' Spins A 19th-Century Melodrama About A Mysterious Young Widow
NPR - 9 months
Rachel Weisz plays a widow who might have designs on her cousin's fortune in a new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's 1951 novel. Critic David Edelstein says the film will keep viewers in suspense.
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A minute with: Rachel Weisz recounts riding accident
Reuters.com - 9 months
LONDON (Reuters) - British actress Rachel Weisz spoke with Reuters this week, discussing the politics of her new film, and recounting a dangerous, on-set incident involving a horse.
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Rachel Weisz beguiles in Roger Michell's romantic thriller 'My Cousin Rachel'
LATimes - 9 months
Its title couldn't be more innocuous and genteel, but don't be taken in. Anchored in an exceptionally persuasive performance by Rachel Weisz, "My Cousin Rachel" is not only a triumphant exercise in dark and delicious romantic ambiguity, the pitfalls of being taken in are what this melodramatic...
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Film Clip: 'My Cousin Rachel'
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
Watch a clip from "My Cousin Rachel," starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, and Iain Glen. Photo: Fox Searchlight
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Books To Read Before The Summer Movie Comes Out
Huffington Post - 9 months
Tulip Fever By Deborah Moggach 288 pages; Dial Press Sex, art, flowers: It’s the 1630s in Amsterdam in Tulip Fever, and everybody is obsessed with at least one of the three. In the film version of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel, opening August 25, the center of attention is Sophia (Alicia Vikander), who’s a devoted wife to her aged merchant husband—until the introduction of the brooding artist hired to paint their portrait. Moggach’s novel delivers plenty of hot-and-heavy lust and betrayal, but she’s also done her homework on a remarkable moment in Dutch history, masterfully weaving in observations about religion and economics, delivered in prose as elegant as a Vermeer: “She is color, waiting to be mixed; a painting, ready to be brushed into life. She is a moment, waiting to be fixed forever under a shiny varnish.” The Beguiled By Thomas Cullinan 384 pages; Penguin Books Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel about the Civil War first hit theaters in 1971, with Clint Eastwood star...
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Amazon Gets Heat Over Holocaust Denial Books
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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The Best Films 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
As we go forward, movies guide us. They give us directions. They motivate us. They provide rest stops, comic relief and flashbacks to the past. And they reassure us that we will thrive. It's a perfect time to reflect on the most inspiring films, performances and artistic achievements of this last year. Check out the best in film in 2016. (Photos courtesy of Fox Searchlight, Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, A24, Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions) Best Films Arrival -- (***1/2) Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), creates a compelling sci-fi movie, based on Eric Heisserer's thoughtful, feminist screenplay. Aliens arrive in massive floating pods in 12 locations around the world. A linguist (Amy Adams) tries to communicate with them and save humanity. Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker co-star in a film filled with suspense, dread and brain-numbing science. The Birth of a Nation -- (****) An uncompromising retelling of the country's most heralded s...
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Jackie
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It was two weeks of pure hell for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. First there was November 22, 1963 to November 25, the time span between the assassination of her husband and his funeral. Then the days leading up to December 3, when she was pushed out of the White House. For the nation who witnessed the tragedy from afar, it was a shock. For the FLOTUS who lived it, it was a rapid-fire nightmare. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight) Natalie Portman stars in the biofilm Jackie. That's the premise writer Noah Oppenheim (Allegiant) presents in his perceptive, impressionistic screenplay Jackie, which follows the anguished 34-year-old Mrs. Kennedy (Natalie Portman, Black Swan) as she deals with the aftershock of her husband's death, the planning of his funeral and vacating her home. It's almost as if he creates a re-imagined Jacqueline Kennedy from scratch. In Oppenheim's eyes, she's a tad more eccentric than the overly sophisticated lady that was presented to the public...
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Surviving Doomsday: Of Wolves And Penguins
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Note: plot spoilers contained herein. As I try to redirect or just manage to do something else with my angst over what may happen on Election Day other than to obsessively check the red, blue, and yellow prediction maps, it occurs to me that it is worth revisiting two films released last year in the U.S. that could not speak more appropriately to the current state of affairs: The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016). These are two dystopian science-fiction films that either emerge from or predict the current political climate. Indeed, one wishes that the lamentable state of affairs in this election might have just been a science-fiction plot, or just a bad, postmodern melodrama, replete with villains with no virtuous character to rescue. But, instead, its sordid reality has a vast majority of Americans, myself included, agonizing over an all-too-real possibility that dystopia will no longer be the stuff of science-fiction. Might we all j...
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Jennifer Lawrence Is Reportedly Dating 47-Year-Old Director Darren Aronofsky
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rachel Weisz
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    She will appear in the 2016 drama film The Light Between Oceans with Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander.
  • 2015
    Age 44
    In 2015, she appeared in drama film Youth and in science fiction film The Lobster.
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    In 2015, she appeared in two films that played at the Cannes Film Festival, Youth and The Lobster.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    She has also starred in the 2012 action thriller film The Bourne Legacy based on the series of books by Robert Ludlum.
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    She filmed scenes for To the Wonder, a 2012 romantic drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, alongside Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams; her scenes were cut.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    She serves as a muse to fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, and was named L'Oréal's global ambassador in 2010.
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    Weisz began dating English actor Daniel Craig in December 2010 and they married on 22 June 2011 in a private New York ceremony, with only four guests in attendance, including Weisz's son and Craig's daughter. Weisz, a British citizen by birth, became a naturalised American citizen in 2011.
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    In 2010, Weisz won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for the same role. In the summer of 2001, Weisz began dating American filmmaker and producer Darren Aronofsky. They met backstage at London's Almeida Theatre, where she was starring in The Shape of Things. Weisz moved to New York with Aronofsky the following year; in 2005, they were engaged.
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    In January 2010, the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards in London named her Best Actress of 2009, for her performance as Blanche Dubois in the Donmar revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In 2009, she appeared as Blanche DuBois, in Rob Ashford's revival of the play A Streetcar Named Desire.
    In 2009, she played the lead role of Hypatia of Alexandria in the historical drama film Agora, a Spanish production directed by Alejandro Amenábar. The New York Times called her portrayal "adept", noting that she imparted "a sympathetic presence". Weisz starred in the film The Whistleblower, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010.
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  • 2007
    Age 36
    Her subsequent films include the 2007 Wong Kar-wai drama My Blueberry Nights, and Rian Johnson's 2008 caper film The Brothers Bloom, alongside Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo.
  • 2006
    Age 35
    In 2006, Weisz was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was also honoured at the Los Angeles BAFTA ceremony with the Britannia Award for Artist of the Year.
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    In 2006, she received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. In 2006, Weisz starred in Darren Aronofsky's romantic drama The Fountain.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    Her next appearance, in 2005, was in Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener, a film adaptation of a John le Carré thriller set in the slums of Kibera and Loiyangalani, Kenya.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    In 2003, she played Marlee in the adaptation of John Grisham's legal thriller novel The Runaway Jury, along with Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack and Gene Hackman; and starred in the film adaptation of the romantic comedy-drama play The Shape of Things.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    In 2000, she portrayed Petula in the film Beautiful Creatures, following this up with 2001's Enemy at the Gates, and the 2002 comedy-drama About a Boy, with Hugh Grant, based on Nick Hornby's 1998 novel.
  • 1999
    Age 28
    The same year, her international breakthrough came with the 1999 adventure film The Mummy, in which she played the female lead opposite Brendan Fraser.
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  • 1994
    Age 23
    Weisz started her film career with a minor role in the 1994 film Death Machine, but her first major role came in the 1996 film Chain Reaction, which also starred Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.
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  • 1991
    Age 20
    It won a Guardian Student Drama Award at the 1991 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an improvised piece called Slight Possession, directed by David Farr.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 13
    In 1984, she gained public attention when she turned down an offer to star in King David with Richard Gere.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on March 7, 1970.
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