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Rachel Weisz

Actor Date of birth 7th March 1970
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1994
First feature film Death Machine

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

Rachel Weisz was raised in London by her Austrian mother, a psychoanalyst, and her Hungarian father, an engineer and inventor. At 14 she began modelling. She studied English at Cambridge University. After graduating, she began professionally acting in West End plays like Design For Living. She also starred in TV shows such as Inspector Morse. In 1996 she moved into movies with roles in Stealing Beauty and Chain Reaction. She has since become well known for her lead role in The Mummy movies.

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Rachel Weisz's films

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Packshot for the film Eragon
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2006

A boy's destiny is to become a dragon rider and save the kingdom. Starring Jeremy Irons. Contains mild fantasy violence and scary moments.

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Packshot for the film Definitely Maybe
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2008

Ryan Reynolds tells his daughter (Abigail Breslin) how he met her mother and the story of the women in his life. Sex references and moderate language.

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Packshot for the film 360
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2011

Dramatic thriller about interconnecting relationships starring Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ben Foster. Strong language and sex.

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Packshot for the film The Whistleblower
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2011

A UN peacekeeper (Rachel Weisz) working in Bosnia uncovers a human-trafficking ring. With Benedict Cumberbatch. Scenes of sexual violence and threat and violence.

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Did you know?

  • While studying at Cambridge, Rachel Weisz founded the company Talking Tongues. The troupe won a Guardian Student Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • In an interview with Joblo, she admitted to connecting with her character in The Lovely Bones. She said "My character Abigail is a very ordinary lady. She's not a heroine, she's not noble. In fact, she falls apart when the tragedy happens. I liked that about her. She's a very ordinary woman who is frail and weak like the rest of us".
  • She strongly dislikes camels after filming The Mummy movies.
  • She was in the same class as Emily Mortimer at St. Paul's Girls School in London.
  • She dated Neil Morrissey and Sam Mendes. She began dating filmmaker Darren Aronofsky in 2001. They got engaged in 2005. They have a son together.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2005 Actress in a Supporting Role - The Constant Gardener
  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2005 Actress in a Supporting Role - The Constant Gardener
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2005 Actress in a Leading Role - The Constant Gardener
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Constant Gardener
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Constant Gardener