It's a crime that the name Rebecca Hall may not immediately ring any bells with mainstream audiences, but her work is truly unique. Vibrant, charming, beautiful and versatile, Hall greatest claim to fame over the last few years was as Vicky in Woody Allen's Oscar winning Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Now, after years of acclaimed supporting roles, Rebecca finally takes the lead in the ghostly thriller The Awakening (out on DVD & Blu-ray 26th March). To celebrate the film's release we take a look at Rebecca Hall's diverse career, which is only just beginning to heat up!
Florence Cathcart (The Awakening)
In the British ghost film The Awakening, Rebecca Hall proves she can carry a film. She stars as Florence Cathcart, a woman who makes a living out of disproving the existence of spectres. However, her beliefs are challenged when she sets out to expose reported hauntings at a boys' boarding school. She gives Deborah Kerr a run for her money in the similar 60s haunted house classic 'The Innocents'. Hall is truly the magnet for this film.
Claire Keesey (The Town)
In Ben Affleck's cracking crime drama The Town, Rebecca played Affleck's girlfriend who is unknowingly held hostage by him and his crew in a prior robbery. Although a supporting role, her character was key in Affleck's struggle to end his criminal ways.
Vicky (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Rebecca received a well-deserved Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The Woody Allen film was widely acclaimed, and critics hailed Rebecca's performance as the traditional and conservative Vicky. Even if Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson's antics stole the show in the end, she was the rock that held them together.
Sarah Borden (The Prestige)
Rebecca received her break-out role in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, a mystery thriller set in 19th century London. In the film Rebecca played the wife of magician Alfred Borden, played by Christian Bale. Rebecca's role was a dark one, portraying a deeply unhappy and ultimately suicidal woman, shining through in an eclectic cast containing players as diverse as Michael Caine, Hugh Jackman and David Bowie.
Throw in her roles in 'Everything Must Go' alongside a dramatic turn from Will Ferrell and Best Picture Oscar nominee 'Frost/Nixon' with Michael Sheen, and Hall is got one of the best film track records in the business so far.
The Awakening releases on DVD & Blu-ray 26th March 2012. Check out the trailer below:
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