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Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz: British Actress and Model

Rachel Weisz is a British actress known for her roles in several movies. Additionally, her passion lies with theatre; her performances in Noel Coward’s Design for Living and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer earned her London Critics Circle Awards.

Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower features Weisz as a contract employee working for the UN peacekeeping force in Bosnia. Her character witnesses unimaginable cruelty every day.

Rachel Weisz’s Biography

Rachel Weisz, best known as one of the stars of Inspector Morse and its sequel The Scarlet and Black, first began acting at Cambridge’s Cambridge Talking Tongues theatre group before making the transition to movies with Chain Reaction (1996); Death Machine (1994) being her debut feature film; an Oscar nomination followed later with Stealing Beauty which earned a London Critics Circle Award nomination; finally her breakthrough came when The Mummy (both 1999) and its sequel (The Mummy Returns, 2000) made her an industry superstar star!

She has since gone on to appear in several more movies, such as Enemy at the Gates, Beautiful Creatures, About a Boy, Constantine, and The Fountain – where her performances have garnered critical acclaim and earned Academy and Golden Globe nominations as well as multiple BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards nominations and wins.

Weisz has become an award-winning stage performer, featuring in various productions of Noel Coward’s Design for Living and winning both a London Critics Circle Award and Tony Award in 2005 for Best Actress in a Play (for her role of Blanche DuBois in Donmar Warehouse’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire).

Recently, Weisz has expanded her repertoire, appearing in both dramas (Definitely, Maybe, and The Shape of Things) and comedies such as The Favourite and Disobedience; she has also appeared in action and thriller films.

Rachel Weisz is an intelligent actress with a distinct sense of style. Featured in several luxury brand campaigns such as Bvlgari and L’Oreal campaigns, Weisz has also become a patron of the College of Radiology Charitable Foundation and advocate for women’s rights issues – not to mention membership of both the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; plus having appeared as a guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show!

Rachel Weisz’s Modeling Career

Rachel Weisz is one of Hollywood’s most-recognized actresses, famed for her adaptability in acting roles from large-budget blockbusters to intelligent indies. Her films have earned numerous awards and nominations–two Oscar nods among them! Recently, Weisz has appeared in films like Black Widow and The Favourite as well as making her directorial debut with the short film The Thief featuring Joel Edgerton and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Rachel first made her mark in modeling, earning herself the moniker “English Rose”. She worked as a fashion model until age 14, at which point she transitioned into acting and quickly made appearances in shows such as Inspector Morse and Scarlet and Black; additionally, she appeared as guest appearances on popular shows like The Drew Carey Show and Advocates II.

After years of theater, Rachel transitioned into film roles. She made her film debut with Death Machine (1994), quickly garnering notice for subsequent roles such as Chain Reaction (1996). However, Rachel made headlines when cast in Constantine (2004) (based on John le Carre’s novel). Since then she has gone on to star in several critically acclaimed movies like Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, The Constant Gardener, and The Fountain.

From 2010 on, Weisz began focusing more heavily on independent films. She made notable appearances in The Bourne Legacy (2012) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), the Cannes Jury Prize winner The Lobster (2015), and Denial (2016); for which she received a BAFTA nomination. Additionally, Weisz won her third Emmy Award nomination this year for playing Sarah Churchill in The Favourite (2018).

Though Weisz has had an established acting career, she remains open to new projects and challenges. For instance, she once declined an opportunity to star in a film alongside Richard Gere due to its conflict with her religious beliefs – evidence of her dedication to her craft.

Rachel Weisz’s Personal Life

Rachel Weisz has had many film roles; from being an adventurous librarian and mother figure to an activist killed for human rights or terminally-ill wife. But it would be difficult to find one where her character wasn’t Jewish – Deborah Lipstadt from Denial is one such example of such.

Rachel Weisz was born and raised in London, England to two Jewish refugees who fled anti-semitic persecution; as a result, she developed an acute awareness of who she is as an individual and as part of a minority community. Weisz began her acting career on stage where her performances earned her the London Critics’ Circle Award for Young Actress before transitioning into film roles such as The Bourne Legacy and Oz the Great and Powerful; both earning Academy Award nominations, while Weisz earned critical acclaim with performances such as The Deep Blue Sea Denial and The Favourite among others.

Weisz has successfully balanced her family life and busy career life. She shares Henry with former partner Darren Aronofsky and Ella with current spouse Daniel Craig; all four reside both in New York City and the UK.

After briefly modeling, Weisz studied acting at Trinity Hall in Cambridge where she co-founded the Cambridge Talking Tongues student acting troupe. Weisz made her film debut in 1999’s B-movie sendup The Mummy before appearing in Death Machine, Chain Reaction, Stealing Beauty, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, and others like Death Machine and About a Boy; then later more thoughtful movies such as The Constant Gardener and The Fountain during her 2000s career resurgence.

Since 2010, Weisz has made her mark as an actress through roles such as The Spectre and The Bourne Legacy while remaining a critical darling with smaller films such as The Favourite and The Lobster. Additionally, she is set to play Melina Vostokoff in Marvel’s Black Widow (2021) alongside Emma Stone. She will co-star alongside Emma Stone in the historical drama The Rhythm Section.

Rachel Weisz’s Acting Career

Rachel Weisz has been married to Daniel Craig for more than a decade. They first met through theater, before both becoming famous actors; remaining close throughout their careers. Weisz recently opened up in an interview about keeping their marriage healthy, commending Daniel Craig for being supportive both with family life and professional pursuits.

Weisz made her mark first as a theatre actress before breaking out into film acting roles during the early 1990s. Since then she has made many British movies like Death Machine (1994), Noel Coward’s Design for Living (1996), and Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty (1998) – as well as appearing in BBC espionage thriller Page Eight and thriller miniseries Dead Ringers (2021).

She and Daniel Craig have been in a relationship for almost two decades and remain, strong partners, ever since they married. Together, they share two children, including a son and daughter; though the couple tends to keep a relatively low-profile appearance at special events only.

Though they remain relatively unknown in Hollywood, Weisz, and Craig are highly respected actors thanks to their work across both screens. From blockbusters like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2012) and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) to Cannes Jury Prize winner Denial (2016) they’ve appeared in everything from big-budget action flicks to independent dramas with critical acclaim earned for each performance. Weisz earned both Academy and BAFTA Awards for her performance in A Streetcar Named Desire 2009 revival as Blanche DuBois; she won both Oscar and BAFTA Awards for her role in The Constant Gardener (2012) while nominating for Blanche DuBois.

Weisz won Academy and BAFTA Awards both earned her nominations; Weisz won both Awards while nominations for her Blanche DuBois role played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire Revival 2009 revival performance and nomination; she has since appeared in movies such as Bourne Legacy (2012) Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as well as Cannes Jury Prize winner Denial (2016) among others.

In 2018, Weisz and Craig began work on a new television show titled The Favourite which premiered at Cannes International Series Festival in September. At this event, Weisz was seen holding Craig’s hand while being affectionate towards each other.

The Favourite is an Emmy Award-nominated historical comedy about Sarah Churchill and her fight against Prime Minister William Pitt. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Mark Rylance star alongside many other prominent historical actors – currently streaming on Netflix.


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