Rebecca Hall

Last updated on the 27 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 3 May 1982, London, England. 

Rebecca Hall’s passion for acting was nurtured from an early age as she grew up surrounded by theatre. Born into a family of actors, her father being famous director Sir Peter Hall and her mother legendary opera singer Maria Ewing, she was exposed to the world of performance art from the start.

After completing her education at Roedean School in Brighton, Hall went on to study English Literature at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

It was in 2006 when Hall truly made waves on the big screen with Christopher Nolan’s psychological thriller “The Prestige.”

In subsequent years, Hall continued impressing audiences with memorable performances such as playing ambitious journalist Paula Garland in “Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974” (2009), where she showcased both vulnerability and determination amidst a gripping crime drama narrative.

One of Hall’s notable television appearances came in 2012 when she starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Adelaide Clemens in Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s “Parade’s End.” As Sylvia Tietjens, an enigmatic character grappling with love and societal expectations, she delivered an exceptional performance that further solidified her reputation as a versatile and talented actress.

In 2009, Hall also portrayed the alluring and tragic character of Emily Wotton in “Dorian Gray,” an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel.


Suggested viewing


Parade’s End (2012)

Parade's End

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.5

“Parade’s End” is an epic tale set during World War I, following the life of Christopher Tietjens, a British aristocrat torn between his unfaithful wife Sylvia and his growing affection for the forward-thinking Valentine Wannop. Amidst societal changes and the horrors of war, Tietjens must face love, duty and personal integrity.

Top cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Roger Allam, Anne-Marie Duff, Rufus Sewell.

Dorian Gray (2009)

Dorian Gray (2009) poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.2

“Dorian Gray” tells the dark and haunting tale of a young man who remains eternally youthful while his portrait ages and bears the weight of his immoral actions. As he indulges in a life of hedonism, Dorian’s true nature is exposed, leading to devastating consequences for himself and those around him.

Top cast: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Emilia Fox, Ben Chaplin, Fiona Shaw, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Caroline Goodall.

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 6.9

“Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974” is a gripping crime drama set in Yorkshire, England. As the investigation into a young girl’s disappearance unfolds, journalist Eddie Dunford becomes entangled in a web of corruption and violence that reaches deep into the heart of the community, with devastating consequences.

Top cast: Andrew Garfield, Sean Bean, Rebecca Hall, Eddie Marsan, David Morrissey, John Henshaw, Anthony Flanagan, Warren Clarke.

The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.5

“The Prestige” is a gripping tale of two rival magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, locked in an intense battle to outdo each other’s illusions. Their obsession with their craft leads to dangerous consequences as they delve into secrets, sacrifice everything they hold dear, and embark on a twisted journey of deceit and revenge.

Top cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie, Andy Serkis.

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