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Date Of BirthMay 3, 1982
SpouseMorgan Spector
FactAttended Roedean School in East Sussex, where she was head girl. Then studied English at Cambridge University, but dropped out after her second year.

Rebecca Hall is an English actress. She was born on May 3, 1982, in London, England. Her father, Peter Hall, is a director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her mother, Maria Ewing, is a singer. She has two sisters, Lucy and Emma. She was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and Newnham College, Cambridge.

She began her career in television, appearing in the British drama series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” (1992) and “Taggart” (1993). She made her film debut in “The Camomile Lawn” (1992). She has appeared in such films as “The Prestige” (2006), “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (2008), “The Town” (2010), “Iron Man 3” (2013), and “The Gift” (2015). She won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year for her role in “The Prestige. ” She has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

She is married to actor Morgan Spector. They have one child.

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Full NameRebecca Hall
Date Of BirthMay 3, 1982
Height1.75 m
EducationRoedean School, University of Cambridge, Cumnor House School, St Catharine's College, Cambridge


SpouseMorgan Spector
ParentsPeter Hall, Maria Ewing
SiblingsJennifer Caron Hall, Christopher Hall, Edward Hall, Emma Hall, Lucy Hall


AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, BAFTA Rising Star Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, British Academy Television Award for Best Actress, The Bri...
MoviesIron Man 3, Christine, The Gift, The Town, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The BFG, Transcendence, The Awakening, Lay the Favorite, The Prestige, Tumbledown, Starter for 10, Closed Circuit, Please Give, Frost/Nixon, Everything Must Go, A Promise, Dorian Gray, A Bag of Hammers, Red Riding: 1974, Einstein a...
TV ShowsParade's End, Red Riding, The Camomile Lawn

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1[on meeting Benedict Cumberbatch when she was age 8] Benedict was one of those boys that you met and you could already see what he was going to be like when he was middle-aged. He is a one-off, and it is the fate of people who are unique for others not to notice their talent straight off the bat. It's easy for people to say, "Wow, you are the next 'Johnny Depp'." Benedict was never going to be the next anybody. He was always going to be just who he is.
2One of the great things about the 'Iron Man' franchise is that they employ fascinating actors who don't necessarily do action movies. Before 'Iron Man' you didn't associate Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow with those kinds of films. There's an emphasis on repartee and wit.
3There are people all over the world who like to write fan letters in the voice of their pet: 'Hello, my name is Fifi and I'm a labrador and I think you're great. Paw paw!'
4To read a character I'm not sympathizing with is generally quite a good, attractive proposition because I've got somewhere to go, I've got work to do, to try to understand why they behave like they behave, to relate entirely and understand them and to be completely emotionally connected. That is much more fun 99 percent of the time.
5Whenever I'm in theatre situations I will go out of my way not to talk about my father, but in the film world I can be really proud of my family and say, 'You know what: my dad's a really, really famous theatre director,' because nobody has any idea.
6I read everything. I've always got a book on the go and I'm really nerdy about it, I get through books and don't remember anything about them afterwards. But I read all sorts, from classic to contemporary.
7I think for a long time it seemed like working in an art form and being a feminist meant portraying women in a perfect, angelic light. And there's nothing feminist about that.
8I used to have the most visceral response to having my photo taken. I felt like instantly bursting into tears and running out of the room. I hated all the attention, which is such a stupid thing for an actor to say.
9I would say that maybe directors who act as well are easier with actors. I'm not saying that all directors have this, but sometimes you'll come across a director who sort of looks at an actor a bit like a kind of untrained horse that's been let out of the stable, like they might buck him.
10If pressed, I would say I feel British. It's where I grew up and where I choose to live, the culture that I love, but I feel perfectly at home in America, I don't feel like a tourist or anything.
11No family is sane, is it?
12'Twin Peaks' is my favorite American TV show.
13When I was 22, I thought I couldn't wear heels because of my height.
14You either are a good director or you're not.
15I quite enjoy cooking but I'm not consistent. I can't follow the recipe book. If something goes well, I'll never make it again, which is completely stupid. It's a one-shot kind of deal.
16I've played an awful lot of repressed people.
17It sounds trite, but I like telling stories.
18Lentil dhal is the only thing I can cook.
19My childhood was very colourful, and I am very good friends with both my parents. We have no secrets.
20My mum's American. She's from Detroit.
21I think acting can be very frustrating, and there's no experience that doesn't make you a better actor.
22I was a really pretentious teenager.
23I was the kid that grew up watching Bette Davis films.
24I'm not consciously avoiding doing a lot of period drama, but I don't really seek it out either.
25I'm very nerdy about my music, and I like interrogating people about what they put on playlists.
26As a child I loved ghost stories.
27I always look for contradiction in a character.
28I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be an actor. It has just always been an inevitability on some level.
29I don't like talking about myself, if I'm honest.
30I don't think that theater is the higher medium, that it's better than film.
31I've never been desperate to please my father.
32One aspect of my mum's personality that has influenced me is her love of Hollywood and the golden era of black-and-white films.
33There's always going to be a separate version of you that people will create, and you have no control over it.
34I've always had horrible Valentine's Days.
35If you act scared, your body produces adrenaline.


1(September 26, 2015) Married her boyfriend of a few months Morgan Spector.
2Aunt of Stephanie Clive.
3Rebecca Hall has appeared with many actors from the Marvel Universe in non Marvel films. She worked with Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)) and Hugh Jackman (the X-Men and Wolverine series) in The Prestige (2006). Hall worked with Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)), Kevin Bacon (X: First Class (2011)) and Oliver Platt (X: First Class (2011)) in Frost/Nixon (2008). She also worked with Jeremy Renner (The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Thor (2011)) in The Town (2010).
4She grew to be 5'10 at the age of 11.
5Rebecca holds Dual Citizenship for the United States and the UK.
6Currently in rehearsal for a National Theatre production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", directed by her father, Peter Hall. [December 2010]
7Stepsister-in-law of Issy Van Randwyck.
8Her agent paid for the fares for their flight to New York to audition for The Town (2010) because she did not have the money.
9Attended Cumnor House School in East Sussex from age 9 to 13.
10She is the daughter of English theater director Peter Hall (who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company) and American opera singer Maria Ewing. Peter Hall is a white Englishman. Maria Ewing's paternal grandparents were both of part African ancestry. Maria's father, Norman Isaac Ewing, also had Scottish, and possible Sioux Native American, roots. Maria's mother, Hermina Maria Veraar, who was caucasian, was Dutch.
11For her professional stage debut in "Mrs Warren's Profession" (dir. Peter Hall), she won the 2002 Sunday Times/ National Theatre 'Ian Charleson' Award which recognises performances in classical roles for actors and actresses under 30 in Britain. She was nominated for the same award in 2004 for her performance in "As You Like It" (dir. Peter Hall).
12Her favorite film is Woody Allen's 1979 movie, Manhattan (1979).
13She contributed a doodle for Epilepsy Action's National Doodle Day on Friday 23 February 2007.
14Younger half sister of theatre director Edward Hall, theatre set designer Lucy Hall, producer Christopher Hall and Jennifer Caron Hall.
15Attended Roedean School in East Sussex, where she was head girl. Then studied English at Cambridge University, but dropped out after her second year.
16She is the daughter of Peter Hall and Maria Ewing.




Holmes and Watson2018filmingDr. Grace Hart
The Dinner2017post-productionKatelyn Lohman
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women2017post-productionElizabeth Marston
The BFG2016Mary
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesRachel
The Gift2015/VIRobyn
Bonobos: Back to the Wild2015Claudine
Transcendence2014/IEvelyn Caster
A Promise2013Lotte Hoffmeister
Closed Circuit2013Claudia Simmons-Howe
Iron Man Three2013Maya Hansen
Parade's End2012TV Mini-SeriesSylvia Tietjens
Lay the Favorite2012Beth
The Awakening2011/IFlorence Cathcart
A Bag of Hammers2011Melanie
Everything Must Go2010Samantha
The Town2010Claire Keesey
Please Give2010Rebecca
Dorian Gray2009Emily Wotton
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19742009TV MoviePaula Garland
Einstein and Eddington2008TV MovieWinnie Eddington
Frost/Nixon2008Caroline Cushing
Official Selection2008ShortEmily Dickinson
Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008Vicky
Joe's Palace2007TV MovieTina
The Prestige2006Sarah Borden
Wide Sargasso Sea2006TV MovieAntoinette Cosway
Starter for 102006Rebecca Epstein
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends1994TV SeriesLucie
Don't Leave Me This Way1993TV MovieLizzie Neil
The Camomile Lawn1992TV Mini-SeriesSophy


Permission2017producer post-production


Behind the Scenes of Please Give2010Video documentary short special thanks


Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Transcendence: A Singular Vision2014Video shortHerself
Transcendence: Guarding the Threat2014Video shortHerself
What Is 'Transcendence'?2014Video shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHerself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Parade's End: Featurette2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Iron Man 3: Sky Movies Special2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Awakening: BAFTA Q&A2012Video shortHerself
Cinema 32008-2012TV SeriesHerself
The Awakening: A Time for Ghosts2012Video documentary shortHerself / Florence Cathcart
The Awakening: Behind the Scenes2012Video documentary shortHerself / Florence Cathcart
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2014)
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHerself
Ben's Boston2010TV Mini-Series documentary shortHerself / Claire Keesey
Behind the Scenes of Please Give2010Video documentary shortHerself / Rebecca
Please Give: Outtakes2010Video shortHerself / Rebecca (uncredited)
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHerself
Discovering Secrets2009Video documentary shortHerself
The Making of Frost/Nixon2009Video documentary shortHerself
Resumen - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHerself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Prestige: Now That's Magic2006TV Special documentarySarah
The South Bank Show2005TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesClaudia
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesMaya Hansen in 'Iron Man 3'
Ben's Boston2010TV Mini-Series documentary shortClaire Keesey
Buscando a Penélope2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Vicky
University Challenge: The Story So Far2006TV Movie documentaryRebecca Epstein (uncredited)


Won Awards

2016Silver HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest ActressChristine (2016)
2013Broadcasting Press Guild AwardBroadcasting Press Guild AwardsBest ActressParade's End (2012)
2011Robert Altman AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsPlease Give (2010)
2010BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressRed Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
2010NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Town (2010)
2010Special AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsRed Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Town (2010)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Nominated Awards

2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActressParade's End (2012)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Movie/MiniseriesParade's End (2012)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesParade's End (2012)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionParade's End (2012)
2011British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActressThe Awakening (2011)
2011Evening Standard British Film AwardEvening Standard British Film AwardsBest ActressPlease Give (2010)
2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformancePlease Give (2010)
2010VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressPlease Give (2010)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2009Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2009ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Actress of the YearVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureFrost/Nixon (2008)
2008EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough PerformanceVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest NewcomerVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2008Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorVicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
2007Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Female NewcomerThe Prestige (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Newcomer of the YearThe Prestige (2006)

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