Rachel Weisz Us

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Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence, continues to seek out challenging projects and roles both on screen and on stage.

Weisz received overwhelming critical praise as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her performance in “The Constant Gardener,” directed by Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”) and based on the best-selling John le Carré novel.
Weisz recently wrapped production on Jim Sheridan’s thriller “Dream House,” in which she stars opposite Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts. Universal Pictures will distribute this film that centers on a successful publisher (Craig) who quits his Gotham job and relocates his wife (Weisz) and two daughters to a quaint New England town, only to discover that their perfect new home was the murder scene of a mother and her two children. The film will be released in February 2011.

Weisz also recently wrapped production on the indie political drama “The Whistleblower,” directed by Larysa Kondracki. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the trials of a female cop from Nebraska (Weisz) who serves as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposes a United Nations cover-up of a sex trafficking scandal. The film will premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2010, Weisz won the Laurence Olivier Award in the category of “Best Actress” for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the revival of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The show ran on the London stage from July 28th through October 3rd, 2009.

Weisz currently stars in Alejandro Amenabar’s ancient Egyptian epic “Agora” opposite Max Minghella. She plays astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who fights to save the collected wisdom of the ancient world. Her slave Davus (Minghella) is torn between his love for his mistress and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17th, 2009. Weisz has received critical acclaim for her performance.

Weisz’s previous film credits include Rian Johnson’s international con man adventure “The Brothers Bloom” opposite Mark Ruffalo, Wong Kar Wei’s “My Blueberry Nights,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” Adam Brooks‘ romantic comedy “Definitely Maybe” opposite Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin, David Dobkin’s “Fred Claus” opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul GiamattiDarren Aronofsky’s much-anticipated scifi/romantic fantasy adventure “The Fountain” opposite Hugh Jackman, Francis Lawrence’s hit thriller “Constantine,” Gary Fleder’s “Runaway Jury,” James Foley’s “Confidence,” and Chris and Paul Weitz‘ “About a Boy.” She is known to audiences worldwide for her lead role opposite Brendan Fraser in Stephen Sommers’ blockbuster movies “The Mummy” and “The Mummy Returns.” Weisz also starred in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “Enemy at the Gates,” Michael Winterbottom’s “I Want You,” David Leland’s “The Land Girls,” Beeban Kidron’s “Swept from the Sea,” and Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Stealing Beauty.”

Weisz received critical acclaim for Focus Features “The Shape of Things” which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute’s staging of his original play of the same name, in both London and New York City.

Her performance in Sean Mathias’ U.K. staging of “Noel Coward’s Design for Living” garnered her the London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of “Suddenly Last Summer,” directed by Mathias.

Weisz began her career as a student at Cambridge University where she formed the Talking Tongues Theatre Group, which performed numerous experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

Filmography Rachel Weisz

The Bourne Legacy – 2012
Oz: The Great and Powerful by Sam Raimi – 2012
Untitled Terrence Malick Project by Terrence Malick – 2012
The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies – 2011
360 by Fernando Meirelles – 2011
Dream House – 2011
Page Eight by David Hare – 2011
The Whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki  – 2011
The Lovely Bones – 2009
Agora by Alejandro Amenábar – 2009
The Brothers Bloom by Rian Johnson – 2008)
Definitely, Maybe by Adam Brooks – 2008
Fred Claus by David Dobkin – 2008
My Blueberry Nights by Wong Kar-Wai - 2007
The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky - 2006
The Constant Gardener by Fernando Meirelles – 2005
Constantine by Francis Lawrence – 2005
Envy by Barry Levinson – 2004
Runaway Jury de Gary Fleder – 2003
Confidence by James Foley – 2003
The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute – 2003
About a Boy by Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz – 2003
The mummy returns by Stephen Sommers – 2001
Enemy at the Gates – 2001
Beautiful Creatures by Bill Eagles – 2000
Sunshine de Istvan Szabo – 1999
The Mummy by Stephen Sommers – 1999
The Land Girls by David Leland – 1998
Swept from the Sea by Beeban Kidron – 1997
Demasiado lejos (38.Going All the Way) – 1997
Chain Reaction by Andrew Davis – 1997
Stealing Beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci – 1996
Death Machine by Stephen Norrington – 1997

Rachel Weisz, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating