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Mix Up Star: RACHEL WEISZ


Age: 50

Birthday: 7th March


Rachel Weisz is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, and a British Academy Film Award.



Weisz won a Critics' Circle Theatre Award for her role in the 1994 revival of Noël Coward's play Design for Living and she went on to appear in the 1999 Donmar Warehouse production of Tennessee Williams' drama Suddenly, Last Summer. Her film breakthrough came with her starring role as Evelyn Carnahan in the Hollywood action films The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001). Weisz went on to star in several films of the 2000s, including About a Boy (2002), The Fountain (2006), and The Lovely Bones (2009).




For her performance as a murdered activist in the 2005 thriller The Constant Gardener, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and for playing Blanche DuBois in a 2009 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress. In the 2010s, Weisz continued to star in big-budget films such as the action film The Bourne Legacy (2012) and the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and garnered critical acclaim for her performances in the independent films The Deep Blue Sea (2011) and The Favourite (2018). For her portrayal of Sarah Churchill in the latter, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and received a second Academy Award nomination. In 2021, Weisz starred as Melina Vostokoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow.



ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2 WINS: 1

2019 - Best Supporting Actress: THE FAVOURITE

2006 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: THE CONSTANT GARDENER


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2 WINS: 1

2019 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: THE FAVOURITE

2006 - Best Supporting Actress: THE CONSTANT GARDENER


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1

2019 - Best Supporting Actress: THE FAVOURITE

2013 - Best Leading Actress: THE DEEP BLUE SEA

2006 - WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: THE CONSTANT GARDENER



How do you rate Rachel Weisz's films?





 

WATCH RACHEL WEISZ THIS WEEK




ON TV:



FILMS: The Mummy (1999) / The Mummy Returns (2001)

Thursday 18th November / Friday 19th November, Sky Cinema Blockbusters, 6:00pm

The films that put Weisz' star on the map are these action adventure movies.



ON NETFLIX:


FILM: The Bourne Legacy (2012) (Age 12)

Weisz joins the cast of this spy action thriller series, nice warm up for Black Widow!



ON DISNEY+

Weisz steals the show in this Marvel Phase 4 film.





What's your favourite Rachel Weisz performance?








 

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