Rebecca is the daughter of Peter Hall, who was a director of stage performances and her mother, an opera singer Maria Ewing. Her parents (English father & Dutch mother) divorced in the year 1990. She has five half-brothers, and all of them are involved in some field of stage performances. She debuted via the directional venture of her father “Mrs Warren’s Profession”. That fetched her the “ Ian Charleson” award. Again, for “As You Like It”, in the year 2003, she got nominated for the same award. Her father founded Royal Shakespeare Company. Rebecca married in the year 2015 on September 26 with her boyfriend, Morgan Spector. She has the dual citizenship, one of UK & other of US.
She left her education in English at Cambridge University after the second year; that is just before her final year of education. She was active in theater while she was studying in the Cambridge and also established her very own theater company. Her debut movie was “Starter for 10”. Feature film, ‘
The Prestige’, marked her breakthrough in Hollywood that is directed by
Christopher Nolan. She has done a lot of theater works. Her upcoming movies are ‘
The Dinner’ & ‘
The BFG’. She has also been part of many television programs. She has won BAFTA award for ‘Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974’ and for ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ was nominated for Golden Globe. Her various works got nominated, and she won few of them.
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Rebecca Hall is an actress in Hollywood and the British Film and Television industry. She made her debut in this field at a very young age, with various roles in series’ by British productions as well as in the mini-series “The Camomile Lawn” in 1992 and the feature, ‘Don't Leave Me This Way’ (1993).
She is born to Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Maria Ewing, an Opera diva. She has five siblings out of which the eldest, Jennifer Caron Hall, is the daughter of her father and his first wife.
Hall was the head girl in the Roedean School. Then, at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, she started pursuing English Literature, when she finally decided to drop out in the penultimate year. In her college days, she was very active in the theater. She also became a member of the Marlowe Society, which gave her the opportunity to star opposite
Dan Stevens, who was also a Literature student, and who has been in several acclaimed productions.
She soon got a breakthrough in feature films. Hall has done several supporting roles in films like Christopher Nolan's “The Prestige”, Tom Vaughan's “Starter for 10”. She also featured opposite
Scarlett Johansson and
Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen's “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in 2008, which gave her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Hall was then, a part of the cast of the Red Riding trilogy. In “ The Town” (2010), a Ben Affleck's film, she was the female lead. In comedy, called ‘Please Give,’ she was one of the co-stars.
She then made an appearance in the “Parade’s End”, a 5-part serial in BBC, for which she received a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film nomination. She won the BAFTA for the Best Supporting Actress for her role of Paula Garland in the show, ‘Red Riding: In the Year of our Lord 1974’, in 2010.
She was called to be a part of the supporting cast in ‘
Iron Man 3’. Rebecca was signed to be the female lead of the director Wally Pfister’s debut film ‘
Transcendence’, which also starred
Johnny Depp. Recently, she starred in the psychological thriller “ The Gift”, which was released in 2015. Apart from these, she has played many roles in smaller budget films also. Now, she is doing various roles, supporting as well as lead, in many movies and Television.
Regarding her personal life, she dated Freddie Stevenson, ‘As You Like It’ co-star, during 2003-2004. Years later, she and the director
Sam Mendes were in a relationship, from 2010-2015. She recently married Morgan Spector, ‘Machinal’ co-star. She holds both British as well as American citizenship.