Mia Wasikowska

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Mia Wasikowska (born 14.10.1989)
Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress famous for her breakthrough title role in 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Mia Wasikowska: Childhood
Mia Wasikowska was born and raised in Canberra, Australia. Her parents are Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid, both photographers.
She moved to Poland for a year in 1998 as a child for her mother's work.
She trained in ballet from the age of 9 'til she was 14, training 35 hours a week with it in mind as a career. She quit due to an injury and too much pressure to look good.
She later became interested in acting and contacted several talent agencies online with only one response.

Mia Wasikowska: Acting career
Mia Wasikowska made her acting debut in 2004, appearing in two episodes of the soap 'All Saints'. Her first film was 2006's 'Suburban Mayhem'.
In 2007, she appeared alongside Radha Mitchell and Sam Worthington in the horror film 'Rogue'.
In 2008, she took to the States to star in the series 'In Treatment' during which she had to leave school for a time. That year she also starred in 'Defiance' opposite Jamie Bell.
In 2009, she appeared in the biopic 'Amelia' with Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor and Christopher Eccleston. That year also saw her in 'That Evening Sun' with Hal Holbrook, for which she had to learn a Southern American accent in two hours for the audition.
The following year she landed the leading role in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' opposite Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. The movie grossed over $1 billion at the box office. That year also saw her in the comedy 'The Kids Are All Right' with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore.
In 2010, she portrayed the title character in Cary Fukunaga's mini-series 'Jane Eyre' opposite Michael Fassbender. She was cast at the recommendation of director Gus Van Sant after appearing in his movie 'Restless'.
In 2011, she was in 'Albert Nobbs' opposite Glenn Close and Antonia Campbell-Hughes after Amanda Seyfried dropped out. That year she joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2012, appeared alongside Shia LaBeouf in 'Lawless' and in 2013 starred with Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in 'Stoker'.

Mia Wasikowska: Personal life
Mia Wasikowska enjoys photography, often using a Rolleiflex camera and taking photos on the set of her movies. One picture, featuring Jamie Bell, was a finalist in the 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize.
The actress currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
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21st February 2014 -

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Only Lovers Left Alive is released in cinemas today, bringing Jim Jarmusch's supernatural romance to theatres. The movie's main draw is of course its two British leads: Tilda Swinton and Thor's Tom HIddlestone play the...

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20th February 2014 -

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20th February 2014 -

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13th February 2014 -

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22nd January 2014 -

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21st January 2014 -

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18th December 2013 -

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Only Lovers Left Alive

9th September 2013 -

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Adam is a centuries old vampire who has a deep passion for music of all kinds, enjoying the peace of hiding away behind the curtained windows of his Detroit home desperate to distance himself from...

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6th September 2013 -

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Robert Pattinson Shares Awkward Kiss With Mia Wasikowska On 'Maps To The Stars' Set

23rd August 2013 -

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Robert Pattinson was spotted canoodling with Mia Wasikowska on camera recently - but don't worry, it was just for a particularly steamy scene in his new movie Maps To The Stars.The 'Twilight' star is in...

Stoker

1st March 2013 -

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You could argue that this film is all lurid style over substance, but there's actually a lot going on behind the stunningly gorgeous imagery. Korean director Park (Oldboy) beings his lavish visual approach to this...

Mia Wasikowska: Nude scene was 'liberating'

27th February 2013 -

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Mia Wasikowska found her nude 'Stoker' scene ''liberating''.The 23-year-old actress makes her most controversial on-screen appearance to date in Park Chan-wook's eerie new Gothic thriller as emotionally distant teenager India Stoker, with one particularly shocking...

Nicole Kidman didn't understand Stoker script

27th February 2013 -

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Nicole Kidman didn't understand 'Stoker' when she first read the script.The 45-year-old actress claims South Korean director Park Chan-wook's new psychological thriller is so layered and complex she had to re-read the script - which...

A Week In Movies: Sundance Buzz For Stoker Trailer, London Critics' Choose Amour, First Look At Tommy Lee Jones In Emperor

25th January 2013 -

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Updates From Sundance Film Festival And The London Critics' Circle Awards Plus Trailers For, Stoker, Emperor And Red 2As the Sundance Film Festival continues in Utah, buzz is emerging about the new Nicole Kidman movie...

Nicole Kidman Stars in 'Stoker', Sundance Reviews Are In (TRAILER)

22nd January 2013 -

 News

The star-studded horror movie Stoker has been in the pipeline for over two years. With an almost unrecognisable Mia Wasikowska in the ever so creepy lead, along with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Jacki Weaver...

Stoker

22nd January 2013 -

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India Stoker is a reclusive young artist with no friends at school due to her many peculiarities and idiosyncrasies. Her only friend is her father, and when he dies in a unexplained car accident she...

Stoker

8th November 2012 -

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India Stoker is a plain young artist whose peculiarities isolate her from others in high school leaving her friendless. When her loving father dies in unknown circumstances after a car accident, she is forced to...

Lawless

31st August 2012 -

 Movie Review

Director Hillcoat and musician-turned-screenwriter Cave previously worked together back home in Australia on the dark Western The Proposition, and now they have reunited in America for this true story set during Prohibition in the early...

Lawless

21st August 2012 -

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The Bondurant Brothers, Forrest, Howard and Jack, take up lawless methods of achieving the American Dream during the Depression in Franklin County, Virginia. Soon their illegal money-making schemes, including selling their home brewed moonshine in...

Albert Nobbs

12th January 2012 -

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Ever since the age of fifteen, Albert Nobbs has worked and lived in hotels. Thirty years later, he is a dedicated servant at Morrison's Hotel. He goes out of his way to make the guests...

Restless

18th October 2011 -

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Enoch is a quiet teenage boy with an unusual hobby: he likes to attend funerals. Not just the funerals of relatives but funerals of people he's never met. While attending one funeral, he sees a...

Jane Eyre

23rd November 2010 -

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Director Cary Fukunaga adapts Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre. The plot stays true to the book and shows Jane at different stages of her life. It tries to show the darker and more gothic...

The Kids Are All Right

1st October 2010 -

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14th October 2009 -

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Watch the trailer for Amelia Amelia Earhart was a true hero to many men and women, she was an independent freethinker who yearned to explore. She was the first woman to fly the Atlantic and...

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