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Rachel Weisz (born 7.3.1970) Rachel Weisz is an English actress of stage and screen.

Childhood: Rachel Weisz was born in Westminster, London, to Edith Ruth and George Weisz. Her mother is a teacher-turned-psychotherapist and her father is an inventor and engineer; both of them had fled to England in World War II. She grew up in the Hampstead Garden suburb of London.

Rachel Weisz was privately educated at North London Collegiate School, St. Paul's Girls' School and Benenden School before studying at Trinity Hall Cambridge. She graduated from Cambridge University with a 2:1 in English and whilst at university, she co-founded a drama group named Cambridge Talking Tongues. The student group went on to win a Guardian Student Drama Award for a piece entitled 'Slight Possession', performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Acting Career: In 1993, Rachel Weisz worked on the popular TV series Inspector Morse, which starred the late John Thaw, before starting her cinema career with Chain Reaction in 1995. The film starred Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman and Brian Cox.

In 1996, Weisz landed a role in Stealing Beauty, along with Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes and Jeremy Irons before working on a number of British films, including My Summer with Des (with Neil Morrissey and Arabella Weir), Swept from the Sea (with Zoe Wanamaker and Kathy Bates), The Land Girls (with Anna Friel) and I Want You (directed by Michael Winterbottom).

Weisz's big break in Hollywood came with her role in The Mummy, in which she starred alongside Brendan Fraser. The role was reprised in 2001 with The Mummy Returns. The sequel grossed $433million - even more than the original film. That same year, she appeared in Enemy at the Gates, which starred Jude Law and Ralph Fiennes.

In 2002, Rachel Weisz featured in About A Boy, the film adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel, which starred Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette. The following year, she appeared in Runaway Jury with an all-star cast including John Cusack, Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman.

2005 saw Rachel Weisz starring in the sci-fi / fantasy / horror film Constantine, along with Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf and Tilda Swinton. Later in 2005, Weisz also starred in The Constant Gardener. The movie was an adaptation of John le Carré's novel and was set in Kenya. Ralph Fiennes and Bill Nighy also starred in the film and Weisz won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her performance. Weisz also starred in The Fountain, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky and starred Hugh Jackman, after the original choice of lead roles (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett) could not be budgeted for.

In the 2009 film Agora, Rachel Weisz played the role of Agora. At the Toronto Film Festival, Weisz film The Whistleblower made a woman faint. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave and Monica Bellucci.

Personal Life: Rachel Weisz started dating the American film director Darren Aronofsky in 2001. In 2005, the pair became engaged and the following year, had a son together, Henry Chance. In 2010, however, Weisz and Aronofsky announced their separation.

In 2011, Rachel Weisz married James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Their marriage was a secret affair, with the wedding ceremony having only four guests in attendance.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Youth Trailer


Mick and Fred have been friends lifelong friends, now both reaching their more senior years they find themselves wanting very different things in their immediate life. Fred's daughter Lena feels her dad is in need of a health check and some R&R so she books them into a luxury spa in the beautiful Swiss mountains.

Whilst Mick feels the pressure to finish his latest screenplay, Fred on the other hand, much to his daughters dismay, has no desire to return to his career scoring and conducting music. Whilst visiting the retreat, both men meet many interesting characters and find themselves in a retrospective mood only to be rejuvenated by the experience in more than one way.

The film score features contributions by many celebrated artists but perhaps the most poignant from Mark Kozelek AKA Sun Kil Moon, Kozelek also makes a cameo appearance in the film. Paloma Faith also has a song on the film and makes a cameo. Youth will open in US cinemas December 4, 2015

Donald Crowhurst filmset

Rachel Weisz - Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz film a scene for the as yet untitled Donald Crowhursr biopic - Devon, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz

Donald Crowhurst filmset

Rachel Weisz - Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz film a scene for the as yet untitled Donald Crowhurst biopic - Devon, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Michael Caine and Rachel Weisz - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended a photo call for 'Youth' in Cannes, France - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Colin Firth Takes Sailing Lessons For Film Role


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Colin Firth was last seen saving the world as veteran spy Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service, and now the versatile star has become a sailor in preparation for his role in a currently untitled Donald Crowhurst biopic.

Colin Firth at Kingsman New York premiereFirst Kingsman, now yachtsman for Colin Firth

Attending a yacht party at the Cannes Film Festival, the Academy Award winner told the New York Post's Page Six that he has been taking sailing lessons before filming on the drama begins in England on Monday. He revealed he will captain a "41ft trimaran" with a cabin so tight, "there's very little room to act in."

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Colin Farrell And Rachel Weisz Hit Cannes For 'The Lobster' Premiere


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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have touched down at the Cannes Film Festival to promote their latest movie, The Lobster, a surreal comedy which pokes fun at the dating game. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos the film was largely shot in County Kerry and is already generating buzz as the possible Palme d’Or winner.

colin farrell rachael weiszColin Farrell and Rachel Weisz at The Lobster premiere in Cannes.

Farrell, who gained a few extra pounds for the role, stars as an architect who arrives at a hotel where the guests must find a partner within a certain time frame or be transformed into the animal of their choice. If worst comes to worst Farrell decides he would like to live on as a lobster. Yes this one is not your usual romantic comedy.

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68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz - 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'The Lobster' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015

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Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, Aggeliki Papoulia and Lea Seydoux

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Rachel Weisz - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended a photo call for 'The Lobster' at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France - Friday 15th May 2015

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A Week In Movies: On Set With The Hunger Games, Howard Hughes And The Lobster; New Trailers For Expendables 3 And Ninja Turtles


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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

In Paris, Jennifer Lawrence was caught on camera as she shot scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 involving a huge crowd of elaborately costumed extras. The hotly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1 opens this coming November, with Part 2 coming in 2015. Check out photos from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' film set in Paris - May 2014.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Warren Beatty was shooting his new Howard Hughes movie out on the streets where photographers caught Matthew Broderick and a glammed-up Lily Collins at work. The still-untitled film centres on an affair the elderly Hughes (played by Beatty) had with a younger woman. Costars include Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklyn Decker, Oliver Platt and Candice Bergen. The film will be out next year. Take a look at the photos of Lily Collins and Matthew Broderick prep for filming 'Untitled Warren Beatty Project' - May 2014.

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Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret


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We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.

Adam Brody and Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester and Adam Brody got married over the weekend

1. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell To Star In 'Dogtooth' Director's New Sci-Fi Romance, 'The Lobster'


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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have been cast in Yorgos Lanthimos' new science fiction romance, The Lobster, alongside the previously-announced Ben Whishaw ('Cloud Atlas'), Léa Seydoux ('Blue Is The Warmest Colour'), Olivia Colman ('Broadchurch'), Ariane Labed ('Attenberg,' 'Alps') and Angeliki Papoulia ('Dogtooth,' 'Alps'). The dystopian drama will be the first English language film from the Oscar-nominated Dogtooth director and will begin shooting in Ireland on the 24th March, according to Deadline.

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Rachel Weisz Has Been Cast In A Key Role In Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster.'

Weisz ('The Mummy') and Farrell ('In Bruges') will lead the cast in the unconventional love story, in which a group of people who are told to find respective partners, or they will be turned into animals, reports Digital Spy.

Continue reading: Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell To Star In 'Dogtooth' Director's New Sci-Fi Romance, 'The Lobster'

Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz Stun in Broadway Production Of 'Betrayal'


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How do you make a play about marital infidelity even more gripping, engaging and believable that it already did when it first left the pen of Nobel Prize-winning scribe Harold Pinter? By hiring a real-life husband and wife duo to take on the lead roles. That is what director Mike Nichols did when it came to casting the newly launched Broadway show, and with the help of husband and wife duo Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, his plan has proved to be a success.

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Craig leaves the Ethel Barrymore Theatre after performance earlier this month

The steamy erotic setting would have been enough to get people through the turnstiles in their droves anyway, but with Craig and Weisz on board the play became a runaway success before the first round of reviews had been published. the play, which also stars Rafe Spall, set a box-office record at the Barrymore Theater earlier this month when it grossed $1,100,818 from just seven performances, the New York Times reported at the time, and as tickets continue to sell at an unprecedented speed, those worrying that the hype may have led them to over pay for the performance have had their minds put at ease with continually positive feedback from critics.

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Daniel Craig's 'Betrayal' Takes $1.1 Million For Seven Shows, A New Record


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The Daniel Craig starring Harold Pinter play Betrayal has taken over $1.1 million for just seven preview shows on Broadway, breaking the Barrymore theater box office record previously set by Death of a Salesman in 2012, according to Variety. 

Co-starring Craig's wife Rachel Weisz and the actor Rafe Spall, Betrayal was helmed by Mike Nichols and produced by a commercial team led by Scott Rudin.

The success comes as no surprise, given Craig's status as the current James Bond and the added intrigue that comes with the very private actor starring opposite his wife. The advance hype for the show was monumental and Betrayal sold out its limited run before performances had started.

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X Files' Gillian Anderson To Take To The Stage In 'A Streetcar Named Desire'


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Gillian Anderson will take the role of Blanche DuBois in an upcoming London stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams' tragic play A Streetcar Named Desire, reports BBC News.

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Gillian Anderson Is Returning To Stage Acting.

Performed by the Young Vic, the play will be directed by Benedict Andrews who is known for having had great success with Chekhov's Three Sisters at the Young Vic in 2012. The X Files actress began her career in theatre before she found fame on the small and big screens, however Streetcar will mark her first major return to the theatre for some years. Fresh from her acclaimed BBC2 thriller, The Fall,

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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz To Star In Pinter's Betrayal on Broadway


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Rafe Spall will join Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig on Broadway later this year in one of Harold Pinter’s seminal works, Betrayal. The production will mark the reunion of Scott Rudin and Mike Nichols, the producer/director team, which was responsible for one of the most successful productions last season, the revival of Death of a Salesman.

Pinter’s semi-autobiographical Betrayal centers around the elicit affair between the wife of a successful London publisher and his best friend. The play uses reverse chronology to uncover the cracks in a disintegrating marriage and the relationships that come into play in adultery. This will be the first time real-life husband and wife Craig and Weisz will share the stage and, rather appropriately, they will be playing the married couple. It’ll be interesting to see whether the pair can portray the right kind of chemistry and exactly how Spall’s performance will fit into the mix.

While this will not be Craig’s first turn on Broadway (he last worked with Hugh Jackman on Steady Rain in 2009), both Weisz and Spall have performed exclusively on a London stage up until this point. Both actors have been nominated for an Olivier award, with Weisz winning for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

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