Continuing with the ladies countdown, placing at #9 on our list of the 20 to Watch is none other than actress Rebecca Hall. And let me tell you, she’s one tough subject to find. Even though you can find her often named in various lists about rising stars and talents to look out for, you’ll find it difficult to find any decent sized photograph of her.
You know, when someone captures a fan’s attention, websites will begin to appear about their work and life. More often than not, these fans would get the best image archives an artist could hope for. They somehow manage to find any high resolution, un-watermarked photograph and put it to the disposition of other fans, who in turn deliver fanart. It’s a delicious and vicious cycle of image and graphics.
Rebecca Hall is hard to find, but oh she’s got the charisma.
Born in London, England on May 3rd 1982, this 27-year-old actress shot to fame and is probably most known by playing Vicky in Woody Allen’s 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona opposite Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. The role didn’t only rivaled Cruz’s performance — which earned her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress — but also earned Hall her first Golden Globe nomination.
However, before that, Hall also played a role in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige with Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, and Michael Caine. She accompanied her performance in VCB with a small appearance in Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon with Frank Langella, Michael Sheen and Sam Rockwell. In 2009, she continued her streak with a role in Dorian Gray credited alongside Colin Firth, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Ben Barnes and Rachel Hurd-Wood.
This year she will be starring on Please Give, alongside Catherine and Elizabeth Keener, as well as Amanda Peet. However, what’s in store for her? Well, the film The Town, directed by Ben Affleck and sharing the screen with Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, and Chris Cooper. With her on-screen charisma, that’s enough for us to keep an eye on her and the roles she chooses.