Sally Hawkins is a screen and stage actress who is best known for her starring role in Happy-Go-Lucky, a film for which she won a great variety of awards, including...Read More
Sally Hawkins is a screen and stage actress who is best known for her starring role in Happy-Go-Lucky, a film for which she won a great variety of awards, including Best Actress at the 2009 Golden Globes.
As well as Happy-Go-Lucky, Sally’s film roles include parts in other productions written and directed by Mike Leigh, such as All Or Nothing and Vera Drake. Sally Hawkins has also appeared as Mary in Warner Bros’ The Painted Veil, as Sarah in BBC Films’ An Education, as lead role Rita in Made in Dagenham, as Mrs Reed in Jane Eyre, and as Mrs Joe in Great Expectations.
In television, she has played lead roles in Tipping the Velvet (as Blake), Fingersmith (as Sue), Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart (as Nathalie), and in Persuasion (as Anne Elliott). Her performance in Persuasion also gained her awards, including the Golden Nymph Award for Best Actress at the 2007 Monte Carlo Television Festival, and Best Actress at the 2008 RTS Awards. Other work includes Byron, as Mary Shelley, and Cathy in 3 series of Little Britain.
On stage, Sally has had numerous prestigious roles. She performed as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the RSC’s Buckingham Palace Gala, directed by Adrian Noble. Since, she has performed in a number of Shakespearean plays, in the title role in York Theatre Royal’s Romeo and Juliet, and as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both of which were performed at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. She has performed in a variety of other venues as well, including at London’s Battersea Arts Centre, Gate Theatre and the National Theatre Studio, as well as at New York’s Roundabout Theatre as Vivie in Mrs Warren’s Profession.
Most recently, she played Marianne in Constellations at the Royal Court Theatre. She transfers with this sell-out two-hander show to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre.
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