25 Facts About Rebecca Hall


Rebecca Maria Hall was born on 3 May 1982 and is an English actress and filmmaker.


Rebecca Hall made her first onscreen appearance at age 10 in the 1992 television adaptation of The Camomile Lawn, directed by her father, Sir Peter Hall.


In 2006, following her film debut in Starter for 10, Hall got her breakthrough role in Christopher Nolan's thriller film The Prestige.


In 2016, Rebecca Hall was praised by critics for her portrayal of news reporter Christine Chubbuck in the biographical drama Christine.


Rebecca Hall made her directorial debut with Passing, receiving critical acclaim.


Rebecca Hall won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2009 Channel 4 miniseries Red Riding: 1974.


Rebecca Hall was born on 3 May 1982 in London, the daughter of American opera singer Maria Ewing and English stage director and Royal Shakespeare Company founder Sir Peter Rebecca Hall.


Rebecca Hall's mother was born in Detroit, to an African-American mixed-race father and a Dutch mother; she is a descendant of Revolutionary War veteran Bazabeel Norman, a free black man.


On Finding Your Roots, Rebecca Hall discovered that, while her maternal grandfather, Norman Isaac Ewing, had performed as a Native American figure and was recorded as a Sioux chief in newspapers, he had been born to mixed-race African-American parents, and had no Native American ancestry.


Rebecca Hall's own father, Hall's great-grandfather John William Ewing, had been born into slavery and became a prominent figure in Washington, DC's black community.


Rebecca Hall's parents separated when she was still young, eventually divorcing in 1990.


Rebecca Hall studied English literature at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, before dropping out in 2002, just before her final year.


Rebecca Hall was a member of the Marlowe Society and performed in several productions alongside housemate Dan Stevens, an English literature student at Emmanuel College.


Rebecca Hall got her breakthrough with the role of Sarah Borden in Christopher Nolan's film The Prestige.


Rebecca Hall then appeared in Stephen Poliakoff's Joe's Palace in 2007, as well as appearing in several other television films including Wide Sargasso Sea and Rubberheart.


In 2013, Rebecca Hall replaced Jessica Chastain as Maya Hansen in the superhero film Iron Man 3.


Rebecca Hall then starred opposite Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's directorial debut Transcendence.


In 2015, Rebecca Hall starred in the romantic comedy Tumbledown and Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift.


Rebecca Hall made her professional stage debut in 2002 when she starred as Vivie in her father's production of Mrs Warren's Profession at the Strand Theatre in London.


Rebecca Hall's performance, described as "admirable" and "accomplished", earned her the Ian Charleson Award in 2003.


In 2003, Rebecca Hall's father celebrated 50 years as a theatre director by staging a season of five plays at the Theatre Royal in Bath, Somerset.


In 2004, Rebecca Hall appeared in three plays for the Peter Rebecca Hall Company at the Theatre Royal Bath, two of which her father directed: Man and Superman in which she played Ann, and Galileo's Daughter in which she played Sister Maria Celeste.


In 2005, Rebecca Hall reprised the role of Rosalind in a touring production of As You Like It, again under the direction of her father.


Rebecca Hall made her Broadway debut in 2013 in Sophie Treadwell's expressionist play Machinal.


In 2014, Rebecca Hall met actor Morgan Spector while co-starring in a Broadway production.