In fall 2009, Cornish starred in Jane Campion's period drama Bright Star, which was a true life adaptation of poet John Keats' love affair with a young woman named Fanny Brawne. Cornish received a British Independent Film Award Best Actress nomination and received accolades from some of the most established critics in the US, UK and Australia. Bright Star premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Golden Palm Award. Cornish stars in Zack Snyder's upcoming 3D sci-fi action film Sucker Punch, co-starring Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning and Jamie Chung. The Warner Bros. film is scheduled to be released on March 25, 2011.
Cornish recently finished production in London on W.E., a film directed by Madonna about the relationship between King Edward VIII and divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.
Cornish's acting debut came at the age of fifteen on the Australian Broadcasting
Company's television series Children's Hospital. Shortly thereafter, she co-starred on the ABC series Wildside, which garnered Cornish her first AFI honor in 1999. In 2003, Cornish earned her second AFI nomination for her guest role on the ABC mini-series Marking Time. She also appeared in Ridley Scott's A Good Year, opposite Russell Crowe.
In 2007, she starred opposite Cate Blanchett as the Queen's favorite lady-in- waiting in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age for Universal Pictures. In 2008 Cornish starred as the female lead in the Paramount Pictures drama Stop Loss, directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry).
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Abbie Cornish Facts
|Birthday||August 7, 1982 (34)|
|Birthplace||Lochinvar, NSW, Australia|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Abbie Cornish compared to you?|