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Sally Hawkins

RADA-trained Sally Hawkins received the Berlin Film Festival's Best Actress Award for her third collaboration with Mike Leigh, appearing in the starring role in Happy-Go- Lucky. She made her film debut as Samantha in Leigh's All or Nothing and also appeared in the director's Oscar-nominated Vera Drake. Additional feature film credits include Matthew Vaughan's Layer Cake, John Curran's The Painted Veil, Tom Shankland's Waz and most recently, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream.

On television, her performance as Anne Elliott in the ITV production of Jane Austen's Persuasion won the Golden Nymph Award for Best Actress at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2007. Other television credits include leading roles in Simon Curtis's adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's 20,000 Streets Under the Sky; Tipping the Velvet; Byron, in which she played Mary Shelley; The Young Visitors, directed by David Yates, in which she starred opposite Jim Broadbent; Fingersmith; and two series of Little Britain. She recently played the leading role in Marc Munden's Shiny, Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart for the BBC.

Notable London stage appearances include Howard Davies's production of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba at the National Theatre, and Ian Rickson's production of Jez Butterworth's The Winterling at the Royal Court.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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Sally Hawkins Facts

BirthdayApril 27, 1976 (46)
BirthplaceDulwich, London, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Sally Hawkins compared to you?
Awards2009 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (for Happy-Go-Lucky)

Selected Filmography

Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole In My Heart (2006) tv as Nathalie
Fingersmith (2005) tv-mini as Sue Trinder
Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky (2005) tv-mini as Ella
Bunk Bed Boys (2004) tv-movie as Helen
Layer Cake (2004) as Slasher
Vera Drake (2004) as Susan
Byron (2003) tv-movie as Mary Shelley
Promoted To Glory (2003) tv-movie as Lisa
The Young Visiters (2003) tv-movie as Rosalind
All Or Nothing (2002) as Samantha Cope (breakthrough)
Tipping the Velvet (2002) tv-mini as Zena Blake
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