May 19, 2020
Today’s guest has been around the arts her entire life. She is the acclaimed and generously creative British actor, writer, director and producer Rebecca Hall. Many of us first saw her in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and soon after starring in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Rebecca witnessed early on what an artist’s life could be. Her first on screen appearance was in the TV mini-series The Camomile Lawn at the age of 10. It was also around this time that her father (celebrated stage director Peter Hall) gave her some advice: the key to being an actor is making sure that you remember to live! She talks about her time at University and finding success on stage before appearing on screen again. After The Prestige, Rebecca continued on to a truly incredible career that’s lead to multiple awards and critical recognition. Her work includes The Red Riding Triology, The Town, Parade’s End, Iron Man 3, Transcendence The Awakening, Frost/Nixon, The Gift, Christine, and Tales from the Loop. Later this year you can watch her in Godzilla vs. Kong.
She’s a master craftswoman. From sketching actors in the back of her father’s stage rehearsals to directing her own projects, you’ll hear the stories of how Rebecca pushes beyond expectations to create the art and life that she wants to express. For Rebecca, it all comes back to the work.
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