Rebecca Ferguson (actress)

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Rebecca Ferguson
Born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström
(1983-10-19) 19 October 1983 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Known for Nya tider, Wallander, Strandvaskaren, Ocean Ave.

Rebecca Louisa Ferguson[1] (born 19 October 1983) is a Swedish actress.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ferguson grew up in the Vasastaden district in central Stockholm. Her mother, Rosemary, is English, and moved to Sweden from England at the age of 25.[3] As a student, she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.[4] She currently lives with her boyfriend and young child in the seaside town of Simrishamn, on the Swedish south coast.[citation needed] Ferguson has said she wanted to get away from city life and the public spotlight following her soap opera success. In Simrishamn, she started drifting away from acting, ran an Argentine dance studio, and also worked on several short film art projects.[5] Swedish director Richard Hobert spotted her at the town market in 2011. He recognized her and this led to her starring in his film A One – Way to Antibes.[6]

There are claims that Ferguson may be a distant relative of Sarah, Duchess of York ("Fergie").[7]


She played the lead role of upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-opera Nya tider and later played Chrissy in the Swedish-American soap Ocean Ave.. Ferguson has also appeared in films, including A One-Way Trip to Antibes, the horror film Strandvaskaren and the upcoming film Vi alongside Gustaf Skarsgård.[8][9]

In August 2012, it was announced Ferguson had been cast to play Elizabeth Woodville in the ten-part British historical drama The White Queen,[10] based on Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War novels about the women of the Wars of the Roses.[11] Ferguson's role in The White Queen has been met with praise,[12] winning her the "Best Leading Lady" award at the History Is Present Awards for period based dramas, in July 2013,[13] as well as an Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. On July 9, 2014, it was announced that Ferguson had been cast as the female lead in 2015's Mission: Impossible 5.[14]



Title Year Role Notes
Strandvaskaren 2004 Amanda
Plus 2008 Short film
Irresistible 2009 Woman Short film
Flyga, inte dala 2009 Short film
Lennart 2009 Short film
Arkiv 2010 Short film
A One-Way Trip to Antibes 2011 Maria
Vi 2012 Linda
Cold Night 2013
The Vatican 2013 Olivia Borghese Television film
Hercules 2014 Ergenia
Despite the Falling Snow 2014 Katya / Lauren
Mission: Impossible 5 2015 In production/filming


Title Year Role Notes
Nya tider 1999–2001 Anna Gripenhielm 54 episodes
Ocean Ave. 2002 Chrissy Eriksson Episode: "#1.5"
Wallander 2008 Louise Fredman Episode: "Sidetracked"
The Inspector and The Sea 2013 Jasmine Larsson Episode: "Der Wolf im Schafspelz"
The White Queen 2013 Elizabeth Woodville Main role
10 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
The Red Tent 2014 Dinah Lifetime mini-series


  1. ^ Sigander, Miranda (13 December 2013). "Rebecca Ferguson laddar för gala". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "En tv–donna att dö för!" (in Swedish). Slitz. Archived from the original on August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rebecca: 'I'm a commoner who becomes the White Queen' | News | TV News | What's on TV
  4. ^ "Citroën DS Rising Star nominerade 2013". Stockholm Film Festival. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Det är kul att spela någon som är elak hela filmen igenom". DN.SE. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  6. ^ Rebecca Ferguson och Tara fixar hårsvallen! (2011-09-27). "Rebecca Ferguson hälsade på! - P3 Populär". Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  7. ^ Lindham, Elisabeth (September 6, 1999). "Hon är vår nya såpa-prinsessa" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 
  8. ^ "Rebecca Ferguson". Actors in Scandinavia. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  9. ^ "Skarsgård jobbar helt naken – gratis | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  10. ^ "Starz Orders Historical Drama Based on Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins of War' Book Trilogy". Hollywood Reporter. 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  11. ^ "Media Centre - The White Queen, a new ten-part drama for BBC One". BBC. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  12. ^ "5 reasons to watch The White Queen". Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "The White Queen Awards". History Is Present. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Fleming, Mike. "'Mission: Impossible 5' Female Lead Goes To Rebecca Ferguson". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 

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