Sally Hawkins

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Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins (2007).jpg
On site for the 2007 TV movie Persuasion, October 7, 2006
Born Sally Cecilia Hawkins
(1976-04-27) 27 April 1976 (age 37)
Dulwich, London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress. Her performance as Poppy in the 2008 Mike Leigh film Happy-Go-Lucky won her several international awards, including the Golden Globe Award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.

Other notable roles have included Susan in Vera Drake (2004), Sarah in An Education (2009), Rita O'Grady in Made in Dagenham (2010), Sue Trinder in the BBC serial Fingersmith (2005), Anne Elliot in Persuasion (2007),[1] and Ginger in the 2013 Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Hawkins had previously worked with Woody Allen in Cassandra's Dream (2007).

Early life[edit]

The daughter of Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books, Hawkins was born in Dulwich, and raised in Blackheath, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998.

Career[edit]

Hawkins' theatre appearances include Much Ado About Nothing (2000), A Midsummer Night's Dream (2000), Misconceptions (2001), Country Music (2004), David Hare's adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba in 2005, and "Constellations (play)" in 2012.

Hawkins made her first notable screen performance as Samantha in the 2002 Mike Leigh film All or Nothing. She also appeared as Slasher in the 2004 film Layer Cake. She played the role of Zena Blake in the BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel, Tipping the Velvet in 2002. Her first major television role came in 2005, when she played Susan Trinder in the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama Fingersmith, an adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel of the same name, in which she co-starred with Imelda Staunton, as she had in Vera Drake. Since then she has gone on to star in another BBC adaptation, Patrick Hamilton's Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky.

Hawkins appeared in three episodes of the BBC comedy series Little Britain, in addition to Ed Reardon's Week on BBC Radio 4. She has also contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series Concrete Cow.

In 2006, Hawkins returned to the stage, appearing at the Royal Court Theatre in Jez Butterworth's The Winterling. In 2007, she played the lead in a new film of Jane Austen's Persuasion, and followed this with her critically acclaimed performance in Happy-Go-Lucky. Questions and a minor controversy arose when Hawkins was not nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Poppy. It was the first year since 2000–01 that the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was not nominated for an Academy Award, and the first year since 1995–96 that no one from the category was nominated.

During 2006 she also made uncredited appearances in Richard Ayoade's Man to Man with Dean Learner where she played various uncredited roles from Personal Assistant to Wife of Steve Pising in various deleted scenes included on the DVD.

Hawkins' 2009–10 films included Desert Flower, Never Let Me Go, and Happy Ever Afters. In November 2010, she appeared on Broadway as Vivie in Mrs. Warren's Profession.

In 2011, Hawkins appeared in Submarine and had a supporting role in the film adaptation of Jane Eyre.

In 2013, Hawkins starred opposite Cate Blanchett in the critically acclaimed Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine, a role for which she received widespread critical acclaim and her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nods from the Golden Globes and BAFTA.

Hawkins will appear in Godzilla in 2014.[2]

Awards[edit]

At the 2007 Monte Carlo TV Festival, Hawkins won the Golden Nymph for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Anne Elliot in Persuasion.[3]

In addition to the Golden Globe, Hawkins received numerous awards for her starring role in Happy-Go-Lucky, including the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.[citation needed]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Venue
1998 Accidental Death of an Anarchist Battersea Arts Centre
Romeo and Juliet Juliet York Theatre Royal
1999 The Dybbuk Leah'le Battersea Arts Centre
The Cherry Orchard Anya York Theatre Royal
Svejk Kidnapped Dog Gate Theatre
2000 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Open Air Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing Hero
2001 Misconceptions Zoe Octagon Theatre
2004 Country Music Lynsey Sargeant Royal Court Theatre
2005 The House of Bernarda Alba Adela Royal National Theatre
2006 The Winterling Lue Royal Court Theatre
2010 Mrs. Warren's Profession Vivie American Airlines Theatre
2012 Constellations Marianne Royal Court Theatre

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 All or Nothing Samantha
Post Girl at Lampost Short film
2004 Vera Drake Susan
Layer Cake Slasher
2006 The Painted Veil Mary Scenes deleted
Hollow China Terri Short film
2007 WΔZ Elly Carpenter
Cassandra's Dream Kate
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Poppy Cross Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress[4]
Evening Standard British Film Awards - Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[5]
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Actress of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Online Award for Breakthrough Performer
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Silver Bear for Best Actress
Village Voice Film Poll - Best Actress
Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
2009 An Education Sarah Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Happy Ever Afters Maura
Desert Flower Marylin
2010 Never Let Me Go Miss Lucy
It's a Wonderful Afterlife Linda / Geetali
Made in Dagenham Rita O'Grady Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2011 Submarine Jill Tate Nominated — British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Jane Eyre Mrs. Reed
Love Birds Holly
2012 Great Expectations Mrs. Joe
2013 All Is Bright Olga
Blue Jasmine Ginger Empire Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Runner-Up)
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
The Double Receptionist
The Phone Call Heather Short film
2014 Godzilla Dr. Wates
Paddington Mrs. Mary Brown

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Casualty Emma Lister Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
2000 Doctors Sarah Carne Episode: "Pretty Baby"
2002 Tipping the Velvet Zena Blake 2 episodes
2003 Byron Mary Shelley TV Movie
Promoted to Glory Lisa
The Young Visiters Rosalind
2003–2005 Little Britain Kenny Craig's girlfriend 4 episodes
2004 Bunk Bed Boys Helen TV Movie
2005 Fingersmith Susan Trinder 3 episodes
20,000 Streets Under the Sky Ella
2006 Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart Nathalie TV Movie
H G Wells: War with the World Rebecca West
Man to Man with Dean Learner Various Episode: "Randolph Caer"
2007 Persuasion Anne Elliot TV Movie
2011 Little Crackers Mummy Episode: "Barbara Windsor's Little Cracker: My First Brassiere"
2012 Room on the Broom Bird (voice) TV Movie

Radio[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sally Hawkins saves the day in Made in Dagenham" October 1, 2010, The First Post
  2. ^ "Sally Hawkins Joins ‘Godzilla’ Cast". Deadline. 
  3. ^ "Brit actress Sally Hawkins to visit Mill Valley film fest". Marinscope Community Newspapers. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "2009 ICS AWARD WINNERS". International Cinephile Society. 
  5. ^ Elsworth, Catherine (12 Jan 2009). "Golden Globes 2009: Sally Hawkins wins best actress in musical or comedy - Telegraph". The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved April 3, 2013. 

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