Juliet Rylance

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Juliet Rylance
Juliet Rylance at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards.jpg
Rylance at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards
Born Juliet van Kampen
(1979-07-26) 26 July 1979 (age 37)
London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Christian Camargo (m. 2008)
Website http://www.julietrylance.com

Juliet Rylance (born Juliet van Kampen; 26 July 1979) is an English actress and producer, known for Days and Nights.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rylance was born as Juliet van Kampen in Hammersmith, London to Claire van Kampen, a composer, and Chris van Kampen, an architect. Her younger sister, Nataasha (now deceased), became a filmmaker.[2]

Her parents divorced when she was seven, and her mother subsequently married actor Mark Rylance. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[3]


Her first major role upon leaving RADA was as Medea in Neil LaBute's Bash: Latter-Day Plays at the Union Theatre in London. She then went on to play Perdita in The Winter's Tale and Cressida in Troilus and Cressida at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She portrayed British writer Mary Sidney in I Am Shakespeare, written by her step-father Mark Rylance and directed by Matthew Warchus at the Chichester Festival Theatre and its UK tour. That same year, along with two of her contemporaries, David Sturzaker and director Tamara Harvey, she started her own production company, Theater of Memory. She subsequently starred in the Theater of Memory's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Bash: Latter-Day Plays, portraying Juliet and Medea respectively.[4][5]

In 2009, Rylance played Desdemona at the theater in New York City, in Othello, for which she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award.[6] She next appeared in the Sam Mendes-directed Bridge Project, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn and The Old Vic in London. She appeared as Rosalind and Miranda, respectively, with her husband appearing alongside her as Orlando and Ariel.[4] Rylance was awarded a 2010 Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind.[7]

In 2012, Rylance co-starred in the horror film Sinister. In 2013 she appeared in and produced the film Days and Nights, based on the Anton Chekov play The Seagull, and written and directed by her husband.[8] Since 2014, Rylance has starred in the Cinemax medical drama The Knick.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Rylance married actor Christian Camargo at New York City Hall. They had met over a decade earlier when he worked with her stepfather Mark Rylance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Sinister Tracy Oswalt
2013 Days and Nights Eva Producer
2017 A Dog's Purpose Elizabeth


Year Title Role Notes
2014–present The Knick Cornelia Robertson Main role
2016 American Gothic Alison Main role


Title Role Notes
The Winter's Tale Perdita Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Troilus and Cressida Cressida Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Bash: Latter-Day Plays Medea Trafalgar Studios, London
I Am Shakespeare Mary Sidney Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour
Romeo and Juliet Juliet Middle Temple Hall, London
Othello Desdemona Nominated – Lucille Lortel Award for Best Featured Actress
As You Like It Rosalind Bridge Project
Obie Award
The Tempest Miranda Bridge Project
Three Sisters Irina Classic Stage Company
The Cherry Orchard Varya Classic Stage Company
Ivanov Sasha Classic Stage Company


  1. ^ Matthew Gurewitsch (12 January 2010). "A Bridge of Two: In the Wings with Christian Camargo and Juliet Rylance, Matthew Gurewitsch, Jan. 12, 2010". Beyondcriticism.com. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Richard Anthony Baker (1 August 2012). "Nataasha van Kampen". The Stage. 
  3. ^ Matthew Gurewitsch. "A Bridge of Two: In the Wings with Christian Camargo and Juliet Rylance". Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Matthew Gurewitsch (10 January 2010). "A Threesome: Husband, Wife, Shakespeare". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Chilling Glimpses of Nastiness; Charles Spencer, Telegraph.co.uk, 12 January 2007
  6. ^ Lucille Lortel Awards; Lucille Lortel Foundation; Off-Broadway database. "Lucille Lortel Awards 2009". Lortel.org. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "2009-2010 Off-Broaway Season Winners". The Village Voice. 18 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Jeff Sneider (10 April 2012). "'Seagull' takes flight with starry ensemble". Variety. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 

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