Hawkins in 2014
|Born||Sally Cecilia Hawkins
27 April 1976
Dulwich, London, England, UK
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Relatives||Jacqui Hawkins (mother)
Colin Hawkins (father)
Finbar Hawkins (brother)
Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She would continue working with Leigh, appearing as Susan in Vera Drake in 2004, and as Poppy in the 2008 film Happy-Go-Lucky. Her performance as Poppy won her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.
Other notable film roles include Rita O'Grady in Made in Dagenham (2010), and Mary Brown in Paddington (2014). She appeared in two Woody Allen films, Cassandra's Dream as Kate, and Ginger in the 2013 film Blue Jasmine, for which she received nominations for the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hawkins has appeared in many stage productions with the Royal Court Theatre, and in 2010 she made her Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren's Profession.
Hawkins was born in Dulwich and raised in Blackheath, the daughter of Jacqui Hawkins (née Jacqueline Sinfield) and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. Her parents both have Irish Catholic ancestry. She has a brother, Finbar Hawkins, a producer. She first developed an interest in acting at the age of three when she went to a circus show. She intended to go into comedy but ended up doing theatre plays. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998.
Hawkins started her career primarily as a stage actress in such productions as Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Romeo and Juliet, The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Misconceptions. She also had small appearances on television series such as Casualty and Doctors. In 1998 while still a student, Hawkins was cast as an extra in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Hawkins made her first notable screen performance in the 2002 Mike Leigh film All or Nothing as Samantha. This would be first of three films that Hawkins and Leigh would work on together, the second of which was the 2004 film Vera Drake. She appeared as Slasher in the 2004 action film Layer Cake. 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. She then starred in another BBC adaptation, Patrick Hamilton's 20,000 Streets Under the Sky. Between 2003 and 2005 Hawkins appeared in four episodes of the BBC comedy series Little Britain. Hawkins acted in David Hare's adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba in 2005, at Royal National Theatre.
She has also lent her voice to numerous radio series such as Concrete Cow, on which she also was a writer, Ed Reardon's Week, Think the Unthinkable, Cash Cows, War with the Newts and The Party Line. In 2006, Hawkins returned to the stage, appearing at the Royal Court Theatre in Jez Butterworth's The Winterling During 2006 she also made uncredited appearances in Richard Ayoade's Man to Man with Dean Learner where she played various uncredited roles in various deleted scenes included on the series DVD. Hawkins would later be directed by Ayoade on two of his films.
In 2007, she played Anne Elliot in the television film of Jane Austen's Persuasion. Her performance was well received by critics and was awarded a Golden Nymph. She also had a supporting role in the Woody Allen film Cassandra's Dream, starring Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor. Hawkins reunited with Leigh for a third time in the 2008 comedy-drama film Happy-Go-Lucky, portraying Poppy Cross, a kind-hearted primary school teacher. Hawkins performance received critical acclaim and received many accolades, including winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Three films starring Hawkins, Made in Dagenham, Submarine and Never Let Me Go, all premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. All three received positive reviews and Hawkins performances were met with critical acclaim. In October 2010, she appeared on Broadway as Vivie in Mrs Warren's Profession at the American Airlines Theatre. In 2011, Hawkins had a supporting role in the film adaptation of Jane Eyre and was the female lead in the romantic comedy film Love Birds. In 2012, she and Rafe Spall co-starred in the play Constellations at the Royal Court Theatre and later Duke of York's Theatre. The play was met with positive reviews and won the best play category at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. She also had a small role as Mrs Joe in the 2012 adaption of Great Expectations.
In 2013, Hawkins starred opposite Cate Blanchett and was directed by Woody Allen for the second time in the critically acclaimed film Blue Jasmine, a role for which she received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nods from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and received various other accolades. The same year she starred in All Is Bright, alongside Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd and had a small appearance as a Receptionist in the Richard Ayoade film The Double. In 2014, Hawkins appeared in Godzilla, as Dr Vivienne Graham, a scientist assisting Dr Ishiro Serizawa played by Ken Watanabe. She also co-starred with John Hawkes and Michael Cera in the Charlie Kaufman television pilot, How and Why. The pilot was not given a series order.
Hawkins portrayed the mother of Asa Butterfield's character in the drama film X+Y, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In November 2014, she portrayed Mrs Brown in Paddington, based on the children's books by Michael Bond.
|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||2 episodes|
|2003–2005||Little Britain||Kenny Craig's girlfriend||4 episodes|
|2005||Fingersmith||Susan Trinder||3 episodes|
|2005||20,000 Streets Under the Sky||Ella||3 episodes|
|2006||Man to Man with Dean Learner||Various||Episode: "Randolph Caer"|
|2011||Little Crackers||Mummy||Episode: "Barbara Windsor's Little Cracker: My First Brassiere"|
|2012||Room on the Broom||Bird (voice)||Television short|
|2014||How and Why||Yvonne Hesselman||Pilot|
|2016||The Hollow Crown||Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester||Episode: "Henry VI, Part I"|
|1998||Accidental Death of an Anarchist||Battersea Arts Centre|
|1998||Romeo and Juliet||Juliet||York Theatre Royal|
|1999||The Dybbuk||Leah'le||Battersea Arts Centre|
|1999||The Cherry Orchard||Anya||York Theatre Royal|
|1999||Svejk||Kidnapped Dog||Gate Theatre|
|2000||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Hermia||Open Air Theatre|
|2000||Much Ado About Nothing||Hero||Open Air 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
Duke of York's Theatre
|2015||Letters Live||Reader||Freemasons' Hall|
|2002||Concrete Cow||Various roles||BBC Radio 4
|2004||Think the Unthinkable||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||The Cenci Family||Beatrice Cenci||BBC Radio 4|
|2004–2005, 2007||Ed Reardon's Week||Ping||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Cash Cows||Kerry||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||War with the Newts||Olga||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||The Party Line||BBC Radio 4|
|2005||Afternoon Romancers||Liz||BBC Radio 4|
|2006||Salome||Joanna||BBC Radio 3|
|2007||Cut to the Heart||Alice||BBC Radio 4|
|2007||Demonstrating Grace||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2010||Greed All About It||Alice||BBC Radio 4|
|2011||Revolution||Therese||BBC Radio 4|
|2015||Book at Bedtime: The Girl on the Train||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
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- "Nominations & Winners". Golden Globes. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
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- "Sally Hawkins Joins ‘Godzilla’ Cast". Deadline.com.
- "FX’s Charlie Kaufman Pilot Not Going Forward". Deadline.com.
- "X+Y". TIFF.net.
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