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The daughter of opera singer Maria Ewing and noted stage and screen director Sir Peter Hall -- who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company -- Rebecca Hall was born in London on May 19, 1982.

Hall made her acting debut at the tender age of 9 in her father's televised production of The Camomile Lawn, but devoted the next decade to her schooling, attending the exclusive Roedean School and Cambridge University. In 2002, however, she embraced the family craft, taking to the stage in a series of classical roles, many under the direction of her father. Hollywood roles followed, most notably in the high-profile illusionist drama The Prestige (2006).

In 2008, Hall delivered a pair of divergent roles in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (which brought a Golden Globe nod) and Frost/Nixon, cementing her rep as a critical darling.

Rebecca Hall in The BFG

The BFG

2016 PG

Roald Dahl's spooky children's book is transformed into a family-friendly fantasy centering on young orphan Sophie, who meets a colossus called the Big Friendly Giant -- who's exiled from his peers for refusing to eat boys and girls.

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  • Rebecca Hall in The Gift The Gift
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  • Rebecca Hall in Tumbledown Tumbledown
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  • Rebecca Hall in The Awakening The Awakening
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  • Rebecca Hall in A Promise A Promise
  • Rebecca Hall in Please Give Please Give
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  • Rebecca Hall in Lay the Favorite Lay the Favorite
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