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Sally Cecilia Hawkins

Sally Cecilia Hawkins Bio :

Born: 27 April 1976
Age : 43 years
Birthplace : Dulwich, London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.57 m
TV shows: BBC Drama Fingersmith, Persuasion, MORE
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, MORE

Personal Life:

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born in Dulwich and brought up 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 ancestry. She has an older brother, Finbar Hawkins, a producer. Hawkins first developed an interest in acting at the age of 3 when she went to a circus show. She intended to go into comedy but ended up doing theatre plays. Hawkins attended James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich, and later graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998. She has dyslexia.

Career:

Sally Cecilia first major role was in Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing in 2002. She continued working with Leigh, appearing in a supporting role in Vera Drake (2004) and taking the lead in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which she won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Sally Cecilia Hawkins Hawkins appeared in two Woody Allen films, Cassandra’s Dream (2007) and Blue Jasmine (2013); for the latter, she received Best Supporting Actress nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award. She played the lead role in Made in Dagenham (2010), Paddington (2014), Maudie (2016), and Paddington 2 (2017). For starring as a mute cleaning woman in the fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017), Hawkins earned acclaim and received nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.

Hawkins started her career as a stage actress, appearing in productions such as Romeo and Juliet (playing Juliet), Much Ado about Nothing, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She appeared in stage productions with the Royal Court Theatre in London, and in 2010, she made her Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren’s Profession. In 2012, she starred in Constellations at the Royal Court Theatre, which later transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End. On television, she appeared in the BBC adaptations of Tipping The Velvet (2002) as Zena Blake, and Finger smith (2005) as Sue Trinder. She also appeared as Anne Elliot in Persuasion (2007), ITV’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel.

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.

In 2002, Hawkins played Samantha in Mike Leigh’s film All or Nothing. This was the first of three films that Hawkins and Leigh worked 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 Finger smith, 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 Twenty Thousand 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 and Silver Bear for Best Actress.

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.

Sally Hawkins is returning to the monster-verse. The Oscar-nominated actress will reprise her role of a creature-tracking scientist for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Legendary and Warner Bros.’ sequel to its 2014 movie. While plot details are being kept on a faraway atoll, the story has a family — played by Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown — at its core. Other cast members include O’Shea Jackson and Ken Watanabe, the latter another returnee from the 2014 installment. King of the Monsters is part of a giant monster cinematic universe being made by Legendary and Warners that also includes the recent hit Kong: Skull Island. Michael Dougherty is directing King of the Monsters, which was released on  March 22, 2019.Hawkins, who counts Paddington and Blue Jasmine among recent credits, next stars in The Shape of Water, the latest movie from Guillermo del Toro. She is repped by Conway van Gelder Grant.

Physic status:

Sally Hawkins is 5’2 Feet (157 cm) Tall and weighs around 54Kg (119lbs).Her measurements are 32-24-34 inches. As of 2019 the actress is 43 years old and her zodiac sign is Taurus. The beautiful actress has brown hairs and dark brown eyes.

Sally Cecilia Hawkins Filmography :

 

Year Title Role Director
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Villager George Lucas
2002 All or Nothing Samantha Mike Leigh
2004 Vera Drake Susan Wells
Layer Cake Slasher Matthew Vaughn
2007 Cassandra’s Dream Kate Woody Allen
W?Z Elly Carpenter Tom Shankland
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Poppy Cross Mike Leigh
2009 An Education Sarah Goldman Lone Scherfig
Desert Flower Marylin Sherry Hormann
Happy Ever Afters Maura Stephen Burke
2010 It’s a Wonderful Afterlife Linda / Gitali Gurinder Chadha
Never Let Me Go Miss Lucy Mark Romanek
Made in Dagenham Rita O’Grady Nigel Cole
Submarine Jill Tate Richard Ayoade
2011 Love Birds Holly Paul Murphy
Jane Eyre Mrs Reed Cary Joji Fukunaga
2012 Great Expectations Mrs Joe Mike Newell
2013 All Is Bright Olga Phil Morrison
Blue Jasmine Ginger Woody Allen
The Double Receptionist at Ball Richard Ayoade
2014 Godzilla Dr. Vivienne Graham Gareth Edwards
X+Y Julie Ellis Morgan Matthews
Paddington Mary Brown Paul King
2016 Maudie Maud Lewis Aisling Walsh
2017 The Shape of Water Elisa Esposito Guillermo del Toro
Paddington 2 Mary Brown Paul King
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Vivienne Graham Michael Dougherty
TBA Eternal Beauty June
A Boy Called Christmas Gil Kenan
Kensuke’s Kingdom Neil Boyle
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