Australian ABBIE CORNISH (Lindy) is an acclaimed young actress who has already
made her mark in Hollywood. Cornish is best known for her starring roles in the
Australian films Candy (2006), opposite Heath Ledger and Somersault (2004), with
Worthington. Both productions garnered her Best Lead Actress awards from the
Circle of Australia as well as great notice in the U.S. She was also awarded
Best Lead Actress
from the Australian Film Institute for Somersault and received a nomination for
most recently lent her voice to the animated film Legends of the Guardians: The
Ga'Hoole directed by Zack Snyder. In spring 2011, Cornish will begin production
on the indie
drama film The Girl, directed by David Riker, which features a mother, played by
into running illegal immigrants across the border in order to protect her son.
In fall 2009, Cornish starred in Jane Campion's period drama Bright Star, which
true life adaptation of poet John Keats' love affair with a young woman named
Cornish received a British Independent Film Award Best Actress nomination and
accolades from some of the most established critics in the US, UK and Australia.
premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Golden
Cornish stars in Zack Snyder's upcoming 3D sci-fi action film Sucker Punch,
Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning and Jamie Chung. The Warner Bros.
scheduled to be released on March 25, 2011.
Cornish recently finished production in London on W.E., a film directed by
about the relationship between King Edward VIII and divorced American socialite
Cornish's acting debut came at the age of fifteen on the Australian Broadcasting
Company's television series "Children's Hospital." Shortly thereafter, she
co-starred on the ABC
series "Wildside," which garnered Cornish her first AFI honor in 1999. In 2003,
her second AFI nomination for her guest role on the ABC mini-series "Marking
Time." She also
appeared in Ridley Scott's A Good Year, opposite Russell Crowe.
In 2007, she starred opposite Cate Blanchett as the Queen's favorite lady-in-
Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age for Universal Pictures. In 2008
Cornish starred as
the female lead in the Paramount Pictures drama Stop Loss, directed by Kimberly
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