DEAD MAN DOWN
NOOMI RAPACE (Beatrice) has appeared in more than 20 film and television projects. She opened eyes in the international entertainment community with her commanding, unnerving and critically acclaimed portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Rapace's internationally acclaimed performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned her Best Actress honors at the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Academy Award) and International Jupiter Awards. She also received Best Actress nominations at the BAFTAs and the European Film Awards.
Recently Rapace played the starring role in Ridley Scott's dark sci-fi hit Prometheus, opposite Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce and Michael Fassbender. The film follows Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and the crew of a scientific vessel as they seek out the origins of humanity in the ruins of an advanced civilization. She also starred opposite Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma's Passion, playing an ambitious advertising executive who plots revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea. The film made its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Currently Rapace is in production on Michael R. Roskam's Animal Rescue, opposite Tom Hardy. Set in Boston, the drama focuses on a man who wants to shed his criminal past but gets mixed up in a heist gone wrong and the matter of a lost pit bull.
In 2011 Rapace starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie's sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, in which she played Sim, a gypsy fortuneteller who sees more than she is telling. She was also seen in Pal Sletaune's Norwegian thriller The Monitor (aka Babycall), about a young mother who may have overheard a murder. For her performance Rapace received Best Actress honors at the 2011 Rome Film Festival.
Additional credits include Pernilla August's directorial debut, Beyond (Svinalangorna). The film screened at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, winning the Venice Critics Week prize in addition to a 2011 Nordic Film Council Prize. Based on a bestselling novel, the film tells the poignant story of a young girl's dramatic childhood growing up in a home plagued by abuse and alcoholism. Rapace's performance earned a 2011 Guldbagge nomination for Best Actress.
Rapace began her acting career at the age of 7 in Iceland's "In the Shadow of the Raven." In 2007 she made her mark on the big screen with a breakthrough performance in the 2007 Danish film Daisy Diamond, in which she portrays a troubled teen mother who leaves her home to pursue a dream, ultimately failing and having a breakdown with tragic consequences. For this role, Rapace was honored with both the Bodil Award (Danish Critics Award) and the Robert Award (Denmark's Academy Award) for Best Actress.
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