SALLY HAWKINS is an acclaimed British actress, whose first
lead film role in Mike Leigh's HAPPY-GO- LUCKY propelled her into the
international spotlight with much critical praise. In 2008, this role won her a
Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical as well as a Silver Bear
Award for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival.
Hawkins' most notable films have included roles in AN EDUCATION (d. Lone
Scherfig, 2009), MADE IN DAGENHAM (d. Nigel Cole, 2010) and SUBMARINE (d.
Richard Ayoade, 2010).
2013 saw Hawkins star as Ginger in her best-known role to international
audiences, opposite Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed 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 and BAFTA.
Throughout her career, Sally has appeared in a variety of successful British
film productions including Matthew Vaughan's cult classic crime thriller LAYER
CAKE in 2004, VERA DRAKE (d. Mike Leigh, 2004), NEVER LET ME GO (d. Mark Romanek,
2010), JAYNE EYRE (d. Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2011), GREAT EXPECTATIONS (d. Mike
Newell, 2012) and most recently THE DOUBLE (d. Richard Ayoade, 2013).
Hawkins' range is also highlighted by her extensive work for television, with
her first major role in the
2005 BAFTA-nominated BBC drama "Fingersmith" co-starring Imelda Staunton. Her
have also included the BBC adaptation "20,000 Streets Under the Sky" and ITV's
television film "Jane
Austen's Persuasion", for which she was awarded a Golden Nymph Award.
Having begun her career on stage, Hawkins has featured in various theatrical
productions including Romeo & Juliet (d. Damien Cruden, Theatre Royal, York),
The Cherry Orchard (d. Sonia Fraser, Theatre Royal, York), Much Ado About
Nothing (d. Rachel Kavanagh, Regents Park) and The House of Bernarda Alba (d.
Howard Davies, Royal National Theatre). Hawkins has also performed in numerous
Royal Court Theatre productions, such as Jez Butterworth's The Winterling in
2006 and in 2012, in the award-winning play Constellations opposite Rafe Spall
(d. Mike Longhurst). In October 2010, Hawkins made her Broadway debut in Mrs.
Warren's Profession (d. Mike Hughes, Roundabout Theatre, New York).
In 2014, Sally played Vivienne Graham in GODZILLA for Warner Brothers and was
the recipient of the
Glamour Film Actress of the Year Award.
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