THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Stunning, Golden Globe Award nominated European actress REBECCA
FERGUSON (Anna) first caught the attention of international audiences
playing the iconic Queen Elizabeth in the hit BBC One/Starz series The White
Queen. For her performance, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best
Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The months that followed established her as an actress to watch.
Ferguson is currently filming the Skydance Productions sci-fi thriller Life
alongside Ryan Reynolds. The story follows the crew of the international space
station who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays
signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected.
Ferguson recently wrapped production on Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman
alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film follows the
disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an
ominous-looking snowman and is set for release in October 2017.
She was last seen in the role of Kathleen in Stephen Frears' Florence Foster
Jenkins, which also starred Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Written by Nicholas
Martin, the film tells the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York
heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible
singing voice. The film was released worldwide in May.
In 2015, Ferguson was seen starring in the latest installment of the hugely
successful Mission: Impossible franchise Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation, for
which she received a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination. She took on the
role of Ilsa Faust opposite Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner and will
reprise her role in the next installment, M:I 6-Mission Impossible.
In December 2014, Ferguson was seen in the role of Dinah in Lifetime
Television's mini-series The Red Tent, based on Anita Diamant's bestselling
novel of the same name. The two-part drama tells the story of the 12 tribes of
Israel as seen through Dinah's eyes. Ferguson starred opposite Minnie Driver,
Iain Glen and Morena Baccarin. That same year, she filmed the dual lead roles of
Katya and Lauren in Shamim Sarif's Despite the Falling Snow, which also starred
Charles Dance and Sam Reid. Set against the backdrop of Cold War Moscow, the
story is about a female spy who steals secrets from an idealistic politician and
falls in love with him.
In 2013, Ferguson took on the role of Ergenia in Brett Ratner's Hercules,
which also starred John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson and Ian McShane. She also completed
filming Ridley Scott's The Vatican for Showtime, in which she starred alongside
Matthew Goode, Kyle Chandler and Sebastian Koch. That same year also saw the
release of the highly anticipated Swedish indie Vi, which was directed by Mani
Ferguson was born in Stockholm to a Swedish father and British mother. She
grew up in Stockholm and attended Sweden's famous Adolf Fredrik's Music School.
Ferguson started her career at the age of 15 when she was offered the lead in
the daytime drama series Nya tider. In 2011, she was the lead in Richard
Hobert's A One-Way Trip to Antibes, which won the Audience Award at the European
Union Film Festival in Toronto. That same year she was nominated for the Rising
Star Award at the Stockholm Film Festival.
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