There has been a real lack of Rachel Weisz on the big screen this year but she is set to return this week with her new movie The Deep Blue Sea.
To celebrate the release of the movie we took at look at some of Weisz’s most famous roles - and she has put in some great performances over the years.
- The Mummy
1999 really marked the arrival of Rachel Weisz on the global acting stage when she took on the role of Evelyn Carnahan, hard to believe that this movie is over a decade old.
The actress teamed up with Brendan Fraser and John Hannah for the action adventure movie that went on to enjoy success at the box office.
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy
The movie took $415.9 million worldwide and went on to spawn two sequels; however Weisz only appeared in one.
- Enemy At The Gates
Two years later she switched the action movie for the war movie as she joined Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law in Enemy At The Gates.
The movie is a great addition to the genre as director Jean-Jacques Annaud looked at some very interesting and complex relationships.
Weisz played the fearless Tania who is keen to defend the city of Starlingrad and the people who live there whilst getting romantically involved with Vassili - played by Law
- The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener remains Rachel Weisz’s finest acting role to date as she went on to pick up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance.
The movie was an adaptation of the John le Carre novel and saw Weisz play Tessa Quayle alongside Ralph Fiennes.
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
She went on to pick up gongs at the British Independent Film Awards, Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a Bafta nomination.
She beat off competition from Amy Adams, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand and Michelle Williams to get her hands on her first Oscar.
- The Fountain
Now The Fountain may not be the most straight forward movie that you will ever watch but there is something incredibly fascinating about.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky the movie saw Weisz star alongside Hugh Jackman as the film mixed a whole host of genres from history and fantasy to romance and sci-fi.
Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
There have been mixed reviews for this movie for example at the Venice Film festival, where it premiered, it was booed by some of the critics and yet received a ten minute standing ovation from the public.
The film went on to struggle at the box office and failed to make back its $35 million budget.
- The Lovely Bones
Another book adaptation came to Weisz in 2009 as she joined forces with Oscar winning filmmaker Peter Jackson as she brought The Lovely Bones to the big screen.
The Alice Seabold novel had been a monster smash and Weisz took on the role of grieving mother Abigail Salmon in the film.
The movie follows Susie Salmon who watches over her family as they deal with her disappearance and death.
- The Brothers Bloom
The Brothers Bloom was a personal favourite of mine last year as Weisz teamed up with Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo in the Rian Johnson directed movie.
The Brothers Bloom is a great little off the wall comedy, which sadly really struggled at the box office when it was released over 12 months ago.
It’s a movie with a great heart and boasts some fascinating characters and relationships. Weisz played Penelope who finds herself on the adventure that she had always dreamed of.
- The Deep Blue Sea
This week she is back on the big screen in the Terrence Davies directed movie that also stars Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale.
Hester Collyer (Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Beale).
To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.
Set in post-war Britain, this deeply moving story is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play; The Deep Blue Sea is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness.
Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, what, or whom, should Hester choose?
The Deep Blue Sea is released 25th November
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