Name: Rachel Weisz
Character: Hester Collyer
Film: The Deep Blue Sea
Synopsis: Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale).
To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.
Set in post-war Britain, this adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play, The Deep Blue Sea is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness - but is at heart a deeply moving love story.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Weisz won the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her performance in The Constant Gardener.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: This is only her second Golden Globe nomination.
Award/Nominations for role: Rachel Weisz was named Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.
She was also nominated at the London Film Critic’s Circle Awards and the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Critics: Davies is in fine form here, with luminous perfs, especially from Rachel Weisz, rounding out a classy package. - Variety
- In the face of Weisz's magnificence, it's impossible to dismiss The Deep Blue Sea as dated and creaky. Weisz makes it timeless. - Rolling Stone
- [Weisz'] performance that transforms her from actress to movie star. - Slate
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw