Rebecca Hall, the daughter of the British film director Peter Hall and his wife, the opera singer Maria Erwig, has proven over the years how much of an old hand she is. Hall made her first major breakthrough with Christopher Nolan’s thriller film The Prestige in 2006. Her other remarkable works include Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon (2008), The Town (2010), The Awakening (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013), and many others.
Hall has a handful of awards to celebrate her success in the entertainment industry. We will guide you through her illustrious career and reveal interesting facts about her private life.
Rebecca Hall Biography
Rebecca Maria Hall was born in London on May 3, 1982. She was born as the daughter of the renowned film director Peter Hall, who founded the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Peter Hall died in September 2017 at the age of 86. Hall’s mother, the opera singer Maria Ewing, has a mixed heritage of Sioux, African-Americans, Scots, and Dutch.
Hall’s parents divorced when she was still a child, but both would remain active in her life. She has about 5 siblings, including stepbrothers and stepsisters from her parents’ other marriages. All Hall’s siblings are either directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry. Her half-brothers on her father’s side, Edward and Christopher, are both filmmakers, while her half-sister on her mother’s side, Jennifer Caron Hall, is an actress. Her other half-sister Emma Hall is also an actress, while Lucy is a set designer.
Rebecca Hall grew up in all areas of show business and knew very early on that she only wanted to be an actress. In 1992, at the age of 10, she appeared in the television adaptation of The Camomile Lawn, directed by her father. After that, she appeared in several other television shows. Hall attended the Roedean School, where she was the headmistress. She then attended St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge, where she studied English literature. She dropped out of her studies in 2002, a year before graduation, to begin her professional acting career.
Rebecca Hall made her professional stage debut in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, a 2002 play directed by her father. In 2006 Rebecca Hall made her feature film debut in Starter for 10 and earned her big breakthrough with Prestige the same year. Since then Hall has continued to be active on stage, television, and film. However, she concentrates more on feature films.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is She Married?
Rebecca Hall is married to her actor colleague Morgan Spector, who is American. The couple first met on set when they played together in a Broadway production of the play Machinal in 2014. They spoke very privately about their romance, which turned out to be a very fast one, as they got married in 2015, just one year after they were together.
Hall had broken up with Skyfall director Sam Mendes a year after they separated before she met Spector. Their relationship began in 2011 after Mendes’ marriage to Kate Winslet ended in divorce. They had met on the set of Hall’s debut film Starter for 10, produced by Mendes, in 2006. Hall and Mendes lived together for two years before separating in 2013.
Although Hall and Spector kept their relationship very private, they were first seen in public in New York City in July 2015 when they held hands. A few months later, the couple sealed the bond in a private ceremony in Saugerties, New York. Among the guests at the wedding was David Blaine, who entertained the guests with magic tricks.
Morgan Spector, who was born on October 4, 1980, in Santa Rosa, Northern California, began acting at the age of eight and starred in many school productions, and after graduating from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he honed his acting skills at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
He moved to New York City in 2006 and made his Broadway debut in 2010 as Rodolpho in Gregory Mosher’s revival of A View from the Bridge, a play by Arthur Miller.
Hall’s husband made his screen debut in a small role in Raspberry Heaven, and from 2009 he will appear more frequently on screen. His films include The Last Airbender, The Drop, and Chuck. He has appeared on television shows such as Person of Interest, Orange is the New Black, Faithful, The Fog, and Homeland.
Celebrity Facts and Awards
- In 2010 Rebecca Hall received a BAFTA award for the best-supporting actress; this was for her role in Red Riding: In the year of the Lord 1974.
- Her first-ever award was a Gotham Prize, which she received as part of the ensemble cast of Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
- Hall won two awards for each of her films: Please Give (2010) and Christine (2016).
- During her studies, she founded her own theater group.
- Rebecca Hall grew up very quickly. Since she was 11 years old, she has been standing at 1.5 meters 10 inches.
- Hall appeared in the James Blake music video for his song “A Case of You”.