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Rachel Weisz will soon be seen starring in Darren Aronofsky's much-anticipated third feature, The Fountain, with Hugh Jackman.
An actress who has demonstrated an accomplished range both in her choice of projects and her performances in them, she was most recently seen in Francis Lawrence's Constantine. Known to audiences worldwide for her lead role opposite Brendan Fraser in Stephen Sommers' blockbuster movies The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, Ms. Weisz' other films include Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury; James Foley's Confidence; Chris and Paul Weitz' About a Boy; Jean-Jacques Annaud's Enemy at the Gates; Michael Winterbottom's I Want You; David Leland's The Land Girls; Beeban Kidron's Swept from the Sea; and Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty.
The Focus Features release The Shape of Things marked her first venture into producing motion pictures. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute's stagings of his original play of the same name, in both London and New York City.
Ms. Weisz' performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living garnered her the London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly Last Summer, again directed by Sean Mathias. Her significant theatrical background extends back to her time as a student at Cambridge University. With two colleagues, she formed the Talking Tongues Theatre Group, which performed numerous experimental pieces and won the prestigious Guardian Award at the Edinburgh Festival.