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Rachel Hurd-Wood is a Actor British born on 17 august 1990 at Streatham (United-kingdom)

Rachel Hurd-Wood

Rachel Hurd-Wood
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Birth name Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 17 august 1990 (28 years) at Streatham (United-kingdom)

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood (born 17 August 1990) is an English actress and model, best known for her roles as Wendy Darling in the 2003 film Peter Pan, Corrie McKenzie in 2010's Tomorrow, When the War Began, and Sibyl Vane in 2009's Dorian Gray.

Biography

Background
Hurd-Wood was born in the Streatham district of South London, England, the daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood. She lived in London till the age of eight, when she and her family moved to a Victorian cottage at the edge of a leafy forest in Godalming, Surrey. She moved back to London into a shared flat for pursuing her degree in linguistics at University College London at the age of eighteen. She moved into her own house in London just before her 21st birthday. She has a younger brother, Patrick who appeared with her in Peter Pan as one of the sleeping children in the "I Do Believe In Fairies" scene. He also plays the role of Samuel Crowthorn alongside his sister in her later film, Solomon Kane in which she plays Meredith Crowthorn. Her father's work involves performing, writing scripts and doing voice-overs for commercials. He appears in one of her films, An American Haunting, as one of the guests in the Christmas party scene towards the beginning of the film. She joined a drama club in her school and took part in its stage production during her second year. Hurd-Wood dispelled the false rumour that her uncle is Hugh Laurie in a 2009 September–October interview for the magazine Little White Lies: The An Education Issue and then again in a 2010 live Myspace web chat for the film Tomorrow, When the War Began. "My uncle lives in Wales and is an artist", she says.


Education
Hurd-Wood attended Rodborough Technology College in Milford, Surrey from 2001 to 2006 for her GCSEs with Art, English Literature, Psychology and Philosophy as subjects. She had tutored lessons during the filming of Peter Pan in Australia during 2002 to 2003 as her work lasted for a span of 8 to 9 months. She later attended sixth-form Godalming College from 2006 to 2008 to study for her GCE Advanced Levels with Art, Psychology and Philosophy as subjects. Hurd-Wood had considered becoming a marine biologist because of her love for dolphins. She gave up on the idea when she discovered that it would require studying science because she thought she was not very good at it. She became interested in working with children who have special needs or disabilities. Hurd-Wood studied linguistics from 2008 at University College London, having completed her first year in 2009, but left the course incomplete before travelling to Australia for the filming of Tomorrow, When the War Began, when she decided to focus entirely on her career in acting.


Charity support
Hurd-Wood signed for World Famous StarCards, a charity supporting the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children's Charity, at the world charity premiere of the movie Peter Pan in London on 9 December 2003. Her autographed card was auctioned in 2009. It tops the chart for the most popular signing, according to Paul Brett, founder of the StarCards charity.

Hurd-Wood along with other celebrity supporters of the charity Shooting Star CHASE, Keeley Hawes, Matthew MacFadyen and Max Clifford joined more than 50 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families for the event on Sunday, 20 December 2009. The charity worked with Coca-Cola and the Merlin Group, which runs Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and the London Eye, to transform Christopher’s (CHASE) Hospice in Guildford, Surrey into a winter wonderland and gave the children at hospice a wonderful Christmas surprise.

Best films

Peter Pan (2003)
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Filmography of Rachel Hurd-Wood (10 films)

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Actress

Highway to Dhampus
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gunner Wright, Raj Ballav Koirala, Sophie McShera, Vinzenz Kiefer
Roles Elizabeth James
Rating78% 3.936133.936133.936133.936133.93613
Film Tagline: We look at the sky, but we walk on the ground.
The Mapmaker, 15minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Jenny Agutter, Charles Dance, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Harry Eden
Roles Young Isabel
Rating71% 3.5646853.5646853.5646853.5646853.564685
When Rowan and Isabel return to the coastline where they spent a blissful summer, almost fifty years before, it is with a very different purpose. Isabel is dying; she wants it to be here, now. As darkness falls, their past collides with the present and Rowan is called upon to make a sacrifice that will preserve their unity forever. Passionate, searing and poetic 'The Mapmaker' examines a life and love that, just like all of ours, is all too fleeting.
Hideaways
Hideaways (2011)
, 1h35
Directed by Agnès Merlet
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Rachel Hurd-Wood, Harry Treadaway, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Susan Lynch, Stuart Graham, Kate O'Toole
Roles Mae
Rating62% 3.1006953.1006953.1006953.1006953.100695
James Furlong is the last in a long line of Furlongs who were each blessed or cursed with a strange ability. His grandfather, Charlie went temporarily blind when he thought about sex. His father, Philip could turn off anything electrical when he was frightened. From the moment of his violent birth, involving the death of his mother, his life seems ill-fated, but it is unclear what kind of ability, if any, he possesses. Growing up in rural Ireland, his grandmother tells him about the strange quirks of his ancestors and the boy begins to experiment on himself, longing to discover some extraordinary, hidden power. But instead, his experiments lead to the death of his family's livestock, followed swiftly by the loss of Philip and his beloved grandmother, Charlotte. By the time he is ten years old, James is the sole survivor of the Furlong family.
Tomorrow, When the War Began, 1h43
Directed by Stuart Beattie
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Phoebe Tonkin, Deniz Akdeniz, Ashleigh Cummings
Roles Corrie Mackenzie
Rating62% 3.100483.100483.100483.100483.10048
The film begins with a video log by Ellie. She asks the camera how she can tell their story. She suggests to herself "from the beginning."
Dorian Gray, 1h46
Directed by Oliver Parker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Rachel Hurd-Wood
Roles Sibyl Vane
Rating62% 3.146493.146493.146493.146493.14649
When a naïve young Dorian Gray arrives in late Victorian London, by train, to inherit an estate left to him by his abusive grandfather, he is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Lord Henry Wotton, who introduces Gray to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Lord Henry's friend, society artist Basil Hallward, paints a portrait of Gray to capture the full power of his youthful beauty. When the portrait is unveiled, Gray makes a flippant pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture—even his soul.
Solomon Kane, 1h44
Directed by Michael J. Bassett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film, Witches in film
Actors James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng, Alice Krige
Roles Meredith Crowthorn
Rating60% 3.04873.04873.04873.04873.0487
The film opens in North Africa, 1600, with the English mercenary Solomon Kane as he leads his ship's crew into battle against the Ottoman occupiers of a fortress town. After defeating the defenders, Kane and his men raid the fortress, where most of the crew are killed by demons. Kane fights his way to the throne room, but, before he can loot the riches, he is confronted by a demon that tells him his soul is forfeit to Satan. Solomon rejects his fate and jumps out a window. Following this encounter, Solomon returns to England and finds sanctuary in a monastery. After a prophetic dream, the abbot apologetically expels Kane, and Kane travels by foot to his ancestral estate, from which he had been expelled in his youth after defying his father. Along the way, he is ambushed by robbers who mock his vow of pacifism and leave him for dead. He is found and treated by the Crowthorns, a family of Puritans traveling west to the New World. When the Crowthorns are slaughtered by corrupted followers of the evil sorcerer Malachi, Kane renounces his vows and swears to avenge their deaths and rescue Meredith Crowthorn, who has been marked by a witch and kidnapped by the Masked Rider, Malachi's lieutenant.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2h27
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about suicide, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films about capital punishment
Actors Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Karoline Herfurth, David Calder
Roles Laura
Rating74% 3.748583.748583.748583.748583.74858
The film begins with the sentencing of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a notorious murderer. Between the reading of the sentence and the execution, the story of his life is told in flashback, beginning with his abandonment at birth in a French fish market. Raised in an orphanage, Grenouille grows into a strangely detached boy with a superhuman sense of smell. After growing to maturity as a tanner's apprentice, he makes his first delivery to Paris, where he revels in the new odors. He focuses on a redheaded girl (Karoline Herfurth) selling yellow plums, following her and repeatedly attempting to sniff her, but startles her with his behavior. To prevent her from crying out, he covers the girl's mouth and unintentionally suffocates her. After realizing that she is dead, he strips her body naked and smells her all over, becoming distraught when her scent fades. Afterwards, Grenouille is haunted by the desire to recreate the girl's aroma.
An American Haunting, 1h31
Directed by Courtney Solomon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Ghost films
Actors Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Matthew Marsh, Miquel Brown
Roles Betsy Bell / Entity Voice
Rating50% 2.5016252.5016252.5016252.5016252.501625
It is modern day and a young girl is running through the forest and runs into her house, trying to get away from something. It turns out it was just a dream that the young girl was having. Her mother comes in to remind her that she is going to go and stay with her father for the weekend.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Rupert Everett, Ian Hart, Neil Dudgeon, Tamsin Egerton, Perdita Weeks, Eleanor David
Roles Imogen Helhoughton
Rating67% 3.3977753.3977753.3977753.3977753.397775
Sherlock Holmes est poussé par Watson à enquêter sur la mort d'une jeune fille repêchée sur les rives de la Tamise. L'enquête débouche sur une affaire de meurtres en série où les jeunes victimes sont retrouvées avec un bas de soie enfoncé dans la gorge.
Peter Pan
Peter Pan (2003)
, 1h53
Directed by Paul John Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Les fées, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about disabilities, Films based on plays, Children's films
Actors Jeremy Sumpter, Ludivine Sagnier, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave
Roles Wendy Darling
Rating69% 3.451813.451813.451813.451813.45181
In Edwardian-era London, in the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy Darling (Wood) tells her younger brothers, John (Harry Newell) and Michael (Freddie Popplewell), stories that enthrall Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) and his fairy friend Tinker Bell (Ludivine Sagnier). Life is disrupted when their Aunt Millicent visits the family. Judging Wendy to be an "almost" full-grown woman, Aunt Millicent advises Mr. and Mrs. Darling to think of Wendy's future, saying that Wendy should spend less time with her brothers and more time with her as she learns how to be a proper young lady. The very idea terrifies the children.