UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
KATE BECKINSALE (Selene) is an immensely gifted English actress
who has proven to be one of the industry's most versatile and charismatic
Beckinsale was most recently seen in the romantic drama Love and Friendship to
rave reviews. Directed by Whit Stillman, the period drama is based on Jane
Austen's novel Lady Susan. Starring opposite Chloe Sevigny, the film tells the
story of the flirtatious and manipulative 'Lady Susan Vernon' (Beckinsale) as
she plays matchmaker for herself and her daughter (Morfydd Clark).
The actress wrapped production on the fifth installment of the fan favorite
sci-fi fantasy, Underworld: Blood Wars, where she reprised her role as the
iconic action hero 'Selene.' The film follows the next generation of Vampires
and Lycans (a breed of Werewolves) and the war that continues to wage between
the two species. Screen Gems is set to release this on January 6, 2017.
Rising to fame in 2001, Beckinsale starred opposite Ben Affleck and Josh
Hartnett in the epic Academy Award-wining film Pearl Harbor. The same year she
shared the screen with John Cusack in the beloved romantic comedy Serendipity, a
film which captures the festive holiday season of New York City as two people
cross paths and fall for each other.
Additional film credits include the Underworld action film series; the sci-fi
comedy Absolutely Anything with the late Robin Williams; Total Recall opposite
Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel; the crime drama Contraband featuring Mark
Wahlberg; Everybody's Fine with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro; the horror
film Vacancy opposite Luke Wilson; the dramedy blockbuster hit Click starring
Adam Sandler; Martin Scorcese's The Aviator opposite Academy Award winners
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett; Tiptoes opposite Gary Oldman and Matthew
McConaughey; the fantasy thriller Van Helsing alongside Hugh Jackman; Laurel
Canyon opposite Christian Bale; Jonathan Kaplan's Brokedown Palace where she
starred opposite Golden Globe winner Claire Danes; The Last Days of Disco
alongside Chloe Sevigny; Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing; and the
independent dramas Nothing But The Truth, Stonehearst Asylum, Michael Winter
Bottom's The Face of an Angel, David Gordon Green's Snow Angels, and Fragments
(originally titled Winged Creatures).
On the small screen, Beckinsale's appearances include A&E's Emma, One Against
the Wind for Hallmark Films and BBC Films' Cold Comfort Farm. Additionally, the
talented actress has played several roles on stage in theater productions such
as Clocks & Whistles, Sweetheart, and the British National Touring production of
Kate Beckinsale currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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