Golden Globe-nominated actress REBECCA FERGUSON (Morgana) first caught the
attention of international audiences playing the iconic Queen Elizabeth in the
hit BBC/STARZ series 'The White Queen'. The months that followed established her
as a one-to-watch actress.
Rebecca was most recently seen reprising her role of Lisa Faust in the latest
installment of the 'Mission Impossible' series, 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout,'
starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, and Vanessa Kirby.
It was recently announced that Rebecca will star opposite Chris Hemsworth and
Tessa Thompson in Sony's 'Men in Black' spinoff. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the
cast will also include Liam Neeson, Les Twins, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and
Emma Thompson, and the film will begin filming soon. It was also announced she
is set to appear in 'Doctor Sleep,' the sequel to 'The Shining.' She will star
alongside Ewan McGregor and the thriller will be directed by Mike Flanagan.
Last year saw Rebecca in 'The Greatest Showman' alongside Hugh Jackman, Zac
Efron and Michelle Williams. Directed by Michael Gracey, the story concerns
American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous
travelling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Rebecca played Swedish
soprano 'Jenny Lind', who travels to America at the invitation of the P.T.
Barnum. The film was released in December 2017. She was also seen in sci-fi film
'Life' which premiered, and closed out, the 2017 SXSW Festival. Rebecca starred
with Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal as astronauts on the International Space
Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays
signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected. She also starred
alongside Michael Fassbender and Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'The Snowman.' The
film, directed by Tomas Alfredson, follows the disappearance of a woman whose
pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. The film was
released last October.
2016 saw Rebecca starred in 'The Girl on the Train,' in which she played the
role of Anna opposite Emily Blunt, Luke Evans and Justin Theroux. The plot
follows the story of a woman named Rachel, who goes on a train to New York. She
witnesses the "perfect" couple, Scott and Megan. But one day, havoc ensues this
couple, and Rachel becomes involved in their drama/ murder mystery of Megan
Hipwell. The same year, Rebecca took on the role of Kathleen in Stephen Frear's
Florence Foster Jenkins, starring alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Written
by Nicholas Martin, the film tells the true story of Foster Jenkins, a New York
heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible
singing voice. Rebecca played the dual lead roles of Katya and Lauren in Shamim
Sarif's 'Despite The Falling Snow' with Charles Dance and Sam Reid. Set against
the backdrop of Cold War Moscow, the story is of a female spy who steals secrets
from an idealistic politician-and falls in love with him. Shot in 2014, the film
was released in March 2016.
In 2015, Rebecca starred in the hugely successful 'Mission Impossible' franchise
entry 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,' for which she received a Critics
Choice Award nomination. She took on the role of Ilsa Faust opposite Tom Cruise,
Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner.
In December 2014, Rebecca was seen in the role of Dinah in Lifetime's television
miniseries 'The Red Tent,' based on Anita Diama's bestselling novel of the same
name. The two-part drama tells the story of the 12 tribes of Israel as seen
through Dinah's eyes. Rebecca starred opposite Minnie Driver, Iain Glen and
In 2013 Rebecca took on the role of Erigenia in Brett Ratner's 'Hercules'
starring alongside John Hurt, Dwayne Johnson and Ian McShane. She also completed
filming Ridley Scott's 'The Vatican' for Showtime, in which she starred
alongside Matthew Goode, Kyle Chandler and Sebastian Koch. Earlier that year
Rebecca starred in the lead role of Elizabeth Woodville in the hit BBC drama
series 'The White Queen.' The 10-hour epic was an adaptation of Philippa
Gregory's vivid bestselling historical novel series "The Cousin's War", in which
her co-stars include Max Irons and Janet McTeer. For her portrayal of Elizabeth
Woodville, Rebecca was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a
Miniseries or Television Film. 2013 also saw the release of the highly
anticipated Swedish indie 'VI' which was directed by Mani Masserat.
Rebecca was born in Stockholm to a Swedish father and British mother. She grew
up in Stockholm and attended Sweden's famous music school - Adolf Frederick.
Rebecca started her career at the age of 15 when she was offered the lead in a
daytime drama series called 'Nya Tider.' Other credits include the lead in
Richard Hoberts' 'One Way to Antibes' which won the audience award at the
European Union Film Festival 2012 in Toronto. That same year she was also
nominated as a Rising Star in Sweden.