Rebecca’s international breakout role was in the 2013 British mini-series The White Queen, where she played the part of Queen Elizabeth. She received a Golden Globe-nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or TV Movie, and got several parts afterwards thanks to the show. The White Queen tells the story of the “War of Roses”, ravaging England in 1464 during a blood feud between the House of York and the House of Lancaster over who is the country’s true king. Young Edward IV, heir to the House of York, is crowned king with help from master manipulator Lord Warwick, known as “The Kingmaker,” who has a plan to control the throne. But that plan comes crashing down when Edward falls in love with Lancastrian commoner Elizabeth Woodville. A violent struggle for the crown ensues between Woodville, adversary Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville, a pawn in her father’s power game.
I have added well over 100 images; posters, promotional stills, production stills and on-set pictures from the show can now be found in our photo gallery. HD screen captures will be added soon, as well.
Rebecca Ferguson’s latest film, Despite the Falling Snow, is opening in cinemas across the UK today! The movie, written and directed by Shamim Sarif (based on her own novel), tells the story of the Cold War spy Katya (Rebecca Ferguson), who is assigned to get close to rising politician Alexander (Sam Reid) in order to prise secrets from him. Despite all warnings, the pair fall in love. Thirty years later, Alexander’s niece Lauren (Ferguson) investigates what happened to her missing aunt.
Unfortunately Despite the Falling Snow has received mixed reviews all-around, but Rebecca Ferguson has gotten praise, still, for her starring roles. One critic wrote the following of her performance (also called “excellent”, “the very best thing in the movie”):
“Ferguson does, however, remain the very best thing about this endeavour, equally as believable when taking somebody else for a ride (in 50s Moscow) as she is being taken for a ride herself (90s New York). She’s a distinctly affable performer, and that subtle sense of endearment is essential in forming a bond with Katya, who, effectively, is betraying the protagonist’s trust, and yet we crucially remain on her side.”
Be sure to go and see for yourself, as Despite the Falling Snow is available in UK theaters starting today!
Rebecca Ferguson is featured in the latest issue of British movie magazine Total Film, where she’s talking about her upcoming projects Despite the Falling Snow (April 15th) and Florence Foster Jenkins (May 6th). Along with the new interview (to be added shortly!) came two production stills of Rebecca as Kathleen in the latter film, also starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. She looks fantastic in the period costumes, so be sure to check out the pictures – and the official poster – in our photo gallery.
In related news, at Paramount’s CinemaCon panel yesterday, the studio announced that Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins will open in The US on August 12th.
The 2016 Cinema Con is underway, and one of the things we have to look forward to is the presentation of The Girl on the Train. The highly-anticipated film – based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins – stars Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans and Justin Theroux. We have the first look at the teaser poster for the movie, see it in bigger size by clicking on the preview to the right. If Rebecca attends the event, check back for media coverage. The Girl on the Train opens in theaters on October 7th.
As you may notice, we have a brand new layout here at Rebecca Ferguson Fan! I did some tweaking in time for the release of Despite the Falling Snow – in UK theaters next Friday (April 15th). Once again the header has an image from Rebecca’s photoshoot for Swedish ELLE, which has so many stunning pictures. The photo gallery and video archive will be changed to match the new look in the coming week, as well.