Sally Hawkins

Sally Cecilia Hawkins (born 27 April 1976) is an English actress who began her career on stage and then moved into film. She has received several awards including a Golden Globe Award and the Berlin International Film Festival's Silver Bear for Best Actress, with nominations for a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Academy Awards, and two British Academy Film Awards. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she started her career as a stage actress in productions such as Romeo and Juliet (playing Juliet), Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her first major role was in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She continued working with Leigh, appearing in a supporting role in Vera Drake (2004) and taking the lead in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which she won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. Hawkins appeared in two Woody Allen films, Cassandra's Dream (2007) and Blue Jasmine (2013); for the latter, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to play the lead role in Made in Dagenham (2010), Paddington (2014), Maudie (2016), and Paddington 2 (2017), and appeared in Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). For starring as a mute cleaning woman in the romantic fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017), she earned acclaim and was nominated for the ...

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

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After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

Layer Cake (2004)

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When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Kenneth Cranham

When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Colm Meaney  •  George Harris  •  Kenneth Cranham

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ian McDiarmid

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Hayley Atwell  •  Sally Hawkins

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Hayley Atwell  •  Sally Hawkins

Vera Drake (2004)

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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Phil Davis  •  Richard Graham

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Phil Davis  •  Richard Graham

Made in Dagenham (2010)

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Geraldine James

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nigel Cole
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Geraldine James

Promoted to Glory (2003)

An alcoholic falls in love with a Salvation Army captain who is trying to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Lesley Manville  •  Kevin Whately  •  Adrian Scarborough

An alcoholic falls in love with a Salvation Army captain who is trying to help him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Spence
CAST:  Ken Stott  •  Lesley Manville  •  Kevin Whately  •  Adrian Scarborough

Room on the Broom (2012)

Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Lang  •  Jan Lachauer
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Rob Brydon

Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Lang  •  Jan Lachauer
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Rob Brydon

The Phone Call (2013)

Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mat Kirkby
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Edward Hogg  •  Prunella Scales

Heather is a shy lady who works in a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man, she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mat Kirkby
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Edward Hogg  •  Prunella Scales

Paddington (2014)

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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul King
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Peter Capaldi  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ben Whishaw

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a new home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul King
CAST:  Sally Hawkins  •  Peter Capaldi  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Ben Whishaw

All Is Bright (2013)

Two ne’er-do-wells from Quebec travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Peter Hermann

Two ne’er-do-wells from Quebec travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Peter Hermann

Never Let Me Go (2010)

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As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Keira Knightley  •  Domhnall Gleeson

As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for the haunting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Andrew Garfield  •  Keira Knightley  •  Domhnall Gleeson

The Double (2014)

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An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

Godzilla (2014)

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Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when an ancient alpha predator arises from the sea to combat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Edwards
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  CJ Adams  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when an ancient alpha predator arises from the sea to combat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gareth Edwards
CAST:  Bryan Cranston  •  Elizabeth Olsen  •  CJ Adams  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The Young Visiters (2003)

The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Bill Nighy

The Young Visiters, written in twelve days by nine-year-old Daisy Ashford in 1890, is a surreal blend of naiveté, precocious perception and inadvertent social satire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Lyndsey Marshal  •  Bill Nighy

Great Expectations (2012)

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's Uncle Pumblechook to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Robbie Coltrane

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's Uncle Pumblechook to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Robbie Coltrane

Submarine (2011)

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15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

The Shape of Water (2017)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Doug Jones  •  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Lauren Lee Smith

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Michael Shannon  •  Doug Jones  •  Michael Stuhlbarg  •  Lauren Lee Smith

Jane Eyre (2011)

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After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Joji Fukunaga
CAST:  Mia Wasikowska  •  Jamie Bell  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Judi Dench

Desert Flower (2009)

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sherry Hormann
CAST:  Liya Kebede  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Craig Parkinson  •  Meera Syal

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sherry Hormann
CAST:  Liya Kebede  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Craig Parkinson  •  Meera Syal
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