Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga (born 1982) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who has starred in Irish films such as Capital Letters (2004), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast on Pluto (2005). She has also appeared in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice and E4's Misfits.

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World War Z (2013)

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Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

Noble (2014)

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Bradley
CAST:  Deirdre O'Kane  •  Sarah Greene  •  Gloria Cramer Curtis  •  Brendan Coyle

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Bradley
CAST:  Deirdre O'Kane  •  Sarah Greene  •  Gloria Cramer Curtis  •  Brendan Coyle

Corduroy (2009)

A story about the healing power of the sea, seen through the eyes of a young autistic woman who really shouldn't be there...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh O'Conor
CAST:  Caoilfhionn Dunne  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Ruth Negga  •  Brendan McCormack

A story about the healing power of the sea, seen through the eyes of a young autistic woman who really shouldn't be there...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh O'Conor
CAST:  Caoilfhionn Dunne  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Ruth Negga  •  Brendan McCormack

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ridley
CAST:  Imogen Poots  •  Burn Gorman  •  Ruth Negga  •  Ashley Charles

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Ridley
CAST:  Imogen Poots  •  Burn Gorman  •  Ruth Negga  •  Ashley Charles

Warcraft (2016)

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Paula Patton  •  Travis Fimmel  •  Ben Foster  •  Dominic Cooper

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Paula Patton  •  Travis Fimmel  •  Ben Foster  •  Dominic Cooper

The Samaritan (2012)

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Weaver
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Luke Kirby  •  Ruth Negga  •  Tom Wilkinson

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Weaver
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Luke Kirby  •  Ruth Negga  •  Tom Wilkinson

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian W. Cook
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Redford  •  Tom Allen  •  Lynda Baron

The true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick during the production of Kubrick's last film, Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian W. Cook
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Sam Redford  •  Tom Allen  •  Lynda Baron

Of Mind and Music (2014)

Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the streets of New Orleans. Her health declining and her singing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richie Adams
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida

Dr. Alvaro Cruz, a neuroscientist, disillusioned by the death of his mother and his inability to help her, finds redemption and reward by helping Una Vida, a jazz singer he discovers performing on the streets of New Orleans. Her health declining and her singing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richie Adams
CAST:  Joaquim de Almeida

Loving (2016)

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Ruth Negga  •  Marton Csokas  •  Nick Kroll

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Joel Edgerton  •  Ruth Negga  •  Marton Csokas  •  Nick Kroll

Iona (2015)

Iona returns to the island where she was born with her teenage son to seek refuge from a violent crime in Glasgow. Iona's return exposes her tormented son, Bull, to a way of life she rejected when she left the island and sends a shockwave through the family she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Graham
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Michelle Duncan  •  Tom Brooke

Iona returns to the island where she was born with her teenage son to seek refuge from a violent crime in Glasgow. Iona's return exposes her tormented son, Bull, to a way of life she rejected when she left the island and sends a shockwave through the family she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Graham
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Michelle Duncan  •  Tom Brooke

Shirley (2011)

Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn money singing in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Teague
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Amira Arish  •  Charlie Creed-Miles  •  Jeany Spark

Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn money singing in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Teague
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Amira Arish  •  Charlie Creed-Miles  •  Jeany Spark

National Theatre Live: Phèdre (2009)

A new English adaptation of the classic French tragedy Phèdre by Jean Racine (1639-1699). It retells the ancient Greek tale of the wife of the Atenian King Theseus, who conceived a forbidden love for his son (by an earlier wife) Hyppolytus. All ends badly for all.  (more)

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CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Ruth Negga  •  Chipo Chung

A new English adaptation of the classic French tragedy Phèdre by Jean Racine (1639-1699). It retells the ancient Greek tale of the wife of the Atenian King Theseus, who conceived a forbidden love for his son (by an earlier wife) Hyppolytus. All ends badly for all.  (more)

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CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Ruth Negga  •  Chipo Chung

Criminal Justice (2008)

The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, has culminated in a dead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Bathurst  •  Luke Watson
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Bill Paterson  •  Lindsay Duncan

The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, has culminated in a dead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Bathurst  •  Luke Watson
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Pete Postlethwaite  •  Bill Paterson  •  Lindsay Duncan

Ad Astra (2019)

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The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Ruth Negga  •  Donald Sutherland

The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across the immensity of space and its many perils ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gray
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Ruth Negga  •  Donald Sutherland

Angela's Christmas (2017)

A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damien O'Connor
CAST:  Lucy O'Connell  •  Ruth Negga  •  Brian Gleeson  •  Pat Kinevane

A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Damien O'Connor
CAST:  Lucy O'Connell  •  Ruth Negga  •  Brian Gleeson  •  Pat Kinevane

Capital Letters (2004)

Taiwo hopes to make a life for herself and her twin sister in the faraway city of Dublin. Fearing what may await her on her arrival, Taiwo makes a desperate bid for freedom from her Dublin smugglers. However she is hunted down by a petty thief and conman, Keely, ...  (more)

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CAST:  Ruth Negga

Taiwo hopes to make a life for herself and her twin sister in the faraway city of Dublin. Fearing what may await her on her arrival, Taiwo makes a desperate bid for freedom from her Dublin smugglers. However she is hunted down by a petty thief and conman, Keely, ...  (more)

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CAST:  Ruth Negga

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ruth Negga  •  Laurence Kinlan

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Liam Neeson  •  Ruth Negga  •  Laurence Kinlan

Isolation (2005)

On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy O'Brien
CAST:  Essie Davis  •  Sean Harris  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Crispin Letts

On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy O'Brien
CAST:  Essie Davis  •  Sean Harris  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Crispin Letts

Stars (2006)

Sophie learns she has a rare fatal neuron disease. As her condition deteriorates she experiences sensory hallucinations up until her final days when she can no longer even distinguish between life and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eoghan Kidney
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Mal Whyte  •  Maureen O'Connell  •  Domhnall Gleeson

Sophie learns she has a rare fatal neuron disease. As her condition deteriorates she experiences sensory hallucinations up until her final days when she can no longer even distinguish between life and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eoghan Kidney
CAST:  Ruth Negga  •  Mal Whyte  •  Maureen O'Connell  •  Domhnall Gleeson

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (2020)

On the eve of Earth Day, a precocious seven-year-old learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents—and a mysterious exhibit at the aptly named Museum of Everything. Based on the best-selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Hunt
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jacob Tremblay  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Ruth Negga

On the eve of Earth Day, a precocious seven-year-old learns about the wonders of the planet from his parents—and a mysterious exhibit at the aptly named Museum of Everything. Based on the best-selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Hunt
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jacob Tremblay  •  Chris O'Dowd  •  Ruth Negga
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