Juliet Rylance

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Juliet Rylance
BornJuliet van Kampen
(1979-07-26) 26 July 1979 (age 34)
London, England
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Website
http://www.julietrylance.com
 
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Juliet Rylance
BornJuliet van Kampen
(1979-07-26) 26 July 1979 (age 34)
London, England
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Website
http://www.julietrylance.com

Juliet Rylance (born 26 July 1979) is an English actress and producer.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Juliet was born in London. Her stepfather is actor and director Mark Rylance. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2002, with a B.A Honors in Acting. In 2008, she married actor Christian Camargo at New York City Hall. She had met Camargo over a decade earlier when he worked with her stepfather at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.[2]

Career[edit]

Rylance is an Obie Award-winning English actress.[3] Her first major role upon leaving Rada was Medea In Neil LaBute's "Bash: Latterday Plays" at the Union Theatre in London. Rylance then went on to play Perdita in "The Winter's Tale" and Cressida in "Troilus and Cressida" at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Rylance then portrayed the British writer Mary Sidney I am Shakespeare written by her step-father Mark Rylance and directed by Matthew Warchus at the Chichester Festival Theatre and its UK tour. That same year, Rylance along with two of her contemporaries, David Sturzaker and director Tamara Harvey started their own production company, Theater of Memory. Rylance subsequently starred in the Theater of Memory's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Bash: Latter-Day Plays, portraying Juliet and Medea respectively.[2][4]

In 2009, Rylance played Desdemona at the Theater for a New Audience in New York City, opposite John Douglas Thompson's Othello for which she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award.[5] Rylance next appeared in the Sam Mendes directed 2009-2010 Bridge Project, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York and The Old Vic in London. Rylance appeared as Rosalind and Miranda, respectively, with her husband appearing across from her as Orlando and Ariel.[2] Rylance was awarded a 2010 Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind.[6]

In 2012, Rylance appeared in the horror film Sinister as the wife of lead actor Ethan Hawke.[7]

She produced a modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull written and directed by Christian Camargo together with Barbara Romer,[8] the founder of the New Globe Theater. The film stars Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Cherry Jones, Russell Means, Michael Nyqvist, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance, and Ben Whishaw.[9][10] and is scheduled to release in 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Selected stage work[edit]

PlayRoleNotes
The Winter's TalePerditaShakespeare's Globe Theatre, UK.
Troilus and CressidaCressidaShakespeare's Globe Theatre, UK.
Bash: Latter-Day PlaysMedeaThe Trafalgar Studios, West End, London.
I am ShakespeareMary SidneyChichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour.
Romeo and JulietJulietMiddle Temple Hall, London.
OthelloDesdemonaNominated - Lucille Lortel Award, Best Featured Actress
The Bridge Project: As You Like ItRosalindObie Award
The Bridge Project: The TempestMiranda
" Three Sisters"IrinaClassic Stage Company
" The Cherry Orchard"VaryaClassic Stage Company
" Ivanov"SashaClassic Stage Company

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew Gurewitsch (2010-01-12). "A Bridge of Two: In the Wings with Christian Camargo and Juliet Rylance, Matthew Gurewitsch, Jan. 12, 2010". Beyondcriticism.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b c A Threesome: Husband, Wife, Shakespeare; Matthew Gurewitsch, New York Times, January 5, 2010
  3. ^ Internet Movie Database Juliet Van Kampen
  4. ^ Chilling Glimpses of Nastiness; Charles Spencer, Telegraph.co.uk, January 12, 2007
  5. ^ Lucille Lortel Awards, Lucille Lortel Foundation, Off-Broadway database. "Lucille Lortel Awards 2009". Lortel.org. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  6. ^ 2009-2010 Off-Broaway Season Winners; The Village Voice, May 18, 2010
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1922777/
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5002282/
  9. ^ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118052482/?refCatId=13
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359381/