Noomi Rapace

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Noomi Rapace

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Noomi Rapace
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Rapace at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Noomi Norén
(1979-12-28) 28 December 1979 (age 37)
Hudiksvall, Sweden
Residence London, United Kingdom
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Ola Rapace (m. 2001; div. 2011)
Children 1

Noomi Rapace (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnuːmɪ raˈpasː];[1] née Norén; born 28 December 1979) is a Swedish actress.[2] She achieved fame with her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.[3] In 2011, she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

She is also known for playing Anna in Daisy Diamond (2007), Leena in Beyond (2010), Anna in The Monitor (2011), Madame Simza Heron in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), the lead role of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in the Ridley Scott science-fiction film Prometheus (2012), Beatrice in Dead Man Down (2013), Nadia in The Drop (2014), Raisa Demidova in Child 44 (2015) and the 7 lead roles in What Happened to Monday (2017).

Early life[edit]

Rapace in Los Angeles

Rapace was born in Hudiksvall, Sweden. Her mother, Nina Norén (born Kristina Norén; 1954), is a Swedish actress, and her father, Rogelio Durán (10 November 1953 – 4 November 2006), was a Spanish Flamenco singer from Badajoz.[4] She has said that her father may have been of part Romani descent, and though she is “not sure if it is true,” she has “always been interested in the culture.”[5][6] Rapace’s sister, Særún Norén, is a photographer.[3] Rapace has said she saw her father only occasionally before his death. At the age of five, she moved from her native Sweden to Flúðir in Iceland with her mother and stepfather. Two years later, she made her film debut in a minor role in the Icelandic film In the Shadow of the Raven. Rapace speaks fluent Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, and English in addition to her native Swedish.[7]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

At the age of seven, Rapace was given her first film role, a non-speaking part in the Icelandic film In the Shadow of the Raven by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson. This experience prompted her to be an actress.[8] She left home at age 15 and enrolled in a Stockholm theatre school.[9]

In 1996, she made her television debut playing the part of Lucinda Gonzales in the long-running soap series Tre kronor. From 1998 to 1999, Rapace studied at the acting school Skara Skolscen. She has been engaged at Theater Plaza 2000–01, Orionteatern 2001, Teater Galeasen 2002, Stockholms stadsteater in 2003, as well as at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, all in Stockholm.

In 2007, she won acclaim for her award-winning portrayal of a troubled teen mother in the Danish film Daisy Diamond, directed by Simon Staho. She won the two top film awards in Denmark (the Bodil and Robert prize) for Best Actress for her role in the film, which was also selected for the main competition at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The film received some criticism for the supposed abuse occurring to a baby actor during production.[10]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo[edit]

In 2009, she played the role of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish-produced film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, for which she won the Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s top film award) and was nominated for a BAFTA Award and European Film Award. She reprised this role in the sequels The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (all three were subsequently recut as a six-part miniseries aired on Swedish television called Millennium).

Hollywood[edit]

On 11 September 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that Rapace had been cast in Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, her first English-speaking role, as a French-Romani woman; the film was released in 2011.[11]

Her international fame has earned her leading roles in American cinema. She was cast in Ridley Scott‘s blockbuster hit Prometheus, where she played the leading role, a scientist named Elizabeth Shaw. She had met Scott for the first time following the release of the Millennium trilogy movies, at which point he expressed a willingness to work with her and encouraged her to improve her accent.[12] Prometheus was released in June 2012.[13] She did not appear in the final cut of the film’s sequel Alien: Covenant (2017), but did act in a short related prologue.

In November 2012, she appeared in a Rolling Stones video for the single “Doom and Gloom” shot in the studios of the Cité du Cinéma by Luc Besson in Saint-Denis.[14]

In 2013, she starred alongside Rachel McAdams in Brian De Palma‘s erotic thriller Passion, which is the English-language remake of 2010’s French psychological thriller Love Crime. They both appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but did not share scenes. Rapace also appeared in Niels Arden Oplev‘s crime thriller Dead Man Down, alongside Isabelle Huppert and Colin Farrell.[15]

In 2014, she appeared as Nadia in Michael Roskam‘s thriller The Drop, alongside Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts, and James Gandolfini. On September 2014, she was the subject of the short film A Portrait of Noomi Rapace, directed by artist and designer Aitor Throup and scored by Flying Lotus.[16] In the same year, Rapace appeared in the video for the single “eez-eh” by Kasabian.[17]

Rapace at the 2014 San Sebastian Film Festival

In 2015, she starred as Raisa Demidova in Daniel Espinosa‘s Child 44, opposite Tom Hardy (her co-star in The Drop) also starring Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Jason Clarke, and Joel Kinnaman.[18]

Rapace will be in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Brilliance, although her role is not known yet.[19] She will also star in the spy thriller Unlocked, with Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, Orlando Bloom, and Toni Collette;[20] will lead the sci-fi/actioner Seven Sisters (released on Netflix under title “What Happened to Monday”)[21] opposite Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe[22] and the sci-fi/thriller Rupture by Steven Shainberg.[23]

On 12 May 2015, it was announced that she will play opera singer Maria Callas in a biopic directed by Niki Caro.[24] On 5 November 2015, it was announced that Rapace is in talks to portray Amy Winehouse in a new biopic about the late singer’s life directed by Kirsten Sheridan.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Rapace married Swedish actor Ola Norell in 2001. Together, they chose the surname “Rapace” after they were married, which means “bird of prey” in French.[26] They have a son who was born in 2003. In September 2010, the couple filed for divorce, taking effect in 2011.[27][28][29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 In the Shadow of the Raven
1997 Sanning eller konsekvens Nadja
2001 Röd jul Kvinna på krog
2003 En utflykt till månens baksida Andrea
2003 Capricciosa Elvira
2004 Älskar, älskar och älskar Nelly
2005 Lovisa och Carl Michael Anna Rella
Toleransens gränser Mom
Blodsbröder Veronica
2006 Enhälligt beslut Amira
Du & jag Maja
Sökarna: Återkomsten Enforcer
2007 Daisy Diamond Anna
2009 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander
Girl Who Played with Fire, TheThe Girl Who Played with Fire Lisbeth Salander
Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, TheThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest Lisbeth Salander
2010 Beyond Leena
2011 The Monitor Anna Also known as Babycall
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Madame Simza Heron
2012 Prometheus Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
2013 Passion Isabelle
Dead Man Down Beatrice
2014 A Portrait of Noomi Rapace Herself
The Drop Nadia
2015 Child 44 Raisa Demidova
2016 Rupture Renee
2017 Unlocked Alice Racine
Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing Dr. Elizabeth Shaw [30]
Alien: Covenant Dr. Elizabeth Shaw
Bright Post-production
What Happened to Monday? Monday, etc. / Karen Settman
The Price Claire Filming
2018 Stockholm Filming
2018 Close Filming
TBA Brilliance Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996–1997 Tre kronor Lucinda Gonzales Main role; 12 episodes
2001 Pusselbitar Marika Nilsson TV miniseries
2002 Stora teatern Fatima TV miniseries
2003 Tusenbröder Hemvårdare Episode: “Tusenbröder II – Del 5”
2007–2008 Labyrint Nicky Main role; 12 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Artist Notes
2012 Doom and Gloom The Rolling Stones
2014 eez-eh Kasabian

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Bodil Awards Best Actress Daisy Diamond Won
2008 Robert Award Best Actress Daisy Diamond Won
2009 European Film Awards Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 Nymphe d’Or Best Actress in a TV-Mini-Series Millennium Trilogy (TV version) Won
2010 Nymphe d’Or Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Won
2010 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 Guldbagge Awards Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Won
2010 Houston Film Critics Society Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Best Lead Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 New York Film Critics Online Award Breakthrough Performer Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Won
2010 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Won
2010 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 Saturn Award Best Actress Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2010 São Paulo International Film Festival Best Actress Beyond Won
2010 Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight Award Won
2011 London Film Critics’ Circle Actress of the Year The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2011 Empire Awards Best Actress The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Won
2011 BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2011 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Actress The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated
2011 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Breakthrough Film Artist The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Nominated
2011 Guldbagge Awards Best Actress Beyond Nominated
2011 International Emmy Awards Best Performance by an Actress Millennium Nominated
2011 Rome Film Festival Best Actress The Monitor Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress – Action Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Nominated
2012 Choice Movie Breakout Prometheus Nominated
2012 Amanda Awards Best Actress The Monitor Won
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