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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameEmily Best
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama for "The Homecoming".

She was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actress in a Drama for "A Moon for the Misbegotten".

She won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actress & London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance as the title role in Hedda Gabler.

She was awarded the 2003 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra performed at the Royal National Theatre.

She was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for her performance in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore performed at the Young Vic Theatre.

She studied English at Oxford University.

Other theatre credits include: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) Shakespeares Globe, London; As You Like It (Rosalind) RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon & Sheffield Crucible; The Cherry Orchard (Varya) Royal National Theatre, London; Three Sisters (Masha) Royal National Theatre, London; The Coast of Utopia, Royal National Theatre, London; The Heiress, Royal National Theatre, London; and Le Misanthrope, Chichester Festival Theatre

Radio: The Rape of Lucrece, Emma, Brideshead Revisited, Dr Zhivago, Martin Chuzzlewit

TV: Nurse Jackie (Showtime) The Shadow Line (BBC) Dolley Madison (The American Experience, PBS) Prime Suspect VII (BBC) Shackleton (BBC)

Film: The Kings Speech

In 2011, Eve returned to Shakespeare's Globe in London to play Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: EB

Trivia (11)

Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Interests include singing, painting, sailing.
She was awarded the 2003 London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mourning Becomes Electra performed at the Royal National Theatre: Lyttelton.
She was awarded the 1999 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore performed at the Young Vic Theatre.
She was awarded the 1999 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer for her performance in 'Tis Pity She's A Whore performed at the Young Vic Theatre.
Studied English at Oxford University.
Prior to studying at Oxford, she was rejected from RADA, only to be accepted by them at age 24.
Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "A Moon for the Misbegotten".
Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "The Homecoming".
Has played the wife of a British King (former) as Wallis (Warfield Simpson Windsor), Duchess of Windsor in The King's Speech (2010) and the wife of an American President as Dolley Madison in American Experience (1988): Dolley Madison (in 2010), both characters of American birth, although Eve Best is of English birth.
Beginning rehearsals for her run as the title character in 'Hedda Gabler' at the National Theatre, UK. [January 2005]

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