Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood (born 17 August 1990) is an English actress. Her break-out role was as Wendy Darling in the 2003 movie Peter Pan.
Hurd-Wood is currently one of the most appreciated young actors from Britain.
Despite her growing fame, Rachel keeps her feet on the ground and is a normal teenage girl.
"That's what I really, genuinely want to do in the future – act for a few years and then get married, have children and be a teacher."
Films: -"I am really into horror films!"
Rachel joined Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek in the 2006 thriller, An American Haunting. She plays Betsy Bell, a young girl who is being tortured by a poltergeist. James plays a young schoolteacher who is trying to prove that ghosts don't exist.
Rachel next appeared with Alan Rickman and Dustin Hoffman in director Tom Tykwer's adaptation of the bestselling novel by German writer Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. In the drama, set in 18th century France, Hurd-Wood portrays Laura, Alan Rickman's character's daughter, a red-headed virgin who would be the crown 13th note of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille's perfume.
In 2009 she played Meredith Crowthorne, a girl whose fate is entwined with that of James Purefoy's title role in the film adaption of Solomon Kane.
Rachel Hurd-Wood is cast to play Corrie in the Tomorrow When the War Began. - "I wasn't in a corset any more, I wasn't screaming and I get to have a tan and ride dirt bikes and be in jeans for once," she says."
- "It`s like a dream ... one minute I am walking across the playground to maths and next, I`m flying to Hollywood to meet the world`s press."
Rachel Hurd-Wood Filmography
Tomorrow When The War Began
Tomorrow, When the War Began is a 2010 Australian action drama film written and directed by Stuart Beattie and based on the novel of the same name by John Marsden. The film is produced by Andrew Mason and Michael Boughen. The story follows Ellie Linton, one of eight teenagers waging a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power in their fictional hometown of Wirrawee. The film stars Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Phoebe Tonkin, Chris Pang, Ashleigh Cummings and Andy Ryan.
Tomorrow When The War Began follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no-one saw coming. Cut off from their families and their friends, these eight extraordinary teenagers must somehow learn to escape, survive and fight back.
Based on the classic novel by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray tells the story of a strikingly beautiful young man named Dorian (Ben Barnes). He arrives in Victorian London and is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. When a portrait of Dorian is unveiled, such is it's beauty that he makes a pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture - even his soul.
Spend your life cutting men down with your blade and robbing them of their wealth, and word of your exploits is sure to reach the devil, who is always on the lookout for new souls. Meet Solomon Kane, the invention of Robert E. Howard, the legendary creator of Conan the Barbarian. Howard published his sword-and-sorcery stories in the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, and his influence on the fantasy genre is rivalled only by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Armed with a rapier and flintlock pistols, Solomon Kane dresses in black, his pale face and cold eyes shadowed by a hat. He is a true rogue, blasting and slashing forward on a mission of pillage and plunder in war-torn North Africa in the late 1500s. When the devil lays claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul, Kane escapes only to face the sobering truth: in order to seek redemption, he must renounce his wicked ways and devote himself wholly to a pious life. His new-found piety is put to the test when he is forced to return to his murderous ways to save England from the grasp of evil.
Under the fine direction of Michael J. Bassett, James Purefoy brings this swashbuckling hero to life on the big screen, eliciting more depth and intrigue from Kane than Arnie was able to deliver in Conan. His bare flesh scarred with spiritual symbols and a cross branded on his back, Purefoy (known for his role as Mark Antony in HBO's Rome) as Kane has looked into the fiery pits of hell and is ready to take on the demonic hordes. Purefoy is backed by the solid casting of Jason Flemyng, Max von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite.
Shot in a gritty manner that embraces the story's mud, filth and blood, Solomon Kane evokes Michael Reeves's The Conqueror Worm, starring Vincent Price. However, our hell-bent hero never takes his valiant quest too seriously, marking a glorious return to high-spirited action and adventure.
Meet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a boy with a talent in 18th Century France. He has a phenomenal sence of smell. This smell becomes an addiction, which leads to murder.
An American Haunting
Based on true events that took place in Tennessee during the 1800s, 'An American Haunting' tells the story of the only documented case in U.S. history (validated by the State of Tennessee) in which a spirit caused a person's death. Between the years 1818-1820, the Bell Family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an unknown presence that haunted the family and eventually caused the death of one of its members.
What started as small sounds around the farm and the sighting of a black, yellow-eyed wolf escalated into physical brutality against certain family members and general psychological and physical torment. The attacks grew in strength, with the spirit slapping, pulling, dragging and even beating the Bells' youngest daughter. Though no being could be seen, its effects were evident. The spirit began to communicate with the family aurally, eventually through multiple voices that sounded like the wind. One message it communicated was a promise that one day it would kill one of the family members. The Bells searched for rational explanations and ways to rid their house of the evil chimera, but its presence persisted. Fearing the haunting was caused by a local woman who had been branded a witch, the Bells tried desperately to find ways of undoing what they thought to be the woman's curse, presumably placed upon the family in retaliation for a land dispute. Despite their efforts, the attacks escalated. It was not until a manuscript of the local schoolteacher, who lived on the property during the disturbance, was found in 1998 that the horrifying and shocking answer to what caused this haunting would finally be unveiled.
Peter Pan (Jeremy Sumpter) visits the Darling children, Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), John (Harry Newell), and Michael (Freddie Popplewell), and flies them away to Neverland where they encounter The Lost Boys, Tinker Bell (Ludivine Sagnier), and the evil Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs).