Eve Best


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Old Times (2015)
Award-winning, classically trained British actress. She has twice been nominated for a Tony Award: in 2008 for her portrayal of “Ruth” in The Homecoming, directed by Daniel Sullivan, and in 2007 for the role of “Josie” opposite Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten. She won a Drama Desk and an Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress for her role in Moon for the Misbegotten. She made her professional London stage debut starring opposite Jude Law in Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and won both the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer 1999. In 2003, she won the London Critics Circle award for Best Actress in Mourning Becomes Electra, and in 2005 she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress a London Critics Circle Award for Hedda Gabler. Other theatre credits include Three Sisters, The Coast of Utopia, The Heiress, The Cherry Orchard (Royal National Theatre); As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Misanthrope (Chichester Festiival Theatre); and Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe). Her feature film debut was in The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her American television debut was as “Dr. O’Hara” in Showtime’s critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated series, “Nurse Jackie.” She has also starred as the title role in “Dolley Madison” for PBS, as well as “The Shadow Line,” “Prime Suspect VII,” “Lie With Me,” "Other Peoples Children” and “Shackleton.” Eve is a director of Shakespeare Link, a company that works with Shakespeare plays as a source of education and empowerment around the world. She has led Shakespeare workshops in London, Northern Ireland, Wales and New York, and in 2009 travelled to Africa to create a cross cultural production of Romeo & Juliet as part of an AIDS relief program in Mozambique.