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Elizabeth Debicki

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Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki, an Australian stage and film actress, first made her mark in 2013 when she appeared in Baz Luhrmann’s critically-acclaimed film, “The Great Gatsby”. Elizabeth was awarded an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award (AACTA) for her role as Jordan Baker in the film. She was also nominated for an Empire Award for “Best Newcomer.”

Elizabeth most recently completed production on “Vita and Virginia” with Gemma Arterton and Isabella Rosselini. The film follows the love affair between socialite Vita Sackville-West (Arterton) and literary icon Virginia Woolf (Debicki). Additionally, Elizabeth appeared in Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale,” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Later this year, Elizabeth will star alongside Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a robbery gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job. Paramount will release the film on November 16, 2018. Previous film credits include “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, “Macbeth” and "Everest". In 2016, Elizabeth starred as Jed in “The Night Manager,” the miniseries adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same name.

On stage, Elizabeth most recently starred in David Hare’s production of “The Red Barn,” based on the novel La Main by Georges Simenon, at the National Theatre in London. “The Red Barn” opened on October 6, 2016 and ran until January 17, 2017. Elizabeth also starred in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of “The Maids” alongside Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert. The show played as a part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival in New York.

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Elizabeth featured in the 'What is Sisterhood?' film alongside Women for Women International Patron Dame Helen Mirren, and supporters Emma Grede, Jude Wanga and Hikari Yokoyama. The film celebrates the power of sisterhood with one simple message: it’s time to stand up and be counted with our sisters.