Rebecca Night

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Rebecca Night
Born
Rebecca Hardwick

(1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 35)
Poole, Dorset, England
Alma mater Rose Bruford College
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2010)
Children2

Rebecca Night (born Rebecca Hardwick; 13 July 1985) [1] is an English actress who starred in the title role of James Hawes's BBC Four adaptation Fanny Hill . [2]

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Background

Rebecca Night was born in Poole, Dorset. [3] She attended Yarrells Preparatory School in Upton, Dorset where she took part in the annual musical productions, and later Parkstone Grammar School in Poole as well as Brownsea Open Air Theatre. Night is a former member of the National Youth Theatre, where she appeared as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing and in Master & Margarita at the Lyric Hammersmith. She later trained at Rose Bruford College.

She is married to fellow actor Harry Hadden-Paton, whom she met while performing The Importance of Being Earnest . They have been married since 2010 and have two daughters together, Martha and Audrey.

Career

Night came to prominence playing the title role in Andrew Davies' BBC production of Fanny Hill. Nancy Banks-Smith in The Guardian wrote “Her freshness disinfects her story. It is a delightful debut.” [4]

She has since played a wide range of roles including Catherine Linton in ITV's Wuthering Heights , alongside Tom Hardy, Sarah Jones in the Mike Figgis film Suspension of Disbelief and Yvonne Moncin in Maigret , with Rowan Atkinson.

Theatre roles include Queen Elizabeth in Oscar-winner David Seidler’s North American Premiere of The King’s Speech , Cecily Cardew in Peter Gill's The Importance of Being Earnest in London's West End and Rose of Sharon in Chichester Festival Theatre's Grapes of Wrath . She also created the role of Jack Cardiff’s carer Lucy alongside Tony-winner Robert Lindsay in Terry Johnson’s Prism . Within the play she transforms into both Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall.

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References

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  2. BBC Four gets turned on to Andrew Davies' steamy adaptation of Fanny Hill, BBC (13 July 2007)
  3. "Rebecca Night". Playbill.
  4. 1 2 Power, Chris (January 13, 2008). "Rising star: Rebecca Night, actor" via www.theguardian.com.
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  6. "Rebecca Night". Behind The Voice Actors.