Sally Hawkins Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
Early Years and Education
Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born 27th April 1976, to Colin and Jacqui Hawkins. She was born in Dulwich, London, in England. Hawkins had an older brother, Finbar, and her parents were both children’s authors. She studied at James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich and afterwards enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She graduated in 1998.
Sally Hawkins had small film roles while still studying. She began her career, though, on the stage in 1998. The first production she appeared in was Accidental Death of an Anarchist, followed by Romeo and Juliet later that same year. In 1999, while still working in stage productions, she also began winning ad-hoc roles on television. She then also started acting in movies.
Between 1998 and 2015, Hawkins was in 14 stage productions, including The Cherry Orchard (1999), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2000), and Constellations (2012). She appeared in 20 television series or movies between 1999 and 2016. These included Little Britain (2003-2005), Fingersmith (2005), and Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006). From 2002 to 2015, she has been in more than a dozen radio shows on BBC Radio, including The Cenic Family (2004), Cut to the Heart (2007), and Revolution (2011).
Sally Hawkins has been in over 30 movies, including Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Paddington (2014), and the critically acclaimed, The Shape of Water (2017).
Awards and Honors
Sally Hawkins has been nominated for over 80 awards, and she has won over 30 of them. Included in her wins is a Golden Globe Award.