piatok, 30. mája 2008

Bio

Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood (born 17 August 1990) is a British actress.Hurd-Wood was born in London, England, the daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood. She has a younger brother, Patrick. She claims to have had thoughts of becoming a marine biologist, until recently, when she apparently became interested in working with children who have special needs or disabilities.

When she was younger, she was jealous of the Wendy character in the Disney film Peter Pan (1953), because that Wendy got to swordfight and fly.She likes listening to rap and hiphop music, as well as ice skating and art.She found out about the role of Wendy in Peter Pan (2003) after her grandparents saw an advert on television. They contacted Rachel's mother and when she came home from school one day her mother started measuring her, when she found Rachel was in the height requirements, she said Rachel could audition.She loves dolphins so much that she has her heart set on becoming a Marine Biologist.Lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest with her parents and brother in Godalming, Surrey, England.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (German Das Parfum – Die Geschichte eines Mörders) is a 2006 German film directed by Tom Tykwer based on the novel Perfume by Patrick Süskind.

Based on the Patrick Süskind novel Perfume, the plot tells the story of the misanthropic, sociopathic, olfactory genius Grenouille and his homicidal quest for the perfect scent, ending in his macabre death engineered by his own masterly powers of influencing people through scents.

In the 1700's, well before the French Revolution, a young man is brought before a rabid crowd. His name is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille and he is a convicted murderer. His sentence to death is read off: In two days hence, he would be executed.

Flashing back to when Grenouille was a baby. His mother gives birth to him in a fish market in France. She tries to hide the child under the table so he would die. When Grenouille gives his first cry, it alerts the other people to his presence. The woman tries to run away but she is caught and hanged afterwards. The baby is sent to an orphanage. The children there fear the baby and try to suffocate it. Madame Galliard, who owns the place, beats the children for their attempt to smother Grenouille.

The child grows up in the orphanage, not being able to speak until after 5 years of age. Instead, it is discovered that Grenouille has an extraordinary sense of smell. He is able to tell different things by their scents. When Grenouille turns 12 years old, Madame Gaillard decides that he can no longer stay at her orphanage so she sells him to a tanner. Shortly afterwards, she dies after being robbed of the money she gained from the sale. Grenouille (Whishaw) stays with the tanner until he is a young man.

Filmography

Solomon Kane (2008) (post-production) .... Meredith Crowthorn
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) .... Laura
... aka Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders, Das (Germany)
... aka Parfum - Histoire d'un meurtrier, Le (France)
... aka Perfume (International: English title: informal short title)
... aka Perfume - Historia de un asesino, El (Spain)
... aka Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International: English title)
An American Haunting (2005) .... Betsy Bell / Entity Voice
... aka An American Haunting - The Billwitch Story (Philippines: English title: poster title)
... aka Cauchemar américain (Canada: French title)
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004) (TV) .... Imogen Helhoughton
Peter Pan (2003) .... Wendy Darling