Welcome to Noomi Rapace Online, your unofficial web resource on the Emmy and BAFTA nominated Swedish actress, who's best
known for her breakthrough performance as Lisbeth Salander in the original Millennium trilogy, also known as "The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo", and her appearances in English language films, including "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows",
"Prometheus", "Child 44" and her upcoming portrayal of Maria Callas. This website features all essential information
on Noomi's past and present work, with extensive photo galleries and video archives. Enjoy your stay and check back
With Noomi currently shooting “Unlocked” in London, there isn’t much to report. Therefore, I’ve checked what has been left to update, and found a bunch of magazine scans to be added. They include the British Time Out (thanks Alvaro) and Stella Magazine (great cover), the US Porter Magazine as well as the French Grazia magazine, with many thanks to Mina. Enjoy the new scans.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Stella Magazine (UK, November 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Grazia Magazine (France, November 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Time Out London (UK, November 14, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Porter Magazine (USA, October 2014)
December 5th, 2014
Filed under Alive Alone
According to an interview with Noomi in the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, “Alive Alone” is not going to happen after all. This is bad news since the project sounded very exciting and it was apparent throughout the year how Noomi prepared visually for the part. The interview was conducted at the San Sebastian Film Festival back in September, so I’m a bit surprised there hasn’t been an official announcement on the project’s fate since then. Here’s a translation of the part of the interview, which revolved around Noomi’s extensive preparation for each new role:
For “Alive Alone”, I had the feeling to be extremly vulnerable. I was supposed to play a drug addicted prostitute. For this, I starved myself to a minimum weight and have spent much time with prostitutes and drug addicts to really feel how they live. I wanted to dig as deep as possible into human abyss and shut myself out of the real world. Unfortunately, the project was called off shortly before filming began.
November 27th, 2014
Filed under The Drop
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director MichaĂ«l R. Roskam’s crime drama The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The release will be available for purchase on January 20, 2015. A phenomenal cast, including Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, lead this gritty thriller about Bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle Marv (Gandolfini) who must choose between survival and loyalty when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a mob debt they can’t repay.
November 10th, 2014
Filed under Articles & Interviews
, The Drop
The Telegraph has a fantastic new interview: Noomi Rapace arrives for our interview looking gloriously mad, like the love-child of Lady Gaga and Alienâs Ellen Ripley. She is a vision in a Balmain boiler-suit, open to the waist to reveal a chest of gold jewellery and a pin-stripe bra. On her feet are a pair of six-inch Sergio Rossi boots, and on her peroxide blonde head a pair of sparkling sunglasses that appear to have been mined from the moon. âA lot of people think Iâm quite dark and angry and hardcore and really quite kind of super serious,â she tells me, by way of explanation, âand then they meet me and theyâre like, âOh my God, youâre so funny and you laugh and youâre smiling so much!â and Iâm like, âYeah, why wouldnât I?ââ Because you like to play women who are quite dark and angry and hardcore and super serious, I say, thinking of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (she was the lead in the original, Swedish version), and Elizabeth Shaw, the ripped scientist in Ridley Scottâs Prometheus who gives herself a caesarian after realising she is pregnant with an alien. Because most of the women you play are quite, you know, scarred? âYes!â the 34-year-old Swede giggles wildly. The complete interview can be read here.
November 8th, 2014
Filed under The Price
According to Screen Daily, Noomi Rapace will play the desperate mother of a kidnapped child in The Price, which worldwide rights holder Cargo Entertainment is selling at AFM. Buyers have responded strongly to the package about a woman who learns she can only recover her kidnapped son if she provides a blonde girl of the same age in exchange. Writer-director Siofra Campbell and the producers are ramping up for a February Berlin shoot. Peggy Cafferty and Patrick Campbell serve as producers alongside Germanyâs Sven Woldt.
November 7th, 2014
Filed under Unlocked
According to Hollywood Reporter, John Malkovich and Toni Collette are joining Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom in the thriller Unlocked. Michael Apted is directing the female Bourne-style thriller from a screenplay by Peter OâBrien. The story centers on a CIA interrogator (Rapace), who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London. Principal photography will commence on November 3. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing with Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. Claudia Blumhuber is also producing as well as financing through Silver Reel. Bloom first introduced the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
October 31st, 2014
Filed under Gallery Updates
, Magazine Alerts
VVV Magazine has put Noomi on its Conviction issue cover and features a great new interview inside. Since she has fallen in love with film in her early teens, Noomi Rapace has devoted her life to acting. After achieving international fame as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Rapace has quickly become a familiar face to the American film industry. With her appearances in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Prometheus, the rising star has proven her talent and will soon be featured in a myriad of upcoming big screen movies. Embracing Hollywood, Noomi graced the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Cover alongside Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, and Jennifer Lawrence. The ever-evolving actress shares her perspectives on her upcoming movies, the world of fashion, and the cinematic industry. You can read their interview with Noomi on their official site. Additionally, more from pictures from 10 Magazine (Autumn issue) have been added as well.