Happy New Year, everyone! Noomi attended the Astrid Andersen Front Row at LFWM January 2019 early this month (January 6). Our gallery has been updated with HQ images, enjoy!
A world-class hacker. An Alien-battling archaeologist. Seven identical twins living in a dystopian nightmare. When it comes to choosing roles, Noomi Rapace has always been drawn to tough characters — so it should come as no surprise that her latest, that of steely bodyguard Sam in the Netflix thriller Close, also fits the description.
“I’ve always been so fascinated by female bodyguards,” Rapace explains. “I was obsessed with their world and how good they are at leading people and blending in and basically not taking up any space. They’re behind you or in front of you, but they walk with you. It’s almost like a dance. It’s just a very intriguing, kind of hidden and secretive world.”
Her Close character, as seen in the exclusive trailer above, definitely knows how to stay out of the spotlight. Directed by Vicky Jewson, the film begins with Rapace’s Sam hired to protect an heiress named Zoe (Sophie Nélisse) in what seems like a straightforward job — until a mysterious group attempts to kidnap Zoe and forces the two women to go on the run.
“She would die for the people she protects, but she also has a lot of ghosts from her past that she’s not really dealing with, and she doesn’t have a lot of personal relationships,” Rapace says of Sam. “She doesn’t let people in.”
That complexity drew Rapace to the role, which is based on that of Jacquie Davis, one of the world’s leading female bodyguards, whose clients have included J.K. Rowling, Nicole Kidman, and members of the British royal family. Rapace met with Davis, who also served as a consultant on Close, and trained in London with The Circuit — the British organization for close protection officers — in order to perform her many fight brutal scenes.
“[Jacquie] has seen the dark side of humanity several times, and her heart is heavy but also strong,” Rapace says. “I’m obsessed with digging into the human psyche and discovering how different things will change you as a person, and I feel like my peek into this world stayed with me. It left a mark on me.”
Hello, everyone! Noomi attended the 2018 British Fashion Awards (December 10) in partnership with Swarovski and held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Several high quality images were added to our gallery, enjoy!
Hello, everyone! Noomi attended Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Event this week and you can check out our gallery to see some pretty high quality images. Enjoy!
Hello, everyone! Noomi attended Daft Apeth’ By Serge Pizzorno – Private View this week (October 18). Our gallery was updated with some HQ images from the event, enjoy!
Hello, everyone! Noomi attended Eytys Flagship Store Launch Dinner last night (September 6) in London. Our gallery was updated with some HQ images from the event, enjoy!
Noomi attended the Los Angeles Premiere of HBO’s new mini-series Sharp Objects. Our gallery has been updated with high quality imagens, enjoy!
Some fantastic new editorial pictures have been added to the photo gallery. Have a look at the previews and a complete list below. Many thanks to Marinka for submitting most of these great finds.
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 16
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 09
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 14
According to Variety, the upcoming psychological thriller “Angel of Mine,” starring Noomi Rapace, is set as the first acquisition by R & R Films, a new Australian distributor. The company was recently established by industry veterans Richard Becker and Robert Slaviero. The film goes into production this month in Melbourne, Australia. It is the story of intuition and obsession featuring a couple coming to terms with the untimely death of their daughter. The woman becomes convinced that another girl is her own. The script is adapted by Luke Davies (“Lion”) and David Regal from the French film “L’Empreinte,” by Safy Nebbou. Kim Farrant directs. Alongside Rapace, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski and Luke Evans. Other cast includes Richard Roxburgh, Finn Little, Rob Collins, Tracy Mann, Pip Miller and Rachel Gordon. Becker is a veteran who for years headed the sales, production and distribution group Becker Film. Slaviero is former CEO of Hoyts Distribution and Studiocanal. “Farrant showed her promise as a director with the powerful film ‘Strangerland,’ and she has once again attracted an incredible international Australian and international cast to this production,” said Becker. “I couldn’t resist Luke and David’s compelling script. It a story that every parent will identify with.” “Angel of Mine” is a SixtyFourSixty and Garlin Pictures production with principal investors Magna Entertainment and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria. Producers are Su Armstrong, Brian Etting and Josh Etting with executive producers Brian Rosen, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum. Fortitude Intl. is handling international sales on the film at the Cannes Film Market.
On Thursday, Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke have attended the Tribeca Film Festival alongside director Robert Budreau to celebrate the world-premiere of “Stockholm.” So far, only The Hollywood Reporter has posted a review, so let’s wait for more to drop. In the meantime, lots of pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Joan for sending them in. Edit: More reviews have been added, and it’s great to see good reviews for the film and especially praise for Noomi’s performance!
The Hollywood Reporter, John De Fore (April 19, 2018)
As the hostage who will come to most closely identify with the outlaws, Rapace has the film’s biggest job. She’s not so insensitive as to make it look easy. Bianca is married with two young children, and, judging solely from Rapace’s mien, harbors no fantasies about running away with a rogue. But she notices every thing Lars does to make this ordeal easier for her, sees how he is subtly disrespected by the man he’s trying to rescue, and, late in the plot, realizes Lars is the same criminal who once saved the life of an old man while robbing his house. And just as important, Bianca is allowed a few bits of contact with her husband (one of which is a nervously comic highlight), and that decent, frightened man lets her down in banal but telling ways.
Variety, Owen Gleiberman (April 21, 2018)
Enough filmmakers have nailed the early ’70s that even if you didn’t live through it, you can tell when a movie misses the era. In “Stockholm,” the hair and clothes are accurate in a costume-shop way, but the atmosphere is too slick and bright and punchy. The one performer with the right desultory presence is Noomi Rapace, under big glasses and long straight sandy blonde hair held back in a bun. Her Bianca just wants to stay alive and get home to her two children. The question is, what’s her best strategy?
Slash Film, Hoai-Tran Bui (April 21, 2018)
The movie goes out of its way to convince us that Lars is a sympathetic character, flying into a panic over his hostages’ well-being as often as he flies into a rage. In another person’s hands, Lars would have probably veered toward comic relief or even mentally disabled, but this incompetent, outrageous robber is given pathos by Hawke’s no-holds-barred performance. He’s supported by a revelatory turn by Rapace, who lends a quiet strength to Bianca, and Mark Strong’s stoic straight man.