Göteborg Film Festival proudly presents the 2022 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient: Rebecca Ferguson. The acclaimed Swedish actress received the Honorary Award and participated digitally in an Actors talk after the screening of Dune on February 4.
“Rebecca Ferguson has entered the biggest stage in film culture with a sophisticated, nuanced and distinctive style that has manifested her charisma and artistic intelligence to the world. With royal grace, mysterious ambiguity and terrifying villainy she has captivated audiences and challenged genre conventions. In quiet films, she is precise and sensitive. In monumental and thunderous films, her gaze speaks louder than bombs.” says Jonas Holmberg, Artistic Director, Göteborg Film Festival.
Rebecca Ferguson turned to acting at age 15, when she landed the lead role on the Swedish soap opera Nya Tider. Starring in Swedish films such as Us and A One-Way Trip to Antibes her big international breakthrough came in 2013, when she played the title character, Elizabeth Woodville, of the BBC-series The White Queen, a role for which she received a Golden Globe nomination in 2014.
After the series, Ferguson landed the role as Ilsa Faust in the Mission: Impossible franchise and has over the years starred in international blockbusters such as The Greatest Showman, Doctor Sleep and The Girl on the Train. This autumn Ferguson played the role of Lady Jessica in Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed Dune.