Eve Best

Active - 2001 - 2013  |   Born - Jul 31, 1971 in Ladbroke Grove, London, England  |   Genres - History [nf], Science Fiction, Thriller

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Best known for her work on the stage, British actress Eve Best studied English at Lincoln College, Oxford, before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. After graduating, she appeared in a popular production of 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, the first of many plays that would earn Best a series of nominations and awards. She appeared in several more productions on London's West End, and later transitioned to Broadway for A Moon for the Misbegotten, which earned her a Tony award. Best would also try her hand at on-camera acting, appearing on British shows like Shackelton and Prime Suspect, as well as the HBO series Nurse Jackie.

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  • Performed on stage with the W11 Opera company as a 9-year-old, and then returned to direct a number of productions in her early 20s.
  • Was originally rejected by London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but reapplied and was eventually accepted.
  • Adopted her grandmother's name, Eve, as her stage name because there was already an Emily Best registered with the British Actors' Equity Association.
  • Voiced the title character in an audiobook version of Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece.