6 things you need to know about The Girl on the Train actress Rebecca Ferguson

Not to be confused with the lungs from Liverpool...

With a lead part in the new Mission: Impossible blockbuster, plus a major new role in The Girl On The Train, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson is a star on the rise. Here’s what you need to know…

She’s Just Landed A Seriously Cool New Role
Yes, this is a different Rebecca Ferguson to the lungs from Liverpool. This is Rebecca Ferguson the actress, the latest confirmed to star in The Girl On The Train, the film version of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling thriller (and the IT read of the summer). According to Deadline, Rebecca will play Anna to Emily Blunt’s Rachel, a casting decision we are pretty chuffed with.

She’s Tom Cruise’s Kick-Ass Side Kick
In this summer’s blockbuster, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Rebecca is killing it (literally) alongside Tom Cruise. She’s no eye-candy Bond girl – she’s an agent to be reckoned with and has the bruises (and the outtakes) to prove it.

Click through our gallery for some of her amazing stunt pictures.

She Was Your White Queen
Thought Rebecca’s face looked kinda familiar? Just two summers ago she was, of course, our White Queen, starring as Elizabeth Woodville in the BBC medieval drama alongside Max Irons. Since then she’d had some small movie parts, like in 2014 blockbuster Hercules, but now her IMDB page is filling up with exciting new roles.

She Lives In A Windmill
After a hard day’s work living the Hollywood dream, Rebecca returns to her partner and young son in the Swedish fishing village she calls home, where she lives in a windmill in the middle of an orchard. Could we love her lifestyle any more? ‘My dream is to work with amazing people, then come home, take off my heels, put on my fishing boots… and start working on my windmill,’ she’s said. ‘If all this job brings you is fame and fortune, that’s not interesting. You should always maintain your hobbies.’

She’s Got A Wardrobe To Die For
So far on the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation premiere circuit she’s worked seriously sleek looks by Diane von Furstenberg and Elie Saab – and she’s done the statement leg just as well as Ange ever did.

She’s Got A Movie With Meryl Streep In The Pipeline
Also up next for Rebecca is a role alongside the ultimate, Meryl Streep (plus Hugh Grant) in Florence Foster Jenkins, the story of a New York heiress who wants to become an opera singer, but can’t actually sing (happens to the best of us). She’s officially our one to watch – consider yourself warned.

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