Rylance at the 74th Annual Peabody Awards
Juliet van Kampen
26 July 1979
Christian Camargo (m. 2008)
|Parent(s)||Chris van Kampen|
Claire van Kampen
|Relatives||Mark Rylance (stepfather)|
Rylance was born as Juliet van Kampen in Hammersmith, London, to Claire van Kampen, a composer, and Chris van Kampen, an architect. Her younger sister, Nataasha (who died in 2012), became a filmmaker.
Her first major role upon leaving RADA was as Medea in Neil LaBute's Bash: Latter-Day Plays at the Union Theatre in London. She then went on to play Perdita in The Winter's Tale and Cressida in Troilus and Cressida at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She portrayed British writer Mary Sidney in I Am Shakespeare, written by her step-father Mark Rylance and directed by Matthew Warchus at the Chichester Festival Theatre and its UK tour. That same year, along with two of her contemporaries, David Sturzaker and director Tamara Harvey, she started her own production company, Theater of Memory. She subsequently starred in the Theater of Memory's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Bash: Latter-Day Plays, portraying Juliet and Medea respectively.
In 2009, Rylance played Desdemona at the theater in New York City, in Othello, for which she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. She next appeared in the Sam Mendes-directed Bridge Project, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn and The Old Vic in London. She appeared as Rosalind and Miranda, respectively, with her husband appearing alongside her as Orlando and Ariel. Rylance was awarded a 2010 Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind.
In 2012, Rylance co-starred in the horror film Sinister. In 2013 she appeared in and produced the film Days and Nights, based on the Anton Chekov play The Seagull, and written and directed by her husband.
|2013||Days and Nights||Eva||Producer|
|2017||A Dog's Purpose||Elizabeth|
|Love After Love||Rebecca|
|2014||The Mystery of Matter||Marie Curie||Main role|
|2014–2015||The Knick||Cornelia Robertson||Main role|
|2016||American Gothic||Alison||Main role|
|TBA||Perry Mason||Della Street||Upcoming miniseries|
|The Winter's Tale||Perdita||Shakespeare's Globe Theatre|
|Troilus and Cressida||Cressida|
|Bash: Latter-Day Plays||Medea||Trafalgar Studios, London|
|I Am Shakespeare||Mary Sidney||Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour|
|Romeo and Juliet||Juliet||Middle Temple Hall, London|
|Othello||Desdemona||Theatre for a New Audience |
Nominated – Lucille Lortel Award for Best Featured Actress
|As You Like It||Rosalind||Bridge Project|
|The Tempest||Miranda||Bridge Project|
|Three Sisters||Irina||Classic Stage Company|
|The Cherry Orchard||Varya|
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