Name: Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood
Date of birth: August 17, 1990
Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood is an English actress best known for her role of Wendy Darling in Peter Pan. She joined a drama club in her school and took part in its stage production during her second year.
Rachel went to an open casting call for the role of Wendy in director P.J. Hogan’s 2003 feature film Peter Pan and moved to Australia for the entire filming process and it was during on that movie set she first read the Tomorrow Series novels. Her performance received good reviews and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film.
She joined Rupert Everett on the BBC TV movie Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking in 2004 and landed a role in the 2006 thriller An American Haunting.
She starred along Alan Rickman and Dustin Hoffman in the movie adaptation of the bestselling novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
In 2009 she played Meredith Crowthorne in Solomon Kane. Her next role was Sybil Vane in Dorian Gray, alongside Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.
In late 2009 Rachel played Corrie in Tomorrow, When The War Began and had to learn the Australian accent.
Rachel on playing Corrie: “I am thrilled to be filming a modern-day action film and to have the opportunity to work with Writer/Director Stuart Beattie and such an extraordinary Australian cast to bring one of my favourite characters from the book series to life.”
Stuart Beattie on Rachel: “We initially set up screen tests in Los Angeles and London because of all the Aussies over there. The excitement that generated lead us to seeing more great actors and the moment I saw Rachel’s screen test I knew our search for Corrie was over.”