Alice Eve biography
Date of Birth: February 6, 1982
Alice Eve was born in London, to Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughn (the well known British actors). She went to school in London before going on to study English at Oxford University. Whilst at university Alice took part in many theatre productions which is where she developed her love of acting. Her roles at University included Galatica in Scenes from an Execution and Mabel in An Ideal Husband.
Alice's first major film role came while she was still at University. This was playing the mischievous character of Miss Frain in the hit film Stage Beauty, directed by Richard Eyre. The rest of the cast included Rupert Everett, Clare Danes and Ben Chaplin. This film received fantastic reviews and really launched Alice into the British film scene. Her next role came during the summer holidays of her second year at Oxford in Philip Martin's BBC TV drama Hawking, the story of the search for the beginning of time, in which she played the character of Martha.
After earning her English degree from Oxford, Alice immediately was cast in the role of Cicely Boyd in the hit UK TV series The Rotters Club. This was a cult TV series which was an adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Coe about three friends growing up in Birmingham in the 1970s. It also proved to be a showcase for a lot of British young talent—other cast members included Julian Rhind-Tutt and Hugo Speer.
Following The Rotters Club, Alice was cast in the much anticipated film Starter for 10. This Tom Hanks-produced comedy was an adaptation of the bestseller by David Nicholls. The film tells the story of a group of students negotiating their way through university in 1980s Bristol. Alice starred alongside James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall and Catherine Tate. It was released in the US and UK in October 2006.
Alice's next project was Big Nothing, directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea. It is the story of a frustrated, unemployed teacher (played by David Schwimmer) joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend Josie (played by Alice) in a blackmailing scheme.
Immediately after finishing filming Big Nothing, Alice left for the shores of India to begin filming Losing Gemma. After returning from India, Alice went straight into rehearsals for the critically acclaimed Rock n Roll in London's West End. This was Tom Stoppard's new play directed by Trevor Nunn. Alice starred alongside Rufus Sewell, Brian Cox and Sinead Cusack. The play was sold out months in advance and received consistently rave reviews from all of London's top theater critics.
Alice has since completed a DreamWorks production entitled She's Out of My League (2010), Sex and the City 2 (2010) and the drama The Raven (2012) about famed writer Edgar Allen Poe. We'll also be seeing her in the highly-anticipated sequel Men in Black 3 (2012).
Alice Eve Filmography