Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
'RoboCop' to start shooting in Toronto

'RoboCop' to start shooting in Toronto

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Production is set to begin Saturday in Toronto on the remake of "RoboCop," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures announced Thursday.
Cornish and Phillippe break up

Cornish and Phillippe break up

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Abbie Cornish's publicist says the Australian actress has ended her three-year courtship with her actor boyfriend Ryan Phillippe.
Cornish and Foster win WFCC awards

Cornish and Foster win WFCC awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Abbie Cornish and Ben Foster were named the best actress and actor of 2009 by the Women Film Critics Circle in New York Wednesday.
Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

NORFOLK, Va., June 18 (UPI) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and British singer Leona Lewis have been voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in a new poll.

Blanchett expecting third child

SYDNEY, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Australian star Cate Blanchett announced during the Sydney premier of "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" that she is pregnant.

Costumes helped Abbie get into character

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Australian actress Abbie Cornish says the period costumes she wore in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" helped her get into character.

Phillippe, Bean to star in new Viking pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish and Sean Bean have signed on for the Viking saga, "Last Battle Dreamer," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Ledger said to be balking over trip home

SYDNEY, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Heath Ledger is reportedly still so steamed about the behavior of Australian paparazzi he may skip the Sydney premeiere of his film "Candy."
Abbie Cornish
Australian actress Abbie Cornish, a cast member in the motion picture drama "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," attends the premiere of the film at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California on October 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982) is an Australian actress. She is well known in Australia for a number of film and television roles, her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault and her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star.

Her career began at the age of thirteen, when she began taking jobs as a model after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition. By the time she was sixteen, Cornish was juggling television acting roles with studying for her Higher School Certificate, with the intention of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the ABC's television show Wildside and was soon offered her first role in a feature film, The Monkey's Mask.

In 2004, Cornish appeared in the award-winning short film Everything Goes with Hugo Weaving. She received the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress at the FCCA and IF Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival for her role in 2004's Somersault, the film which raised her to international prominence. Cornish received widespread critical acclaim for her role in 2006's Candy, which she starred in opposite Heath Ledger. She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's latest movie, Stop-Loss. In April 2010, Cornish was cast in Limitless, the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields, directed by Neil Burger and also starring Robert De Niro. The film was released in March 2011.

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