Brit MarlingPlays Liz Garvey
Marling can be seen in Daniel Barber's The Keeping Room co-starring Hailee Steinfeld, Muna Otaru and Sam Worthington. The story follows three Southern women, two sisters and one African American slave, all forced to defend their home from a band of Civil War soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army. The film made it's premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Brit Marling also stars in BABYLON, created by Danny Boyle and written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. The series focuses on London's police force and looks at the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines, as it attempts to uphold the peace under constant scrutiny in one of the world's busiest capital cities. Starring as Liz Garvey, Marling portrays an American visionary from the world of new media, who enters the force's PR department which is struggling to keep up in an age of rolling news, smart phones and a news-breaking, information-hungry public. Marling stars alongside James Nesbitt, Paterson Joseph, Jill Halfpenny, Adam Deacon, Daniel Kaluuya, Johnny Sweet, Andrew Brooke and Bertie Carvel.
Recently, Marling was seen in I Origins, in which she re-teamed with Mike Cahill. In the film, Marling portrays a molecular biologist, who together with her lab partner (Michael Pitt), find startling evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. Prior to that, she starred in Zal Batmanglij's The East, which she re-teamed with him on and also co-wrote and co-produced. The film, also featuring Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page, focuses on Sarah (Marling), a contract worker who is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group, only to find herself falling for its leader.
Additional credits include AJ Edwards’ The Better Angels alongside Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke; Robert Redford's The Company You Keep, co-starring alongside Redford, Shia LaBeouf, and Stanley Tucci; as well as Nicholas Jarecki's financial thriller Arbitrage, co-starring opposite Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Laetitia Casta.
In 2011, Marling made an indelible mark at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as the first female multi-hyphenate to have two films premiere side by side. Marling's first feature length narrative film, Another Earth, premiered at Sundance in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category. Directed by Mike Cahill, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. Another Earth tells the story of an ambitious young student Rhoda Williams' (Marling). On the night of the world's discovery of a new planet, her life crosses paths with an accomplished composer, John Burroughs' (William Mapother) in a tragic accident. Stripped of their former lives and hopes, the two begin an unlikely love affair and contemplate possibilities for a new existence together. But as cosmic events unfold, the secret that brought them together threatens to tear them apart. Her second feature length film, Sound of My Voice, premiere at Sundance in the Next category. Directed by Zal Batmanglij, Marling stars, co-wrote and co-produced the film. Sound of My Voice, follows a young couple who infiltrate a cult lead by Maggie (Marling). The couple soon finds themselves falling under Maggie's spell, testing their relationship and their sense of reality. Fox Searchlight acquired both films following the festival premieres, and released them in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Brit was nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both films in the categories of Best First Feature (alongside Cahill, Hunter Gray and Nicholas Shumacher) and Best First Screenplay (alongside Cahill) for Another Earth, and for Best Supporting Female and Best First Feature (alongside Batmanglij, Hans C. Ritter and Shelley Surpin) for Sound of My Voice.
Marling's foray into filmmaking started during her college years at Georgetown University, as she began writing and starring in projects that her friends were working on. This introduction led Marling to take a leave of absence from school, moving to Havana, Cuba to co-direct the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas, which followed young artists and athletes living in the communist country. Marling graduated valedictorian from Georgetown, having studied Economics and Studio Art. Her work experience included a stint as an investment-banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Realizing that acting and filmmaking was what she found most fulfilling, Marling followed her passion and moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides.
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