The Honorable Woman

Cast Members

Eve BestPlays Monica Chatwin


Eve Best is one of the UK's most respected actresses. After a period working on the London fringe, she trained at RADA and after graduating in 1999 she appeared in a revival of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at the Young Vic for which she won both the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle "Best Newcomer" awards. She won an Olivier Award for playing the title role in Hedda Gabler and was nominated for the same award the following year for her performance as Josie in Eugene O'Neill's play A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic Theatre in London, which also saw Eve receive a Tony nomination when it transferred to Broadway. In early 2007, she starred in a Sheffield Crucible production of As You Like It which played for a short time at the RSC's Swan Theatre in Stratford as part of their Complete Works season.

Eve appeared in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at The Cort Theatre in New York in 2008 for which she received her second Tony nomination. She once again appeared as Beatrice in a critically acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2011, playing opposite Charles Edwards as Benedick and starred in the critically-acclaimed Old Vic production of The Duchess of Malfi in 2012. She made her directorial debut with a production of Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2013.

Television appearances include Prime Suspect: The Final Act, Waking the Dead, Shackleton, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and The Shadow Line. She co-stars as Dr. Eleanor O'Hara in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, that premiered in June 2009. For film, she played the Duchess of Windsor - Wallis Simpson - in the Academy Award-winning The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Eve has just completed filming THE HONORABLE WOMAN, starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal, which will air summer 2014 on BBC Two and SundanceTV.