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Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
(born 7 August 1982), also known by her rap name MC Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best-known for her film roles as the titular heroin addict in the drama Candy (2006), courtier Bess Throckmorton
Bess Throckmorton
in the historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Fanny Brawne
Fanny Brawne
in the John Keats
John Keats
biopic Bright Star (2009), "Sweet Pea" in the action film Sucker Punch (2011), Lindy in the science fiction thriller Limitless (2011) and for her work with writer/director Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
in Seven Psychopaths
Seven Psychopaths
(2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Music 4 Filmography

4.1 Television

5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Personal life[edit] Cornish was born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia, as the second of five children of Shelley and Barry Cornish.[1] Her sister, Isabelle Cornish, is also an actress. She grew up on a 70-hectare (170-acre) farm before moving to Newcastle, New South Wales.[2] As a teenager, Cornish was fascinated by independent and foreign films. [3] In 2006 she became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, the animal-protection institute, and was part of a national advertising campaign in 2012.[4] Career[edit]

Cornish at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International

Cornish began modelling at age 13 after reaching the finals of a Dolly Magazine competition.[5] In 1999, Cornish was awarded the Australian Film Institute Young Actor's Award for her role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television show Wildside and was 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 Somersault. Cornish received critical acclaim for her role in Candy, opposite Heath Ledger.[5] She has also starred in A Good Year, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss. In April 2010, Cornish was cast in Limitless, the film adaptation of the novel The Dark Fields,[6] directed by Neil Burger
Neil Burger
and also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.[7][8] Cornish narrated Zack Snyder's film Sucker Punch, in which she played one of the protagonists, at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.[9] Cornish played the role of Wally in Madonna's film W.E., about Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.[3] She replaced Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
in the independent film The Girl. It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. She starred alongside Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson
and Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
in Seven Psychopaths, released in 2012. Cornish co-starred in the 2014 RoboCop reboot. She played Clara Murphy, the wife of protagonist Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman). In 2015, she played Agent Katherine Cowles in Solace, a mystery thriller film directed by Afonso Poyart with central performances by Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.[10][11] In 2016, she filmed The Girl Who Invented Kissing with Luke Wilson.[12][13] Music[edit] Cornish is a rapper, singer and songwriter. She has been rapping under the name MC Dusk since 2000 and was part of an Australian hip hop group from the age of 18 to 22. In 2015, Cornish supported American rapper Nas
Nas
on his Australian tour.[14] The same year she released two new tracks on SoundCloud: "Evolve" featuring Jane Tyrrell and "Way Back Home" which was produced by Suffa from Hilltop Hoods.[15] Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes

2000 Monkey's Mask !The Monkey's Mask Mickey Norris

2003 Horseplay Becky Wodinski

2004 One Perfect Day Emma Matisse

2004 Somersault Heidi Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress Inside Film Award for Best Actress Miami Film Festival: Breakthrough Award

2004 Everything Goes Brianie

2006 Candy Candy Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress Nominated— Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated—Inside Film Award for Best Actress

2006 Good Year !A Good Year Christie Roberts

2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Bess Throckmorton

2008 Stop-Loss Michelle Overton

2009 Bright Star Fanny Brawne Nominated— Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actress Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated—Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated—Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated—International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress (Runner-up) Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (2nd Runner-up) Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (Runner-up) Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Otulissa Voice only

2011 Limitless Lindy

2011 Sucker Punch Sweet Pea

2011 W.E. Wally Winthrop

2012 Girl !The Girl Ashley

2012 Seven Psychopaths Kaya

2014 RoboCop Clara Murphy

2015 Solace Agent Katherine Cowles Direct-to-video

2016 Lavender Jane Direct-to-video

2017 6 Days Kate Adie

2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Anne Willoughby Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated—AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

2017 Geostorm Agent Sarah Wilson

2018 Amre Amre`s Lover

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1997 Wildside Simone Summers Australian Film Institute: Young Actor's Award

1999 Close Contact Sara Boyack

2000 Water Rats Marie Marchand One episode

2001 Outriders Reggie McDowell 26 episodes

2001 Life Support Penne #1

2003 White Collar Blue Antonia McAlister

2003 Marking Time Tracey Nominated— Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television Drama or Comedy

2014 Klondike Belinda Mulrooney Miniseries

2018 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Cathy Muller Announced[16]

References[edit]

^ " Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 29 November 2012.  ^ Mandell, Andrea (21 March 2011). " Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
lives the fantasy". USA Today. Retrieved 22 May 2011.  ^ a b Ed Gibbs: Cornish defends fantasy film. The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2011, retrieved 22 May 2011 ^ "Voiceless, the animal protection institute".  ^ a b Alexa Moses: Abbie's excellent adventure. The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2006, retrieved 22 May 2011 ^ Barton, Steve (15 April 2010). " Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
Next to Enter The Dark Fields". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.  ^ Miska, Brad (15 April 2010). "Last Piece of Casting for Rogue's 'The Dark Fields'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 22 May 2011.  ^ "What to Watch Monday". The New York Times. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  ^ Barton, Steve (10 July 2010). "SD Comic-Con '10 – Schedule for Saturday (7/24)". Bloody-disgusting.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010.  ^ Kroll, Justin (11 April 2013). " Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
Feels 'Solace' With Hopkins and Farrell (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  ^ Debruge, Peter (1 October 2015). "Film Review: 'Solace'". Variety. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  ^ McNary, Dave (8 July 2016). "Lionsgate UK in Talks to Distribute Jesse Metcalfe's 'The Ninth Passenger'". Variety. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  ^ "Luke Wilson, Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
to Star in 'The Girl Who Invented Kissing'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  ^ Sams, Christine. "You're a rapper? Abbie supported Nas
Nas
on tour in January 2015 throughout Australia. Gorgeous Australian Abbie Cornish set to tour". dailytelegraph.com.au. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). Retrieved 30 December 2014.  ^ "Dusksound". Retrieved 27 August 2015.  ^ Andreva, Nellie (May 5, 2017). "'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan': Abbie Cornish Cast As Female Lead In Amazon Series". 

Further reading[edit]

Goodwin, C (28 October 2007). "Pout and about". The Sunday Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 28 October 2007. 

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AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Monica Maughan (1971) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(1972) Judy Morris (1973) Julie Dawson (1974/1995) Helen Morse (1976) Pat Bishop (1977) Angela Punch McGregor (1978) Michele Fawdon (1979) Tracy Mann (1980) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1981) Noni Hazlehurst (1982) Wendy Hughes (1983) Angela Punch McGregor (1984) Noni Hazlehurst (1985) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1986) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1987) Nadine Garner
Nadine Garner
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Catherine McClements
Catherine McClements
(1990) Sheila Florance
Sheila Florance
(1991) Lisa Harrow (1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(1994) Jacqueline McKenzie
Jacqueline McKenzie
(1995) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1996) Pamela Rabe
Pamela Rabe
(1997) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(1998) Sacha Horler
Sacha Horler
(1999) Pia Miranda
Pia Miranda
(2000) Kerry Armstrong (2001) Maria Theodorakis (2002) Toni Collette
Toni Collette
(2003) Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
(2004) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2005) Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
(2006) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(2007) Monic Hendrickx (2008) Frances O'Connor (2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2011) Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
(2012) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2013) Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Odessa Young
Odessa Young
(2016) Emma Booth (2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Argo Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Hidden Figures Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Octavia Spencer

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 85811184 LCCN: no2008019095 ISNI: 0000 0001 1576 7253 GND: 141389206 SUDOC: 145556832 BNF: cb15947105x (data) BIB

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