Who Plays Victoria, The 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Villain? Elizabeth Debicki Is One Rising Star To Keep An Eye On
In the mood for an impossibly stylish spy thriller? Well, then do I have good news for you. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits theaters on August 14. And frankly, I don't care if the entire movie is recitations from my fifth grade "Family Life" textbook, this is the chic-est thing I'll see all summer. The movie is a remake of a '60s television series about a covert international intelligence agency, and stars Henry Cavill (your Superman) and Armie Hammer (the Winklevoss twins, obvs) as probably the hunkiest agents to ever protect the world. They've got their work cut out for them, though. First of all, Russia and the U.S. are teaming up, right in the middle of all that nasty Cold War business. And then there's Victoria Vinciguerra, the devastatingly beautiful and brilliant leader of a criminal organization posing a global threat. So, who plays the villain Victoria in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ?
Victoria is portrayed by 25-year-old Elizabeth Debicki, who has quite a global background herself. Born in Paris and with Polish and Australia roots, Debicki spent much of her life in Melbourne, training as an actress and a dancer. While U.N.C.L.E. isn't her first ever role, she's not yet a household name. Get to know this movie's sophisticated baddie by checking out some past and upcoming projects.
The Great Gatsby
Debicki played Jordan Baker in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby. She shined as Nick's sporty love interest, who can't see much reason to be enthusiastic about life. And that's further confirmation that this actress knows exactly how to pick a project that comes with a fabulous wardrobe.
Look for Debicki to appear in this upcoming Michael Fassbender-led Shakespearean tragedy. She's the Lady to Sean Harris' Macduff. I wonder if she and Harris discussed rocking the 2015 summer movie season, since he's fresh off huge box office and critical success in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation .
The Night Manager
Magnificent co-stars must be another of Debicki's priorities. In 2016, AMC will air the miniseries The Night Manager, featuring British life ruiners Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. It's another espionage-themed adaptation, this time from a John le Carré novel. The actress plays Jed, the mistress of Laurie's shady character, who may know more than she lets on.
The Kettering Incident
Also upcoming is an Australian miniseries called The Kettering Incident, which was filmed in Tasmania and will be distributed in other countries by the BBC. Debicki is one of the project's leads, a doctor who finds herself caught up in the mysterious disappearances of two young girls. This looks like a mystery series in the vein of Broadchurch — prime Netflix viewing, hopefully.
Next up, fans can catch Elizabeth Debicki in Everest, a harrowing adventure thriller about...exactly what it sounds like. She portrays a real base camp doctor in a story adapted from true events, alongside an impressive list of colleagues: Jake Gyllenhaal, Kiera Knightley, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, and Emily Watson, just to name a few.
This Aussie actress is making a name for herself in Hollywood and elsewhere. Get ready to see Elizabeth Debicki popping up pretty much everywhere.
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