Rachael Stirling made her first appearance
on the stage, starring in Othello at the National
Youth Theatre in 1997. Her first screen appearance was a
year later in the British comedy film Still Crazy.
A great start in films, her co-stars included
such greats as Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly,
Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail. Other film projects have
included Maybe Baby, Complicity (with
her Tipping the Velvet co-star
Keeley Hawes), Another Life
with Vanity Fair's Natasha
Little, The Triumph of Love
Sorvino, and Redemption Road.
Her first TV break was when she
starred in American mini-series In the Beginning
- charting God's creation of the uniiverse
and mankind. Rachel got to act opposite
such luminaries as Jacqueline
Bisset and Art Malik. Rachael
is the daughter of actress
Diana Rigg (Emma Peel in
The Avengers). She can speak Russian and is highly skilled at horse-riding and jumping. Rachel has a degree in History of Art from Edinburgh University.
In January 2005, she was tipped to appear as the lead
girl in the next Bond movie, a role her mother played in the 60s.