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Rafe Spall
Eli Mills
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Date of Birth
Hometown
London, England
Over the past decade, British actor RAFE SPALL (Eli Mills) has starred in major studio releases such as The Big Short and Prometheus together with the British independent films Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and X+Y, for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards. In 2012, Spall portrayed Canadian author Yann Martel in Ang Lee’s Academy Award®-winning drama Life of Pi. The film was a critical and financial success, winning four Academy Awards® and making over $600 million at the worldwide box office. In 2015, he played John Hancock in the History Channel three-part series Sons of Liberty, alongside Jim Broadbent; and appeared in the Academy Award®-winning biographical comedy-drama The Big Short, alongside Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell.

His stage credits include the award-winning Constellations with Sally Hawkins at the Royal Court, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Olivier Award, and the critically acclaimed Mike Nichols directed Broadway revival of Pinter’s Betrayal, which also starred Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz. Spall’s previous theater credits include Just a Bloke and Alaska at the Royal Court; The Knight of Burning Pestle at the Young Vic; Michael Grandage’s production of John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Warehouse; and If There Is, I Haven’t Found It Yet at The Bush Theatre. Most recently, Spall starred in Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre, for which we was nominated for an Olivier Award.

In 2014, Spall starred in the holiday special of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series alongside Jon Hamm and Oona Chaplin, and, in 2011, he starred in the titular role of Pete in Channel 4’s Pete Versus Life. Spall starred in the The Shadow Line—a thrilling six part drama for the BBC. The conspiracy thriller saw him star alongside a cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston and Lesley Sharp.

Other recent film credits include Working Title’s romantic comedy I Give It a Year with Simon Baker and Rose Byrne, and the festive family comedy Get Santa with Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davis. Spall played Shakespeare in Roland Emmerich’s controversial feature Anonymous, and starred in the adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel One Day, opposite Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Romola Garai. Most recent feature films include Steven Spielberg’s The BFG alongside Mark Rylance, and he starred as Captain Flint in Swallows and Amazons for director Phillipa Lowthorpe. He also starred in leading roles in both Niall Johnson’s Mum’s List, as well as David Bruckner’s The Ritual. Spall plays Reg Whitehead in Cameron Crowe’s Showtime series Roadies.

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