The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower is a widely acclaimed thriller film that was released in the year 2010. It was directed by Larysa Kondracki and had the likes of Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Benedict Cumberbatch and many more in its star cast. Let’s now take you through the main star cast of the movie in some detail.

Rachel Weisz - Plays the role of Kathryn Bolkovac
Rachel Weisz plays the role of a police officer named Kathryn Bolkovac from Lincoln, Nebraska, US, in the movie. She volunteers to work with the UN International Police.
Born on March 7, 1970 in London, UK, Rachel Weisz is a former fashion model and a theatre and film actress who is a citizen of both US and UK. She started her acting career during the early 90s at the Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Later on she went on to work in the television industry, playing important roles in series like Scarlet and Black, Inspector Morse and the TV film Advocates II. Rachel made her film debut in the year 1994 with the science fiction film Death Machine. Her Hollywood debut happened through the action movie Chain Reaction in the year 1996, in which she played an important role opposite Morgan Freeman and Keanu Reeves. Thereafter, she went on to play many critically acclaimed roles in movies like The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Enemy at the Gates (2001), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005), The Constant Gardener (2005), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Youth (2015), The Lobster (2015) and more.

Vanessa Redgrave - Plays the role of Madeleine Rees
She plays the role of the head of the HRC (Human Rights Commission), Madeleine Rees in the movie and helps Kathryn Bolkovac in her investigation.
Born on January 30, 1937, Vanessa Redgrave is an actress of English origin who has played many significant television and film roles. She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in the year 2003 and also received BAFTA Fellowship in 2010. Vanessa gained plenty of recognition in the year 1961 after she played the role of Rosalind in ‘As You Like It’ - A production of Royal Shakespeare Company. Thereafter, she starred in over 35 different productions in Broadway and London’s West End.
Talking about her screen performances, Vanessa Redgrave has appeared in over 80 films and has received Oscar nominations six times, winning the Academy Award for her performance as the best supporting actress in the 1977 movie Julia. Her other Oscar nominations came for the movies Morgan: a Suitable Case for Treatment (Year 1956), Isadora (Year 1968), Mary, Queen of Scots (Year 1971), the Bostonians (Year 1984) and Howard’s End (Year 1992). Some of her other popular movies are the likes of the Butler (Year 2013), Coriolanus (Year 2011), Atonement (Year 2007), Mission Impossible (Year 1996), Prick up Your Ears (Year 1987), Modelled on the Orient Express (Year 1974) and many more.

Monica Bellucci - Plays the role of Laura Leviani
Well, who doesn’t know Monica Bellucci! She has essayed many important and critically acclaimed roles in her long spanning career in Hollywood.
Monica was born on September 30, 1964 in Citta di Castello, Umbria, Italy. She originally studied law at the University of Perugia, but took up modelling assignments side-by-side for earning money for her education. This is what led her into the modelling industry. Soon, she made a move to Milan, Europe’s important fashion center and enrolled herself into the Elite Model Management. After enjoying great success in the modelling industry, Monica made her television debut in the year 1990.
Monica Bellucci’s film career started during the early 90s with a minor role in the movie La Riffa (1991) and then the American film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). Thereafter, she appeared in many American films like The aAartment (1996) for which she earned a nomination for Cesar Award for Best supporting actress, Malena (2000), Under Suspicion (2000), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Irreversible (2002), Remember Me, My Love (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Enter the Matrix (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Whistleblower (2010), Spectre (2015) and many more.

David Strathairn - Plays the role of Peter Ward
David plays the role of Peter Ward, an internal affairs specialist in the movie The Whistleblower. He’s shown at his government-thriller best in the form of an internal affairs agent.
David’s full name is David Russell Strathairn, and he was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. Some of his notable performances have come in the movies like Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), in which he plays the role of a journalist named Edward R Murrow. He was nominated for an Academy award for the Best Actor for this movie. Then there was the role of deputy director Noah Vosen in the Bourne ultimatum (2007) and the Bourne Legacy (2012). Other important movies done by him include Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), Lovesick (1983), Silkwood (1983), Iceman (1984), The Brother from Another Planet (1984), When Nature Calls (1985), At Close Range (1986), City of Hope (1991), Big Girls Don’t Cry, They Get Even (1992), A League of Their Own (1992), The Firm (1993), Home for the Holidays (1995), LA Confidential (1997), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999), Twisted (2004), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Trumbo (2007), The Whistleblower (2010), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Godzilla (2014) and many more.

Benedict Cumberbatch - Plays the role of Nick Kaufman
His full name is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, and he was born on July 19, 1976 in London, UK. He was raised in London and attended the Brambletye School and Harrow School there. Later on, he graduated from the University of Manchester and pursued further education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in classical acting from the latter.
Benedict has worked in theatre, television, movies as well as radio. His big break in the movie industry came in the year 2004 when he was chosen to play the role of Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking. His role as the Sherlock Holmes in the UK television series Sherlock (2010) made him a household name there. Year 2011 saw Benedict appearing in two different Oscar-nominated movies – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and War Horse (2011). He followed these important roles with more important roles in other movies like the science fiction film Star Trek into Darkness (2013), The Fifth Estate (2013), August Osage County (2013) and the Oscar-winning movie 12 Years a Slave (2013). Year 2014 saw him playing the role of Alan Turing in the popular film The Imitation Game. This movie also got him an Academy Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe for the best actor in a leading role.