Anna Rust

Known for her extremely varied roles, British actress Anna Rust has never wanted to be typecast, preferring to take on roles that interest her and display the most diversity. Born in Prague, Czech Republic to British parents Will Rust and Clare Bryant, she moved from country to country as a child, attending international schools along the way. This experience allowed her to learn the six languages she speaks today (including German, Czech, Russian, Hungarian and Dutch) and develop her native accents, Standard American and Received Pronunciation (RP, British accent). Since then, Anna has moved back to London, United Kingdom, in order to further pursue her acting career and get back in touch with her roots. The talented actress began her career early in life, starring alongside Keira Knightley and Sam Neill in the TV Mini-Series Doctor Zhivago (2002) at the age of 6. She was plucked out of school and thrown into a whole new world for a three month shoot set in the past, with drama, romance, wolves and fake snow. This first experience left a lasting impression on the young girl, who discovered then that acting was her greatest passion in life. She went on to play the role of the youngest sister in The Brothers Grimm (2005), directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Heath Ledger and Matt Damon. Due to her father's work, Anna spent the next 8 years moving from Berlin to Ukraine and finally Budapest. Towards the end of her education, Anna was ready to get back into the acting world. She has since resurfaced, undergoing a heavy transformation to play the part of a 30 year old mother for Baltasar Kormákur's The Missionary (2013). In the same year, she had a blast filming the indie horror film Bloody Weekend (2013). The following year found Anna taking on the role of Ammelie Weurfel in the hit TV Series Crossing Lines (2014). She then went on to have a recurring role in the Sean Bean starring TV Series Legends (2015), where she played the intense, yet meticulously feminine Khava, a character of Chechen origin. The future looks bright for Anna, with an exciting role in The Zookeeper's Wife (2016) coming up, starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Niki Caro. She's only just getting started, and after already having such an illustrious career, Anna's ready to keep doing what she loves for as long as she can.

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