Sally Hawkins was born in a family that encouraged creativity and imagination. Her parents, Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, were popular writer-illustrators of numerous children’s books. Hawkins was known as a shy kid and she struggled with dyslexia at a young age. Getting into acting helped her to deal with her childhood problems. When she discovered the significance of drama and performances in communicating with the external world, Hawkins applied to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Hawkins had a struggling phase after graduation, which lasted until movies like Mike Leigh’s ‘All or Nothing’ (2002), ‘Layer Cake’ (2004) and ‘Vera Drake’ (2004) came her way. Her first big breakthrough came when she was cast in Woody Allen’s 2007 movie ‘Cassandra’s Dream.’ She repeated the commercial success and critical acclaim the next year with Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky.’ Her portrayal of the chirpy school teacher Poppy earned her widespread acclaim and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Hawkins made her Broadway debut in 2010 with a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession.’ In 2013, she delivered another unforgettable performance as the character of Ginger in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine.’ Along with Cate Blanchett, who played Ginger’s sister Jasmine, Hawkins earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for the movie. The 2014 monster flick, ‘Godzilla‘ also helped her to find her place as an A-Lister. In 2017, Hawkins got her second big breakthrough when director Guillermo del Toro roped her to play the lead character Elisa Esposito in ‘The Shape of Water.’ Hawkins’ performance as a mute lady who falls for a humanoid sea creature held captive in a laboratory for cruel experiments is truly stunning. She is known as an open-minded actor who picks up both indie flicks and huge star vehicles alike, a reason why some people bill her as a low-keyed star.
In a conversation with The Guardian, the actress reflected on her childhood. When little Hawkins returned from school, she used to talk about various incidents or events that happened in school. Her father would then imagine the incident and create a comic book within a week and sell it to the publisher. Those memorable days with her creative parents laid the foundation for her artistic career. So, now you might be wondering what is the next Sally Hawkins movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Sally Hawkins films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Sally Hawkins movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ is a sequel to the 2014 flick ‘Godzilla.’ The movie depicts the rise of ancient mythical monsters like Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah while a criminal mastermind plots an evil scheme for world domination. Meanwhile, Monarch, the covert government agency which works for humanity’s safety from the super-species monsters, braces up with the scientists to prevent both the threats. The plan is reportedly to use the monsters as living atomic weapons against the evil mastermind before he executes the deadly scheme.