Friday, February 9, 2018

Role in Anna Karenina Helped Launch Career of Alicia Vikander

The recipient of a master of science degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina, Samuel Brice Hall serves as director of investor relations with Piedmont Private Equity, where he manages the firm's tax mitigation and conservation strategy. Outside of his professional pursuits, Samuel Brice Hall is an avid reader who recently read several Russian classics, including Anna Karenina. 

A novel written by Leo Tolstoy and published in serial installments between 1873 to 1877, Anna Karenina was adapted for film in 2012 with Keira Knightley playing the titular role. The film also starred Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, and Alicia Vikander, who gained international acclaim through her role of Kitty. Prior to landing the breakthrough role, Vikander had appeared in films such as The Crown Jewels and a Royal Affair and starred in the Swedish TV series Second Avenue. 

Vikander’s career took off following Anna Karenina, as she was cast in films such as The Fifth Estate, Son of a Gun, and Testament of Youth. In 2014, her role in Ex Machina earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. The following year, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in The Danish Girl. Most recently, Vikander was cast to play Lara Croft in a 2018 Tomb Raider remake.