Rachel Weisz began her career on stage in a student drama group at college. After appearing on television, notably on the BBC series Scarlet and Black with Ewan McGregor, Weisz made her cinematic debut in 1995's Chain Reaction. She followed with a riveting performance as a spoiled teenager in Bernado Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty. Weisz won an Academy Award for her role in The Constant Gardener.
She has starred in many movies, including The Mummy (1999), Enemy at the Gates (2001) and Stealing Beauty (1996). Rachel can also be seen in the movies The Shape of Things (2003), About a Boy (2002), Constantine (2005) and The Constant Gardener (2005), for which she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor's Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Afterwards headed for London to perform the winning play at its National Theatre, the group, particularly Rachel, surprisingly managed to draw the attention of a stage director named Sean Mathias who happened to attend their show there. He thus concluded to cast her alongside Rupert Everett in his 1994 West End revival of Noel Coward's "Design for Living" at the Gielgud Theatre, one year after she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge.