Actress and producer Alice Krige to star in psychological thriller ‘SHE WILL’

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Esteemed actress and producer Alice Krige is a respected force in the film and theater world, leading a career spanning over 40 years in entertainment. From his first theatrical role in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture CHARIOTS OF FIRE, to starring movie legends Fred Astaire and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in GHOST STORY, to his iconic role as “Borg Queen” in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT which also won her the Saturn Award, Krige has established herself with an admired curriculum vitae. Next, Krige is set to star in the IFC Midnight psychological thriller SHE WILL, which is slated for theatrical and digital release on July 15.

SHE WILL explores the story of “Veronica Ghent” (Alice Krige), an aging actress who, after a double mastectomy, travels to a healing retreat in the Scottish countryside with her young Desi nurse (Kota Eberhardt). She discovers that the process of such an operation raises questions about her very existence, causing her to question and confront past traumas, including the abuse she suffered at the hands of a director (Malcolm McDowell ) during his very first movie shoot. the age of 14. The two develop an unlikely bond as mysterious forces give Veronica the power to exact revenge in her dreams. The film, described as “A superb devious first horror-drama delivering otherworldly feminist revenge” by Jessica Kiang in Variety, was nominated for a “British Independent Film Award” at the London Film Festival and won the “Golden Leopard” for best first film at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón said “it’s in the tradition of great psychological horror films. [which] leave a question long after [it] is finished.”

Born in South Africa, Krige first attended Rhodes University to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a psychologist. However, as fate would have it, she ended up taking a drama course – a life-changing decision, culminating in an Honors BA in Drama from Rhodes and a move to London to study at Central. London School of Speech. and Drama. In 1980, Krige made her film debut as Sybil Gordon in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Chariots of Fire. She next appeared in the TV adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, which was followed by her memorable dual role as the vengeful spirit in Ghost Story. Also in 1981, she made her debut in a West End theater production of Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man”, for which she received honors with a Plays and Players Award and a Laurence Olivier Award for “Most Promising Newcomer”.

It was on this first success in the theater that she decided to focus her career, spending time working with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. During her two seasons with the RSC, she starred in productions such as ‘King Lear’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’. After her stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, she returned to work in film and television. Her career could be described as an eclectic mix of both mediums. She has appeared in a diverse range of films, such as Netflix’s fan-favorite holiday trilogy A CHRISTMAS PRINCE as “Queen Helena”, GRETEL & HANSEL as “The Witch”, KING David, Barfly, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, Spies Inc., See You in the Morning and more specifically, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. His television work has included critically acclaimed series such as The Alienist, Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row, Netflix’s The OA, Deadwood, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Becker.

Alice Krige is married to writer/director Paul Schoolman and lives what she describes as a “travelling” lifestyle. Although she and her husband have a permanent home in the United States, they spend much of their time living and working abroad.

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