The Rose: Daughter to director Peter Hall and opera singer Maria Ewing, Hall broke into acting at full pelt. Her first ever stage performance grabbed her an Ian Charleson Award, while every one of her films to date has blown our figurative minds (aside from well-intentioned failure Dorian Gray).
The Awesome: Witness the ease with which Hall tackles the typical Woody Allen role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona as a neurotic, stupidly-intelligent worrier. Then watch her in The Prestige and Frost/Nixon. See where we’re coming from?
American Equivalent: Liv Tyler’s a close physical match, with the same willowy frame, milk-coloured skin and dark hair. Hall’s more skilled in the drama stakes, though.