Actress, 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age'

Australia native Cornish thrived in homegrown gems like the black comedy “Horseplay” before her 2004 breakthrough in “Somersault,” which earned her praise at the Cannes Film Festival. This year, as Elizabeth Throckmorton, secret wife of Sir Walter Raleigh in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Cornish shows she’s more than up to sharing the screen with Clive Owen and Cate Blanchett.

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