SALLY HAWKINS (Ginger) won a Golden Globe Award, Silver Bear (Berlin) Award,Evening Standard Award, Hollywood Film Festival (Breakthrough Award), NY, LA, Mill Valley, San Francisco and Santa Barbara Film Critic's Awards, as well as a host of nominations for her acclaimed performance as "Poppy" in Mike Leigh's HAPPY-GO-LUCKY. She previously worked with Woody Allen on CASSANDRA'S DREAM.

Born in Lewisham, South East London, Hawkins trained at RADA before making her film debut in Mike Leigh's ALL OR NOTHING, followed by a role in Leigh's VERA DRAKE Her other film credits include Mike Newell's GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Richard Ayoade's SUBMARINE, Mark Romanek's NEVER LET ME GO, Lone Scherfig's AN EDUCATION, Cary Fukunaga's JANE EYRE, and a starring role in Nigel Cole's MADE IN DAGENHAM, which won her further accolades and honors. In addition, she has appeared in Matthew Vaughan's LAYER CAKE, Paul Murphy's LOVE BIRDS, Tom Shankland's WAZ, Sherry Hormann's DESERT FLOWER, Stephen Burke's HAPPY EVER AFTERS, and Gurinder Chadha's IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE. Upcoming for Hawkins is a starring role in Phil Morrison's ALMOST CHRISTMAS, opposite Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti.

Hawkins' performance as Anne Elliott in the ITV production of Jane Austen's PERSUASION won her the Golden Nymph Award for Best Actress at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 2007 and the Royal Television Society Best Actress Award. Her other television credits include leading roles in "20, 000 Streets Under the Sky," "Tipping the Velvet," BYRON in which she played Mary Shelley, THE YOUNG VISITERS, "Fingersmith," two seasons of "Little Britain," as the recurring character Cathy. She also played the leading role in SHINY, SHINY BRIGHT NEW HOLE IN MY HEART for the BBC.

Hawkins most recently closed two sold out runs at the Royal Court and West End of Nick Payne's two character play "Constellations," opposite Rafe Spall. Her extensive theatre credits include playing the role of "Adelea" in the recent production of "House of Bernarda Alba" at The National Theatre, for which she won rave reviews. Her credits also include "The Winterling" and "Country Music," (both Royal Court Theatre), "The Way Of The World" (Wilton Music Hall), "Misconceptions" (Octagon), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing" (both at Regents Park Theatre), "Perpalas" (National Theatre Studio), "The Cherry Orchard" and "Romeo & Juliet" (both for Theatre Royal York), "The Dybbuk" and "Accidental Death Of An Anarchist" (both for BAC), "Svejk" (The Gate Theatre), "The Whore Of Babylon" (Globe Ed. Centre) and "As You Like It" (The Buckingham Palace Gala).