Rosalind Eleazar as Vivienne in Class of '09 | FX
"Vivienne," portrayed by Rosalind Eleazar, is a civil rights lawyer. Motivated to make a change to law enforcement from both external pressure and working with the people on the inside, she recognizes Tayo’s passion and brilliance almost as quickly as he recognizes hers. They form an unbreakable team, or at least, so they believed.
Born in London, Rosalind Eleazar graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2015, winning the Spotlight Prize for Best Drama School Graduate. She went on to make her stage debut in Plaques & Tangles at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Eleazar’s television credits include Slow Horses (Apple TV+), Uncle Vanya (BBC), Master of None (Netflix), Breeders (FX), Deep Water (Kudos), two seasons of Harlots (Hulu), Howards End (BBC), Rellik (BBC), NW (BBC), National Treasure (Channel 4) and Lore (Amazon).
She is currently filming season three of Slow Horses for Apple TV+, alongside Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden. Season two premiered in December 2022. Eleazar made her feature film debut in The Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by Armando Iannucci, which opened the London Film Festival in 2019.
West End theatre credits include Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre alongside Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, and The Starry Messenger at Wyndham’s Theatre alongside Matthew Broderick and Elizabeth McGovern. The Times called her performance in Uncle Vanya “a name-making performance.” The Daily Mail said of her performance in The Starry Messenger, “Newcomer Rosalind Eleazar walks away with this show…she is the show’s heartbeat. You miss her when she’s off; and you don’t want her to leave when she’s on…a star is born.”
In 2021, Eleazar won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Uncle Vanya.
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