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Rachel Rice BB9

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Rachel Rice pictured with Sunshonik the dog during the filming of Mister Dog 1994 Rachel was born in South Wales. She is the youngest of four children - she has two brothers and a sister. She does not come from a theatrical background, however has loved acting all her life.

Her career began after she won the 'Rosebud' title at Cwmbran carnival. She went on to take part in around 20 television commercials globally - including the Sony Handicam's 'Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden'in 1991 - until she secured her first film role in 'Night Train to Venice' with Hugh Grant in 1992.

She was due to play the role of Anna in 'Mr. God This Is Anna'  twice for two different production companies however the film was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. She went on to take part in numerous television roles and spent nearly three months in Rome filming 'Mister Dog' with her unlikely co-star 'Sunshonik' the dog. She played the lead role of Guilia in this Italian film which was directed by Gianpaolo Tescari and was produced by the Imagine E Cinema production company. She also had a cameo role in the film 'Happy Now?' in 2001.

She put her career on a virtual hold for a few years while she completed her education but during this time took part in several television programmes and Beauty Pageants.

Rachel Rice pictured right and Big Brothers Imogen Thomas taken at the Miss Wales 2003 final She won the Wales On Sunday Newspaper's Welsh Idol competition in 2004 and has represented both South and North Wales in the Miss Great Britain contests.

In 2003 she came second runner-up in the Miss Wales Beauty Pageant. In 2005 she was voted one of the ten most fanciable girls in the UK by More Magazine readers. She completed her BA Joint Hons Degree in Drama and English and graduated in November 2005 having achieved a 2.1.

In September 2007 she returned to University to take a PGCE course in English and Drama which enabled her to teach both English and Drama in comprehensive schools.  

On 5th September 2008 she won the reality television show Big Brother 9. She has continued to support several charities and has actively raised money for them by running the Flora London Marathon in 2009 for the Stroke Association and the Virgin London Marathon 2011 to raise money for St Anne's Hospice. 

She currently teaches performing arts (drama and music) at a Welsh comprehensive school and married Richard Jenkins on 30th July 2011.

Please remember that most of the images of Rachel on this site are the property of Rachel Rice and must not be used for commercial purposes without written permission.

For more information please visit the Internet Movie Database website

Images from Rachel's Personal Appearance (PA) in Newcastle can be viewed in the Image Gallery

You can view My CV - which includes film footage and photographs of some of the productions that she has been involved in, here

Visit this link to view some of the news articles that have featured Rachel Rice

Last Modified on: 05-11-2015

Forthcoming Events

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.

Suffrage -Textiles Exhibition

06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Textiles celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience.
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