V for Vendetta first made it to the big screen in March of 2006- meaning it's been a whole decade since we first saw V and bald Natalie Portman in action! It is incredible how time flies and how many other wonderful roles these actors have taken since. Let’s take a look at how they have changed in the past ten years!
Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond
Natalie is without a doubt one the biggest household names in Hollywood today. The young actress continued her early career that took her from Mathilda in Leon to Queen Padme Amidala with her role as Evey. Portraying a young woman that is thrown into the chaotic world of politics in totalitarian Britain, this was the role that brought her back to the mind of every director after her tenure in the Star Wars universe. Now she is a proud Academy Award winner thanks to her role in Black Swan. We will see more of Natalie this 2016 due to her roles in Jane Got a Gun, Weightless and Planetarium.
Hugo Weaving as V
Hugo had a wonderful beginning to the twenty-first century with several roles in major franchises. We remember him for his role as Agent Smith in The Matrix, Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and for providing voice to evil transformer Megatron in the Transformers franchise. His role in V for Vendetta is iconic, as a freedom fighter against the regime that’s consumed the nation. I will happily watch any movie where he is the star.
Stephen Rea as Eric Finch
Stephen was wonderful in his portrayal of Inspector Eric Finch, and since then he has continued appearing in a number of high-profile films. We've seen him take on diverse roles; right now we can enjoy his performance in the BBC miniseries War and Peace as Prince Vassily Kuragin.
Sir John Hurt as High Chancellor Adam Sutler
Sir John has had many roles across his extensive career, V for Vendetta was just one more great addition to his resume. He was intense, feared and great in his portrayal of the totalitarian British leader. After this we’ve seen him in roles like Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter film franchise. Fun fact, he provided the voice of Aragorn for the animated version of The Lord of the Rings in 1978.
Stephen Fry as Gordon Deitrich
Stephen has a large list of credits not only for work in film, but for voice performances. His voice iconic voice is a British monument and even when we don’t often see him it's easy to recognize his voice in every role he takes. We'll soon hear his voice in Alice Through the Looking Glass. Fun fact about this actor too, he shares credits with Hugo Weaving in The Hobbit trilogy; making him the third actor on this list with connections to The Lord of the Rings saga.