Silo to Dune: The Best Rebecca Ferguson Performances Ranked and Where To Watch Them

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Rebecca Ferguson has been involved with some of the best TV series and film franchises in recent years. From Silo to The Greatest Showman, Ferguson has demonstrated the breadth of her range across a variety of genres. Read on to discover a full ranking of her best performances and where to stream them now.

Back in 1999, the Sweden-born actor made her debut in a Swedish soap opera, Nya tider, before she made her first feature film appearance in a slasher horror, Drowning Ghost.

It wasn’t until 2013 when Ferguson ascended into international prominence in the British drama, The White Queen. For her performance as Elizabeth Woodville, Ferguson was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries.

After her small-screen success, the actress went onto join the Mission: Impossible franchise alongside Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg as MI6 agent Isla Faust. Ferguson first appeared in the fifth installment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which excelled at the box-office to gross over $688 million.

She reprised her role in the action-packed sequels, Mission: Impossible - Fallout and the penultimate film in the series, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning. As Faust, Ferguson played a pivotal role in the IMF’s and Ethan Hunt’s own future and even delivered some epic stunts too.

Alongside this, the actress shone as Jenny Lind in the award-winning movie musical, The Greatest Showman. The Oscar-nominated movie also went onto secure a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “This Is Me.” Since its positive release in 2017 and strong box office of $435 million, the film has gained a cult following for its songs about hope, acceptance and empowerment.

Ferguson has also appeared in supporting roles in the award-winning adaptation of The Girl on the Train, space-based film Life and another cult supernatural horror, Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep.

Arguably, Ferguson’s best work appears in her leading roles in striking science-fiction projects. The actress plays the pivotal part of Lady Jessica in Dune and Dune: Part Two, who is the mother of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and concubine of Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac).

As one of the powerful sisters in the Bene Gesserit, Ferguson as Jessica delivers an emotional and nuanced performance, as the overprotective mother who influences the people of Arrakis to believe her son is their messiah from their prophecies.

Similarly, on the small screen, Ferguson starred in the titular role in Apple TV+ series Silo, which debuted on the platform last year. The ten-part dystopian series saw the actress star as Juliette Nichols, for which she received positive reviews for her commitment to the role, alongside the impressive production design of the entire series.

With so many incredible films and TV series to sift through, here’s the best Rebecca Ferguson performances ranked and where to watch them now.

  1. Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    2024

    IMDB 8.7 (359k)

    #1

    Follow the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, Paul endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

  2. Silo

    Silo

    2023

    IMDB 8.1 (119k)

    #2

    Men and women live in a giant silo underground with several regulations which they believe are in place to protect them from the toxic and ruined world on the surface.

  3. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    #3

    Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating 'The Syndicate', an International and highly-skilled rogue organization committed to destroying the IMF.

  4. The White Queen

    The White Queen

    2013

    IMDB 7.7 (31k)

    #4

    Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses, the series is the story of the women caught up in the protracted conflict for the throne of England.

  5. The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    2017

    IMDB 7.5 (311k)

    #5

    The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

  6. The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    2016

    IMDB 6.5 (199k)

    #6

    Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

  7. Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    2019

    IMDB 7.3 (218k)

    #7

    Still scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance faces the ghosts of the past when he meets Abra, a courageous teen who desperately needs his help -- and who possesses a powerful extrasensory ability called the "shine".

  8. Dune

    Dune

    2021

    IMDB 8.0 (850k)

    #8

    Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

  9. Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    #9

    When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

  10. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

    #10

    Ethan Hunt and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the world's fate at stake and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan must consider that nothing can matter more than his mission—not even the lives of those he cares about most.

  11. Men in Black: International

    #11

    The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

  12. Life

    Life

    2017

    IMDB 6.6 (253k)

    #12

    The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.