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Augusta Xu Holland

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Nationality  New Zealand
Known for  The Last Race
Occupation  Acting and Bioenergy
Augusta Xu-Holland
Born  17 April 1991 (age 25) (1991-04-17) Auckland, New Zealand

Augusta Xu-Holland (born 17 April 1991) is a New Zealand actor portraying the character of Catherine Standish in The Last Race.

Xu-Holland was born in Auckland to a Chinese father and New Zealand mother. She was educated at Victoria University and has a Bachelor of Science (Biology) as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies). She moved to Beijing, China, after she graduated in 2013 where she first worked in PR, leaving this profession in 2015 to pursue a dual career in acting and in bioenergy. In 2015, she was cast in a leading role in the film The Last Race, playing the New Zealand nurse, Catherine Standish alongside Joseph Fiennes and Shawn Dou.

Role in The Last Race

The Last Race is an unofficial sequel to the Academy Award winning story of Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire (1981), and stars Joseph Fiennes and Shawn Dou. In The Last Race Xu-Holland plays Catherine Standish, a fictional character. Catherine is a New Zealand nurse working in a hospital in Tianjin, China during World War II. Her character in the film is the pregnant woman for whom Eric Liddell gave up his chance of repatriation arranged between the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and the Japanese government. Liddell later died in the Weixian Internment Camp in Weifang, China. Xu-Holland drew inspiration for her character from Kathleen Hall, a nurse from Nelson, New Zealand who was also working as a nurse in China during the first part of World War II. The film follows her and her fiancé Hugh Johnson's love story in the camp. Hugh Johnson was played by Jesse Kove.

References

Augusta Xu-Holland Wikipedia


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