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Andrea Riseborough

Andrea Riseborough
Riseborough at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Andrea Louise Riseborough
(1981-10-27) 27 October 1981 (age 32)
Wallsend, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present

Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 27 October 1981) is an English actress.

Early life

Riseborough was born in Jesmond, and grew up in Whitley Bay, England. In reference to The Long Walk To Finchley, she has described her parents as "working class Thatcherites".[1]

At an early age, she appeared at the People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in the play Riding England Sidesaddle by Christopher Goulding,as Celia Fiennes. Riseborough spent her schooldays at the independent school, Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School on Tankerville Terrace in Jesmond. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.

Her younger sister Laura Riseborough studied acting at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the East 15 Acting School.


She appeared in the 2010 films Made in Dagenham and Mark Romanek's adaptation of Never Let Me Go. She starred in the US premiere of Alexi Kaye Campbell's award-winning The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in January 2010.[2] The production was directed by Joe Mantello and co-starred Hugh Dancy and Ben Whishaw.

She appears in Rowan Joffe's film adaptation of Brighton Rock alongside Helen Mirren and John Hurt. She worked with The Devil's Whore author Peter Flannery on his screenplay based on the life of James Miranda Barry with Michael Fassbender.[3]

Riseborough played the role of Wallis Simpson in W.E., a film directed by Madonna. She stars alongside Michael Sheen and Iwan Rheon in Resistance, an adaptation of an Owen Sheers novel. The film was released on 25 November 2011.[3]

She writes with her creative partner, the actor Tom Burke, and with Mike Leigh. Riseborough will star with Alexander Skarsgård in the upcoming thriller Hidden,[4] a low-budget film directed by Matt and Ross Duffer.[5]

She appeared alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), in a major supporting role.


In 2009 she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for playing the title character in Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley. She won the Royal Television Society Award and The Broadcasting Press Guild for her role in The Devil's Whore. In 2007 she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performances as Isabella in Measure For Measure and as the title character in Miss Julie both directed by Sir Peter Hall. She was nominated as London Newcomer of the year at the 2005 Theatre Goers Choice Awards for A Brief History of Helen of Troy at the Soho Theatre. In 2007 she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in The Pride. Riseborough was a recipient of the Shooting Stars Award from the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival. For her performance in W.E. she was honored with the Hollywood Film Festival Spotlight award.[6] Andrea won the British Independent Film Awards 2012 for the role of Collette McVeigh in the film Shadow Dancer.

Personal life

Riseborough is in a relationship with the artist Joe Appel.[7]


Year Title Role Format
2001 A Cat In The Road The Customs House, South Shields
2005 A Brief History of Helen of Troy Charlotte UK tour
A Very Social Secretary Amanda TV
Whatever Love Means Anna Wallace
Doc Martin Samantha TV Series: 1 Episode
2006 Burn Linda National Theatre
Chatroom Emily
Citizenship Chantel/ Tarot reader's daughter
Measure For Measure Isabella Theatre Royal, Bath
Miss Julie Miss Julie
Venus Actress
The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton Myra TV
2007 Party Animals Kirsty TV Series
Magicians[8] Dani
The Pain and the Itch Kalina Royal Court Theatre
Blood Wedding Leonardo's wife/ Girl BBC Radio 3/ audiobook
2008 Love You More Georgia Short Film
Happy-Go-Lucky Dawn
Being Human (Pilot) Annie TV
A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians Dzina Soho Theatre
The Long Walk to Finchley Margaret Thatcher TV movie
Nominated—British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Ivanov Sasha Wyndhams Theatre
The Devil's Whore Angelica TV Miniseries
RTS Television Award for Best Actor (Female)
2009 O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness) Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club (rehearsed reading)
Mad Sad & Bad Julia
2010 The Pride Sylvia MCC Theater
Made in Dagenham Brenda
Never Let Me Go Chrissie
Brighton Rock Rose Nominated—BIFA Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated—BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
2011 Resistance Sarah
W.E. Wallis Simpson
2012 Shadow Dancer Colette McVeigh BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Irish Film and Television Award for Best International Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best British Actor of the Year
2013 Welcome to the Punch Sarah Hawks
Disconnect Nina Dunham
Oblivion Victoria Film
2014 Birdman Laura Filming


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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