Charlotte Riley

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Charlotte Riley
Born (1981-12-29) 29 December 1981 (age 32)
Grindon, Stockton-on-Tees, England[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007-present
Partner(s) Tom Hardy (2009–present)

Charlotte Riley (born 29 December 1981) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Sarah Hurst in Easy Virtue and as Catherine Earnshaw in ITV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Riley comes from County Durham. She attended the private Teesside High School from age 9 until 18.[3] Riley then attended St Cuthbert's Society, Durham University from 2000 to 2003, performing with the Durham Revue and in a number of plays and musicals and graduating with a degree in English and Linguistics; she also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2005 to 2007.[4] She is engaged to English actor Tom Hardy, whom she worked with in Wuthering Heights and The Take.


In 2004, Riley won the Sunday Times' Playwriting Award for the play Shaking Cecilia, which she co-wrote with her university friend and Durham Revue co-star, Tiffany Wood.[5][6]

Riley played Nance in Edge of Tomorrow, co-starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

She also has been in the Royal Court's The Priory, by Michael Wynne,[7] for which she has had a number of positive reviews.


Year Name Role Notes
2007 Grownups Chloe Episode: "Send"
2007 Holby City Tanya Cusan Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
2008 Survey No. 257 Emma Short film
2008 Inspector George Gently Carmel O'Shaughnessy Episode: "The Burning Man"
2008 Easy Virtue Sarah Hurst
2009 Wuthering Heights Catherine Earnshaw Television movie
2009 The Take Maggie Summers 4 episodes
2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Peggy Lytton Television movie
2009 Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side Margot Bence Television movie
2010 Foyle's War Mandy Dean Episode: "Killing Time"
2010–2011 DCI Banks Lucy Payne 3 episodes
2012 The Town Alice 3 episodes
2012 World Without End Caris 8 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
2012 Entity Kate Hansen
2014 Edge of Tomorrow[8] Nance
2014 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Arabella
2014 Heart of the Sea Peggy Filming


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