Riley on the set of St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, 27 August 2009
|Born||Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn
26 September 1985
|Spouse(s)||Elon Musk (m. 2010)|
Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn (born 26 September 1985) is an English actress whose films include Pride and Prejudice, St Trinian's, The Boat That Rocked and St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.
Riley's television credits include episodes of Poirot (2003), Marple (2006), and Doctor Who (2008's "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead"). She also played the role of Lila, a young, lovestruck writer, in the short-lived E4 series, Nearly Famous (2007).
Riley made her stage debut with Kevin Spacey in The Philadelphia Story at the Old Vic in 2005. Her performance in a 2006 revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke was described as "delightful".
In 2010, Riley appeared as a blonde, actually a disguise, in Inception, with Leonardo DiCaprio, written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Also in 2010, The Summer House was released, which starred Riley in the lead role with Robert Pattinson supporting. By the end of the first day of release, it was the number one film on iTunes worldwide and dominated that position for several days. According to their official website, she was recently (2011) cast in the film Quentin Lee's White Frog.
Talulah Riley-Milburn was born in Hertfordshire, the only child of Una Riley, founder of a security systems company and a PR company, and Doug Milburn, formerly head of the National Crime Squad. Her father now works as a screen writer and has written episodes of Silent Witness, Prime Suspect and The Bill. She attended Cheltenham Ladies College, Berkhamsted Collegiate School and Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls. While acting in London, Riley studied mathematics, physics and economics at the Open University.
In 2010 Riley married billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. In January 2012, it was reported that the couple was seeking a divorce. She settled for $4.2 million out of Elon Musk's reported $2 billion net worth at the time. However, in a 60 Minutes interview on 30 March 2014 with CBS journalist Scott Pelley, Riley and Musk stated that they had reconciled and were living together again, along with Musk's five children from his first marriage with Justine Musk.
|2003||TV film||Poirot: Five Little Pigs||Young Angela Warren|
|2005||Film||Pride & Prejudice||Mary Bennet|
|2006||TV film||Marple: The Moving Finger||Megan Hunter|
|2007||Film||St Trinian's||Annabelle Fritton|
|Short film||Friends Forever||Grace||National Film and Television School|
|TV series||Nearly Famous||Lila Reed||Six part series|
|Film (announced)||Wilder||Carro||Only a trailer was made|
|2008||TV film||Phoo Action||Lady Elenor Rigsby||Pilot - the planned six part series was cancelled |
|TV series||Doctor Who||Miss Evangelista||Series Four, Ep8 "Silence in the Library", Ep9 "Forest of the Dead"|
|TV pilot (not broadcast)||The Gemma Factor||Nell||Pilot - replaced by Hannah Kew in the series broadcast in 2010|
|2009||Film||The Boat That Rocked||Marianne||Film retitled "Pirate Radio" in North America.|
|Short film||The Summer House||Jane||First shown at Cannes Short Film Corner|
|Film||St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Annabelle Fritton|
|2010||Film||Inception||Blonde woman in bar|
|Video||Love & Distrust||Jane||Compilation of short films includes "The Summer House"|
|2011||Film||The Dilemma||Concept Car Spokesmodel|
|Documentary Film||Revenge of the Electric Car||Herself|
|2012||Film||The Knot||Alexandra||UK release 5 October 2012|
|Film||White Frog||Ms. Lee||Premiere 8 March 2012|
|2013||Film||The Liability||The Girl||UK release 17 May 2013|
|Film||In a World...||Pippa||US release 9 August 2013|
|Film||Thor: The Dark World||Nurse||UK release 30 October 2013|
|2014||Film||Submerged||Jessie||Shooting started 21 October 2013|
- Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
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