Riseborough at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards in 2012
|Born||Andrea Louise Riseborough
20 November 1981
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Height||5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)|
Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 20 November 1981) is an English stage and film actress. Her film appearances include Birdman, Oblivion, Welcome to the Punch, Disconnect, Shadow Dancer, W.E., Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham, Never Let Me Go, Happy-Go-Lucky, and Venus.
Riseborough was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Isabel Johnson, a secretary, and George Riseborough, a car dealer. She grew up in Whitley Bay. In reference to The Long Walk to Finchley, she has described her parents as "working class Thatcherites".
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, and was a member of the Young People's Theatre for five years. 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 and is a member of National Youth Theatre
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. The production was directed by Joe Mantello and co-starred Hugh Dancy and Ben Whishaw.
She appears in Rowan Joffé's film adaptation of Brighton Rock alongside Helen Mirren and John Hurt. She worked with The Devil's Mistress author Peter Flannery on his screenplay based on the life of Angelica Fanshawe with Michael Fassbender.
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.
She writes with her creative partner, the actor Tom Burke, and with Mike Leigh. Riseborough starred with Alexander Skarsgård in the thriller Hidden, a low-budget film directed by Matt and Ross Duffer. Hidden was released for streaming September 2015.
She co-starred in the acting ensemble of Birdman, which won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards. Riseborough also shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film.
|2010||Made in Dagenham||Brenda|
|2010||Never Let Me Go||Chrissie|
|2012||Shadow Dancer||Colette McVeigh|
|2013||Welcome to the Punch||Sarah Hawks|
|2014||The Silent Storm||Aislin|
|2015||Hidden||Claire||Streaming video and DVD|
|2016||Shepherds and Butchers||Kathleen Murray|
|2016||Nocturnal Animals||Alessia Holt|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Marilyn Barnett||Post-production|
|2017||The Death of Stalin||Svetlana Stalin||Post-production|
|2005||A Very Social Secretary||Amanda|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Anna Wallace|
|2005||Doc Martin||Samantha||TV series: 1 episode|
|2006||The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton||Myra|
|2008||The Long Walk to Finchley||Margaret Thatcher||TV film|
|2008||The Devil's Mistress||Angelica||TV miniseries|
|2016||Bloodline||Evangeline Radosevich||Netflix original series – season 2|
|2016||National Treasure||Dee Finchley||4-part series – Channel 4|
|2016||The Witness for the Prosecution||Romaine Heilger||BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story|
|2001||A Cat in the Road||Daughter||The Customs House, South Shields|
|2005||A Brief History of Helen of Troy||Charlotte||UK tour
Nominated - Theatre Goers Choice Awards
|2005||Burn||Linda||Royal National Theatre|
|2006||Citizenship||Chantel/Tarot reader's daughter|
|2006||Measure for Measure||Isabella||Theatre Royal, Bath
Ian Charleson Award
|2006||Miss Julie||Miss Julie|
|2007||The Pain and the Itch||Kalina||Royal Court Theatre
Theatre Goers Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress 2008
|2008||A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians||Dzina||Soho Theatre|
|2010||The Pride||Sylvia||MCC Theater
Nominated - Lucille Lortel Award
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Awards and nominations
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- "'Birdman' Star Andrea Riseborough Joins 'Bloodline' Cast". 3 September 2015.
- "Bloodline's Andrea Riseborough: 'I've always felt confused about being a girl'".
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- "'Nocturnal Animals': Venice Review".
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- Jaafar, Ali (5 August 2016). "Andrea Riseborough To Board BBC's Agatha Christie Adaptation 'The Witness For The Prosecution'".
- "The Leonard Lopate Show: The Pride – WNYC". WNYC. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
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