Andrea Riseborough

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Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough 2012.jpg
Riseborough at the 69th Golden Globe Awards in 2012
Born
Andrea Louise Riseborough

(1981-11-20) 20 November 1981 (age 40)
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Height5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)[1]

Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 20 November 1981) is an English actress and producer. She made her film debut with a small part in Venus (2006), and has since appeared in more prominent roles in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham (all 2010), W.E. (2011), Shadow Dancer, Disconnect (both 2012), Welcome to the Punch, Oblivion (both 2013), Birdman (2014), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Battle of the Sexes, The Death of Stalin (both 2017), Mandy, Nancy (both 2018), The Grudge and Possessor (both 2020).

Outside of film, Riseborough received a BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the television film The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), and won critical acclaim for her performances in the Channel 4 miniseries' The Devil's Whore (2008) and National Treasure (2016), as well as the BBC One miniseries The Witness for the Prosecution (2016). Her stage credits include August Strindberg's Miss Julie, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, both 2006) and Anton Chekhov's Ivanov (West End, 2008).

Early life[edit]

Riseborough was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Isabel Johnson, a secretary, and George Riseborough, a car dealer.[2][3] She grew up in Whitley Bay. In reference to The Long Walk to Finchley, she has described her parents as "working class Thatcherites."[4]

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.

Her younger sister Laura Riseborough, also a pupil at Newcastle Church High School, studied acting at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the East 15 Acting School.

Career[edit]

Riseborough at the premiere of The Death of Stalin, 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Riseborough 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 The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in January 2010.[5] 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.[3] She 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, actor Tom Burke, and with Mike Leigh. Riseborough starred with Alexander Skarsgård in the thriller Hidden,[6] a low-budget film directed by The Duffer Brothers.[7] Hidden was released for streaming September 2015.[8]

She appeared alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), in a supporting role.[9] She co-starred in the acting ensemble of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 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.

She co-starred opposite Steve Coogan in apartheid drama Shepherds and Butchers (2016).[10][11] She joined the cast of Netflix's Bloodline for Season 2, as a series regular character, Evangeline.[12][13]

She acted as Emma Stone's love interest in the biographical sports film Battle of the Sexes, based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.[14] She appeared as Stalin's daughter in the 2017 comedy-drama film The Death of Stalin and was praised by Variety for the "shrewd, multi-layered complexity" of her performance.[15]

She starred opposite Garrett Hedlund in Andrew Heckler's indie feature Burden.[16] She was cast in Waco, a six-part television series about the 51-day 1993 standoff between the ATF, FBI, and David Koresh's Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas. The first episode was released on 24 January 2018.[17]

Riseborough has been cast in Lone Scherfig's The Kindness of Strangers as an ER nurse who runs an eclectic therapy group. The film started shooting at the Russian Tea Room in the spring of 2018.[18][19][20]

She starred in a Sony remake of The Grudge, opposite Demián Bichir and John Cho. The film was released on 3 January 2020.[21]

Riseborough starred in the international cocaine trade drama ZeroZeroZero, an eight-part series adapted from the book by Roberto Saviano, which had its debut on Sky in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US in 2020.[22][23]

She starred in Possessor, directed by Brandon Cronenberg from a script he wrote about Tasya Vos (Riseborough), an agent for a secretive organization who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of high-paying clients. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Key
Denotes productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Venus Period Film Lover
2007 Magicians Dani
2008 Happy-Go-Lucky Dawn
Love You More Georgia Short film
2010 Made in Dagenham Brenda
Never Let Me Go Chrissie
Brighton Rock Rose
2011 Resistance Sarah
W.E. Wallis Simpson
2012 Shadow Dancer Colette McVeigh
Disconnect Nina Dunham
2013 Welcome to the Punch Sarah Hawks
Oblivion Victoria Olsen
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Laura Aulburn
The Silent Storm[25] Aislin
2015 Hidden Claire
2016 Shepherds and Butchers Kathleen Marais
Nocturnal Animals[26] Alessia Holt
Mindhorn[27] DC Baines
2017 Battle of the Sexes Marilyn Barnett
The Death of Stalin Svetlana Stalina
2018 Mandy Mandy Bloom
Nancy[28] Nancy Freeman Also producer
Burden Judy
2019 The Kindness of Strangers Alice
2020 The Grudge Detective Muldoon
Possessor Tasya Vos
Luxor Hana
2021 Here Before Laura
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Caroline Wain
2022 Please Baby Please Suze
To Leslie Leslie
Amsterdam dagger Post-production
Matilda dagger Mrs. Wormwood
TBA Geechee dagger Wren
TBA What Remains dagger

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 A Very Social Secretary Amanda Television film
Whatever Love Means Anna Wallace
Doc Martin Samantha Episode: "The Family Way"
2006 The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton Myra Television film
2007 Party Animals Kirsty Main role (8 episodes)
2008 Being Human Annie Episode: "Pilot"
The Long Walk to Finchley Margaret Thatcher Television film
The Devil's Whore Angelica Fanshawe Miniseries (4 episodes)
2016 Bloodline Evangeline Radosevich Main role (8 episodes)
National Treasure[29] Dee Finchley Miniseries (4 episodes)
The Witness for the Prosecution[30] Romaine Heilger Miniseries (2 episodes)
2017 Black Mirror Mia Nolan Episode: "Crocodile"
2018 Waco[17] Judy Schneider Miniseries (6 episodes)
2020 ZeroZeroZero Emma Lynwood Lead role (8 episodes)

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Cat in the Road Daughter The Customs House, South Shields
2005 A Brief History of Helen of Troy Charlotte Nominated – Theatre Goers Choice Award
Burn Linda Royal National Theatre
2006 Chatroom Emily
Citizenship Chantel
Measure for Measure Isabella Theatre Royal, Bath
Ian Charleson Award
Miss Julie Miss Julie
2007 The Pain and the Itch Kalina Royal Court Theatre
Nominated – Theatre Goers Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Play
2008 A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians Dzina Soho Theatre
Ivanov Sasha Wyndhams Theatre
2010 The Pride[31] Sylvia MCC Theater
Nominated – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Nominated – Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 BAFTA Award British Academy Television Award for Best Actress Nominated
RTS Television Award Best Actor (Female) Won
2010 BIFA Award Most Promising Newcomer Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film Nominated
2012 BIFA Award Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film Won
Evening Standard British Film Award Best Actress Won
IFTA Award Best International Actress Nominated
London Film Critics' Circle Award Best British Actress of the Year Nominated
Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Best Performance in British Feature Film Nominated
2014 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Best Ensemble Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Cast Runner-up
Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Won
Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Acting Ensemble Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast Best Cast Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Won
New York Film Critics Online Awards Best Ensemble Cast Won
North Texas Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Cast Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble Acting Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Film Ensemble Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Won
2017 Savannah Film Festival Outstanding Supporting Actress Award [32][33][34] Won
BIFA Award Best Supporting Actress The Death of Stalin Nominated
2018 Sitges Film Festival Best Actress Nancy Won[35]
2020 BIFA Award Best Actress Luxor Nominated

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