Lydia Wilson

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Lydia Wilson
Born (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 (age 37)
EducationChelsea College of Art and Design
Queens' College, Cambridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2009)
OccupationActor, radio personality
Years active2009–present

Lydia Wilson (born 30 November 1984) is an English-American actress. Since graduating in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has performed in numerous television and theatre productions including the Olivier Award winning Blasted by Sarah Kane in 2010 at the Lyric Theatre.

Early life[edit]

Wilson was born to an American mother and an English father and brought up in Queen's Park in London. She has said that her acting ambitions came from her grandparents, who were stage actors. After completing a foundation course at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, she studied English at Queens' College, Cambridge,[1] then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).[2]


Wilson made her film debut in the alternative history romance drama Never Let Me Go (2010).[3] In 2014, she was included in the London Evening Standard list of the 1,000 most influential Londoners.[4]



Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Never Let Me Go Hannah Film debut
2013 About Time Catherine "Kit-Kat" Lake
Hereafter Katcher Short film
2016 Star Trek Beyond Jessica Wolff / Kalara
Love Is Thicker Than Water Vida
2018 Still Ella
All Is True Susanna Shakespeare
TBA The Score Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Pete Versus Life Rachel Episode: "Fankoo"
Midsomer Murders Zoe Stock Episode: "Master Class"
Any Human Heart Monday Episode: "1.3"
2011 South Riding Muriel Carne Recurring role
The Crimson Petal and the White Elizabeth Episode: "1.1"
Black Mirror Princess Susannah Episode: "The National Anthem"
2012 Dirk Gently Jane Episode: "1.2"
The Making of a Lady Emily Fox Seton Television film
2013 Misfits Laura Episodes 2 and 3 in Series 5
2014 Ripper Street Mimi Morton Twelve episodes; Series 3 & 5
2018 Requiem Matilda Six Episodes[10] Lead Role
2019–2020 Flack Eve Series one and two - Six episodes in each series



  1. ^ "Dangerous liaison: Cambridge's own Lydia Wilson on tackling taboos". Cambridge News. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
    - Matt Mueller (November 2009). "Rising Up: Three talented British actresses". Wonderland. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Profile: Lydia Wilson". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
    - "GRADUATE NEWS – LYDIA WILSON AND NYASHA HATENDI". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Lydia Wilson". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  4. ^ "The 1000". Evening Standard. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  5. ^ "The Heretic". Royal Court Theatre. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  6. ^ "The Acid Test". Royal Court Theatre. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  7. ^ "'Tis Pity She's A Whore". Cheek By Jowl. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Hysteria by Terry Johnson". Hampstead Theatre. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  9. ^ "King Charles III". Vogue. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Requiem - Episode guide - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  11. ^ "A Tale of Two Cities". BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  12. ^ "The Exorcist". BBC. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Klara and the Sun". BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2021.

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