Riseborough at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards in 2012
|Born||Andrea Louise Riseborough
(1981-11-20) 20 November 1981
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, 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 or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Oblivion, Welcome to the Punch, Disconnect, Shadow Dancer, W.E., Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham, Never Let Me Go, Happy-Go-Lucky, Venus, Battle of the Sexes and The Death of Stalin.
Riseborough was born in Wallsend, near 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 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.
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 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. 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.
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 The Duffer Brothers. Hidden was released for streaming September 2015.
She appeared alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), in a supporting role. 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). She joined the cast of Netflix’s Bloodline for Season 2, as a series regular character, Evangeline.
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. 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.
She will star opposite Garrett Hedlund in Andrew Heckler’s indie feature Burden. She has been 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.
Riseborough has been cast in Lone Scherfig‘s The Kindness of Strangers as an ER nurse who runs an eclectic therapy group. The film will start shooting at the iconic Russian Tea Room in the spring of 2018.
Riseborough will star along with Gabriel Byrne in the international cocaine trade drama ZeroZeroZero, an eight-part series adapted from the book by Roberto Saviano. The series has started production and will shoot for eight months over three continents and six countries, and will be filmed in six languages. It will debut on Sky in the UK and Amazon in the US in 2019.
She will star 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 is to begin shooting in early 2019
|2008||Love You More||school girl @ recordshop|
|2010||Made in Dagenham||Brenda|
|2010||Never Let Me Go||Chrissie|
|2012||Shadow Dancer||Colette McVeigh|
|2013||Welcome to the Punch||Sarah Hawks|
|2014||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)||Laura Aulburn|
|2014||The Silent Storm||Aislin|
|2016||Shepherds and Butchers||Kathleen Marais|
|2016||Nocturnal Animals||Alessia Holt|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Marilyn Barnett|
|2017||The Death of Stalin||Svetlana Stalina|
|2018||Nancy||Nancy Freeman||Also producer|
|2019||The Kindness of Strangers||Alice||Post-production|
|2005||A Very Social Secretary||Amanda||TV movie|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Anna Wallace||TV movie|
|2005||Doc Martin||Samantha||Episode: “The Family Way”|
|2006||The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton||Myra||TV movie|
|2007||Party Animals||Kirsty||8 episodes|
|2008||Being Human||Annie||Episode: “Pilot“|
|2008||The Long Walk to Finchley||Margaret Thatcher||TV movie|
|2008||The Devil’s Whore||Angelica||Miniseries; 4 episodes|
|2016||Bloodline||Evangeline Radosevich||8 episodes|
|2016||National Treasure||Dee Finchley||4-part series|
|2016||The Witness for the Prosecution||Romaine Heilger||2 episodes; BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s short story|
|2017||Black Mirror||Mia Nolan||Episode: “Crocodile“|
|2018||Waco||Judy Schneider||Six-part series|
|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