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Andrea Riseborough

Actress Andrea Riseborough caused a veritable sensation in her native Britain during the 2000s, with a succession of remarkable portrayals (character and lead roles) that resisted typecasting through their stunning diversity. A native of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Riseborough left school at age 17 and resisted the idea of attending university at first, but ultimately enrolled at London's legendary Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she began to specialize in playing virginal innocents. The homogeneity of those assignments was reportedly frustrating for the blossoming thespian, though she had the epiphany that "all virgins are different," and began to excel by locating the psychological and dramatic uniqueness (the core) of each new character. The ability to do so helped the upstart secure a highly regarded agent by her third year at RADA. Following graduation, the then-ingenue spent time waitressing, directed a succession of short films, launched a greeting-card firm, and took Cantonese language lessons, but soon found herself magnetically drawn back to acting. In that sphere, two remarkable tendencies emerged: a chameleon-like ability to adapt her personality and behavior to suit the material at hand, and a proclivity for exhaustively researching parts prior to beginning work. Her research, for example, carried her to Croatia for a lengthy period (as preparation for The Pain and the Itch) and prompted her to read everything she could get her hands on about onetime prime minister Margaret Thatcher (as preparation for her portrayal of a young Thatcher in the English telemovie Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley [2008]). Also in 2008, she teamed up with succès d'estime Mike Leigh for a small supporting role, as Dawn, in that director's seriocomedy Happy-Go-Lucky. Significantly, Riseborough remained equally active in other venues, particularly theater, with acclaimed performances in productions of Miss Julie, Dog Days, A Brief History of Helen of Troy, and other plays. She could also be seen on television, where she turned viewers' heads as the sexually voracious Kirsty on the series Party Animals. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Oct 27, 1981 In Whitley Bay, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel movie The White Circus
Ultimi progetti:
Film Mandy 2018-09-13
Known For
Poster of Oblivion
Poster of Disconnect
Poster of We want sex
Poster of Venus
Film The White Circus 2019
Film Mandy Mandy Bloom 2018-09-13
Film Burden Judy 2018-01-18
Film Morto Stalin, se ne fa un altro Svetlana Stalin 2018-01-04
Film Shepherds and Butchers Kathleen Marais 2017-05-12
Film La battaglia dei sessi Marilyn Barnett 2017-09-05
Film Animali notturni Alessia Holt 2016-11-04
series National Treasure Danielle 'Dee' Finchley 2016-09-20
Film Mindhorn DC Elena Baines 2016-10-09
series Bloodline Evangeline Radosevich 2015-03-20
Film That Dog Stacey 2015-09-01
Film Hidden: Senza via di scampo Claire 2015-09-15
Film The Silent Storm Aislin 2014-10-14
Film Birdman o (L'imprevedibile virtù dell'ignoranza) Laura 2014-08-27
Film Welcome to the Punch - Nemici di sangue Sarah Hawks 2013-03-15
Film Oblivion Victoria Olsen 2013-04-10
Film Doppio gioco Colette McVeigh 2013-06-27
Film Disconnect Nina Dunham 2012-09-11
Film W.E. - Edward e Wallis Wallis Simpson 2011-09-01
series Black Mirror Mia Nolan 2011-12-04
Film Resistance Sarah 2011-11-25
Film Non lasciarmi Chrissie 2010-09-15
Film Brighton Rock Rose 2010-09-13
Film We want sex Brenda 2010-09-11
Film Mad Sad & Bad Julia 2009-07-31
series Being Human Unknown 2009-01-25
Film Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley Margaret Thatcher 2008-01-01
Film Love You More Georgia 2008-02-05
series The Devil's Whore Angelica Fanshawe 2008-11-19
Film La felicità porta fortuna Dawn 2008-04-18
Film Magicians Danni 2007-05-18
series Party Animals Kirsty MacKenzie 2007-01-31
Film The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton Myra 2006-10-16
Film Venus Period Film Lover 2006-09-02
Film A Very Social Secretary 2005-10-10
series Doc Martin Unknown 2004-09-02