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Andrea Riseborough

Lowest Rated:   12% W.E. (2012)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% Here Before
  • Laura
2022
92% Luxor
  • Hana
2020
50% Burden
  • Judy
2020
31% The Kindness of Strangers
  • Alice
2020
21% The Grudge
  • Detective Muldoon
2020
No Score Yet La maldición
  • Detective Muldoon
2020
No Score Yet La maldición
  • Detective Muldoon
2020
No Score Yet Rage meurtrière
  • Actor
2020
90% Mandy
  • Mandy
2018
86% Nancy
  • Nancy Freeman
2018
95% The Death of Stalin
  • Svetlana Stalin
2018
84% Battle of the Sexes
  • Marilyn Barnett
$12.6M 2017
74% Nocturnal Animals
  • Alessia
$10.7M 2016
60% Shepherds and Butchers
  • Kathleen Marais
2016
100% The Witness for the Prosecution
  • Romaine Heilger
2016
80% Hidden
  • Claire
2015
68% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Actor
$38.2M 2015
91% Birdman
  • Laura
2014
28% The Silent Storm
  • Actor
2014
84% Shadow Dancer
  • Colette
$99.6k 2013
53% Oblivion
  • Victoria "Vika" Olsen
$89.1M 2013
70% Disconnect
  • Nina Dunham
$1.4M 2013
48% Welcome to the Punch
  • Sarah Hawks
$7.3k 2013
12% W.E.
  • Wallis Simpson
$0.6M 2012
51% Brighton Rock
  • Rose Brown
$0.3M 2011
65% Resistance
  • Sarah Lewis
2011
80% Made in Dagenham
  • Brenda
$1.1M 2010
71% Never Let Me Go
  • Chrissie
$2.5M 2010
29% Mad, Sad & Bad
  • Actor
2009
93% Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Dawn
$3.5M 2008
No Score Yet Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
  • Margaret Thatcher
2008
33% Magicians
  • Danni
2007
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton
  • Actor
2006

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% ZeroZeroZero
2020
  • Emma Lynwood
  • 2020
70% Waco
2018
  • Judy Schneider
  • 2018
97% National Treasure
2016-2018
  • Dee Finchley
  • 2018
  • 2017
84% Black Mirror
2011-2019
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Witness for the Prosecution
2016
  • Romaine Heilger
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017-2019
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2017
62% Bloodline
2015-2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2021
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Myra
  • 2007
82% Doc Martin
2020
  • Samantha

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