|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||20 November 1981, Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, North East England|
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, and Venus.
Riseborough was born in Wallsend, 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.
She 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.
Riseborough 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 Matt and Ross Duffer. 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, which began shooting June 15, 2015 in South Africa.
Riseborough joined the cast of Netflix's Bloodline for Season 2, as a series regular character, Evangeline.
She will star opposite Garrett Hedlund in Andrew Heckler's indie feature Burden.
Riseborough has been cast for 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. It is scheduled for a 2018 release.
|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|
|2014||The Silent Storm||Aislin|
|2015||Hidden||Claire||Streaming video and DVD|
|2016||Shepherds and Butchers||Kathleen Marais|
|2016||Nocturnal Animals||Alessia Holt|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Marilyn Barnett|
|2017||The Death of Stalin||Svetlana Stalin|
|2018||Mandy||Announced at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.|
|2005||A Very Social Secretary||Amanda|
|2005||Whatever Love Means||Anna Wallace|
|2005||Doc Martin||Samantha||TV series: 1 episode|
|2006||The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton||Myra|
|2008||The Long Walk to Finchley||Margaret Thatcher||TV film|
|2008||The Devil's Whore||Angelica||TV miniseries|
|2016||Bloodline||Evangeline Radosevich||Netflix original series – season 2|
|2016||National Treasure||Dee Finchley||4-part series – Channel 4|
|2016||The Witness for the Prosecution||Romaine Heilger||BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story|
|2017||Black Mirror||Episode: "Crocodile"|
|2018||Waco||Judy Schneider||Six-part series filming Sante Fe, New Mexico, April 2017|
|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
Awards and nominations
|2009||BAFTA Award||British Academy Television Award for Best Actress||
|RTS Television Award||Best Actor (Female)||
|2010||BIFA Award||Most Promising Newcomer||
|Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film||Nominated|
|2012||BIFA Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film||
|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||
|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|