Andrea Riseborough

Andrea Riseborough

Highest Rated: 100% Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (2022)

Lowest Rated: 12% W.E. (2011)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1981

Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK

One of the most prolific and chameleon-like British actresses of the 2010s, Andrea Riseborough quickly built up an intriguing body of work which included acclaimed performances in "Brighton Rock" (2010), "Shadow Dancer" (2012) and "Battle of the Sexes" (2017). Born in Wallsend, England in 1981, Andrea Riseborough began treading the boards from a young age and after honing her craft further at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, impressed in stage productions of "Miss Julie," "The Pain & The Itch" and "Ivanov." Riseborough first caught attention on the screen as Prince Charles' one-time love interest Anna Wallace in TV movie "Whatever Love Means" (2005) and following supporting roles in biopic "The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton" (2006) and comedy "Magicians" (2007) landed her first recurring role, devious intern Kirsty in lobbyist drama "Party Animals" (BBC Two, 2007). After working with Mike Leigh on Oscar-nominated dramedy "Happy-Go-Lucky" (2008), Riseborough picked up a BAFTA nod for her portrayal of a young Margaret Thatcher in TV movie "The Long Walk to Finchley" (2008), played heroine Angelica Fanshawe in Civil War miniseries "The Devil's Whore" (Channel 4, 2008) and added dysfunctional family comedy "Mad, Sad & Bad" (2009), dystopian tale "Never Let Me Go" (2010) and trade union dramedy "Made in Dagenham" (2010) to her resume. Riseborough then established herself as a leading lady with the roles of key witness Rose in Graham Greene adaptation "Brighton Rock" (2010), socialite Wallis Simpson in the Madonna-directed period piece "W.E." (2011) and farmer's wife Sarah in alt-WWII tale "Resistance" (2011). Her prolific streak continued when she landed the parts of reluctant informer Collette in IRA drama "Shadow Dancer" (2012), reporter Nina in the ensemble piece "Disconnect" (2012) and DS Sarah Hawks in gritty thriller "Welcome to the Punch" (2013). Riseborough then made a rare venture into blockbuster territory when she played Tom Cruise's communications partner Victoria in sci-fi epic "Oblivion" (2013) before showing up as Michael Keaton's girlfriend Laura in super-meta black comedy "Birdman" (2014), starring opposite Damian Lewis in sombre Scottish drama "The Silent Storm" (2014) and appearing in the Duffer Brothers' feature-length directorial debut "Hidden" (2015). She returned to the small screen after an eight-year absence when she was cast as Nolan's shifty mother in moody family saga "Bloodline" (Netflix, 2015-17) the daughter of Robbie Coltrane's disgraced comedian in tough-tackling miniseries "National Treasure" (Channel 4, 2016) and the accused's wife Romaine in Agatha Christie adaptation "The Witness for the Prosecution" (BBC One, 2016). That same year Riseborough also played lead investigator DC Baines in 1980s TV detective spoof "Mindhorn" (2016) and enjoyed a supporting turn in Tom Ford's stylish noir "Nocturnal Animals" (2016). She went on to portray several real life figures including Billie Jean King's secret lover Marilyn Barnett in tennis biopic "Battle of the Sexes" (2017), the titular dictator's only daughter Svetlana in Armando Iannucci's "The Death of Stalin" (2017), and Branch Davidian Judy Schneider in the David Koresh siege dramatization "Waco" (Paramount Network, 2018). Riseborough also delivered memorable performances as a serial killer in one of the darkest "Black Mirror" (Netflix, 2011-) episodes, "Crocodile," Nicolas Cage's abducted wife in revenge flick "Mandy" (2018) and a woman convinced that her family kidnapped her 30 years previously in indie drama "Nancy" (2018). After playing the savior of a former Ku Klux Klan member in "Burden" (2018), Riseborough starred as ER nurse Alice in therapy drama "The Kindness of Strangers" (2019) and British aid worker Hana in romance "Luxor" (2019), ventured into the horror genre with roles in remake "Grudge" (2020) and Brandon Cronenberg's "Possessor" (2020) and joined Gabriel Byrne in drug-smuggling drama "ZeroZeroZero" (Amazon, 2020-).

Highest rated movies

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
To Leslie
The Death of Stalin
Possessor: Uncut
Please Baby Please




100% No Score Yet Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Mrs. Wormwood (Character) - 2022
92% No Score Yet Please Baby Please Unknown (Character) - 2022
35% 63% Amsterdam Unknown (Character) - 2022
97% No Score Yet To Leslie Leslie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2022
57% No Score Yet My Name Is Andrea Andrea Dworkin (Lover) (Character) - 2022
86% 55% Here Before Laura (Character) - 2021
71% 73% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Caroline Wain (Character) - 2021
92% 36% Luxor Hana (Character) - 2020
94% 59% Possessor: Uncut Tasya Vos (Character) $745.8K 2020
20% 23% The Grudge Detective Muldoon (Character) $21.2M 2020
31% 66% The Kindness of Strangers Alice (Character) - 2019
50% 97% Burden Judy (Character) $134.1K 2018
90% 67% Mandy Mandy Bloom (Character) $1.2M 2018
86% 57% Nancy Nancy Freeman (Character),
$80.1K 2018
95% 78% The Death of Stalin Svetlana Stalin (Character) $8.0M 2017
84% 71% Battle of the Sexes Marilyn Barnett (Character) $12.6M 2017
92% 60% Mindhorn DC Baines (Character) - 2016
64% 51% Shepherds and Butchers Kathleen Marais (Character) - 2016
74% 73% Nocturnal Animals Alessia (Character) $10.4M 2016
80% 65% Hidden Claire (Character) - 2015
28% 40% The Silent Storm Aislin (Character) - 2014
91% 78% Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Laura (Character) $42.3M 2014
53% 61% Oblivion Vika (Character) $89.0M 2013
47% 36% Welcome to the Punch Sarah Hawks (Character) $3.4K 2013
84% 52% Shadow Dancer Colette McVeigh (Character) $99.1K 2012
70% 75% Disconnect Nina Dunham (Character) $1.4M 2012
65% 16% Resistance Sarah (Character) - 2011
12% 48% W.E. Wallis Simpson (Character) $582.1K 2011
51% 32% Brighton Rock Rose (Character) $223.9K 2010
80% 75% Made in Dagenham Brenda (Character) $1.1M 2010
71% 70% Never Let Me Go Chrissie (Character) $2.4M 2010
29% 31% Mad Sad & Bad Julia (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love You More Georgia (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 56% Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley Margaret Thatcher (Character) - 2008
93% 67% Happy-Go-Lucky Dawn (Character) $3.5M 2008
33% 39% Magicians Dani (Character) - 2007


94% 90% ZeroZeroZero Emma Lynwood (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 70% Project Runway All Stars Guest 2019
70% 75% Waco Judy Schneider (Character) 2018
84% 83% Black Mirror Mia Nolan (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Witness for the Prosecution Romaine Heilger (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
97% 88% National Treasure Dee Finchley (Character) 2016
62% 74% Bloodline Evangeline Radosevich (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 100% Doc Martin Samantha (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Whore Angelica Fanshawe (Character)