Andrea Riseborough in W.E. | 2011
Clip Name: W.E
About this actor
Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 27 October 1981) is an English actress. In 2009 she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for her for playing the title character in Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley. In 2007 she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performances as Isabella in Measure For Measure and as the title character in Miss Julie. Riseborough 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, where she appeared in the play Riding England Sidesaddle by Christopher Goulding, playing Celia Fiennes. 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. Her sister Laura studies acting at the East 15 Acting School. In 2010, she appeared in the films Made in Dagenham and Mark Romanek's...