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Andrea Riseborough

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Andrea Louise Riseborough is an English actress.


 early life
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 adaptation of Never Let Me Go.

Riseborough 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 Joffe's new film adaptation of Brighton Rock and will also reteam with The Devil's Whore scribe Peter Flannery in his screenplay based on the life of James Miranda Barry.

She writes with her creative partner, the actor Tom Burke, and with Mike Leigh.

In July 2010, Riseborough began the shooting of W.E., directed by Madonna. She will play the role of Wallis Simpson alongside James D'Arcy, Oscar Isaac and Abbie Cornish.

She will star alongside Michael Sheen and Iwan Rheon in Resistance, an adaptation of an Owen Sheers novel. The film is due for UK release on 25 November 2011.

 personal life
Riseborough is in a relationship with the graffiti artist Joe Appel.

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