"Ruth Wilson"

Ruth Wilson (born 13 January 1982) is an English actress. She is best known for her performances in Suburban Shootout (2005), Jane Eyre (2006), and as Alice Morgan in the BBC TV psychological crime drama Luther since 2010. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina (2012) and The Lone Ranger (2013). In 2014, she will appear in A Walk Among the Tombstones and Locke.

Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner, and was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Actress in a mini-series for her role in Jane Eyre.

Wilson was born in Ashford, Surrey, to a probation officer mother and an investment banker father. She has three older brothers, and is a granddaughter of the novelist and MI6 officer Alexander Wilson, and of his third wife, Alison (McKelvie). Wilson grew up in Shepperton, Surrey, and was raised Catholic. Wilson attended Notre Dame School and sixth form at Esher College. As a teenager, Wilson worked as a model, and went on to study history at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003. While at Nottingham, she was also involved in student drama at New Theatre (Nottingham). She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in July 2005. Afterwards, she co-founded Hush Productions.

Prior to her role in Jane Eyre, Wilson had one professional screen credit, in Suburban Shootout, a situation comedy.

In 2006–7, she filmed the second series of Suburban Shootout, a new Agatha Christie's Marple mystery for ITV, and Stephen Poliakoff's BBC television drama Capturing Mary as the young Mary.

In 2007, she appeared in Gorky's Philistines, playing Tanya, at the National from May until August 2007. She also narrated the audio book of Lauren St John's novel "The White Giraffe". In June 2007, Wilson presented the 2007 Lilian Baylis Awards.

Other projects in 2007 included the narration of an audio book of the children's novel Dolphin Song by Lauren St John;[citation needed] a guest appearance in the sitcom Freezing as Alison Fennel (transmitted on BBC2, 21 February 2008); narration of the documentary The Polish Ambulance Murders (transmitted on BBC4, 5 February 2008); and the portrayal of a mentally ill doctor in the dramatised documentary The Doctor Who Hears Voices (transmitted on UK Channel 4, 21 April 2008).

From 23 July to 3 October 2009, she appeared as Stella in the Donmar revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. On 15 November 2009 AMC Television and ITV premiered the 2009 TV miniseries remake of The Prisoner, in which Wilson played the Village doctor, "Number 313." She played "Queenie" in an adaptation of Andrea Levy's Small Island, which aired on BBC1 in December 2009 and also aired in the United States on PBS in 2010.

In 2010, she appeared in the UK psychological police drama Luther as Alice Morgan with Idris Elba

From 4 August to 8 October 2011, Wilson starred in the title role of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse alongside Jude Law. Her performance prompted The Guardian to devote an editorial to Wilson's "courageous, edgy and compelling talent".

Wilson's performance in Jane Eyre earned her four nominations for Best Actress awards in 2007, from the Broadcasting Press Guild, BAFTA television awards Satellite Awards and the 2008 Golden Globes. She also came second in a BBC viewers' poll for Best Actress of 2006. Wilson won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar Warehouse and won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance as the title character in Anna Christie, again at the Donmar Warehouse.

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jane Eyre Jane Eyre 4 episodes
Nominated—BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2006-2007 Suburban Shootout Jewel Diamond 10 episodes
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Georgina Barrow Television movie
2007 Capturing Mary Young Mary Television movie
2007 A Real Summer Mary/Geraldine Television movie
2008 The Doctor Who Hears Voices Ruth Television movie
2008 Freezing Alison Fennel Episode: "#1.2"
2009 Small Island Queenie Television movie
2009 The Prisoner 313/Sara 6 episodes
2010–2013 Luther Alice Morgan 9 episodes
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
2012 Anna Karenina Princess Betsy
2013 The Lone Ranger Rebecca Reid
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Margaret Goff Completed
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones
2014 Locke Katrina Post-production


Year Title Role Venue
2005 C.P. Taylor's Good
Sound Theatre
2007 Philistines Tanya Lyttelton Theatre, RNT
2009 A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Donmar Warehouse, London
2010 Through a Glass Darkly Karin Almeida Theatre adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman film
2011 Anna Christie Anna Christie Donmar Warehouse, London


Year Title Role Venue
2008 The Mayor of Casterbridge Elizabeth-Janes
2009 The Promise
BBC Radio 3
In 2006, Wilson was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Actress in a mini-series for her role in Jane Eyre.
Wilson has also appeared in the short films In The Dark and The Rounds as characters unknown.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org


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