Charlotte Frances Riley (born 29 December 1981) is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Sarah Hurst in Easy Virtue, Catherine Earnshaw in ITV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights and in the lead role as Holly Evans in BBC One's six-part drama Press.
Riley in 2014
Charlotte Frances Riley
29 December 1981
Grindon, County Durham, England
|Education||Teesside High School|
|Alma mater||London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art|
St Cuthbert's Society, Durham
Tom Hardy (m. 2014)
Early life and educationEdit
Riley was born in Grindon, County Durham. She was brought up in County Durham and attended Teesside High School from the age of 9 until 18. She attended St Cuthbert's, Durham University from 2000–03, performing with the sketch comedy group, the Durham Revue and in plays and musicals and graduating with a degree in English and Linguistics; she also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2005 to 2007.
In 2004, Riley won the Sunday Times' Playwriting Award for Shaking Cecilia, which she co-wrote with Tiffany Wood. She appeared in Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. She also appeared onstage at the Royal Court Theatre production of The Priory, by Michael Wynne. She co-starred in London Has Fallen, the sequel to the 2013 film Olympus Has Fallen, where she portrayed an MI6 agent Jacqueline Marshall. She also portrayed Arabella Strange in the miniseries adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
In 2010, she was engaged to English actor Tom Hardy—Riley and Hardy worked together on Wuthering Heights and The Take— and they married in July 2014. In October 2015, their first child was born. She is stepmother to Hardy's son from a previous relationship.
Riley had her second baby with Hardy in December 2018. The couple named their son Forrest.
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|2007||Holby City||Tanya Cusan||Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"|
|2008||Survey No. 257||Emma||Short film|
|2008||Inspector George Gently||Carmel O'Shaughnessy||Episode: "The Burning Man"|
|2008||Easy Virtue||Sarah Hurst|
|2009||Wuthering Heights||Catherine Earnshaw||Television film|
|2009||The Take||Maggie Summers||4 episodes|
|2009||Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen||Peggy Lytton||Television film|
|2009||Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side||Margot Bence||Television film|
|2010||Foyle's War||Mandy Dean||Episode: "Killing Time"|
|2010–2011||DCI Banks||Lucy Payne||3 episodes|
|2012||The Town||Alice||3 episodes|
|2012||World Without End||Caris||8 episodes|
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Nance|
|2014, 2017||Peaky Blinders||May Carleton||Series 2,3& 4|
|2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Peggy Gardner Chase|
|2015||Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell||Arabella|
|2016||London Has Fallen||MI6 Agent Jacquelin "Jax" Marshall|
|2016||Close to the Enemy||Rachel Lombard||BBC2 TV miniseries written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff|
|2016||Dark Heart||Juliette Wagstaffe||TV series|
|2017||King Charles III||Kate||Television film|
|2018||Swimming with Men||Swimming Coach|
|2019||A Christmas Carol||Lottie||Miniseries|
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