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Ruth Wilson

 
Bio:
Ruth Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner, and made her Broadway debut in Nick Payne's Constellations, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She is best known for her role as Alison Lockhart in the Showtime series "The Affair" (Golden Globe Award). Film credits include The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ruth Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner, and made her Broadway debut in Nick Payne's Constellations, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She is best known for her role as Alison Lockhart in the Showtime series "The Affair" (Golden Globe Award). Film credits include The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
2022
Performer
  [West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016
Hedda Gabler
  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2014
Performer
  [West End]
Donmar Warehouse Revival, 2011
Anna Christopherson

Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Hedda Gabler[Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
2022
Performer

  [West End]
National Theatre Revival Production, 2016
Hedda Gabler

  [Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2014
Performer

  [West End]
Donmar Warehouse Revival, 2011
Anna Christopherson

Productions

Hedda Gabler[Replacement]

Ruth Wilson Biography

Ruth Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner, and made her Broadway debut in Nick Payne's Constellations, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She is best known for her role as Alison Lockhart in the Showtime series "The Affair" (Golden Globe Award). Film credits include The Little Stranger, Dark River, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, Suite Française, Locke, Saving Mr. Banks, The Lone Ranger, and Anna Karenina. She received Olivier Awards for Best Actress for Anna Christie opposite Jude Law, and Best Supporting Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Rachel Weisz, both at the Donmar Warehouse. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. On television, Wilson starred in the acclaimed BBC series "Luther," which was nominated for eight Emmy Awards. She received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Lead Actress for the BBC miniseries "Jane Eyre." She debuted on the London stage in 2007 in the National Theatre's production of Maxim Gorky's Philistines, and starred in the Almeida Theatre adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly.

Ruth Wilson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress
Ruth Wilson, Hedda Gabler
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
 
Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
 
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Actress Gold Star
Ruth Wilson, Anna Christie
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gold Star
Ruth Wilson, A Streetcar Named Desire

Ruth Wilson News

Danielle De Niese to Star in LA VOIX HUMAINE Photo Danielle De Niese to Star in LA VOIX HUMAINE
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 1, 2022

Actor, singer and television personality¬†Danielle de Niese¬†will star as ‚ÄėElle‚Äô in a new film of¬†LA VOIX HUMAINE, Jean Cocteau‚Äôs one-woman drama set to music by Francis Poulenc, shot on location in London and Paris.¬†Directed by¬†James Kent¬†(Aftermath,¬†Testament of Youth), with Cinematography from¬†Laurie Rose¬†(High Rise, Rebecca) and designed by¬†Peter Francis¬†(The Father, The Children Act) the film will have its UK premiere on BBC Two in the spring.

Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson Photo Review Roundup: THE HUMAN VOICE, Starring Ruth Wilson
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2022

Two-time Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson stars in The Human Voice - the searing story of a woman's heartbreak over the course of a final phone call with her former lover.

BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HUMAN VOICE, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 22, 2022

After two years of on and off isolation, connected to fellow humans by electronic devices alone, it is perhaps inevitable that Ivo van Hove has brought his adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice to the West End. This solo show focuses on a woman (played by Ruth Wilson) having one final phone conversation with her lover before he leaves her to marry someone else, contemplating the entire concept of communication through this particular medium.

Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Comes To The Gene Frankel Theatre Photo Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Comes To The Gene Frankel Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

British playwright Nick Payne's award-winning play, Constellations, will run at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City from April 6 - 24. The critically acclaimed play stars Francesca Ravera and Michael Chinworth. Kim T. Sharp directs.

JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Comes to The Bridge Theatre in September Photo JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Comes to The Bridge Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Simon Russell Beale will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.  Directed by Nicholas Hytner with set designs by Anna Fleischle and costume designs by Liam Bunster, John Gabriel Borkman will have its first performance on 24 September 2022 with opening night on 29 September 2022 with the run concluding on 26 November 2022. 

Book Tickets Now For THE HUMAN VOICE Starring Ruth Wilson Photo Book Tickets Now For THE HUMAN VOICE Starring Ruth Wilson
by Marianka Swain - Mar 18, 2022

We’ve never been more connected. We’ve never been more alone. Book tickets now for THE HUMAN VOICE

BBC Writersroom and Popcorn Group Bring Biggest Writing Award for Future Fringe Write Photo BBC Writersroom and Popcorn Group Bring Biggest Writing Award for Future Fringe Writers
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

Popcorn Group have announced that they will be partnering with BBC Writersroom for the first time this year. The Award offers a prize fund of £6,000 to the best of new writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Mar 2, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether epic West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a much talked-about adaptation to a provocative revival and a thorny Shakespeare play, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Ruth Wilson to Star in Ivo van Hove's THE HUMAN VOICE Photo Ruth Wilson to Star in Ivo van Hove's THE HUMAN VOICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Ruth Wilson will star in Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, which he also directs with design by Jan Versweyveld, originally produced by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. The production opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 22 March, with previews from 17 March, and runs for three weeks only until 9 April.

Jeff Wilbusch Joins New Peacock Series THE MISSING Photo Jeff Wilbusch Joins New Peacock Series THE MISSING
by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2021

Wilbusch will play Avraham Avraham, an NYPD detective with the 77th precinct, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. The series follows Detective Avraham: Guided by a deep sense of religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when the investigation is turned upside down.

Ruth Wilson Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Teaser for the Film Adaptation of OSLO, Starring Andrew Scott & Ruth VideoVIDEO: Watch the Teaser for the Film Adaptation of OSLO, Starring Andrew Scott & Ruth Wilson
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2021

Adapted from the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the film is based on a true story of negotiations between implacable enemies - the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Man VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Season two of the HBO drama series His Dark Materials, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, debuts Monday, November 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

VIDEO: Watch New Trailers for Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Featuring Lin-Manuel  VideoVIDEO: Watch New Trailers for Season Two of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2020

Debuting this November, the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns for HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2 VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns for HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2020

During today's exciting Comic-Con@Home panel for HBO and BBCs HIS DARK MATERIALS, fans were treated to the first official trailer for the upcoming second season of the drama series, which stars Tony-winner Lin Manuel-Miranda. 

VIDEO: Watch Eddie Redmayne & Cate Blanchett in New JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, WITH T VideoVIDEO: Watch Eddie Redmayne & Cate Blanchett in New JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, WITH TAIKA AND FRIENDS
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2020

Taika Waititi leads an all-star cast in episode 3 of 'James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends', with Cate Blanchett playing Centipede, Eddie Redmayne voicing Miss Ladybird, Kumail Nanjiani as Miss Spider, Ruth Wilson playing the Earthworm and Sarah Paulson as Old-Green-Grasshopper. 

VIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Six of HIS DARK MATERIALS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Promo for Episode Six of HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019

New episodes of His Dark Materials air Mondays at 9PM on HBO.

VIDEO: Watch a Clip from Season 1, Episode 4 of HIS DARK MATERIALS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip from Season 1, Episode 4 of HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2019

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääand the dead‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääin their hands.

VIDEO: Watch a Clip from HIS DARK MATERIALS on HBO VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip from HIS DARK MATERIALS on HBO
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Adapting Philip Pullman's award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the first season follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. As she journeys through the worlds, including our own, Lyra meets Will, a determined and courageous boy. Together, they encounter extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääand the dead‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääin their hands.

VIDEO: See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and More in the New Trailer for HIS DARK  VideoVIDEO: See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and More in the New Trailer for HIS DARK MATERIALS
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2019

HBO and BBC present His Dark Materials, a new original series based on the global bestsellers, starring Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda. His Dark Materials premieres Monday, November 4 on HBO.

HIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Premiere on November 4 on HBO VideoHIS DARK MATERIALS Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Premiere on November 4 on HBO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 12, 2019

HIS DARK MATERIALS premieres MONDAY, NOV. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.


Ruth Wilson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruth Wilson been in?
Ruth Wilson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruth Wilson been in?
Ruth Wilson has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Ruth Wilson's first West End show?
Ruth Wilson's first West End show was Anna Christie which opened in 2011

What awards has Ruth Wilson been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for King Lear , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for King Lear , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for King Lear , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Constellations , Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Constellations , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Constellations Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Anna Christie and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire .

What awards has Ruth Wilson won?
Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Constellations Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Anna Christieand Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire.