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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.

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National Theatre Revival Production, 2016
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Documentary to Follow Ruth Wilson in THE SECOND WOMAN at the Young Vic

A documentary is to be made following Ruth Wilson in her 24 hour performance of The Second Woman at the Young Vic.

Photos: First Look at Ruth Wilson in THE SECOND WOMAN at the Young Vic Theatre

Production photos have been released of Ruth Wilson as Virginia ahead of her marathon 24-hour performance in The Second Woman at the Young Vic Theatre starting at 4pm today.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal With Ruth Wilson For THE SECOND WOMAN at the Young Vic Theatre

Rehearsal photos have been released of Ruth Wilson in the UK premiere of the internationally acclaimed The Second Woman, an epic 24-hour performance at the Young Vic Theatre.

Submissions Now Open For the 2023 Popcorn Writing Award in Association With BBC Writersroom

Popcorn Group, the innovative film, television and theatre production company, will be partnering once again with BBC Writersroom for the Popcorn Writing Award which champions brave and imaginative writing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that are best adaptable to the screen.

Patricia Clarkson, Alex Lawther, Daryl McCormack, And Louisa Harland Join Brian Cox For LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT West End

The new West End production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical magnum opus Long Day's Journey into Night led by Emmy-winner Brian Cox has added Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and more to its cast.

Review: BEOWULF, Barbican Hall

“I shall gain me glory, or grim-death shall take me”, says the titular hero in the thousand-year-old epic poem. Last night, however, it was the turn of composer Iain Bell to seek a different kind of glory as his new adaptation of Beowulf (commissioned by the BBC) made its world première at Barbican Hall. Conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus was Martyn Brabbins, and they were joined by actor Ruth Wilson as narrator, and tenor Charles Styles (standing in for Stuart Skelton at short notice).

Review: HEDDA GABLER, Reading Rep Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has been a vehicle for many actresses to show off their dramatic chops. But when you have Diana Rigg, Ingrid Bergman and Ruth Wilson previously inhabit the titular role, it’s easy to see why. Often dubbed “the female Hamlet,” Ibsen’s titular story breathes new life in Harriet Madeley’s queer spin premiering at Reading Rep.

Tickets Go on Sale This Week For Ruth Wilson in THE SECOND WOMAN

The Young Vic Theatre and LIFT have announced that tickets for The Second Woman starring Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson in an epic 24-hour performance will go on priority sale on Thursday 2 March, and on general sale on Monday 6 March at 12pm.

Ruth Wilson Will Appear as Part of Young Vic's New Season

Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson will star in the internationally acclaimed epic The Second Woman – one woman, one scene, one hundred men, one electrifying 24-hour performance.

Southbank Centre Announces New Partnership With Intelligence Squared Alongside Spring Literature Season

The Southbank Centre has announced its Spring 2023 Literature Season taking place from the new year until the end of May. The season welcomes a brand new partnership with Intelligence Squared which brings together leading experts to tackle today's most topical debates, as well as a powerful line-up of authors, activists, poets and politicians in conversation. 

Which Broadway Show Has Been Revived the Most?

This month, the reader question was “What Broadway show has been revived the most?” Taking both plays and musicals into account, and considering works in repertory, these were the findings.

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Return For HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 3 On HBO

HBO has confirmed that award-winning composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda will return for the third season of the fantasy drama.

American Repertory Theater Announces September Programming Featuring TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 & More

A.R.T. has announced September programming, centered around Anna Deveare Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. See the full September schedule here!

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre

​​​​​​​Joining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Ruth Wilson & Daryl McCormack Showtime Join THE WOMAN IN THE WALL

SHOWTIME and The BBC announced the new six-episode gothic thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WALL, led by BAFTA® Award winner Ruth Wilson (THE AFFAIR, Luther) and co-starring Daryl McCormick (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Peaky Blinders). Produced by Motive Pictures (an Endeavor Content backed company), Wilson will also executive produce.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell & Saoirse Ronan Investigate a West End Murder in the SEE HOW THEY RUN Trailer

Watch the trailer for the new West End murder mystery film See How They Run, starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan. The film takes place in the West End of 1950s London, as plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered.

Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 

Danielle De Niese to Star in LA VOIX HUMAINE

Actor, singer and television personality Danielle de Niese will star as ‘Elle’ in a new film of LA VOIX HUMAINE, Jean Cocteau’s 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

Read all the reviews and see what the critics had to say about two-time Olivier Award-winner Ruth Wilson starring 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

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.


Ruth Wilson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Ruth Wilson has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

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

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 .

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.

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