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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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Ruth Wilson 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

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

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

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Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Theatre World Award

Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Ruth Wilson, Constellations


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Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Actress

Ruth Wilson, Anna Christie


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Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Ruth Wilson, A Streetcar Named Desire

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Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis, and Daryl McCormack Join KNIVES OUT 3

More casting has been announced for the highly anticipated third entry in the Knives Out franchise, which is set to begin production this summer. Newcomers include Jeremy Renner, Mila Kunis, and Daryl McCormack who join the previously announced Glenn Close, Kerry Washington, Josh O'Connor, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, and Daniel Craig, returning as fan-favorite detective Benoit Blanc.
Interview: Julie Benko on Starring in Theatre Raleigh's JANE EYRE

We spoke to Julie Benko about starring in Jane Eyre opposite Matt Bogart and directed by Megan McGinnis. Jane Eyre is written by John Caird and Paul Gordon. 
Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar's MCNEAL

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will produce MCNEAL, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Bartlett Sher, starring Robert Downey Jr. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Emma Thompson and Ruth Wilson to Lead Apple TV+ Thriller DOWN CEMETERY ROAD

Apple TV+ has announced new thriller “Down Cemetery Road,” starring and executive produced by Emma Thompson who plays struggling Oxford private eye Zoë Boehm, alongside Ruth Wilson as Sarah Tucker, who becomes obsessed with the whereabouts of a child she believes to have gone missing.
Review Roundup: Ivo Van Hove, Rufus Wainwright Musical OPENING NIGHT Opens In London

Read reviews for the World Premiere of John Cassavetes’ OPENING NIGHT a new musical with book by Ivo Van Hove and music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, starring Sheridan Smith.
Full Cast Set For THE HUMAN BODY at the Donmar Warehouse

 Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for the world première of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Human Body.
Northern Stage Kicks Off 2024 With CONSTELLATIONS

Northern Stage kicks off 2024 with Nick Payne's award-winning 'Constellations'. Performances from January 24 to February 11, 2024 at the Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts. Directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley.
Video: Showtime Unveils THE WOMAN IN THE WALL Series Trailer

SHOWTIME unveiled the official trailer and key art for THE WOMAN IN THE WALL, the six-episode thriller starring and executive produced by BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winner Ruth Wilson (THE AFFAIR, His Dark Materials) and co-starring BAFTA Award nominee Daryl McCormack (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Peaky Blinders). 
SUNSET BOULEVARD, VANYA, and More Win Big at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Full List of Winners!

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held last night, November 19. Among the big winners this year were Sunset Boulevard, starring Nicole Scherzinger, as well as Jack Thorne's The Motive and the Cue, Andrew Scott for Vanya, and more. Check out the full list of winners here!
Donmar Warehouse Production of NEXT TO NORMAL Will Transfer to the West End in 2024

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal – which sold every seat at every performance across its season at Donmar Warehouse, where the production made its long-awaited UK Premiere – is to transfer to London's West End.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival And Cannonball Return With A Month of Theatre All Over The City

The annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival and works of theatre are well known partners. Cannonball, the largest hub of the Philadelphia Fringe has an explosion of theatre throughout the entire month of September.
CONSTELLATIONS Comes to Wild Project

Nick Payne's award-winning show will play for a limited-engagement of two nights only at the renowned theatre in East Village.
Sydney Theatre Company's CONSTELLATIONS Opens This Month

Sydney Theatre Company’s Richard Wherrett Fellow, Ian Michael, makes his directorial debut with Nick Payne’s irresistible West End hit, Constellations, playing The Wharf Theatre from 29 July.
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.

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?

Ruth Wilson has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "King Lear," a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "King Lear," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "King Lear." She was also nominated for Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for "Hedda Gabler" and "Anna Christie," a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Constellations," a Theatre World Award for "Constellations," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Constellations." Additionally, she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for "A Streetcar Named Desire."

What awards has Ruth Wilson won?

Ruth Wilson has won the Theatre World Award for Constellations, Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for Anna Christie, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for A Streetcar Named Desire.

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