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Andrea Riseborough stars in "W.E." as Wallis Simpson. Directed by Madonna, the film is about the relationship between King Edward VIII and divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

Andrea Riseborough is an alumnus of the highly prestigious drama school RADA. She was signed with a top agent at the beginning of her third year and started taking external roles. Upon leaving RADA Riseborough landed the role of compulsive-liar Charlotte in the Oppenheimer Award winning new play "A Brief History of Helen of Troy" at the Soho Theatre and was nominated as Best Newcomer for her performance at the 2005 Theatre Goers Choice Awards. 

Her first feature film experience was a cameo role in Rodger Michell’s "Venus" with good friend Jodie Whittaker at the end of 2005. Andrea’s first lead role was in the BBC 2 TV series, "Party Animals," alongside Matt Smith, Raquel Cassidy and Andrew Buchan. Riseborough then went on to film Mike Leigh’s "Happy Go Lucky" before playing Margaret Thatcher in the critically acclaimed BBC film "The Long Walk to Finchley," for which she was BAFTA nominated in 2008.

Also that year Riseborough starred in the Channel 4 drama "The Devil’s Whore," a four-part serial filmed in South Africa. It tells the story of the English Civil War through the eyes of Riseborough’s character Angelica Fanshawe, a fictitious young aristocratic woman who is drawn to the anti-monarchist cause.

Riseborough returned to the stage in 2008 in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of "Ivanov" opposite Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston as well as starring in the 2010 New York production of "The Pride."

Also in 2010 Riseborough had a number of feature film releases including "Made in Dagenham," Rowan Joffé's retelling of Graham Greene’s "Brighton Rock" and "Never Let Me Go," an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel.

In addition to "W.E.," Riseborough recently finished filming "Resistance," alongside Michael Sheen, and has just completed filming "Shadow Dancer," opposite Clive Owen and Gillian Anderson. In 2012 Riseborough will begin filming "Welcome to the Punch," opposite James McAvoy, after which she will commence work on Joe Wright’s "Anna Karenina."

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