Andrea Riseborough

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8 Oct 20184 stars

Nicolas Cage is at his maniacal best in Panos Cosmatos's wild, psychedelia-infused horror

This fever dream turned flat-out nightmare could hardly be more cult – from its subject matter (the pursuit of a group of heinous 'Jesus freaks' by a delirious vigilante) to its wicked and wild execution. Merging turbulent synth and heavy metal with…


8 Oct 20184 stars

Andrea Riseborough is astonishing in Christina Choe's compelling and poignant feature debut

Andrea Riseborough gives a powerful, enigmatic performance as the titular character in short filmmaker Christina Choe's poignant debut feature. Riseborough anchors a twisting narrative that often skates close to morally questionable territory, but…

Andrea Riseborough loved doing sex scenes with Emma Stone

23 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Andrea Riseborough felt "relieved and comfortable" when she found out she had a sex scene with her friend Emma Stone in 'Battle of the Sexes'. The 36-year-old actress stars as Marilyn Barnett - the secret lover of then-closeted lesbian tennis legend…

The Silent Storm

16 May 20162 stars

Inept and overwrought drama wasting the talent of Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough

All this time after it appeared at the 2014 London Film Festival the mystery of why this dour drama, marking Corinna McFarlane’s feature debut, has waited so long for a release is solved. The mystery now becomes why it is being released at all. One’s…


29 Dec 20144 stars

Michael Keaton soars in an imaginative, enjoyably bitchy, highly meta comedy

What happens to actors who play superheroes? Birdman, the arthouse comedy from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Amores Perros), answers that so fully it may never be asked again. Michael Keaton’s performance as ex-leading man…


10 Apr 20133 stars

Tom Cruise's latest sci-fi outing is visually splendid but features overfamiliar plotting

His first sci-fi since Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, there is a queasy sense of familiarity with Tom Cruise’s new film, Oblivion. It hardly helps that his character, a cocky blue-collar repairman, is named Jack Harper – which sounds uncannily…

Andrea Riseborough: Men have always dominated acting

11 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Andrea Riseborough says acting has always been male-dominated. The 31-year-old star was unfazed by her work on 'Welcome to the Punch' despite being surrounded by men in the cast and explained the industry has been a similar way since the days of…

Welcome to the Punch

26 Feb 20133 stars

James McAvoy and Andrea Riseborough star in this showy action flick from the director of Shifty

There is something distinctly hypocritical and pernicious about the way this homegrown thriller gestures towards a moral stance on gun violence, only to itself locate firearms as not only an absolutely critical element in effective policing, but also…

Andrea Riseborough: Madonna is 'wonderful' director

5 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Madonna has "wonderful instinct" as a director. Andrea Riseborough - who played Wallis Simpson in the singer's first full length motion picture, romantic drama 'W.E.' - praised her directorial efforts, insisting that the 'Girl Gone Wild' star is as…

Andrea Riseborough: Tom Cruise is dedicated and caring

31 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Andrea Riseborough found Tom Cruise "dedicated" and "enthusiastic" on the set of 'Oblivion'. The 31-year-old British actress stars opposite the Hollywood icon in the sci-fi film - due for release in April - and said he was very approachable and…

Andrea Riseborough: Film roles are life-changing

12 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Andrea Riseborough says her acting projects change her as a person. The 31-year-old British actress had a great time filming forthcoming sci-fi epic 'Oblivion' alongside Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman and says she gets so committed to her work, the…

Here, Then and One Mile Away honoured at EIFF 2012 awards

6 Jul 2012

Penny Woolcock, Andrea Riseborough and Brid Brennan among the winners

The 66th EIFF awards took place at the Filmhouse cinema on Saturday, with Mao Mao’s Here, Then and Penny Woolcock‘s One Mile Away among the films honoured. Here, Then was declared Best International Feature Film by an illustrious jury, including…

Shadow Dancer

21 Jun 20124 stars

James Marsh’s IRA thriller is an accomplished, slow-burning drama

Like the late Alan Clarke’s remarkable television film Elephant, which depicted a series of senseless killings in Northern Ireland during the era of the so-called Troubles, director James Marsh’s Belfast-set drama shows sectarian murders being…


5 Jan 20122 stars

Occasionally perceptive but overall flat second movie from Madonna

(15) 119min Madonna’s second film as director after the forgotten comedy Filth and Wisdom aims considerably higher. The initials W.E. refer to the joint signature of American divorcee Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, whose relationship shook the…

Brighton Rock remake actress Andrea Riseborough - Profile

17 Feb 2011

From Made in Dagenham to starring opposite Guy Pearce

Name Andrea Riseborough Born 27 October 1981, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Background She was Sally Hawkins’ mate in Happy-Go-Lucky, Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley, English Civil War-era crumpet in The Devil’s Whore and busty Brenda…

Brighton Rock resurrects religious theme of Graham Greene’s source novel

2 Feb 20114 stars

2011 film adaptation also highlights grubby sexual and violent content

(15) 111min Remaking a seminal British crime film might seem like madness, but then writer-director Rowan Joffe has ignored the 1947 original and instead gone back to Graham Greene’s source novel. And having done that, he’s ditched its 1938 setting…

The Devil’s Whore

13 Nov 20084 stars

DRAMA Having coped admirably with the distasteful task of bringing the early political career of Margaret Thatcher to fruition during The Long Walk to Finchley, Andrea Riseborough steps into the shoes of another headstrong historical female. Born…