Ruth Wilson

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  • Birth Place: Ashford, Kent, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/13/1982, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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The Affair Tells Two Stories — But Which One Do We Believe?

There are two sides to every story, and Showtime's provocative new drama The Affair aims to tell them both.

The series, debuting Sunday at 10/9c, uses a Roshomon-like technique to tell the stories of Noah Solloway (The Wire's Dominic West) and Allison Lockhart (Luther's Ruth Wilson), a pair who begin their titular adulterous romance during a summer in Montauk. Each person is recalling his or her version of events as part of a present-day framing device, and, naturally, there are significant differences depending on who is telling the story.

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"I'm interested in psychology and the way that people think about themselves and who they are versus who they want to be," executive producer Sarah Treem, who developed the series with In Treatment's Hagai Levi, tells TVGuide.com....read more

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The mysteries of sexual attraction aren't the only enigmatic forces at play in Showtime's intensely intimate new drama The Affair (Sunday, 10/9c), which adopts a provocative he-remembers/she-remembers approach to an extramarital fling during a Long Island summer. By the end of the absorbing first episode (all that Showtime has made available for review in advance of the 10-week season), with the actual affair still in the offing, we're not quite sure who, if anyone, we can believe.

As the story unfolds in parallel flashback, the memories don't quite match up. So who made the first significant eye contact? Who's the provocateur? And perhaps the greatest puzzle is why each is telling this very personal, intimate story to the authorities, in a framing device reminiscent of True Detective. So there are plenty of unanswered questions in the first, hypnotic hour.read more

Exclusive Video: Is This the Face of a Cheater? Meet the Woman at the Center of Showtime's The Affair

What makes two people cheat? It's a question asked time and time again, and it's one Showtime's new drama The Affair hopes to answer.

On the series, premiering Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10/9c, Luther's Ruth Wilson plays Alison, a married woman who suffers a tragedy and subsequently begins ...read more

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Locke: Calling Home
The Affair Season 1: Tease - My Heart Is Set On You
The Affair Season 1: Character Profile - Alison
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Affair TV Show Series, Actor - Alison
2014 Locke Movie, Actor
2013 The Lone Ranger Movie, Actor - Rebecca Reid
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Movie, Actor - Margaret Goff
2010 Luther TV Show Series, Actor - Alice Morgan

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Showtime Sets Premiere Date, Releases Trailer for The Affair

Get ready to have an affair with Showtime.

The network's provocative new drama The Affair will debut on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10/9c, Showtime announced at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Friday.

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The Affair tells the story of Noah... read more

Showtime Orders New Series Starring Joshua Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Showtime has given series orders to The Affair and Happyish, the network announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday. Both series received 10-episode orders.

The Affair stars Dawson's Creek and Fringe alum Joshua Jackson as... read more

Exclusive: Bunheads' Julia Goldani Telles Joins Showtime Pilot The Affair

Fans of the beloved, but short-lived ABC Family series Bunheads have something to smile about.

Julia Goldani Telles, who played Sasha, has signed on for the Showtime drama pilot The Affair, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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The 18-year-old actress joins an impressive cast including... read more

Joshua Jackson Cowboys Up for Showtime Drama Pilot The Affair

Joshua Jackson may be returning to the small screen soon.

The Dawson's Creek and Fringe alum has joined the Showtime drama pilot The Affair, the network announced Monday. He joins... read more

Maura Tierney Joins Showtime Pilot The Affair

Maura Tierney has joined the cast of Showtime's pilot The Affair, Deadline.com reports.

Created by In Treatment producers Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, the project will follow... read more

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