Charlotte Riley

  • Birth Place: Grindon, Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Knew she wanted to pursue acting after playing Captain Hook in a school play at age 9.
  • After graduating from university, co-wrote a play called Shaking Cecilia, which won the Sunday Times Student Playwright Award in 2004.
  • When she auditioned for the role of Cathy in the 2009 adaptation of Wuthering Heights, she had never read the book itself before.
  • Away from acting, she performs as a member of a 1940s doo-wop band The Flirtinis.
  • Is an avid painter in her spare time.


  • Michael Riley — Father
  • Simon Riley — Brother
  • Tom Hardy — Fiancé
  • Margaret Riley — Mother
  • Joanna — Sister


  • Durham University, Durham, England; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England (2007)

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