- 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.
- Tom Hardy — Fiancé
- Michael Riley — Father
- Simon Riley — Brother
- Joanna — Sister
- Margaret Riley — Mother
- Durham University, Durham, England; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England (2007)