With the passage of time and, apparently, more and more, the world of television and, although to a lesser extent, also the world of theater have a large audience that consumes its contents regularly around the world. That is why professionals dedicated to it enjoy high rates of international popularity and an example of this is Andrea Riseborough. Born on November 20, 1981 in Newcastle upon Tyne, she is a British film, theater and television actress who is giving much to talk about for her Oscar nomination for 'To Leslie'.
It is precisely because of the relevance of her acting career that, over the years, we have been able to receive a lot of information regarding her working life. On the contrary, it is not so much what we know about his more personal life. For this reason, from The Look we have prepared this article, which will help you discover why so much controversy has been created around her.
This is what Andrea Riseborough's life has been like
In order to dive into more intimate aspects of her life and discuss them, it is important that we first take a look at her early years. She is the daughter of George Riseborough, a car salesman, and Isabel Johnson, a secretary. As a result of her parents' marriage, she has a sister, Laura Riseborough, who is also a professional actress.
Since she was very young, it was clear to her that she wanted to become an actress in the future. To achieve her dream, Andrea entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, where she graduated in 2005, as well as the National Youth Theatre. As a child she already acted in several plays.
Andrea Riseborough's successful acting career
Her first experiences in front of the cameras were when she was part of the TV movie 'A Very Social Secretary', in 2005. That same year she gave life to the character of Anna Wallace in 'Whatever Love Means', which recreated the story of Prince Charles of England and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
She made the leap to the big screen thanks to Peter O'Toole, who chose her to participate in 'Venus'. From that moment on, Andrea has worked in important film titles, such as 'Made in Dagenham', 'Resistance', where she shared the cast with Michael Sheen, 'Shadow Dancer' or 'Nancy'.
This is the controversy surrounding Andrea Riseborough
However, it was her interpretation of the character of Leslie Rowlands, better known as Lee, in the drama 'To Leslie' that led her to receive a nomination for Best Actress at this year's Academy Awards 2023. This is precisely the controversy that, since a few days ago, is making Andrea's name one of the most mentioned.
In this edition of the Oscar Awards 2023, the actress was one of the candidates for that category. Her nomination was not well received by a large part of the public and even the Academy opened an investigation. Many branded it as "cronyism" or "white privilege".
Despite all the controversy that this issue has generated, the Academy made the decision to keep Riseborough's nomination, against the opinion of a large part of the public.