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Daisy Ridley

Biography

In 2015, this Uk display screen actress began her rise to prominence after being cast as Rey in Superstar Wars: Event VII – The Force Awakens so when Hannah in Scrawl. Her tv credits include visitor spots in shows of Casualty, Youngers and Silent See. After graduating from Tring Recreation area College for the Performing Arts, she produced her screen performing debut within the BAFTA-nominated brief film Lifesaver (2013). She was highlighted in rapper Wiley’s 2013 music video “Lighting On.” Delivered to Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Chris Ridley, she spent her start in London and Hertfordshire, Britain. She actually is the great-niece of Dad’s Military professional Arnold Ridley. She started dating Charlie Hamblett. She superstars alongside John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver in Superstar Wars.

Quick Facts


Full Name Daisy Ridley
Date Of Birth April 10, 1992
Place Of Birth London, England
Height 1.7 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Birkbeck, University of London
Nationality British
Parents Chris Ridley, Louise Fawkner-Corbett
Siblings Kika-Rose Ridley, Poppy Sophia Ridley
Awards MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Hero, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress
Movies Only Yesterday, The Inbetweeners 2, Scrawl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Eagle Huntress, Murder on the Orient Express, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Peter Rabbit, Blue Season
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1She appears in the music video for the song "Lights On" by Wiley (feat Angel & Tinchy Stryder). The song was released in 2013.
2Trained as a dancer and singer at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.
3Her great uncle is actor Arnold Ridley who played Godfrey in the long running British sitcom Dad's Army (1968).
4She was cast in Youngers (2013) straight out of school.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode VIII2017filmingRey
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015Rey
Saturday Night Live2015TV SeriesDaisy Ridley (segment "Star Wars Auditions")
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameRey (voice, uncredited)
Scrawl2015Hannah
Mr Selfridge2014TV SeriesRoxy
Silent Witness2014TV SeriesHannah Kennedy
Toast of London2013TV SeriesStage Hand
Youngers2013TV SeriesJessie
Blue Season2013ShortSarah
Casualty2013TV SeriesFran Bedingfield
Lifesaver2013ShortJo (Rescuer)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Conan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself
Omg! Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesRey

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#Quote
1I went to a school called Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. I went because initially I was very naughty, and my mom thought if I was busy, I'd be better. And I didn't really do acting until later on in the school, with an amazing teacher. I left, went traveling, came back. And then it all kind of went from there.
2[About her video reel being deleted] That was actually me! I wanted it to be so people could just concentrate on this. I'm so proud of what I've done before, but I wanted it to feel fresh. Which is what I think everyone else wanted, because everyone wanted just to see me as Rey and not as the people I've played before, even though the jobs I've done before are amazing and obviously led me to this incredible point. So here I am.
3My great uncle was in Dad's Army. And I don't know if Americans will know that. It was a hugely popular show in England. They're redoing it as a film. Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore [in the Harry Potter movies], is playing who my great uncle played. Both my parents are creative. My dad did act when he was younger, but they're both very creative." [...] "My mum works in internal communications at a bank, and my dad's a photographer.
4[on her favourite location while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens] Weirdly enough, probably Abu Dhabi, even though it was so hot, it was like you literally can't imagine that heat. The feeling of stepping onto a real set for the first time, it genuinely was a baptism of fire. To see creatures walking around and speeders chilling in the sand, that was amazing, and because I was shooting there, it was like everything had built up to that moment. So a few days in, I was like, OK. I'm getting my groove now.
5[About her family] I've got sisters. I'm the youngest of actually five. We have been watching the movies again, and my middle sister is super excited. Last year when we were filming, everyone came round and we had dinner and watched Episode IV, A New Hope, which was super cool.
6[About the Star Wars Celebration event] I didn't think of it like that until dinner last night when somebody mentioned how many people might be watching. It was so cool to be part of a film that is loved so much, and then to be able to launch in that sphere with just fans and people who love what we're doing and are so excited about what's going to come in December, that was the best way to come out, as it were.
7[About where she grew up] London. And somebody did ask me if me and John [Boyega] got on because we're from the same place. We're not from the same place. He's from South London, I'm from West.


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