Kelly Reilly

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Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly 2013.jpg
Reilly in Paris at the French premiere of Flight, January 2013.
Born(1977-07-18) 18 July 1977 (age 36)
Surrey, England
Other namesKeilly Reilly
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Kyle Baugher (2012–present)
 
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Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly 2013.jpg
Reilly in Paris at the French premiere of Flight, January 2013.
Born(1977-07-18) 18 July 1977 (age 36)
Surrey, England
Other namesKeilly Reilly
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Kyle Baugher (2012–present)

Kelly Reilly (born 18 July 1977) is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003. Reilly's performance in the 2005 British comedy film, Mrs Henderson Presents, won her the Empire Award for Best Newcomer in 2006. Her first lead role came in 2008 in the critically acclaimed British horror film, Eden Lake, and in 2009, she had a high-profile role on prime time British television in the three-part police drama Above Suspicion. That year she also appeared in three major films, Sherlock Holmes, Triage, and Me and Orson Welles. In 2011, she reprised her role as Mary Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In 2012, Reilly starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemeckis film Flight, and in 2014, she starred with Greg Kinnear in Heaven is for Real and in the John Michael McDonagh film Calvary.

Early life[edit]

Reilly was born and brought up in Surrey, England, the daughter of a hospital receptionist mother, and Jack Reilly, a police officer.[1][2] Her grandparents were Irish.[3]

Career[edit]

Inspired to seek acting work beyond school, she wrote to the producers of the television drama Prime Suspect and six months later was granted and won the audition, for a role in an episode Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circle, which aired on ITV on 7 May 7, 1995. Six years later, she once again appeared alongside Helen Mirren in the film Last Orders.[4]

Her first professional role was followed by a series of parts on the English stage. She worked with Terry Johnson in four productions, Elton John’s Glasses (1997), The London Cuckolds (1998), The Graduate (2000) and Piano/Forte (2006).[5] Johnson wrote Piano/Forte for her and said "Kelly is possibly the most natural, dyed-in-the-wool, deep-in-the-bone actress I've ever worked with."[6] Reilly has stated that she learned the most as an actor from Karel Reisz, who directed her in The Yalta Game in Dublin in 2001. She said, "He was my masterclass. There is no way I would have been able to do Miss Julie if I hadn't done that play."[7]

By 2000, Reilly felt she was being typecast in comedy roles and she actively sought out a role as the young Amy in Last Orders, directed by Fred Schepisi.[4] This was followed by a role in the Royal Court's 2001 re-run of Sarah Kane's Blasted. The Times called her "theatrical Viagra".[8] In 2002, she starred alongside Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as Wendy, an English Erasmus student, in the French comedy L'Auberge espagnole ("The Spanish Apartment"). She resumed her role in the 2005 sequel, Les Poupées russes ("The Russian Dolls"). Also in 2005, she had a series of roles in such films as Mrs. Henderson Presents and Pride & Prejudice.

Her first lead role came in 2008 in the horror film Eden Lake and, in 2009, she had a high-profile role on prime time British television in Above Suspicion.

In 2012, she appeared opposite Sam Rockwell in A Single Shot, played Brendan Gleeson's character's daughter in John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, and had a leading role in Robert Zemeckis' Flight, opposite Denzel Washington.

On Apr 24, 2014, Kelly will star in the ABC-TV series Black Box, as Catherine Black a famed neuroscientist who explores and solves the mysteries of the brain, the black box, while hiding her own bipolar disorder from the world.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Reilly's performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003. Aged 26, she was the youngest person ever nominated for that award.[6] In 2005, she won Best Newcomer Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as Wendy in The Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes).[6] In 2006, Reilly won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her role in the British comedy film, Mrs Henderson Presents. She was nominated once again for an Olivier award for her performance as Desdemona in the acclaimed production of Othello at The Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Reilly was nominated for Best Supporting actress at the British Independent film awards for Eden Lake in 2010. She won the Spotlight award at the 2012 Hollywood Film festival, for her performance as Nicole in Flight.

Personal life[edit]

Reilly married Kyle Baugher in 2012.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Maybe BabyNimnh
2000PeachesCherry
2001Last OrdersYoung Amy
2001StarchedMaidShort film
2002L'Auberge EspagnoleWendyAKA, Pot Luck or The Spanish Apartment
2003Dead BodiesViv McCormack
2004Libertine, TheThe LibertineJane
2005Russian DollsWendy
2005Pride & PrejudiceCaroline Bingley
2005Mrs Henderson PresentsMaureen
2007PuffballLiffey
2008Eden LakeJenny
2008Me and Orson WellesMuriel Brassler
2009Shell ShockDiane
2009Sherlock HolmesMary Morstan
2010Meant to BeAmanda
2010Ti presento un amicoSarah
20111320Marry Hudson
2011Edwin Boyd: Citizen GangsterDoreen Boyd
2011Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsMary Watson
2012FlightNicole
2013Single Shot, AA Single ShotMoira
2013Casse-tête chinoisWendyAKA, Chinese Puzzle
2013InnocencePamela Hamilton
2014Heaven Is for RealSonja Burpo
2014CalvaryFiona Lavelle

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Biz, TheThe BizLauraTV series
1995Prime Suspect: Inner CirclesPolly HenryTV film
1996Ruth Rendell Mysteries, TheThe Ruth Rendell MysteriesKimberlyEpisodes: "Simisola: Parts 2 & 3"
1996BramwellKathleen Le SauxEpisode: "2.5"
1996PoldarkClowance PoldarkTV film
1996SharmanSophie BrightEpisode: "1.3"
1997RebeccaClariceTV miniseries
1997Pie in the SkyTinaEpisode: "The Apprentice"
1997History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, TheThe History of Tom Jones, a FoundlingNancy MillerTV miniseries
1998Children of the New ForestPatience HeatherstoneTV film
1999Wonderful YouNancyTV miniseries
1999Sex 'n' DeathJulieTV film
2002Safe House, TheThe Safe HouseFiona "Finn" MacKenzieTV film
2003Agatha Christie's PoirotMary GerrardEpisode: "Sad Cypress"
2006A for AndromedaChristine Jones / AndromedaTV film
2007Joe's PalaceCharlotteTV film
2008He Kills CoppersJeannieTV film
2009Above SuspicionDC Anna TravisMain role
2010Above Suspicion 2: The Red DahliaDC Anna TravisMain role
2011Above Suspicion: Deadly IntentDI Anna TravisMain role
2012Above Suspicion: Silent ScreamDI Anna TravisMain role
2014Black BoxDoctor Catherine BlackMain role (13 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly Reilly interview. Telegraph. Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
  2. ^ Kelly Reilly stars in ITV's Above Suspicion. This is Nottingham (2008-12-29). Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ The life of Reilly - News. Scotsman.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
  4. ^ a b Stephen Applebaum (2002). Interview with Kelly Reilly Netribution. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. ^ Review of Piano/Forte 21 September 2006, The Guardian
  6. ^ a b c Chloe Fox (, October 20, 2007). "Kelly Reilly: from the heart", Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  7. ^ Kate Kellaway (3 September 2006). "It's good days and bad days, no rules". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  8. ^ Kate Whiting (January 5, 2009). Kelly Reilly stars in Above Suspicion”, Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  9. ^ Tracy, Nancy (November 19, 2012). "Five Things You Should Know About ‘Flight’s’ Kelly Reilly". omg!. Yahoo!. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 

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