Who is Charlotte Riley?

Charlotte Riley is an English actress, perhaps still best known as Sarah Hurst in the film “Easy Virtue” (2008) and as Catherine Earnshaw in the TV mini-series “Wuthering Heights” (2009), in addition to several other roles that she has secured over the course of her career.

Charlotte Riley Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Charlotte Frances Riley was born on 29 December 1981 under the Capricorn zodiac sign, in Grindon, County Durham, England, the daughter of Michael Riley and his wife, Margaret. She grew up in County Durham with her siblings, Simon and Joanne.

Charlotte started attending Teesside High School when she was nine years old, and was a school student until she turned 18 years.

After matriculating, Charlotte enrolled at St Cuthbert’s Society, Durham, which she attended from 2000 to 2003. During this time, she performed with the comedy sketch group the Durham Revue, while she also appeared in plays and musicals before she graduated with a degree in English and Linguistics. Moreover, she then studied acting and drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2005 to 2007.

Career Beginnings

Charlotte’s career started in 2007 with the role of Chloe in the TV series “Grown-ups”. The same year, she appeared in one episode of the medical drama series “Holby City”, while in 2008, she portrayed Kate in the television movie “Dis/Connected”.

The same year, Charlotte was chosen for her first significant role, as Sarah Hurst in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Easy Virtue”, which starred Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes and Kristin Scott Thomas.

In 2009, Charlotte starred as Cathy in the TV mini-series “Wuthering Heights” based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, co-starring her now-husband Tom Hardy and Andrew Lincoln.

Rise to Prominence

The same year, Charlotte starred as Maggie in the TV mini-series “The Take”, and continued her career rather successfully, with the lead role in the television drama movie “Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen”.

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She next appeared in a few episodes of the mystery crime-drama series “DCI Banks” (2010-2011), while in 2012, she starred in the award-winning horror-thriller film “Entity”, written and directed by Steve Stone, and co-starring Dervla Kirwan and Branko Tomovic, and then also starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning historical drama mini-series “World Without End”.

Next, she was Camilla Reilly in the romantic drama film “Grand Street”, written and directed by Lex Sidon, and played Nance in the sci-fi action-adventure film “Edge of Tomorrow”, with Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton in the lead roles. The same year, Charlotte was chosen for the role of May Carleton in the eponymous series “Peaky Blinders”, appearing in six episodes of the BAFTA-winning series through 2017.

To speak further of her accomplishments, in 2015, she was Arabella in the TV fantasy historical war mini-series “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell”, then appeared in a support role in the action-adventure film “In the Heart of the Sea”.

The following year, Charlotte featured in the TV mini-series “Close to the Enemy”, with Lucy Ward, August Diehl and Jim Sturgess as the main stars, while in 2017, she starred in the television sci-fi drama movie “King Charles III”, next to Tim Pigott-Smith, Oliver Chris and Richard Goulding.

Continued Success

She was Robina Lund in six episodes of the TV biopic crime-drama series “Trust”, which starred Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland and Hilary Swank, then she appeared in the film “Swimming with Men”, and featured in the award-winning drama series “Press”.

In the last couple of years, she has slowed down somewhat, and made only sporadic appearances in short films and TV series, including her portrayal of Vicky in the short film “Mairi” (2020), and appearing in the TV sci-fi thriller drama series “The Peripheral” (2022), which stars Louis Herthum, Austin Rising and Miles Barrow.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Charlotte Riley’s net worth has been estimated to be close to $8 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 30 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

She and Tom met while working on the TV mini-series “The Withering Heights”; after filming, they would go out for coffee dates, but Charlotte wasn’t impressed at first. However, their relationship developed over time, and a romance blossomed.

They became engaged in 2010, and married in July 2014. In the October of the following year, Charlotte and Tom welcomed their first child, a son named Leo, while their second son they named Forrest was born in 2018.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), weighs approximately 120lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 34-23-34, bra size 38B.

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Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

In addition to acting, Charlotte is a part-time singer and was the frontwoman of the band Flirtinis. Her other talents include painting and writing – her play, “Shaking Cecelia” won her the Sunday Times Playwriting Award.

A fan of vintage looks, Charlotte has incorporated vintage outfits into her daily life, for which she is praised by a number of fashion designers and critics.

Charlotte was bitten by a dog when she was just two years old, and so has developed a fear of dogs.

Charlotte Riley’s Husband, Tom Hardy Short Bio

Born Edward Thomas Hardy on 15 September 1977, in Hammersmith, London, England, he is the son of artist and painter Anne (nee Barrett) and novelist and comedy writer Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy.

Tom has become an award-winning actor, producer and screenwriter. Of Irish ancestry, Hardy grew up in the East Sheen suburb of London, and went to Tower House School and Reed’s School.

He studied drama at Richmond Drama School and the Drama Centre London. During these years, he cited Gary Oldman as his hero, and that he mirrored scenes from Oldman while at drama school.

Hardy’s career started in 2001 with the role of John A. Janovec in the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers”, since when, he has gone on to appear in more than 50 film and TV titles.

Some of his most prominent roles include Eames in the film “Inception” (2010), then as Bane in the film “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012, and as Max Rockatansky in the film “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015), in addition to many other characters that he has portrayed in his career.

He is now working on several projects, including the films “Havoc” and “Mad Max: The Wasteland”, both scheduled for release later in 2022.

According to sources, Tom Hardy’s net worth has been estimated to be around $45 million as of mid- 2022.

Hardy was married to producer Sarah Ward from 1999 until 2004.

He has a son with director Rachel Speed with whom he was in a relationship from 2005 to 2009.

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