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Daisy Ridley

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley (born 10 April 1992) is an English actress. Ridley was born in Westminster, London. Her great-uncle was actor and playwright Arnold Ridley, of Dad's Army fame. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, graduating in 2010 at the age of 18. Ridley has appeared in the television programmes Youngers, Silent Witness, Mr Selfridge and Casualty. She also appeared in the short film Blue Season, which was entered into the Sci-Fi-London 48-Hour Film Challenge. She played the lead in film three of Lifesaver, an interactive film which was nominated for a BAFTA British Academy Award. She has also appeared in the music video for Wiley's song "Lights On". In April 2014, it was announced that she will play Rey, one of the lead characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She was chosen for the film in February 2014. The casting of Ridley has generally been seen as a deliberate move from director J. J. Abrams, as he wishes to repeat the casting of relatively unknown actors for the lead roles like George Lucas did with the first Star Wars film in 1977. After receiving several competing offers, Ridley switched from her original talent agency Jonathan Arun to the United Talent Agency in August 2014. Following a two-month stint with UTA, Ridley signed on with the Creative Artists Agency in October 2014.

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Apr 10, 1992 In Westminster, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Silent Witness 1996-02-21
Latest Project:
Movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway 2021-03-25
Known For
Poster of The Eagle Huntress
Poster of 100% BEEF
Movie Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Cotton-Tail (voice) 2021-03-25
Movie Chaos Walking Viola Eade 2021-02-24
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Herself 2020-03-18
Movie Ophelia Ophelia 2019-06-28
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Rey 2019-12-18
Movie Peter Rabbit Cottontail Rabbit (voice) 2018-02-07
Movie Balance Of The Force Herself 2018-03-12
Movie The Director and the Jedi Herself 2018-03-12
Movie Flopsy Turvy Cotton-Tail (voice) 2018-03-30
Series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey (voice) 2017-07-03
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Mary Debenham 2017-11-03
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey 2017-12-13
Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey 2017-12-15
Movie Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Herself 2016-04-16
Movie The Eagle Huntress Narrator (voice) 2016-11-02
Movie Little Galicia Cottontail Rabbit (voice) 2015-04-17
Movie Scrawl Hannah 2015-10-17
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey 2015-12-18
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments Herself 2015-12-26
Movie Under Waitress 2014-01-14
Series Toast of London Unknown 2013-10-20
Movie Blue Season Sarah 2013-04-14
Movie 100% BEEF Girl 2013-05-31
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Movie Venom Girl 2005-09-16
Series Silent Witness Hannah Kennedy 1996-02-21