Ruth Wilson is a British actress who is best known for her role as Jane Eyre in the BBC TV production of Jane Eyre, as well as her role as Alice Morgon in the psychological crime drama Luther, which aired on the BBC TV network. Ruth Wilson has been an active actor since about 2006, which she landed her first major TV role. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films and TV series, as well as in staged theater productions. The following is everything you need to know about this well-respected British actress.
Her earliest career involved modeling
Wilson, who was born in Ashford, Surrey, first got some experience on the stage through modeling gigs that she booked while still a teenager. She decided to pursue a degree in history at the University of Nottingham, which she graduated from in 2003. Wilson decided to become involved in the student drama club, which helped sparked her interest in acting. After graduating from university, she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, which she graduated from in 2005.
In 2006, Wilson was cast as the titular character in the BBC TV production of Jane Eyre, based on the classic novel. The BBC TV production spanned 4 episodes and would eventually become one of the most well received adaptations of the novel in recent memory. Wilson was nominated for multiple awards for her performance, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film; the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; and the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries of Television Film.
Her performance in The Affair may be one of her best
In 2014, Wilson was cast as Alison Lockhart in The Affair. The Affair is a Showtime series about a couple who start an extramarital affair while the pair are visiting a resort town. The Affair is considered particularly unique because of the way it tells the story of the affair from both the perspective of Alison and Noah Solloway, the man she has an affair with; these unique perspectives are tinted through the bias of memory, making them more realistic and potentially mysterious.
Wilson was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as the Satellite Award for Best Actress for her performance in the show’s first season. Go here to check out other options for television entertainment.