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Daisy Ridley

1992-04-10 Westminster, London, England, UK

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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 such as Toast of London, 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.


Chaos Walking Viola Eade 2021-01-21
Asteroid Hunters Narrator 2020-04-17
Baba Yaga 2020-06-15
The Skywalker Legacy Herself 2020-03-18
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Rey 2019-12-18
Balance Of The Force Herself 2018-03-12
The Director and the Jedi Herself 2018-03-12
Peter Rabbit Cottontail Rabbit (voice) 2018-02-07
Flopsy Turvy Cottontail Rabbit (voice) 2018-03-30
Ophelia Ophelia 2018-01-22
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey 2017-12-13
Murder on the Orient Express Mary Debenham 2017-11-03
The Eagle Huntress Narrator (voice) 2016-11-02
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Herself 2016-04-16
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey 2015-12-15
Star Wars: Greatest Moments Herself 2015-12-26
Scrawl Hannah 2015-10-17
Under Waitress 2014-01-14
Crossed Wires Her 2013-11-03
100% BEEF 2013-05-31
Blue Season Sarah 2013-04-14
The Inventor Princess Marguerite
A Woman of No Importance Virginia Hall
Kolma Tamara Kolma