Biography

British actress Ruth Wilson took her on-camera bow in her early twenties. Wilson first participated in a comedy series on Channel 5 entitled Suburban Shootout, then -- almost immediately after drama school -- signed for a role that netted her significant acclaim and a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress: a portrayal of Jane Eyre in director Susanna White's 2006 BBC miniseries adaptation of the seminal Charlotte Brontë novel. After Eyre, Wilson acted under the aegis of the legendary director-cum-playwright Stephen Poliakoff -- opposite Maggie Smith and others -- in Poliakoff's 2007 telemovie A Real Summer. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi