Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby(born 18 April 1988) is an English stage, TV and film actress. She starred as Estella in the BBC adaptation ofGreat Expectationsin 2011, and as Joanna in Richard Curtis ' romantic comedyAbout Timein 2013.

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 Vanessa Kirby's Life and career

magazine.Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave were family friends.

She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed to a talent agency and met the theatre director David Thacker , who gave her three starring roles over 2009 at the Octagon Theatre Bolton :inAll My Sonsby Arthur Miller ,Ghostsby Henrik Ibsen andA Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare . ForAll My Sonsshe won the BIZA Rising Star Award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards , worth £5,000.

by Thomas Middleton , directed by Marianne Elliott , alongside Harriet Walter andHarry Potter 's Harry Melling .She then starred as Rosalind inAs You Like Itby William Shakespeare at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds , with Alfred Hickling ofThe Guardiandescribing her as a "significant new talent". In 2011, she was in the première ofThe Acid Testby Anya Reiss at the Royal Court Theatre , directed by Simon Godwin , earning praise for her performance from Paul Taylor ofThe Independentwho described her as "a star if ever I saw one".

,alongside Ben Whishaw , Dominic West , and Romola Garai . She played Estella in the BBC 's adaptation ofGreat Expectationsalongside Ray Winstone , Gillian Anderson , and Douglas Booth .

. In late 2012, she filmedThe Necessary Death of Charlie Countrymanwith Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikkelsen .Kirby then starred in Richard Curtis 's filmAbout Timeas Rachel McAdams 's best friend Joanna.

at the Young Vic in September 2012, earning rave reviews, with Matt Trueman of Time Out stating. "In a super cast given licence to shine, Kirby stands out as Masha"

She filmedThe Risein early 2012 alongside Matthew Lewis and Timothy Spall . The film premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals to positive reviews, and won the Best Debut Category for director Rowan Athale.

In the summer of 2014 she played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, again collaborating with Benedict Andrews at the Young Vic, alongside Gillian Anderson as Blanche and Ben Foster as Stanley.She won Best Supporting Actress category at the Whatsonstage Awards 2014, which is voted for by the public.

, opposite Thure Lindhardt , the Wachowskis'Jupiter Ascending, with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum , andQueen and Country, John Boorman 's sequel to his 1987Hope and Glory.In 2015, she had a role in Working Title'sEverest, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Keira Knightley, playing the iconic American socialite Sandy Hill Pittman. She also filmed Anthony Bourdain's crime novel 'Bone in the Throat', alongside Tom Wilkinson and Ed Westwick.

In 2015 she filmed Michael Grandage 's first filmGenius, alongside Colin Firth , Jude Law and Guy Pearce . It is cited she has begun filming as the title role in new seriesThe Frankenstein Chroniclesopposite Sean Bean ,The Dresserfor Richard Eyre with Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen , Thea Sharrock 's adaptation of Jojo Moyes ' bookMe Before Youwith Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke .

The Crownwritten by Peter Morgan , directed by Stephen Daldry , opposite Matt Smith and Claire Foy .

Kill Command was filmed in 2014 and will be released in May 2016 in France under the name 'Identify'. You can now buy it in pre-sale

Netflix will release The Crown, featuring Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in November 4th, 2016

Vanessa is also part of the cast of 'Genius' playing Zelda Fitzgerald. ,

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 Vanessa Kirby's Awards and recognition

Kirby won Best Supporting Actress at the Whatsonstage Awards 2014 for her role as Stella in Streetcar Named Desire.

Kirby has been nominated for Ian Charleson Awards in 2010, 2011 (when she won Third Prize), and 2013.

In 2011, Kirby was named as one ofScreen International 's 'Stars of Tomorrow'.

In 2011 she was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards as Outstanding Newcomer for her performance inThe Acid Test.

She was named as one ofNylonmagazine's Young Hollywood list 2012.

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 Vanessa Kirby's Theatre

  • 2010All My Sonsby Arthur Miller , Ann Deever, Octagon Theatre
  • 2010Ghostsby Henrik Ibsen , Regina, Octagon Theatre
  • 2010A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare , Helena, Octagon Theatre
  • 2010As You Like Itby William Shakespeare , Rosalind, West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • 2011Women Beware Womenby Thomas Middleton , Isabella, National Theatre
  • 2011The Acid Testby Anya Reiss , Dana, Royal Court Theatre
  • 2012Three Sistersby Anton Chekhov , Masha, Young Vic
  • 2013 " Edward II " by Christopher Marlowe , Isabella, National Theatre
  • 2014A Streetcar Named Desireby Tennessee Williams , Stella Kowalski, Young Vic
  • 2016Uncle Vanyaby Anton Chekhov , Elena, Almeida Theatre

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 Vanessa Kirby's Filmography

2011 The Hour Ruth Elms BBC Pilot, Episode 2 and 4
2011 Love/Loss Jane
2011 Great Expectations Estella BBC Broadcast 27–29 December 2011
2012 Labyrinth Alice Tanner Scott Free Productions Broadcast 30–31 March 2013
2012 Wasteland(known asThe Risein England) Nicola
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot Celia Ravenscroft episodeElephants Can Remember, Broadcast 9 June 2013
2013 About Time Joanna Working Title Films
2013 Charlie Countryman Felicity Mandate Pictures
2014 Queen and Country Dawn John Boorman
2014 Insomniacs Jade Short film
2015 Jupiter Ascending Katharine Warner Brothers
2015 Everest Sandy Hill
2015 The Dresser Irene BBC Television Movie
2016 Kill Command Mills Vertigo Films
2016 Genius Zelda Fitzgerald Post-production
2016 Me Before You Post-production

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