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Vanessa Kirby Biography, Age, Acting Career, Movies, TV Shows, Awards and Nominations

Vanessa Kirby Biography

Vanessa Kirby was born on 18th April 1988. She is an English stage, TV, and film performing artist. She featured as Estella in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations in 2011 and as Joanna in Richard Curtis’ rom-com About Time in 2013. From 2016 to 2017, Kirby depicted Princess Margaret in Peter Morgan’s Netflix arrangement The Crown, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series in 2018. She is known for the most part for her stage work; Variety in 2016 called her “the exceptional stage performing artist of her age, equipped for the most startling decisions. She is among the cast in Mission Impossible 6 which will be released on 26th July, 2018.

Life and Acting Career

Kirby was brought up in Wimbledon, London. Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave were their family friends. Her dad is the urologist Roger Kirby.

She was educated at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton. After being turned around Bristol Old Vic Theater School, she took a year off to travel before studying English at the University of Exeter. She at that point turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was marked to an ability organization and met the theater chief David Thacker, who gave her three featuring parts more than 2009 at the Octagon Theater Bolton: in All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. For All My Sons she won the BIZA Rising Star Award at the Manchester Evening News Theater Awards, worth £5,000.

She at that point went ahead to star at the National Theater as Isabella in Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton, coordinated by Marianne Elliott, close by Harriet Walter and Harry Potter’s Harry Melling. She at that point featured as Rosalind in As You Like It by William Shakespeare at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds; Alfred Hickling of The Guardian depicted her as a “noteworthy new ability.” In 2011, she was in the première of The Acid Test by Anya Reiss at the Royal Court Theater, coordinated by Simon Godwin, procuring acclaim for her execution from Paul Taylor of The Independent, who portrayed her as “a star if at any time I saw one.”

In 2011, Kirby made her TV début in the BBC’s The Hour,[9] close by Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, and Romola Garai. She played Estella in the BBC’s small arrangement adjustment of Great Expectations nearby Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson, and Douglas Booth.

She assumed the lead part of Alice in Ridley Scott’s smaller than expected arrangement adjustment of Kate Mosse’s novel Labyrinth. In late 2012, she recorded The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikkelsen. Kirby at that point featured in Richard Curtis’ film About Time as Rachel McAdams’ closest companion Joanna.

She went ahead to play Masha in the acclaimed creation by Benedict Andrews of Three Sisters at the Young Vic in September 2012, winning rave audits, with Matt Trueman of Time Out expressing. “In a super cast offered a permit to sparkle, Kirby emerges as Masha.”

She taped The Rise in mid-2012 close by Matthew Lewis and Timothy Spall. The movie premièred at the Toronto and London Film Festivals to positive surveys and won the Best Debut Category for chief Rowan Athale.

In 2013, Kirby came back to the National Theater to play Queen Isabella in Edward II inverse John Heffernan. In the mid-year of 2014, she played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, again working together with Benedict Andrews at the Young Vic, close by Gillian Anderson as Blanche and Ben Foster as Stanley. She won Best Supporting Actress class at the Whatsonstage Awards 2014, which is voted in favor of by people in general.

Her current film parts incorporate Kill Command, inverse Thure Lindhardt, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, and Queen and Country, John Boorman’s continuation of his Hope and Glory (1987). In 2015, she had a part in Working Title’s Everest, close by Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Keira Knightley, playing the notable American socialite Sandy Hill Pittman.

In 2015, she recorded The Dresser (2015) for Richard Eyre, with Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, and Thea Sharrock’s adjustment of Jojo Moyes’ book Me Before You.

In May 2015, it was accounted for that Kirby was given a role as Princess Margaret following a six-month seek, in Netflix’s first unique British arrangement The Crown composed by Peter Morgan and coordinated by Stephen Daldry.

Baz Bamigboye announced Kirby would play Elena in Robert Icke’s Uncle Vanya at the Almeida Theater in 2016, for which she won rave audits, with Matt Trueman of Variety expressing: “Kirby is a superlative Elena: agile, whimsical, two-faced, shallow but then constantly thoughtful. It’s an execution that affirms her as the exceptional stage on-screen character of her age, equipped for the most sudden decisions”.


Vanessa Kirby Movies

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Love/Loss Jane
2012 The Rise Nicola
Nora Young Woman Short
2013 Charlie Countryman Felicity
About Time Joanna
2014 The Exchange Woman Short
Insomniacs Jade Short
Queen & Country Dawn Rohan
National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire Stella Kowalski
Off the Page: Devil in the Details Jessica Short
2015 Jupiter Ascending Katharine Dunlevy
Bone in the Throat Sophie
Everest Sandy Hill
2016 Genius Zelda Fitzgerald
Kill Command Katherine Mills
Me Before You Alicia Dewares
2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout Post-production,Release date 26th July, 2018.

Vanessa Kirby Movies TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Hour Ruth Elms 3 episodes
Great Expectations Estella Havisham Miniseries
2012 Labyrinth Alice Tanner Miniseries
2013 Agatha Christie’s Poirot Celia Ravenscroft Episode: “Elephants Can Remember”
2015 The Dresser Irene TV film
The Frankenstein Chronicles Lady Jemima Hervey Main role
2016–2017 The Crown Princess Margaret Main role

Vanessa Kirby Theatre

Year Title Playwright Role Venue
2010 All My Sons Arthur Miller Ann Deever Octagon Theatre
Ghosts Henrik Ibsen Regina Engstrand Octagon Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream William Shakespeare Helena Octagon Theatre
As You Like It William Shakespeare Rosalind West Yorkshire Playhouse
2011 Women Beware Women Thomas Middleton Isabella Royal National Theatre
The Acid Test Anya Reiss Dana Royal Court Theatre
2012 Three Sisters Anton Chekhov Maria “Masha” Kulygina Young Vic
2013 Edward II Christopher Marlowe Isabella of France Royal National Theatre
2014 A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Stella Kowalski Young Vic
2016 Uncle Vanya Anton Chekhov Helena Serebryakova Almeida Theatre
A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Stella Kowalski St. Ann’s Warehouse
2018 Julie Polly Stenham Julie Royal National Theatre

Vanessa Kirby Awards and nominations

Year Assoication Category Work Result
2010 Ian Charleson Awards Ghosts Nominated
2011 Ian Charleson Awards 3rd Place A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Won
Ian Charleson Awards As You Like It Won
Ian Charleson Awards Women Beware Women Won
2012 Ian Charleson Awards Special Commendations Three Sisters Nominated
2015 Whats On Stage Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Play A Streetcar Named Desire Won
2017 BAFTA TV Awards Best Supporting Actress The Crown Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Glamour Awards UK TV Actress Won
2018 BAFTA TV Awards Best Supporting Actress Won

Vanessa Kirby Social Profiles


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