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Two-time Olivier Award-winning actress RUTH WILSON (Rebecca Reid) was recently seen in Focus Features' "Anna Karenina" alongside Keira Knightley.

Wilson has proven her versatility on stage, in film and on television. She is best known for her stunning portrayal of "Jane Eyre" in the 2006 adaptation, which earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performace by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. This was her first role out of drama school. Following "Jane Eyre," Wilson found herself quickly in demand and became Stephen Poliakoff's muse, playing the lead in two of his critically acclaimed telefilms, "Capturing Mary" and "A Real Summer." Wilson then went on to play the female lead in "Small Island," the acclaimed adaptation of the beloved book, which formed the centerpiece of the BBC's Autumn 2009 season. Also that year, she starred in ITV's miniseries "The Prisoner," the remake of the cult classic film, alongside Ian McKellen. That same year, Wilson starred in the BBC 1 critically acclaimed series "Luther," in which she portrayed unnervingly intelligent sociopath Alice Morgan opposite Idris Elba.

Wilson's theater work began in 2007, while appearing in Maxim Gorky's "The Philistines" at the National Theatre. The play, set in 1902 Russia, depicts the life of bigoted patriot Vassilly and his bullied children. Wilson portrayed Vassilly's daughter Tanya, a depressed teacher bullied by him. Her second appearance on the London stage was in 2009, playing the coveted role of Stella opposite Rachel Weisz in the sold-out West End production of "A Street Car Named Desire." For this performance, she won her first Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress and earned plaudits from the critics. In 2010, Wilson starred in an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's "Through a Glass Darkly," which premiered at the Almeida Theatre. The next year, she starred alongside Jude Law in Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," which garnered her a second Olivier Award in the Best Actress Category.

Wilson currently resides in London, England.


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