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Vanessa Nuala Kirby (born April 18, 1988) is an English stage, television and film actress. She starred as Estella in the BBC's adaptation of Great Expectations, alongside Ray Winstone.
The daughter of a magazine editor and a surgeon, Kirby was turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and took a gap year travelling before studying English at Exeter University. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed up to an agency and met the theatre director David Thacker, who gave her three starring roles over 2009 at the Octagon Theatre 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 Theatre Awards, worth £5000.
She then went on to star at the National Theatre as Isabella in Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton, directed by Marianne Elliott, alongside Harriet Walter and Harry Potter's Harry Melling. She then starred as Rosalind in As You Like It by William Shakespeare at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, with Alfred Hickling of The Guardian describing her as a "significant new talent". In 2011 she was in thepremiere of The Acid Test by Anya Reiss at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Simon Godwin, earning praise for her performance from Paul Taylor of The Independent who described her as "a star if ever I saw one".
Kirby made her TV debut in the BBC's The Hour, alongside Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai, in 2011. She played Estella in the BBC's adaption of Great Expectations alongside Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson and Douglas Booth.
She is set to play the lead role of Alice in Ridley Scott's forthcoming mini-series adaptation of Kate Mosse's novel Labyrinth. In late 2012, she filmedThe Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia Leboeuf and Mads Mikkelson.
Kirby appeared in Richard Curtis's film About Time with Rachel McAdams.
She played Masha in Three Sisters at the Young Vic in September 2012.
She filmed Wasteland in early 2012 alongside Matthew Lewis and Timothy Spall. The film premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals to positive reviews.
In 2013 Kirby is set to appear in Kill Command opposite Thure Lindhardt, the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, and Queen and Country, John Boorman's sequel to his 1987 Hope and Glory.
Kirby returns to the National Theatre to play Queen Isabella in Edward II opposite John Heffernan.
Awards and recognition
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 of Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow'.
In 2011 she was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards as Outstanding Newcomer for her performance in The Acid Test.
She was named as one of Nylon magazine's Young Hollywood list 2012.
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University of Exeter
Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom
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Vanessa Kirby is an English stage, television and film actress. She starred as Estella in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations in 2011 and as Joanna in Richard Curtis' romantic comedy About Time in 2013. From 2016 to 2017, Kirby portrayed Princess Margaret in Peter Morgan's Netflix series The Crown, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2018. She is known mostly for her stage work; Variety in 2016 called her "the outstanding stage actress of her generation, capable of the most unexpected choices". In 2018, she played White Widow in the U.S. blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
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Vanessa Nuala Kirby
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==Vanessa Kirby== (born 18 April 1988) as [[Vanessa Nuala Kirby]] is an English stage, TV and film actress. She starred as [[Estella]] in the BBC adaptation of [[Great Expectations]] in 2011, as [[Joanna]] in [[Richard Curtis]]' romantic comedy [[About Time]] in 2013, and currently portrays [[Princess Margaret]] in [[Peter Morgan]]'s Netflix series [[The Crown]]. She is known mostly for her stage work; [[Variety]] in 2016 called her "[[the outstanding stage actress of her generation]], capable of the most unexpected choices".
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