As a teenager, she worked as a model. Her first stage role was Ginelli in the international tour of 'The Hush' (in 2002) and then Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth' at the Lakesdie Theatre, both run by Hush Productions which she co-founded whilst at the University of Nottingham. After that, in 2005 she played Jewel Diamond in the TV series 'Suburban Shootout', a situation comedy. In the same year she appeared in a student production of CP Taylor's 'Good', which transferred to the Sound Theatre for a short run in 2005.
In 2006, Ruth Wilson got her big break when she was chosen to play Jane Eyre in the BBC's mini-series of 'Jane Eyre'. For this performance she was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of 'Best Actress in a Series, Mini Series or TV Movie' and came second in a BBC's viewer's poll of 'Best Actress of 2006'. She was also nominated for 'Best Actress' for her role in 'Jane Eyre' by the Broadcasting Press Guild, BAFTA Televsion Awards and the Satellite Awards. In 2006, she also played the role of Woman in a short film called 'Get Off My Land'.
In 2007, Ruth played Tanya in the Royal National Theatre's production of 'Philistines' at the Lyttelton Theatre. In 2007, she also appeared in three TV films: 'A Real Summer' where she played Mary/ Geraldine, 'Capturing Mary' where she played Young Mary and 'Marple: Nemesis' where she played Georgina Barrow.
In 2008, she appeared in the docu-drama of 'The Doctor Who Hears Voices' as Ruth and the radio drama of 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' as Elizabeth-Janes.
Her future projects include a 2009 mini-series of 'The Prisoner'. Her role will be 'No. 313'. In this year she will also play Queenie in a BBC adaptation of 'Small Island'.
Ruth Wilson - what members say
review by Trionon from London
Watch the other ones 19 July 2008
review by A customer from Kettering
Capturing Mary 21 August 2008
review by CityGent from Burton Upon Trent
Top Quality Production - a Must See 11 November 2010
Ruth Wilson - filmography
Ruth Wilson facts
5 most recent filmsThe Lone Ranger - 3.5 stars
The Lone Ranger - 3D Blu-ray - 3.0 stars
The Lone Ranger - Blu-ray - 3.5 stars
Saving Mr. Banks - 3.5 stars
Anna Karenina - 2.5 stars
5 highest-rated filmsLuther - Series 2 - 4.5 stars
Jane Eyre - 4.0 stars
Small Island - 4.0 stars
Suburban Shootout - Series 2 - 3.5 stars
Suburban Shootout - Series 1 - 3.5 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsThe Lone Ranger - 3D Blu-ray - 3.0 stars
Anna Karenina - Blu-ray - 2.5 stars
The Prisoner - Blu-ray - 2.5 stars
Anna Karenina - 2.5 stars
The Prisoner - 2.5 stars
Most frequent co-starsIdris Elba - 14 times - show films
Indira Virma - 12 times - show films
Steven Mackintosh - 12 times - show films
Pam Ferris - 9 times - show films
Toby Stephens - 9 times - show films
Most frequent directorsSusanna White - 8 times - show films
Nick Hurran - 7 times - show films
Sam Miller - 5 times - show films
Stefan Schwartz - 4 times - show films
Brian Kirk - 4 times - show films