Andrea Riseborough is an English actress who is very talented, and has that slightly buggy-eyed (very attractive!) look that makes her perfect for 1920s-30s films. I always enjoy watching her for her acting skills and her beauty, so let’s admire her in the hopes she’ll make some more frock flicks!
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
As a far-too-pretty Margaret Thatcher in this TV miniseries about Thatcher’s early years.
The Devil’s Whore (2008)
As a fictional courtier whose life is upended by the English Civil War.
Made in Dagenham (2010)
An inspiring film about the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike.
An alternate reality where the Germans have invaded and occupied Britain during World War II. I feel like I tried to watch this and didn’t care? Maybe? Or was that another alternate-reality take on WWII?
The Madonna-directed film that is half Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII in JAW DROPPING STUNNING COSTUMES by Arianne Phillips, and half a modern woman who is obsessed with the couple. They should have just stuck with the period stuff, as the modern story just doesn’t work.
As the titular witness, testifying against her husband who has been accused of murder, in this 1930s-set Agatha Christie adaptation.
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
As “Marilyn Barnett” in this film about the real-life 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
The Death of Stalin (2017)
I keep hearing rave reviews for this black comedy take on Russian dictator Joseph Stalin — I’m sure I’ll get to it at some point? Riseborough plays Svetlana, Stalin’s daughter.
What’s your favorite of Andrea Riseborough’s frock flick roles?