Lydia Wilson

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Lydia Wilson
Born (1984-11-30) 30 November 1984 (age 36)
Education Chelsea College of Art and Design
Queens' College, Cambridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2009)
OccupationActor, radio personality
Years active2009–present

Lydia Wilson (born 30 November 1984) is an English actress. Since graduating in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has performed in numerous television and theatre productions including the Olivier Award winning Blasted by Sarah Kane in 2010 at the Lyric Theatre.


Early life

Wilson was born to an American mother and an English father and brought up in Queen's Park in London. She has said that her acting ambitions came from her grandparents, who were stage actors. After completing a foundation course at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, she studied English at Queens' College, Cambridge, [1] then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). [2]


Wilson made her film debut in the alternative history romance drama Never Let Me Go (2010). [3] In 2014, she was included in the London Evening Standard list of the 1,000 most influential Londoners. [4]



Feature films
2010 Never Let Me Go HannahFilm debut
2013 About Time Catherine "Kit-Kat" Lake
HereafterKatcherShort film
2016 Star Trek Beyond Jessica Wolff / Kalara
Love Is Thicker Than WaterVida
All Is True Susanna Shakespeare
TBA The Score Post-production


2010 Pete Versus Life RachelEpisode: "Fankoo"
Midsomer Murders Zoe StockEpisode: "Master Class"
Any Human Heart MondayEpisode: "1.3"
2011 South Riding Muriel CarneRecurring role
The Crimson Petal and the White ElizabethEpisode: "1.1"
Black Mirror Princess SusannahEpisode: "The National Anthem"
2012 Dirk Gently JaneEpisode: "1.2"
The Making of a Lady Emily Fox SetonTelevision film
2013 Misfits LauraEpisodes 2 and 3 in Series 5
2014 Ripper Street Mimi MortonTwelve episodes; Series 3 & 5
2018 Requiem MatildaSix Episodes [10] Lead Role
2019-2020 Flack EveSeries one and two - Six episodes in each series


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