Daisy Ridley

Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley (born 10 April 1992) is an English actress. Ridley was born in Westminster, London. Her great-uncle was actor and playwright Arnold Ridley, of Dad's Army fame. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, graduating in 2010 at the age of 18. Ridley has appeared in the television programmes such as Toast of London, Youngers, Silent Witness, Mr Selfridge and Casualty. She also appeared in the short film Blue Season, which was entered into the Sci-Fi-London 48-Hour Film Challenge. She played the lead in film three of Lifesaver, an interactive film which was nominated for a BAFTA British Academy Award. She has also appeared in the music video for Wiley's song "Lights On". In April 2014, it was announced that she will play Rey, one of the lead characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She was chosen for the film in February 2014. The casting of Ridley has generally been seen as a deliberate move from director J. J. Abrams, as he wishes to repeat the casting of relatively unknown actors for the lead roles like George Lucas did with the first Star Wars film in 1977. After receiving several competing offers, Ridley switched from her original talent agency Jonathan Arun to the United Talent Agency in August 2014. Following a two-month stint with UTA, Ridley signed on with the Creative Artists Agency in October 2014.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once again as the journey of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Adam Driver  •  Oscar Isaac

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Adam Driver  •  Daisy Ridley

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rian Johnson
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Adam Driver  •  Daisy Ridley

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Harrison Ford  •  Anthony Daniels

Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)

An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Harrison Ford  •  Mark Hamill

An inside look at the making of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), featuring footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  John Boyega  •  Harrison Ford  •  Mark Hamill

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Bell
CAST:  Nurgaiv Aisholpan  •  Nurgaiv Rys  •  Alma Dalaykhan  •  Bosaga Rys

Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Bell
CAST:  Nurgaiv Aisholpan  •  Nurgaiv Rys  •  Alma Dalaykhan  •  Bosaga Rys

Star Wars: Greatest Moments (2015)

Alex Zane counts down the top 20 Star Wars moments as voted by the public. Includes contributions from famous fans as well as the stars and crew of the intergalactic saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Postins
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Judd Apatow  •  David Boreanaz  •  Edith Bowman

Alex Zane counts down the top 20 Star Wars moments as voted by the public. Includes contributions from famous fans as well as the stars and crew of the intergalactic saga.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Postins
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Judd Apatow  •  David Boreanaz  •  Edith Bowman

Scrawl (2015)

A boy writes a comic book with his best friend, and finds situations depicted in the comic book coming to life. Along with the appearance of a mysterious girl, the boy is forced to face the reality of what he has written, and begins a battle to attempt to rewrite death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hearn
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Mark Forester Evans  •  Joe Daly  •  Annabelle Le Gresley

A boy writes a comic book with his best friend, and finds situations depicted in the comic book coming to life. Along with the appearance of a mysterious girl, the boy is forced to face the reality of what he has written, and begins a battle to attempt to rewrite death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hearn
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Mark Forester Evans  •  Joe Daly  •  Annabelle Le Gresley

Blue Season (2013)

Is there ever a circumstance where hanging upside down can be a good sign?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georgina Higgins  •  Lee Jones
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Kenneth Jay

Is there ever a circumstance where hanging upside down can be a good sign?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georgina Higgins  •  Lee Jones
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Kenneth Jay

The Director and the Jedi (2018)

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Wonke
CAST:  Rian Johnson  •  Ram Bergman  •  Kathleen Kennedy  •  Daisy Ridley

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Wonke
CAST:  Rian Johnson  •  Ram Bergman  •  Kathleen Kennedy  •  Daisy Ridley

Balance Of The Force (2018)

Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Rian Johnson  •  Ram Bergman  •  Mark Hamill  •  Daisy Ridley

Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.  (more)

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CAST:  Rian Johnson  •  Ram Bergman  •  Mark Hamill  •  Daisy Ridley

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Sam Neill  •  James Corden

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Gluck
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Sam Neill  •  James Corden

Ophelia (2018)

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire McCarthy
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Naomi Watts  •  George MacKay  •  Clive Owen

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire McCarthy
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Naomi Watts  •  George MacKay  •  Clive Owen

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Judi Dench

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Judi Dench

Flopsy Turvy (2018)

When Flopsy sets out to prove that anything her sisters can do, she can do better, she soon learns that when times get tough, sisters come together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Scott
CAST:  James Corden  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Margot Robbie

When Flopsy sets out to prove that anything her sisters can do, she can do better, she soon learns that when times get tough, sisters come together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Scott
CAST:  James Corden  •  Elizabeth Debicki  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Margot Robbie

Chaos Walking (2021)

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Demián Bichir

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Tom Holland  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Demián Bichir

100% BEEF (2013)

A girl looks down at her food to see what she's really eating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Batecko
CAST:  Daisy Ridley

A girl looks down at her food to see what she's really eating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Batecko
CAST:  Daisy Ridley

Crossed Wires (2013)

A misunderstanding leads to sombre consequences as two flatmates recall very different turns of event from the previous night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Kole
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Eric Kole  •  Katie Cleaver

A misunderstanding leads to sombre consequences as two flatmates recall very different turns of event from the previous night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Kole
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Eric Kole  •  Katie Cleaver

Under (2014)

Kerry is a train driver and on sick leave due to a trauma at work. While roaming the train network to make sense of her tragedy she meets a man who understands her and knows what she needs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Loxton
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Daniel Casey  •  Keeley Forsyth

Kerry is a train driver and on sick leave due to a trauma at work. While roaming the train network to make sense of her tragedy she meets a man who understands her and knows what she needs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Loxton
CAST:  Daisy Ridley  •  Daniel Casey  •  Keeley Forsyth

The Skywalker Legacy (2020)

The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debs Gardner-Paterson
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Debs Gardner-Paterson  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Adam Driver

The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debs Gardner-Paterson
CAST:  J.J. Abrams  •  Debs Gardner-Paterson  •  Daisy Ridley  •  Adam Driver

Asteroid Hunters (2020)

Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Written and produced by Phil Groves, produced by Jini Durr and directed by W.D. Hogan, Asteroid Hunters introduces asteroid scientists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.D. Hogan
CAST:  Daisy Ridley

Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Written and produced by Phil Groves, produced by Jini Durr and directed by W.D. Hogan, Asteroid Hunters introduces asteroid scientists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.D. Hogan
CAST:  Daisy Ridley
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