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Overview (3)

Born in Bristol, England, UK
Nickname Tupps
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tuppence Middleton (born 21 February 1987) is an English actress. She was nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer. Since 2015, she portrays Riley Blue in the Netflix webseries Sense8.

She has appeared in feature films such as Tormented (2009), Chatroom (2010), Cleanskin (2012), Trance (2013), The Lady Vanishes (2013), The Imitation Game (2014), and Jupiter Ascending (2015), as well as in television series such as Bones (2008), New Tricks (2010), Friday Night Dinner (2011), Sinbad (2012), Spies of Warsaw (2013), Black Mirror (2013), and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017).

She starred in two British period dramas screened around the same time, Dickensian (2015-16), playing Miss Havisham, and War & Peace (2016), in which she played Russian princess and villain Hélène Kuragina.

Tuppence Middleton was born on 21 February 1987 in Bristol, England, to Nigel and Tina Middleton. She was named "Tuppence" after the childhood nickname her grandmother gave to her mother. She was raised in Clevedon, Somerset, with older brother Josh (now frontman of heavy metal band Sylosis, and lead guitarist of Architects) and older sister Angel.

She attended Bristol Grammar School, an independent day school where she was involved in school plays, including Guys and Dolls, in which she played the lead role. She also attended Stagecoach, a performing arts school in Portishead. She appeared in local drama productions, including a pantomime at the Princes Hall, Clevedon, with her sister.

She subsequently studied acting at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, London, earning an honours degree in acting.

Middleton gained a following for her appearance in the 2009 British horror/comedy Tormented. Her character, head girl Justine Fielding, dates one of the most popular boys in school, only to find that he and his friends were responsible for a classmate's death. She has also appeared in adverts for the chewing gum Extra and Sky TV.

In 2010 she was nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer and she starred in Samuel Abrahams's BAFTA-nominated short film "Connect". In 2011, she played the character Tanya Greene in the British sitcom Friday Night Dinner, and Sarah in Sirens. In 2012 she appeared in Cleanskin, a terrorist thriller. In March 2013 she made her professional theatre debut in The Living Room. She also played a minor role in the Danny Boyle film Trance. In 2015, she starred in the Netflix Original Series Sense8 as Riley Blue.

She starred in the 2016 BBC drama War & Peace, playing Russian aristocrat Princess Hélène Kuragina. The series received critical acclaim and featured fellow young actress Lily James also known for her period dramas. The Daily Express said: "Rising star Tuppence Middleton takes on the role of the delightfully evil Hélène Kuragina, who is one half of the incestuous duo. Audiences witnessed her brother getting a little too intimate with his sibling in the first episode before she turned her attentions to Pierre and dug her claws into him. She is a vile character who will use and abuse Pierre without giving him a second thought." Andrew Davies, who adapted War and Peace, described Middleton's Hélène as "the naughtiest woman on TV at the moment".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (5)

Nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer.
She is the middle child between younger brother Josh and older sister Angel. She was born in Bristol, England to parents Nigel and Tina Middleton.
She acted in school plays growing up, including a lead role in a production of Guys and Dolls.
She has had guest-starring roles in the series Bones, Friday Night Dinner, Black Mirror and more.
She has worked with Andy Wachowski for Sense8 and Jupiter Ascending.

Personal Quotes (14)

I liked to be in my own company, so when I came home from school, I'd just go up to my room and hang out by myself. I wouldn't really have friends over or go to see friends much.
I just enjoyed telling stories. I enjoyed watching films and reading and becoming someone else. I spent a lot of time on my own when I was younger; I enjoyed my own company and still do, so it was a source of escapism.
I love film, but it's funny going to drama school for three years, where you spend most of your time training for theatre, then coming out and just doing films.
I was very, very shy in public and school, and quite loud and brash at home.
As I got older, I auditioned for drama school and shocked myself by getting in.
Tuppence was what my grandmother nicknamed my mother, so she gave it to me. My sister is called Angel, and my brother was going to be called Bubba or Sonny, until they let me and my sister name him Josh.
I don't think, as an actress, you want to be beautiful. It's actually a disadvantage because that's not where all the interesting parts lie.
I'd love to have a room full of taxidermy. I'd be devastated if my cat, Archimedes, ever died. I was debating the other day with a friend whether I should stuff him, but don't know whether he would end up looking like himself. I'd be really sad if he looked strange.
You want a career. You don't want to do a couple of good films and then your career is over.
I think I would've been a bit terrified to have gone and done a lead straight away. Obviously great if you do, but it's all about longevity.
Period dramas seem to take actors to the next level because they do so well in America.
I don't want to be one of those young actors who is around for a couple of years and melts off the scene.
Since Kate Middleton came around, some people think I'm related to her, but unfortunately, there's no connection.
'Each job you learn something new. It's important to build towards things otherwise you lose your mind, which I think I probably would have done a few years ago. I want to make films I like, with scripts that I love. That's what's important to me. Sometimes if you pursue that then fame is inevitable and so is the intrusion. You have to accept it. It's important you know it's part of the job'.

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