Ruth Wilson is a British actress probably best known for her roles in “The Lone Ranger” and “Saving Mr. Banks.” She is notably not on social media.
Ruth Wilson was born in Ashford, UK, but raised in Shepperton, Surrey. She grew up with three older brothers and said, “[They] bring me down to earth. I’m not very precious. In my family, you’re not allowed to self-indulge. I’m practical and tomboyish. It has given me strength of character.” Interestingly, her grandfather worked for MI6 (the British version of the CIA) and wrote 20 spy novels.
Ruth Wilson was raised Catholic. “There’s always been a religious strain in me. I can’t get rid of it. I don’t want to get rid of it. I’m not involved in a church, but I understand that impulse to believe in something that’s never going to betray you.”
When she was 16, she worked as a model.
In 2003, she graduated from the University of Nottingham. Afterwards, she studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated in 2005. She was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe for her role in the mini-series “Jane Eyre.” She also won the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Anna Christie in the Donmar Warehouse.
In 2007, she took off from working for seven months. Ruth Wilson said at the time, “I simply want to take a break and catch my breath. But I also think that, sometimes, the bravest thing you can do is deliberately keep some time free and see what the world throws at you.”
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As for doing stunts in “The Lone Ranger,” Ruth Wilson said, “I was quite scared about doing stunts for many reasons, but I really loved them. It got to be the best part of the day for me to be doing a stunt and throwing myself off something.”
She said in 2012, “It’s a good time for me, but it’s only recently I’ve become comfortable in my job. At the start, it’s hard having the nerve to call yourself an actor, let alone doing it. I gave myself two years after drama school, and if I didn’t make it, then I’d give up.” She added, “This is what I’m good at and where I belong.”
As for her career, Ruth Wilson said, “I don’t shy away from a challenge that would scare the sh*t out of me. You need the fear always to be there. Otherwise you’re in the wrong job.”
Though it’s never been confirmed publicly, she is currently dating actor Jude Law. Ruth Wilson normally resides in London, UK.