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Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly recently starred as Mary Morstan/MaryWatson in both Sherlock Holmes and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. She was previously honored for her performance in Stephen Frears' acclaimed 2005 feature Mrs. Henderson Presents, winning both London Film Critics Circle and Empire Awards for Best Newcomer, and also receiving a British Independent Film Award nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She received another British Independent Film Award nomination, for Best Actress, for her work in 2008's Eden Lake. She also starred in the internationally successful French film L'Auberge Espagnole and its sequel, Russian Dolls (Les Poupees Russes) for which she was nominated for a Cesar Award.

Reilly was most recently seen in the independent feature Me and Orson Welles, and the thriller Triage, which has screened at several 2009 international film festivals, including Toronto and Rome. Her additional film credits include Last Orders, The Libertine, Pride & Prejudice, Meant to Be, Ti presento un amico, 1320, and Edwin Boyd.

On the stage, Reilly is the youngest ever actress to be twice-nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress when she was nominated in 2004 for her performance in After Miss Julie, presented at London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre, and in 2008 when she received another Olivier Award nomination in the same category for the role of Desdemona in the Donmar Warehouse production of Othello.

Reilly has also appeared on the small screen, recently including the starring role of Detective Anna Travis in the 2009 television movie Above Suspicion. She reprised her role in the ITV series Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia, and Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Kelly Reilly Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayJuly 18, 1977 (40)
SignCancer
BirthplaceSurrey, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.