Daisy Ridley

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 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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2019Star Wars: Episode IXRey2019-12-20
2019Chaos WalkingViola Eade2019-03-01
2018Star Wars: The Last Jedi - All Deleted ScenesRey2018-03-12
2018Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Scene BreakdownsHerself2018-03-12
2018The Director and The Jedi2018-03-12
2018Balance Of The ForceHerself2018-03-12
2018Peter RabbitCottontail Rabbit (voice)2018-02-09
2017Star Wars: The Last JediRey2017-12-15
2017Murder on the Orient ExpressMary Debenham2017-11-10
2016The Eagle HuntressNarrator (voice)2016-11-02
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic JourneyHerself2016-03-14
2015Star Wars: Greatest MomentsHerself2015-12-26
2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensRey2015-12-18
2013Crossed WiresHer2013-11-03
2013100% BEEF2013-05-31
2013Blue SeasonSarah2013-04-14