Daisy Ridley



Place of birth:

Westminster, London, England, UK:


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.

Film Credits

Letters Live from the Archive: International Women’s Day (2021)
Chaos Walking (2021)
as Viola Eade
Baba Yaga (2020)
as Magda
Asteroid Hunters (2020)
as Narrator
The Skywalker Legacy (2020)
as Herself
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
as Rey
Flopsy Turvy (2018)
as Cotton-Tail (voice)
Balance Of The Force (2018)
as Herself
The Director and the Jedi (2018)
as Herself
Peter Rabbit (2018)
as Cottontail Rabbit (voice)
Ophelia (2018)
as Ophelia
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
as Rey
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
as Mary Debenham
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
as Narrator (voice)
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (2016)
as Herself
Star Wars: Greatest Moments (2015)
as Herself
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
as Rey
Scrawl (2015)
as Hannah
Under (2014)
as Waitress
Crossed Wires (2013)
as Her
100% BEEF (2013)
as Girl
Blue Season (2013)
as Sarah
Young Woman and The Sea ()
as Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle
Untitled Daisy Ridley Comedy ()
The Marsh King’s Daughter ()
as Helena
Women In The Castle ()
The Ice Beneath Her ()
Kolma ()
as Tamara Kolma
A Woman of No Importance ()
as Virginia Hall
The Inventor ()
as Princess Marguerite (Voice)

Production Credits

The Eagle Huntress (2016)
Executive Producer