Tuppence Middleton


Tuppence Middleton is an English actress.

Date of birth

She was born on February 21, 1987.

Family

Middleton was born in Bristol on 21 February 1987, the daughter of Tina and Nigel Middleton. She has an older sister named Angel and younger brother named Josh. She was named "Tuppence" after the childhood nickname her grandmother gave to her mother. S

Early life

She was raised in Clevedon, Somerset. She has described her younger self as shy, reclusive, and "geeky" at school, but "quite loud and brash" at home; she found youth theatre an "outlet" in which she could be confident. 

Education

She attended Bristol Grammar School, where she was involved in school plays such as Guys and Dolls. She also attended Stagecoach, a performing arts school in Portishead. She appeared in local drama productions, including a pantomime with her sister at the Princes Hall in Clevedon. She subsequently studied acting at the Arts Educational School in London, earning an honours degree in acting

Love life

Not yet known.

Net worth

Not yet established.

Career

Middleton is known for her role as Riley Blue in Netflix's Sense8. She has also appeared in notable films such as The Imitation Game and Jupiter Ascending. (2015).

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. 

She has appeared in feature films such as Tormented (2009), Chatroom (2010), Cleanskin (2012), Trance (2013), The Lady Vanishes (2013), The Imitation Game (2014), , 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.

She portrayed the role of Ava Parse on Possessor (2020), science-fiction thriller.

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Tuppence Middleton
First Name Tuppence
Surname Middleton
Born 12th February, 1987
Home City Bristol, England
Current City