Talulah Riley

Talulah Riley

Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1985
Age38 years 9 months 23 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthHertfordshire, England, UK
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth Name Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn

Personal Information
Language English
Complexion White
Sun Sign Libra
Body Features & Measurements
Height173 CM
5 Feet 8 Inches
Eye colorHazel
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight57 KG
126 lbs
Shoe Size85
Dress Size6 (US)
Figure Measurements 35-24-34
Bra Size 32C
Family Information
Father Doug Milburn
Mother Una Riley
Father In-Law Errol Musk (Ex)
Mother In-Law Maye Musk (Ex)
Sisters In-Law Kimbal Musk (Ex)
Tosca Musk (Ex)
Body Build Average
Education Qualifications
Education(School) Berkhamsted Collegiate School (Hertfordshire) , Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls (Elstree, Hertfordshire)
Education(College) Cheltenham Ladies College (Gloucestershire)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Ex Husband Elon Musk
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Pride and Prejudice
Debut(Theater) The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic in 2005)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbyNovel writing
Favorite Destination Sea
LikesRichard Curtis (Screenwriter)
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileTalulah Riley Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileTalulah Riley Instagram Profile
Managers Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Independent Talent Group Ltd.
More Information
Friend Raiyah
Author of Acts of Love


Talulah Riley is an English actress, writer, and director. She is known for playing Mary Bennet in Pride & Prejudice(2005), Angela in Westworld(2016-2018), Blonde in Inception(2010), and Marianne in The Boat That Rocked (2009) among others.

Her recent projects include- Father Christmas Is Back(2021) where she played Vicky Christmas, and "Pistol" where she played Vivienne Westwood.

She has also been the focus of the paparazzi for her connection to multi-Billionaire Elon Musk. She has married and divorced Elon Musk twice.


Chidhood- Family

Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn was born on 26th September 1985 in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England to Una Riley (mother) and Doug Milburn(father). Talulah is the only child of her parents. She grew up in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.

Her mother Una Riley has founded a security systems company and a public relations company.

Her father Doug Milburn used to be the head of the National Crime Squad (NCA), a British police organization dealing with national and international major crimes. Since 2004, Doug has been involved in writing stories for the crime mystery TV Series. He has written stories in- two episodes (The Hardest Word: Part 1 & part 2) of the "Waking the Dead" [3], four episodes ("Cargo: Part 1 & 2, Choices: Part 1 & 2") of "Silent Witness", three episodes("End of the Affair", "Back from the Dead", "Going Under") of "The Bill" among others.

Doug and Talulah co-wrote the story for her comedy movie Scottish Mussel(2015), Talulah directed and acted in it as well. Doug shared the "Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award"(2008) with the writing staff of the crime series "The Bill" for his writing contribution.



  • Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls: She has studied at 'Habs', a girls-only school located at Aldenham Road Elstree, Hertfordshire. 
  • Berkhamsted School: She has studied at Berkhamsted School, a public school located in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Cheltenham Ladies' College: She attended Cheltenham Ladies' College, an independent school in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
  • Open University: Talulah took a graduation course in Natural sciences at the Open University, while acting in London.

On her education, she has said "I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds." [4]



Elon Musk

Talulah Riley- Elon Musk wedding

[Talulah Riley- Elon Musk wedding]

Riley began dating billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2008 and in 2010 they got married at the Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. She and Musk lived together with his five children from his first marriage to Justine Musk.

In January 2012, their relationship went sour and in March 2012, Musk sought a divorce and they were eventually divorced in 2012.

The couple got together eventually and remarried again in July 2013. Elon Musk filed for divorce the second time in December 2014. However, he withdrew it later. The couple eventually started lived separately, after living separately for six months, she filed for divorce on 21 March 2016 in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The court finalized the divorce by October 2016.

Talulah and Elon had an interesting exchange on Twitter, we think its amusing. According to the October 2022 Bloomberg article, There were series of conversations between contact TJ (on Elon Musk's phone, which is being guessed as "Talulah Jane" Riley)) and Elon Musk regarding the purchase of Twitter. If the suspicions of Bloomberg are to be believed, she had asked Musk to "buy Twitter and then delete it, please!? xx". One of the leaked text to Musk from the contact TJ says: "It's very easy to exploit and is being used by radicals for social engineering on a massive scale. And this shit is infecting the world, Please do do something to fight woke-ism. I will do anything to help!"
Talulah's witty reply to Elon Musk's comment
[Talulah's witty reply to double time Ex, Elon Musk's comment]

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

It is reported that Talulah is dating her Pistol co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster (of Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, Game Of Thrones, Maze Runner fame) since July 2022. The two reportedly got together while working together on the sets of "Pistol".
The rumours of romance between them go back to August 2021,  when they were first spotted holding hands in London. 
Through the Instragram platform, Thomas announced that the two got engaged on July 27th July 2023 with the words: "Happy to announce that Talulah and I are engaged. Love is all around X" [5]. 
Talulah had her own post on Twitter, making the announcement. [6]
Talulah Riley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster Engagement
[Talulah Riley and Thomas Brodie-Sangster Engagement announcement]


Talulah's early acting roles involve playing Young Angela in an episode of Poirot(2003), playing Megan Hunter in Marple(2006)

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Talulah Riley in Pride and Prejudice

[Talulah Riley in Pride and Prejudice]

Talulah's acting career in films started with a bang with the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. Talulah played Mary Bennet, one of the Bennet daughters.

In 2008, she played the role of Lady Elenor Rigsby in Phoo Action. But, the episode was canceled before broadcast. Talulah has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2010 film Inception.

She featured on the March 2010 cover of Esquire (an American Men's magazine).

Talulah Riley- Esquire Photoshoot

[Talulah Riley- Esquire Photoshoot]


Scottish Mussel (2015)

The cast of Scottish Mussel (2015)

[The cast of Scottish Mussel (2015)]

Talulah's father Doug suggested a story whose original theme was about a city gangster, Talulah and Doug developed a story together from 2009 to 2015, and it eventually became a romantic comedy.

 They tried to hire a director to direct the movie based on the story. She eventually ended up directing the movie herself. It took her four years to make the film. She produced it herself. The film premiered in Edinburgh.

The story revolves around the character Beth (played by Talulah herself), a conservationist who is protecting the freshwater pearl mussel from poachers who kill it for the pearl inside them.

The movie has a decent rating of 5.4/10 on IMDB. Martin Compston played Ritchie, Talulah Riley herself appeared as Beth, Morgan Watkins as Ethan, Joe Thomas as Danny, and Paul Brannigan as Fraser.


The British biographical drama Pistol is based on the lives of the band members of Sex Pistols (focusing mainly on Steve Jones). ThomasBrodie-Sangste and Talulah played the real-life couple Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, respectively in the series.



Acts of Love

Acts of Love- Talulah Riley

[Acts of Love- Talulah Riley]

Her first novel Acts of love came out in September 2016. Speaking of the book, she has said " It's about a woman called Bernadette who is a journalist and has made her career out of profiling successful men and then divulging their secrets and she lures them into a false sense of security. But at some point, she meets Bradley Blake who she is sent to interview and he challenges all of the assumptions that she's had about the male gender."

It was published by Hodder & Stoughton.

The Quickening

The Quickening- Talulah Riley

[The Quickening- Talulah Riley]

In November 2019, Talulah published her second book through Hodder & Stoughton - Hachette Book Group.

The story is set in the near future in Britain, during times of deep political unrest. The core of the book is about gender, power, and betrayal. 




Year Movie Character Notes
2021 Father Christmas Is Back Vicky Christmas  
2020 Bloodshot Gina Garrison  
2018 The Last Witness Jeanette Mitchell  
2016 Submerged Jessie  
2015 The Bad Education Movie  Phoebe  
2015 Scottish Mussel  Beth As Actor, Co-writer & Director
2015 Mojave Jemima  
2013 Thor: The Dark World Nurse  
2013 In a World... Pippa  
2012 The Liability The Girl  
2012 The Knot  Alexandra  
2012 White Frog  Ms. Lee  
2011 The Dilemma  Concept Car Spokesmodel  
2010 Love & Distrust Jane Video; Segment 1 - The Summer House
2010 Inception Blonde  
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Annabelle Fritton  
2009 The Summer House Jane Short movie
2009 The Boat That Rocked Marianne  
2008 Phoo Action Lady Elenor Rigsby  
2007 St. Trinian's Annabelle Fritton  
2007 Friends Forever Grace Short movie
2005 Pride & Prejudice Mary Bennet  



Year Series/ Show Character Notes
2022- Pistol Vivienne Westwood 6 Episodes
2022 The Elon Musk Show   3 part document series
2016-2018 Westworld Angela 12 Episodes; Season 1 & 2
2008 Phoo Action Lady Elenor Rigsby Cancelled
2008 Doctor Who Miss Evangelista 2 Episodes: "Forest of the Dead", "Silence in the Library"
2008 The Gemma Factor Nell Scenes cut
2007 Nearly Famous Lila Reed 6 Episodes
2006 (Agatha Christie's) Marple Megan Hunter Episode: "The Moving Finger"
2003 (Agatha Christie's) Poirot Young Angela "Five Little Pigs"



Year Play Character Notes
2005 The Philadelphia Story   Location: Old Vic
2006 Summer and Smoke   Writer: Tennessee Williams


Facts and Trivia

  • She loves boats.
  • She Liked Story Books as a child. [3]
  • She rode horses as a kid, she loved her ponies. She liked that it made her fearless [4].
  • For a certain period of time it was illegal in England to broadcast a kind of music which Riley was working on.
  • She is quite aware of the impact of the beef industry and its impact on the environment. She makes it her prerogative to spread awareness on the same.
  • Voiced against US move to withdraw from Paris climate summit. She is very ecofriendly.
  • She is against the centralization of wealth as a result of capitalism.
  • She was on a jury at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
  • She feels that the lower beings in the ecosystem get ignored because they can’t be petted but are instead very vital to the ecosystem.
  • Talulah supports equal rights for women, but can’t tolerate the way Emma Watson’s HeForShe appears to seek to destroy differences between the sexes.
  • She Likes Yoga [4]
  • She is close friends with Tamsin Egerton. They had lived as roommates before.
  • She was featured on the March 2010 cover of Esquire.
  • In 2011, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts named Riley a "Brit to Watch".



Year Award Won? Project Notes Category
2020 Rome International Movie Awards (October Award) Won The Last Witness (2018)   Best Supporting Actress
2020 Rome International Movie Awards (October Award) Won The Last Witness (2018)   Best Acting Ensemble
2019 Garden State Film Festival (Festival Award) Won The Last Witness (2018)   Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film
2019 New York City International Film Festival, US (Festival Award) Won The Last Witness (2018)   Best Actress
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nomination Westworld (2016)   Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Nomination Scottish Mussel (2015)   Audience Award
2012 Irina Palm d'Or Nomination The Knot (2012), Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)   Worst British Supporting Actress
2011 Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA Award) Nomination Inception (2010)   Best Ensemble
2010 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Nomination Inception (2010)   Best Ensemble Acting
2010 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Nomination Inception (2010)   Best Acting Ensemble



  • Like communism, neoliberalism is the God that failed.
  • Two-thirds of the world's seeds & pesticides are in the hands of three firms!? Insane.
  • She liked the quote - As I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, I remind myself that you can't always trust Google Maps.
  • [Riley’s novel writing tips]
    • Protect your writing time fiercely
    • Find your inspiration
    • Don’t be afraid of writing
    • Get feedback on your writing
    • Just finish whatever you're doing  
  • I'm very green in all aspects of my life but I particularly wanted to the thing that was so appealing to me about this(Scottish Mussel, her movie) story is that the plight of the freshwater mussels is true.
  • [On her loss of interest in Philosophy] Initially, I studied philosophy, because it claimed to give you answers to the meaning of existence, but it didn't: It was basically a semantics game. [7]
  • [On her fascination with sci-fi] I got into physics through pop science and quantum science and ended up being such a quantum groupie. [7]
  • [On Men] Men are visual creatures. [7]
  • There's a real power in heels and a good dress. [7]
  • [On Acting] Acting is an odd lifestyle. You make deep bonds quickly and, though you move on, you go around on a loop and see people again.
  • [On her acting] I'm not some sort of tormented soul looking for an identity in the roles I take. I became an actress because I just love dressing up and playing. [7]
  • The things I wanted to do from a very early age - ie. get married and have children [7]
  • Along with issues like global warming, I think a problem with the world today is population decline. [7]
  • I'm terrified I'm about to die, or that all the people I love are about to die, every second of every day. [7]


  1. Talulah Riley on Wikipedia
  2. Talulah Riley  on IMDB
  3. Doug Milburn on IMDB
  4. IMDB Bio
  5. Talulah and Thomas engagement announcement
  6. Talulah and Thomas engagement announcement
  7. Imdb Bio of Talulah Riley

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