She is best known for roles in films such as The Boat That Rocked, Pride & Prejudice, St Trinian's, St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, Inception and The Last Train From Charlatoonga which is in Post production.
She grew up in Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. She is the only child of Una Riley and Doug Riley who was a former head of the National Crime Squad. Her father now works as a screenwriter and has written episodes of Silent Witness, Prime Suspect and The Bill. Riley went to Cheltenham Ladies' College, Berkhamsted Collegiate School and Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls. While acting in London, she gained a degree in Natural Sciences from the Open University.
Riley began dating billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk from 2008 and in 2010 they married at Dornoch Cathedral. In January 2012, their relationship went sour and in March 2012, Musk was seeking a divorce.
In July 2013, this couple came together and remarried. In a 60 Minutes interview in 2014, the couple reported that they were living together again, along with Musk's five children from his first marriage. On 31 December 2014, the Associated Press reported that Musk had filed for divorce but it was taken back. In that time Riley had been living separately from Musk for six months and filed for a second divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on 21 March 2016. The divorce was finalized in October 2016.
Facts and Trivia
- She was featured on the March 2010 cover of Esquire.
- In 2011, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts named Riley as a "Brit to Watch".
- She loves boats.
- 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.
Is against the centralization of wealth as a result of capitalism.
- Was a jury on Edinburgh Film Festival.
- Took four years to do Scottish Mussel.
- The film premiered in Edinburgh.
- Her novel Acts of love came out in September 2016.
- Her debut into producing and directing was in movie Scottish Mussel.
- Original story for Scottish Mussel came from the actress’s father Doug Riley. It was originally about a city gangster but she changed it into a romantic comedy.
- Is very ecofriendly.
- Feels that the beings in lower beings in ecosystem get ignored because they can’t be petted but who 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.
- is the ex-sister-in-law of Tosca Musk.
- Talulah has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2010 film Inception.
- She is close friends with Tamsin Egerton. They had lived as roommates before.
- In 2008, she played the role as Lady Elenor Rigsby in Phoo Action. But, the episode was cancelled before broadcast.
- Like communism, neoliberalism is the God that failed.
- Two thirds of the world's seeds & pesticides 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.
- On her novel Acts of love - 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.
- 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 I 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.
- The Last Witness(2018):Talulah appeared as Jeanette Mitchell in the Thriller directed by Piotr Szkopiak created by Vicarious Productions Limited, Piotr Szkopiak, Paul Szambowski, Dignity Film Finance, Vicarious Productions , it features Talulah Riley, Robert Wieckiewicz, Alex Pettyfer in the cast.
- Submerged(2016):She played the role of Jessie in this Thriller , it was directed by Steven C. Miller with the cast of Rosa Salazar, Jonathan Bennett .
- The Bad Education Movie(2015):She portrayed the character- Phoebe in this Comedy by Elliot Hegarty , it was created by Jack Whitehall, Tiger Aspect Productions, Cave Bear Productions, Freddy Syborn starring Nikki Runeckles, Charlie Wernham, Jack Whitehall in the lead.
- Mojave(2015):She acted as Jemima in this Thriller movie directed by William Monahan starring Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin in the lead.
- Scottish Mussel(2015):Talulah Riley portrayed the character of Beth in the Comedy directed by Talulah Riley produced by Unstoppable Entertainment, Talulah Riley , it has Morgan Watkins, Martin Compston in the lead cast.
- In a World...(2013):She portrayed the role- Pippa in the Comedy directed by Lake Bell with Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Fred Melamed in the lead.
- Thor: The Dark World(2013):She played the role of Nurse in the Adventure movie directed by Alan Taylor with the cast Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston .
- The Liability(2012):She acted as The Girl in the Crime Comedy directed by Craig Viveiros , it has Tim Roth, Peter Mullan, Jack O'Connell in the lead cast.
- White Frog(2012):She portrayed the character- Lee in this Drama movie directed by Quentin Lee starring Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen in the lead.
- The Knot(2012):She played Alexandra in this Comedy by Jesse Lawrence starring Noel Clarke, Daran Somers, Mena Suvari in the lead.
- The Dilemma(2011):She played Concept Car Spokesmodel in the Comedy Drama movie directed by Ron Howard starring Winona Ryder, Vince Vaughn, Kevin James in the main roles.
- Inception(2010):Talulah played Blonde in the Adventure movie directed by Christopher Nolan , cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt .
- St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold(2009):She acted in the role of Annabelle Fritton in the Comedy movie directed by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson with stars- David Tennant, Rupert Everett, Colin Firth playing important roles.
- Pirate Radio(2009):She portrayed the role of Marianne in the Musical Comedy Drama movie directed by Richard Curtis with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy in the lead cast.
- Trinian's(2007):Talulah appeared as Annabelle Fritton in this Comedy movie directed by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson with Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton in the lead.
- Pride & Prejudice(2005):She played Mary Bennet in the Drama movie , it was directed by Joe Wright with the cast Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Keira Knightley .
- Westworld(2016):She acted as Angela in the Mystery Series created by Kilter Films, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Bad Robot , it features Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright in the cast.
- Breakfast(2011):Talulah was Herself - Actress in this Family Series created by BBC News with actors- Carol Kirkwood, Bill Turnbull, Charlie Stayt playing main roles.
- Live from Studio Five(2009):She portrayed Herself in this Series , cast includes Ian Wright, Polly Whitehouse, Kate Walsh .
- Up Close with Carrie Keagan(2009):She portrayed Herself in this Series created by Kourosh Taj, Carrie Keagan, No Good Entertainment starring Bradley Cooper, Shark Firestone, Carrie Keagan in the lead.
- Doctor Who(2008):She played Miss Evangelista in this Adventure Family Drama Series created by BBC Wales, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Sydney Newman, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) , it stars Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman in the cast.
- Nearly Famous(2007):Talulah played Lila Reed in the Drama Series with actors- Tunji Kasim, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Anna Brewster in the lead cast.
- Agatha Christie's Marple(2006):Talulah was Megan Hunter in the Drama TV Series created by Granada International, Chorion, WGBH starring Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett in the lead.
- Agatha Christie's Poirot(2003):Talulah played Young Angela in this Mystery Series , it has Philip Jackson, David Suchet, Hugh Fraser in the lead cast.
- 60 Minutes(2014):She acted in the role of Herself - Elon's Wife (segment "Fast Cars and Rocket Ships") in this Documentary TV series documentary produced by CBS Productions, Don Hewitt, CBS News Productions , cast included Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Andrew Rooney .
- Risk Takers(2011):She portrayed Herself - Actress in the Documentary TV series documentary with Michael Burry, Bray Poor, Elon Musk in the lead cast.
- The Destinations of Doctor Who(2012):She portrayed Miss Evangelista (uncredited) in the directed by with John Barrowman, Scott Adsit, Jon Culshaw in the lead cast.
- Pride and Prejudice Revisited(2005):She played the role of Mary Bennet (uncredited) in this Documentary by John Hay produced by starring Gurinder Chadha, Sue Birtwistle, John Carey in the lead.
- Revenge of the Electric Car(2011):She portrayed Herself - Actress in the Documentary directed by Chris Paine created by WestMidWest Productions, P.G. Morgan, Papercut Films, Chris Paine , cast includes Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Tim Robbins .
- The Stately Homes of Pride & Prejudice: Groombridge Place(2006):She portrayed Herself / Mary Bennet (uncredited) in this Documentary directed by created by , it stars Sarah Greenwood, Roly Rickord, Joe Wright in the cast.
- Pride & Prejudice: The Life and Times of Jane Austen(2006):She played the character of Mary Bennet (uncredited) in this Documentary directed by created by , cast includes Louise West, Joe Wright, Paul Webster .
- Pride & Prejudice: On Set Diaries(2006):She played the character- Herself / Mary Bennet in the Documentary directed by created by Universal Studios with Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn in the lead.
- Pride & Prejudice: The Bennets(2006):She played Herself / Mary Bennet in this Documentary directed by created by Universal Studios starring Deborah Moggach, Joe Wright, Brenda Blethyn in the main roles.
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