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Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly (born 18 July 1977) is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress of 2003. Reilly was born and brought up in Chessington, Surrey, England, the daughter of a hospital receptionist mother, and Jack Reilly, a police officer. She attended Tolworth Girls’ School in Kingston, where she studied drama for GCSE. Her grandparents are Irish.
Interesting Facts about Kelly Reilly
- She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003 for her performance in “After Miss Julie” at the Donmar Warehouse. She became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for that category (aged 26).
- She received an audition for the hit British show, Prime Suspect (1991), after writing a letter to the producers.
- She married Kyle Baugher in 2012.
- She has twice worked with Rupert Penry-Jones, both times playing lovers. Once in Poirot (1989) episode, Poirot: Sad Cypress (2003), and then in Joe’s Palace (2007).
- Married her fiancé Kyle Baugher, a financier, in a private ceremony in Somerset, England. The couple had been in a relationship since 2010.
- She starred as Miss Caroline Bingley, opposite Keira Knightley, in the 2005 film, Pride & Prejudice (2005).
- Her grandparents were Irish.
- She won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer in 2005 for her role in the film, Mrs Henderson Presents (2005).
- In Eli, she performs with a full mid American accent hiding her actual English accent.
Personal Quotes by Kelly Reilly
My dad is such a good man, hard-working.- Kelly Reilly
Theatre is where my heart is. It’s where I can do my best work. And even if I do films and TV, that’s what I want to come back to.- Kelly Reilly
Acting has always been such escapism for me.- Kelly Reilly
It’s lovely to work with a group of actors who make you laugh and smile.- Kelly Reilly
You know, I really enjoy longevity. I see actors in their forties and they just turn out these really fabulous roles and characters. You know who they are, but you wouldn’t necessarily know their names.- Kelly Reilly