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Friday, September 10, 2010
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THE RISE OF RISEBOROUGH

Andrea Riseborough, a 28-year-old British actress, is going to have her hands full this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, where three major films in which she appears will be playing. Riseborough — who has previously worked extensively on the stage and appeared on screen in small parts in “Venus” (2006), “Magicians” (2007), and “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008), among other films — can be seen as one of the striking workers in Nigel Cole‘s “Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, trailer); as one of the schoolgirls in Mark Romanek‘s “Never Let Me Go” (Fox Searchlight, 10/1, trailer); and, most notably, alongside Sam Riley and Helen Mirren in Rowan Joffe‘s “Brighton Rock” (still seeking domestic distribution), in which I’m told she is outstanding and a serious prospect for a best supporting actress Oscar nod. Her good looks and impressive work recently prompted the London Telegraph to title a profile of her “Is Andrea Riseborough the New Keira Knightley?,” which is no small compliment. By the time this festival comes to an end, we may know the answer!

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  • She was so good in ‘The Long Walk to Finchley’ I was almost sympathetic for the young Margaret Thatcher.

    Almost…