Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly

Birth name: Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly
Born: July 18, 1977
Age: 45
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Please login to contact Kelly Reilly...
Don't have an account yet?  Join Today!

Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly[1] (born 18 July 1977), better known by the stage name Kelly Reilly, 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. Débuting 20 June 2018, Reilly is the female lead in the new American Paramount Network's cowboy-themed drama series, Yellowstone.

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.[2][3] Her grandparents are Irish.[4]



Reilly wrote to the producers of the television drama Prime Suspect to ask for work, and six months later she auditioned for a role in an episode of Prime Suspect 4: Inner Circle, which was broadcast on ITV on 7 May 1995. Six years later, she again appeared alongside Helen Mirren in the film Last Orders.[5]

Her first professional role was followed by a series of parts on the English stage. She worked with Terry Johnson in four productions: Elton John’s Glasses (1997), The London Cuckolds (1998), The Graduate (2000) and Piano/Forte (2006).[6] Johnson wrote Piano/Forte for her and said, "Kelly is possibly the most natural, dyed-in-the-wool, deep-in-the-bone actress I've ever worked with."[7] Reilly has stated that she learned the most as an actor from Karel Reisz, who directed her in The Yalta Game in Dublin in 2001. She said, "He was my masterclass. There is no way I would have been able to do Miss Julie if I hadn't done that play."[8]

By 2000, Reilly felt she was being typecast in comedy roles, and actively sought out a role as the young Amy in Last Orders, directed by Fred Schepisi.[5] This was followed by a role in the Royal Court's 2001 rerun of Sarah Kane's Blasted. The Times called her "theatrical Viagra".[9] In 2002, Reilly starred alongside Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as Wendy, an English Erasmus student, in the French comedy L'Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment). She reprised her role in the 2005 sequel, Les Poupées russes (The Russian Dolls) and the 2013 follow-up, Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle). Also in 2005, Reilly had roles in such films as Mrs Henderson Presents and Pride & Prejudice.

Reilly's first lead role came in 2008 in the horror film Eden Lake and, in 2009, she had a high-profile role on prime-time British television in Above Suspicion. Reilly also appeared in three major films: Sherlock Holmes, Triage, and Me and Orson Welles.

In 2011, Reilly reprised her role as Mary Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. In 2012, Reilly appeared opposite Sam Rockwell in A Single Shot and had a leading role in Robert Zemeckis' Flight opposite Denzel Washington. In 2014, Reilly starred with Greg Kinnear in the film Heaven is for Real and in the John Michael McDonagh film Calvary. The same year Reilly starred in the short-lived ABC series Black Box, as Catherine Black, a famed neuroscientist who explores and solves the mysteries of the brain (the black box) while hiding her own bipolar disorder from the world.

In 2015, Reilly starred in the second season of HBO's True Detective as Jordan Semyon, the wife of Vince Vaughn's character Frank Semyon. The same year, Reilly made her Broadway debut opposite Clive Owen and Eve Best in Harold Pinter's play Old Times at the American Airlines Theatre.[10][11]

Kelly now stars in the leading female role in the sweeping "Western"-style U.S. series Yellowstone, the Paramount Network's new drama that débuted on 20 June 2018. Reilly plays Beth Dutton, the hard-as-nails financial arm of the Dutton pursestrings, and daughter to John Dutton, played by Academy Award™-winning screen legend Kevin Costner. For dramatic licence only, the Duttons own the largest ranch in Montana, where the series is set (and mostly filmed, on location), as well as the biggest ranch in the contiguous 48 states. Reilly's and Costner's characters are constantly at war with several outside parties who want from parcels to enormous chunks of the Duttons' family land. But John won't hear any of it, and understandably, conflict ensues.

Awards and nominations

Reilly's 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 Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003. Aged 26, she was the youngest person ever nominated for that award.[7] In 2005, she won Best Newcomer Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as Wendy in The Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes).[7] In 2006, Reilly won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer for her role in the British comedy film, Mrs Henderson Presents. She was nominated once again for an Olivier Award for her performance as Desdemona in the acclaimed production of Othello at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. Reilly was nominated for Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards for Eden Lake in 2010. She won the Spotlight Award at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival, for her performance as Nicole in Flight.

Personal life

Reilly was previously engaged to actor Jonah Lotan. Reilly married Kyle Baugher, a financier, in 2012.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Maybe Baby Nimnh
Peaches Cherry
2001 Last Orders Young Amy
Starched Maid Short film
2002 Pot Luck Wendy
2003 Dead Bodies Viv McCormack
2004 The Libertine Jane
2005 Russian Dolls Wendy
Pride & Prejudice Caroline Bingley
Mrs Henderson Presents Maureen
2007 Puffball Liffey
2008 Eden Lake Jenny
Me and Orson Welles Muriel Brassler
2009 Sherlock Holmes Mary Morstan
Shell Shock Diane
2010 Meant to Be Amanda
Ti presento un amico Sarah
2011 Gangster Doreen Boyd
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Mary Watson
2012 Flight Nicole
2013 A Single Shot Jess
Chinese Puzzle Wendy
2014 Calvary Fiona Lavelle
Heaven Is for Real Sonja Burpo
Set Fire to the Stars Caitlin
Innocence Pamela Hamilton
2016 Bastille Day Karen Dacre
2018 10x10 Cathy
2019 Eli Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Prime Suspect: Inner Circles Polly Henry TV film
The Biz Laura
1996 Bramwell Kathleen Le Saux 1 episode
Poldark Clowance Poldark TV film
Sharman Sophie Bright 1 episode
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Kimberly 2 episodes
1997 Rebecca Clarice
Pie in the Sky Tina 1 episode
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Nancy Miller 3 episodes
1998 The Children of the New Forest Patience Heatherstone TV film
1999 Wonderful You Nancy 5 episodes
Sex 'n' Death Julie TV film
2002 The Safe House Fiona "Finn" MacKenzie
2003 Agatha Christie's Poirot Mary Gerrard 1 episode
2006 A for Andromeda Christine Jones / Andromeda TV film
2007 Joe's Palace Charlotte
2008 He Kills Coppers Jeannie
2009 Above Suspicion DC / DI Anna Travis Main role; 11 episodes
2010 Above Suspicion: The Red Dahlia
2011 Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent
2012 Above Suspicion: Silent Scream
2014 Black Box Dr. Catherine Black Main role; 13 episodes
2015 True Detective Jordan Semyon Main role; 8 episodes
2018 Britannia Kerra Main role; 9 episodes
2018-present Yellowstone Beth Dutton Lead female role; 10 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 César Award for Best Supporting Actress Best Actress
Russian Dolls
Empire Awards Empire Award for Best Newcomer
Mrs Henderson Presents
London Film Critics' Circle London Film Critics' Circle for British Newcomer of the Year Won
National Board of Review National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Won

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

Terms Privacy Join Contact
Contact Any Star FanPal • 2022