Ruth Negga-Nude

Date of Birth 1982, Dublin, Ireland Trivia She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate Theatre for her performance in Duck at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Jerwood Court. Has been chosen as the Irish Shooting Star for the Berlin Film Festival. Has an Irish mother and Ethiopian father. Is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who has starred in Irish films such as Capital Letters (2004), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast On Pluto (2005). She has also appeared in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate and E4's Misfits. Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she lived until she was four, to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven.Negga was raised in Dublin by her mother. She now resides in London, and still continues to visit Ethiopia. Negga trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin,[4] graduating with a BA in Acting Studies. Career Negga made her screen debut in the Irish film Capital Letters (2004), playing the lead role of Taiwo. She went on to play the lead role of Mary in Isolation (2005). Prior to this she had been working mostly in theatre. After seeing Negga act, director Neil Jordan changed the script to Breakfast On Pluto so that she could appear in the movie. She has also starred in Colour Me Kubrick (2005), with John Malkovich, and the short films The Four Horsemen, 3-Minute 4-Play and Stars. On television Negga has appeared in Doctors, Criminal Justice and the Irish series Love Is The Drug. She also played the lead role of Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi in the BBC Three series Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey and Maimie McCoy.Negga also appeared as Dame Shirley Bassey in the BBC production Shirley in 2011, and won the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance. Negga’s theatre work includes roles in Duck, Titus Andronicus and Lay Me Down Softly.As of 2007 she began working with the Irish theatrical group Pan Pan Theatre.In 2010, she played Ophelia in the National Theatre's production of Hamlet. Awards and recognition Negga was nominated as 2003’s Most Promising Newcomer at the Olivier Awards.She was chosen as Ireland's Shooting Star for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. Filmography Year  Film  Role  Notes 2004  Doctors  Wanda Harrison -The Replacement (2004)  Soap opera Capital Letters  Taiwo  Feature film Love is the Drug  Lisa Sheerin  TV series 2005  3-Minute 4-Play  Woman  Short film Stars  Sophie  Short film Breakfast On Pluto  Charlie  Feature film Isolation  Mary  Feature film Colour Me Kubrick  Lolita  Feature film 2006  The Four Horsemen  Woman Priest  Short film 2008  Criminal Justice  Melanie Lloyd  TV series 2009  Personal Affairs  Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi  TV series 2010  Misfits  Nikki  TV series The Nativity  Leah  TV series (4 Episodes) 2010-2011  Love Hate  Rosie  TV mini series 2011  Five Daughters  Rochelle  TV series The Samaritan  Iris  Feature film Shirley  Shirley Bassey  TV drama References
Date of Birth
1982, Dublin, Ireland
Trivia
She was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2003 in a Society of London Theatre Affiliate Theatre for her performance in Duck at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Jerwood Court.
Has been chosen as the Irish Shooting Star for the Berlin Film Festival.
Has an Irish mother and Ethiopian father.
Is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who has starred in Irish films such as Capital Letters (2004), Isolation (2005) and Breakfast On Pluto (2005). She has also appeared in the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ’s Love/Hate and E4′s Misfits.
Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she lived until she was four, to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven.Negga was raised in Dublin by her mother. She now resides in London, and still continues to visit Ethiopia.
Negga trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College, Dublin,[4] graduating with a BA in Acting Studies.
Career
Negga made her screen debut in the Irish film Capital Letters (2004), playing the lead role of Taiwo. She went on to play the lead role of Mary in Isolation (2005). Prior to this she had been working mostly in theatre.
After seeing Negga act, director Neil Jordan changed the script to Breakfast On Pluto so that she could appear in the movie. She has also starred in Colour Me Kubrick (2005), with John Malkovich, and the short films The Four Horsemen, 3-Minute 4-Play and Stars.
On television Negga has appeared in Doctors, Criminal Justice and the Irish series Love Is The Drug. She also played the lead role of Doris ‘Sid’ Siddiqi in the BBC Three series Personal Affairs, alongside Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey and Maimie McCoy.Negga also appeared as Dame Shirley Bassey in the BBC production Shirley in 2011, and won the IFTA Award for Best Actress (Television) for her performance.
Negga’s theatre work includes roles in Duck, Titus Andronicus and Lay Me Down Softly.As of 2007 she began working with the Irish theatrical group Pan Pan Theatre.In 2010, she played Ophelia in the National Theatre’s production of Hamlet.
Awards and recognition
Negga was nominated as 2003’s Most Promising Newcomer at the Olivier Awards.She was chosen as Ireland’s Shooting Star for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.
Filmography
Year     Film     Role     Notes
2004     Doctors     Wanda Harrison
-The Replacement (2004)     Soap opera
Capital Letters     Taiwo     Feature film
Love is the Drug     Lisa Sheerin     TV series
2005     3-Minute 4-Play     Woman     Short film
Stars     Sophie     Short film
Breakfast On Pluto     Charlie     Feature film
Isolation     Mary     Feature film
Colour Me Kubrick     Lolita     Feature film
2006     The Four Horsemen     Woman Priest     Short film
2008     Criminal Justice     Melanie Lloyd     TV series
2009     Personal Affairs     Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi     TV series
2010     Misfits     Nikki     TV series
The Nativity     Leah     TV series (4 Episodes)
2010-2011     Love Hate     Rosie     TV mini series
2011     Five Daughters     Rochelle     TV series
The Samaritan     Iris     Feature film
Shirley     Shirley Bassey     TV drama
References

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