Daisy Ridley’s biographyDaisy Ridley is an English actress known for playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her gentle image is successfully combined with outstanding vocal.
Childhood and youthDaisy Jazz Isobel Ridley was born on April 10, 1992, in Westminster, London. Daisy is the youngest of three daughters born to advertiser Louise Fawkner-Corbett and photographer Chris Ridley. The actress’s older sisters’ names are Kika Rose and Poppy Sofia. Ridley also has two older stepsisters from her father's first marriage.
The girl's favorite picture was the 1996 fantasy-tale Matilda. The lead actress Mara Wilson has long been her role model.
First rolesRidley's acting career began in 2013 with minor roles in the Casualty, Youngers, Toast of London TV series, etc.
Daisy Ridley and the Star WarsIn April 2014 Ridley was approved for the role of Rey, the main character of the new picture Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The fact that director JJ Abrams chose the little-known actress for the role was repeating the situation with George Lucas, who decided to work with relatively unknown actors during the set of Star Wars in 1977. True, then the decision was probably dictated by the meager budget of the picture. Now the creators wanted to see someone whom no one knew, who would be vulnerable and rough, cute, and scaring at the same time.
The film was released in December 2015. Even before the premiere, photos of Ridley’s character along with droid BB-8 appeared on the Star Wars series of postage stamps, issued by the Royal Mail.
VoicingIn 2016 Daisy directed and acted as narrator in The Eagle Huntress picture, which tells about a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who fights for the right to become the first girl-hunter in her long race.
Daisy then voiced her character, Rey, for the Disney Infinity 3.0 video game, which brought together many characters from the Disney, Marvel and Star Wars universe, and the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ridley also worked on voicing Rey in the Star Wars Forces of Destiny animated series, which was launched in July 2017, and the cartoon of the same name.