Ruth Wilson plays Mrs. Coulter in His Dark Materials. Wilson was born in Ashford, Surrey, England, on January 13th, 1982. Her mother, Mary, was a probation officer. Her father, Nigel Wilson, was an investment banker. Wilson went to a catholic girl’s school called Notre Dame School in Surrey for both primary and senior school. Ruth Wilson graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in July 2005.
Wilson is well known for her performances in television shows. Such as her role as her grandmother Alison Wilson in the limited series Mrs. Wilson; Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre; Alison Bailey in The Affair; and lastly, the psychopath Alice Morgan in Luther. She has won and been nominated for many awards like The Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and the Olivier Awards. Wilson won Olivier Awards for both the titular role in Agatha Christie and Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar named Desire. She earned a Golden Globe for her work in The Affair.