Hollywood in ferment after Andrea Riseborough is shortlisted ahead of two black actresses

Hollywood in ferment after Andrea Riseborough is shortlisted ahead of two black actresses

It’s the fairy-tale story of every Oscars — the complete outsider who comes from nowhere to challenge the big studios and stars, and show that talent can win over money and power in Hollywood. And it became a possibility again this year when British actress Andrea Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for her critically acclaimed but…

Andrea Riseborough went from stage school with Cheryl to Oscars

Andrea Riseborough went from stage school with Cheryl to Oscars

There aren’t many Hollywood stars who had such a down-to-earth start to life as Oscar nominee Andrea Riseborough.  Andrea, the daughter of a used car salesman and a secretary, grew up in Wallsend and went to school with Cheryl Cole –  now has Hollywood at her feet.  The performer, whose first major role came when…