Kelly Reilly’s films have served to identify the English actress, propelling her to the forefront. She rose to prominence after being nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a theatrical piece named After Miss Julie in 2009. Kelly began her ascent to the mainstream through the theatre in 1995, equipped with her passion for performing.
With her performance in Prime Suspect 4, the British actress debuted into the film business. She next appeared in a repeat of Sarah Kane’s Blasted, a part that earned her the moniker “theatrical Viagra” (by the Times).
She has pleased people with her superb acting talents in over 25 series and around 28 films in her two decades and counting in Hollywood, appearing with some famous stars in the movie business such as Denzel Washington, among others.
She earned the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Newcomer award in 2005 and was shortlisted for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Russian Dolls, and the list goes on. The following is a list of some of her most popular films and television programs based on critical and box office performance.
Yellowstone Beth Dutton is played by Kelly Reilly and it is the show the actress is best known for. Bethany Dutton is a financier and the daughter of cattle ranch owner John Dutton and his wife Evelyn Dutton. Kelly Reilly plays her essentially, although Kylie Rogers plays a younger version in various flashbacks. Beth was born to a rancher family on July 18, 1984. Her father, John Dutton, had forebears who had settled in the Yellowstone area before he acquired the ranch.
John and Evelyn Dutton have four children: Beth has 3 brothers (Lee, Jamie, and Kayce). They grew up on the Yellowstone Dutton Farm together. Kayce enlarged the family by marrying Monica Long and having Tate, Beth’s nephew.
4. Sherlock Holmes
After apprehending serial killer and occult “sorcerer” Lord Blackwood, famed investigator Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr. Watson may call another successful case closed. But when Blackwood inexplicably reappears from the grave and starts his murdering spree, Holmes is forced to restart the search. Against his partner’s new fiancée and the dimwitted chief of Scotland Yard, the fearless detective must decipher the clues that will lead him into a convoluted web of murder, deception, and black magic – and the lethal embrace of temptress Irene Adler. Kelly Reilly plays Mary Morstan in this movie and it is one of her magnificent pieces of art to watch.
3. Pride and Prejudice
This is a romantic comedy film based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name. It is set in the Gregorian era, and the narrative revolves around an English family with five girls that are nothing similar. This Kelly Reilly film grossed $121.1 million at the box office despite a $39 million budget. It received over 32 awards, winning five of them, including the British Academy Film Award, the Empire Award, and the London Film Critics Circle.
2. Eden Lake
Eden Lake is a British horror film that debuted in 2008. It was written and directed by James Watkins and stars Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, and Jack O’Connel. This horror film depicts what two lovebirds, Jenny Greengrass and her lover Steve Taylor, went through at the hands of young gang members while on a picnic at an English lakeside. It was so brilliant that it received an Empire Award nomination for Best British Film.
Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington, depicts addiction in a terrible and honest manner. Washington plays Whip, a great airline pilot with a serious drinking addiction. As his life falls apart, he meets Nicole (Kelly Reilly), a recovered heroin addict who becomes one of the only constants in his life. Reilly, 35, is intriguing in what may be her breakthrough role.