With nearly 60 film and television credits to her name, Andrea Riseborough is one of the most prolific and versatile actors of her generation. Riseborough, who wears Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Valextra and Hey Harper on her Schön! 43 digital cover, is starring in several high-profile films this autumn alone — ranging from the poignant drama To Leslie to mystery-comedy Amsterdam and the beloved children’s classic Matilda.
For Riseborough, acting is a lesson in curiosity. “One of the wonderful things about the work I’ve done is, I’ve not only been in places, but worked with so many different communities,” she explains. “I love doing a good deal of research, and that’s fascinating because you then get to experience a different kind of life that’s not to do with this industry at all; something you may possibly never have sought to deeply try to empathise with had you not wanted to tell a story that was meaningful and related to that. It’s such a great opportunity for travel and for being curious and learning. If you’re curious, it’s a great job.”
Childlike curiosity is at the forfront of Riseborough’s latest project as she steps into the world of Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s tale Matilda. “The book itself is just an extraordinary piece of work,” Riseborough states when asked about what it’s like to be in a children’s classic. “It was a gift to be part of it for that reason, and his body of work – the whole canon – is an institution. His writing is so free and raucous and anarchic. I think kids so want to rebel… The rebellion seems to make people’s hearts sing! It’s very naughty.”
To Leslie is in US cinemas now.
Amsterdam is in cinemas worldwide now.
Please Baby Please will be in cinemas this autumn.
Matilda will be in cinemas worldwide in December.
This digital cover + editorial from Schön! 43 has been produced by
photography + art direction. Matt Leeves
fashion. Lily Rimmer
talent. Andrea Riseborough in Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Valextra + Hey Harper
casting. Alabama Blonde
hair + make up. Charlotte Hayward @ The Wall Group
set design + props. Maïssane Zinaï
retouch. Katy Sims
fashion assistant. Jahnavi Sharma
set design + props assistant. Freya Sharp
location. Dot Athena, London
interview. Huma Humayun