Charlotte Riley is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Sarah Hurst in Easy Virtue and as Catherine Earnshaw in ITV’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
Charlotte Riley was born in Grindon, Stockton-on-Tees, England. She comes from County Durham and attended Teesside High School from age 9 until 18. She attended St Cuthbert’s, Durham University from 2000–03, performing with the Durham Revue and in a number of plays and musicals and graduating with a degree in English and Linguistics; she also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 2005 to 2007.
She became engaged to English actor Tom Hardy in 2010. Riley and Hardy worked together on Wuthering Heights and The Take. The couple married in July 2014. In October 2015, the couple welcomed their first child.