Tuppence Middleton

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Tuppence Middleton
Born (1987-02-21) 21 February 1987 (age 31)
Bristol, England
Occupation Actress
Known for Tormented, Sense8

Tuppence Middleton (born 21 February 1987) is an English actress. She has appeared in feature films such as Tormented (2009), Chatroom (2010), Cleanskin (2012), Trance (2013), The Lady Vanishes (2013), The Imitation Game (2014) and Jupiter Ascending (2015), as well as in television series such as Bones (2008), New Tricks (2010), Friday Night Dinner (2011), Sinbad (2012), Spies of Warsaw (2013), Black Mirror (2013) and Sense8 (2015).

Early life

Tuppence Middleton was born on 21 February 1987 in Bristol, England, to Nigel and Tina Middleton.[1] She was named "Tuppence" after the childhood nickname her grandmother gave to her mother.[2] She was raised in Clevedon, Somerset,[3] with younger brother Josh and older sister Angel.[1] From an early age Tuppence was involved in school plays in Clevedon, including Guys and Dolls, in which she played the lead role.[1] She also appeared in local drama productions, including a pantomime at Clevedon's Princes Hall with her sister.[1]

Tuppence was educated at Bristol Grammar School before studying acting at the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, London, from which she received an honours degree in acting.[1]


Middleton gained a following for her appearance in the 2009 British horror/comedy Tormented.[4] Her character, head girl Justine Fielding, dates one of the most popular boys in school, only to find that he and his friends were responsible for a classmate's death.

She has also appeared in adverts for the chewing gum Extra and Sky TV.

In 2010 she starred in Samuel Abrahams's short film Connect which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film at the 64th British Academy Film Awards.[5] In 2011, she played the character Tanya Greene in the British sitcom Friday Night Dinner,[6] and Sarah in Sirens. In 2012 she appeared in Cleanskin, a terrorist thriller starring Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, James Fox, Michelle Ryan and Abhin Galeya.[7] In March 2013 she made her professional theatre debut in The Living Room.[8] She also played a minor role in the Danny Boyle film Trance.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dance Lessons Alice Short film
2009 Tormented Justine Fielding
2010 Skeletons Rebecca[9]
2010 Chatroom Candy
2010 In the Meadow Grace Short film
2010 Ever Here I Be Valerie Short film
2010 First Light Grace TV film
2010 Connect Woman Short film
2011 Subculture Lily Short film
2012 Cleanskin Kate
2013 The Lady Vanishes Iris Carr TV film
2013 Trance Young Woman in Red Car
2013 Trap for Cinderella Micky
2013 The Love Punch Sophie
2013 A Long Way Down Kathy
2014 The Imitation Game Helen
2015 Jupiter Ascending Kalique Abrasax
2015 Spooks: The Greater Good June Keaton
Television series
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Bones Vera Waterhouse Episode: "Yanks in the U.K. (Part 1)"
Episode: "Yanks in the U.K. (Part 2)"
2010 New Tricks Melanie Higgs Episode: "Fashion Victim"
2011 Friday Night Dinner Tanya Green Episode: "The Date"
Episode: "The Dress"
2011 Sirens Sarah Fraisor Episode: "Up, Horny, Down"
Episode: "I.C.E."
2012 Sinbad Tiger Recurring character
2013 Lewis Vicki Walmsley Episode: "Down Among the Fearful – Part 1"
Episode: "Down Among the Fearful – Part 2"
2013 Spies of Warsaw Gabrielle TV miniseries
2013 Black Mirror Jem Episode: "White Bear"
2015 Sense8 Riley Blue A main character, Netflix series
2015 Dickensian Amelia Havisham
2016 War and Peace Helene Kuragina


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pickstock, Heather (15 March 2013). "Bristol actress Tuppence Middleton stars in Hitchcock TV thriller..." Bristol Post. Retrieved 31 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Williams, Andrew (9 January 2013). "Tuppence Middleton..." Metro. Retrieved 30 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Woodhall, Victoria (26 January 2013). "One to watch: Tuppence on the money". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Film Catalogue – Tormented". United Kingdom: The Film Catalogue. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. http://www.bafta.org/film/awards/winners-2011,2281,BA.html#jump22, BAFTA.
  6. Friday Night Dinner – Episode 1.6. The Date – British Comedy Guide. Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  7. Cleanskin (2012). Internet Movie Database
  8. Michael Billington. "The Living Room – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "IndieLondon: Tormented". United Kingdom: IndieLondon. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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