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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), Sense8 (2015).

She starred in two British period dramas screened around the same time, Dickensian (2015–16), and War and Peace (2016), in which she played Russian princess Hélène.

Early life

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

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.


Middleton gained a following for her appearance in the 2009 British horror/comedy Tormented. 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 BAFTA-nominated short film Connect. In 2011, she played the character Tanya Greene in the British sitcom Friday Night Dinner, and Sarah in Sirens. In 2012 she appeared in Cleanskin, a terrorist thriller. In March 2013 she made her professional theatre debut in The Living Room. She also played a minor role in the Danny Boyle film Trance. In 2015, she starred in the Netflix Original Series "Sense8", as Riley Blue.

In 2016 she starred in BBC drama War & Peace, in which she played Russian aristocrat Princess Hélène Kuragin.


Year Title Role
2008 Dance Lessons Alice
2009 Tormented Justine Fielding
2010 Skeletons Rebecca
2010 Chatroom Candy
2010 In the Meadow Grace
2010 Ever Here I Be Valerie
2010 First Light Grace
2010 Connect Woman
2011 Subculture Lily
2012 Cleanskin Kate
2013 The Lady Vanishes Iris Carr
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

Year Title Role
2008 Bones Vera Waterhouse
2010 New Tricks Melanie Higgs
2011 Friday Night Dinner Tanya Green
2011 Sirens Sarah Fraisor
2012 Sinbad Tiger
2013 Lewis Vicki Walmsley
2013 Spies of Warsaw Gabrielle
2013 Black Mirror Jem
2015–present Sense8 Riley Blue
2015 Dickensian Amelia Havisham
2016 War and Peace Helene Kuragina



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