Photoshoots

Here’s a new photoshoot, now added to the gallery. Daisy will feature in the n°3473 of Paris Match magazine. We will add scans as soon as possible!

Interviews, Photoshoots

THE NEW YORK TIMES – When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on Dec. 18 and, for the first time in nearly a decade, moviegoers can return to that galaxy of long ago and far, far away, they will find that it contains two new stars. The film, which is directed by J. J. Abrams and continues the interstellar saga of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo some 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” (1983), is also a launching pad for two young actors who are barely half as old as the “Star Wars” franchise itself.

Daisy Ridley, who plays a mysterious scavenger named Rey, and John Boyega, who plays a disaffected stormtrooper named Finn, are among the new heroes of “The Force Awakens” and are bracing themselves for the biggest roles of their careers. Both are 23 and from London, with little previous screen exposure: The confident, jocular Mr. Boyega starred in the 2011 sci-fi action-comedy “Attack the Block,” while Ms. Ridley, poised and self-deprecating, has played small roles on series like “Mr. Selfridge.”

Now, in these excerpts from recent interviews at a Midtown hotel restaurant, they discuss how they are getting ready for worldwide visibility and making their marks on a multibillion-dollar franchise that until now has not had much use for nonwhite, nonmale leads. May the Force be with them.

Are you enjoying the final days of your anonymity?
Definitely. I’m walking around and thinking, “I’m going to enjoy this while I can.” This guy recognized me and I was chatting away to him for ages. It probably got to a point where he was like: “All right. I’m done. I just wanted a picture.”

Did you always aspire to be a film and theater actress?
That’s exactly what I want to do, to be able to mix the two. But the thought of going onstage makes me feel sick.

But you’ve done stage work?
I mean, at school. To say “stage work” is a stretch. I get really bad stage fright. I remember the first time I went in for fittings, J. J. was like, “Are you always this quiet?” And I was like, [mousy voice] “No.” Looking back, everyone’s like: “Yeah, you were petrified. And now you’re not.”

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DAILY MAIL – Once upon a time, Daisy Ridley spent a Christmas working at a shopping mall, playing an elf. When she was upgraded – to a Princess! – she was over the moon. So imagine what she felt when she landed one of the top roles in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

The 23-year-old London-born actress has pulled pints in pubs, worked in retail, appeared (hanging upside down) in a short film, travelled to Australia and New Zealand, and seems (apart from the upside-down film) to have both feet firmly planted on the ground. And she’s determined that the fantasy adventure epic that opens here on December 17 won’t change things.

To that end, Daisy said she’d received some helpful advice on how to stay real from an unexpected source. Emma Watson.

The pair went for a drink and some tortillas in Covent Garden recently, and Daisy asked Emma – who was just 11 when she was hurled into the public orbit when she made the first Harry Potter film – what to expect, and how to deal with it.

‘I asked her some stuff that I hadn’t been able to ask Harrison (Ford) and Carrie (Fisher),’ Daisy told me. ‘She said: “Be yourself!”’ We were out in Covent Garden, and it was so chill — and she was so sweet!’ Daisy said, of their meeting last month.

They talked about Emma’s work on the HeForShe equality campaign. ‘She’s doing amazing things,’ Daisy said. ‘And I am not.’

Well not yet, but give it time. Daisy believes eventually she will be able use the Force of Star Wars for good and ‘be able to have a voice’ — and to lend that voice to causes involving young women and self-esteem issues. ‘That’s something I’d really like to work with,’ she says.

But first things first. ‘I just really want to be an actress, and I don’t know if that’s a bad thing — just to be an actress. I would love to be able to do so many other things as well. But I’d love to have a great career as an actress.’

Soon after she started filming the movie for director J.J. Abrams, Daisy was signed up by a major Hollywood agency and taken on by the publicist who has guided Kate Winslet’s career for several years.

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Photoshoots, Videos

To celebrate ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Time magazine photographed the cast and director JJ Abrams for the latest issue with R2D2 and BB-8 on the cover. You can watch below the behind the scenes video from the photoshoot and you will find in our gallery one beautiful picture Daisy in high quality. Enjoy!

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Stunning portrait of Daisy, featured in Studio Ciné Live magazine (issue 30).

Media, Photoshoots

Not heard of Daisy Ridley yet? Well, you’re about to! The 23-year-old is set to hit the big screen this December as Rey, the lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Not only is Daisy talented, stunning and super cool, but she also boasts a wardrobe stylish enough to make any girl go totally green with envy.

From her red carpet hits to her off-duty style, we chart the actresses’ best looks to date, and point out just why she is quickly becoming our new fashion icon.

She breaks the rules:
Daisy was spotted while out and about in LA. She broke an important fashion rule by mixing white with off-white, but totally made it work anyway. We love how happy and animated she looks here, too!

She dares to bare, even in freezing weather:
The actress was photographed leaving a radio station in November 2015 as she braved the cold in bare legs and a cute marine-coloured mini-dress.

She knows how to play it cool:
Daisy kept it cool and casual during a Star Wars event at the Disney Store with co-star John Boyega. She rocked a cropped black jumper, high-waisted jeans and metallic skater shoes.

She knows the power of a simple shift dress:
The young star sported a powder-blue structured shift dress at an event in August 2015. She accessorised her look with simple white heeled shoes.

She likes to stand out:
Daisy sparkled at her Comic-Con appearance back in July 2015. She opted for a blue metallic dress with a subtle plunging neckline.

She dares to try “risky” shades:
This look has to be one of our favourites from Daisy. While green can be a hard colour to pull off, the actress rocked this fitted dress with ease, pairing it with a small silver box-bag and matching shoes.

She’s not afraid of bold colours:
At the Star Wars Celebration event in April 2015, Daisy went bold once again in this hot pink midi gown.

She knows how to rock elegant chic:
Daisy’s style credentials were on show at a Burberry event in April 2015. Her multi-coloured lace dress and bright blue shoes made her stand out.

She’s always loved a good party dress:
Pre-Star Wars fame, Daisy liked to rock simple shiny dresses while out at parties.

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Photoshoots, Videos

Magazine Scans, Photoshoots

Digital scans and outtakes from the December issue of ELLE (US) magazine have been added to the gallery.


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Another cover for miss Ridley, and this time she is ELLE magazine’s cover girl for December. What a stunning shoot! The first outtakes have been added to the gallery, scans will follow as soon as they become available.

ELLE – With the arrival of Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley is about to go from unknown to intergalactic icon. Writer (and fanboy) Seth Plattner meets the new girl on fire for ELLE’s December issue cover story, on newsstands nationwide November 17.

British actress Daisy Ridley is only 23, but the maelstrom that is building around her is nearly 40 years in the making. On December 18, Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens will hit planet Earth, heralding the most anticipated sequel since the New Testament. Landing a role in the long-awaited new installment in the epic about that galaxy far, far away would be a game changer for any actress. This is Star Wars, after all—the more than $4.5 billion–grossing, six-film saga that has perhaps the cultiest following in the history of all that is geeky and cinematic (in a 2001 worldwide census, 500,000 people listed “Jedi Knight” as their official religion).

But for Ridley, The Force Awakens is not only her first multizillion-dollar tentpole studio extravaganza: It’s her first movie. Ever. And with due respect to Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, this is no damsel role, nor is it that of supportive sidekick to the guys who are really driving the Millennium Falcon. If the rampant fan speculation on the hundreds of Reddit, StarWars.com, and TheForce.net message boards—along with the whispers out of Hollywood—is true, Ridley’s character, Rey, will be the first female protagonist in the series’ four-decade history.

Here, in an excerpt from ELLE’s December cover story, four reasons Daisy Ridley is ready to take on Rey:

1. SHE’S DONE THE PREP.
[T]he diet—”lots of fish, legumes, and spirulina shakes,” Ridley says—and three months of grueling training: five hours a day, five days a week at the gym plus stunt practice at London’s Pinewood studios. “It became my solace,” she says of a fitness schedule she’s largely maintained in order to stay in Rey shape for reshoots, as well as the next, soon-to-film sequel in the series. “Because it’s the only thing structured in my life right now. Training is sort of a therapy session, I guess.”

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Magazine Scans, Photoshoots

Daisy and her ‘The Force Awakens’ co-star John Boyega are on the cover of the December issue of ASOS magazine. We added digital scans and outtakes in our gallery. They talk about everything, including Star Wars of course so make sure to check them out! You can also watch the behind the scenes video here.


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