1. In 2014, she had a voice role in the film Locke and has a starring role in the Showtime series The Affair.
2. Wilson is a two-time Olivier Award winner, and was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Actress in a mini-series for her role in Jane Eyre, as well as a Satellite Award, and won a Golden Globe for her role in The Affair.
3. Wilson was born in Ashford, Middlesex, the daughter of Mary, a probation officer, and Nigel Wilson, an investment banker.
4. Wilson attended Notre Dame School, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Cobham, before attending sixth form at Esher College. As a teenager, she worked as a model, and went on to study history at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2003.
5. While at Nottingham, she was also involved in student drama at the New Theatre.
6. She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in July 2005.
7. Prior to her role in Jane Eyre, Wilson had one professional screen credit, in Suburban Shootout, a situation comedy she starred in with Tom Hiddleston.
8. From 23 July to 3 October 2009, she appeared as Stella in the Donmar revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. and also aired in the United States on PBS in 2010.
9. From 2010 to 2013, she appeared in the British psychological police drama Luther as recurring character Alice Morgan, a research scientist and highly intelligent sociopath.
10. The only real question would be how many and how often we would do it – whether it would be a one-off miniseries or a returning miniseries, a co-production or not.”
11. In 2014, Wilson began starring as Alison Bailey on The Affair, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in January 2015.
12. The show has now run for three seasons and was renewed for a fourth in January 2017.
13. Her film I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, directed by Oz Perkins, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
14. From December 2016 to February 2017, Wilson starred in the title role of Hedda Gabler in a new version by Patrick Marber at the National Theatre.