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COURTSIDE QUEEN

ANDREA RISEBOROUGH LIGHTS UP THE SCREEN AS BILLIE JEAN KING’S LOVER IN BATTLE OF THE SEXES, A NEW FILM ABOUT A TENNIS MATCH THAT CHANGED THE SPORT FOREVER. SHE CHATS TO WINQ ABOUT THE PERSISTENT INEQUALITY IN HOLLYWOOD AND THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAY MEN AND STRAIGHT WOMEN
FULL LOOK > GIVENCHY BY RICARDO TISCI

Team Winq are spread out in a trendy East London studio, surrounded by kooky props and rails full of punk couture and chunky Vivienne Westwood jewellery. We’re waiting for Andrea Riseborough — one of TV and film’s most intriguing stars — to arrive. Andrea is that special kind of actor who’s managed to fly under the A-list radar, while consistently turning in one stunning performance after another.

FULL LOOK > VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

She took breakout roles in 2007’s political drama Party Animals and opposite Michael Fassbender in Channel 4’s epic, The Devil’s Whore. She worked with Mike Leigh in Happy-Go-Lucky and played a striking factory worker in Made in Dagenham. She played Wallis Simpson in W.E. Madonna’s much-maligned biopic, and Oblivion was her first stab at a sci-fi blockbuster alongside Tom Cruise. Next came a part in the Oscarwinning Birdman, and she appeared in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals. Recently, a devastating turn in C4’s National Treasure saw her manage to out-act both Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters as Dee, a woman battling addiction and mental health issues, in the Yewtree-inspired drama, marking another deliciously dark and alluring role.

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