Rachael Stirling Wiki, Rachael Stirling Bio
Rachael Atlanta Stirling (born May 30, 1977)   is an English stage, film and television actress. She has been nominated twice for the Laurence Olivier Award for her stage work. She played Nancy Astley on the BBC drama Tipping the Velvet and Millie on the ITV series The Bletchley Circle. She has also guest-starred on episodes of numerous series, such as Lewis and Doctor Who.
Rachael Stirling Early life and education
Stirling is the daughter of actress Diana Rigg and theater producer Archibald Stirling.  Her parents married in 1982 and divorced in 1990.  Through her father, she has a long line of ancestry from the Scottish parish of Lecropt, near her namesake town of Stirling.
Stirling attended the Wycombe Abbey School. She graduated with a BA in art history from the University of Edinburgh, where she performed with the Edinburgh University Theater Company.
Rachael Stirling Theatre
Stirling made her first major stage appearance in 1996 as Desdemona in the revival of the Othello National Youth Theater at the Arts Theater alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role.  A year later, again at the Arts Theater with the NYT, she played Olive in the female version of The Odd Couple; while in 1998, playing Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa for NYT at the Arts, she gave what the critic of The Stage described as “a performance of exceptional promise and authority.”  He then appeared in various roles in plays such as Dusty Hughes’ Helpless (Donmar Warehouse, 2000); An unimportant woman (Theater Royal Haymarket, 2003); Anna in the Tropics (Hampstead Theater, 2004); and Tamburlaine (Bristol Old Vic and Barbican, 2005), and she followed in her mother’s footsteps as Lionheart’s daughter in the theatrical version of the National Theater of Blood (2005). In 2006, for Peter Hall Company at the Theater Royal, Bath, she played Helena in Peter Gill’s revival of Look Back in Anger, while in 2007 at Wilton’s Music Hall in London, she played Yelena in David Mamet’s version of Uncle Vanya,  and as Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew.  
Stirling performed on stage in The Priory directed by Jeremy Herrin at the Royal Court Theater in 2009. Her role as Rebecca earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.   In 2010 she appeared as Helena in Peter Hall’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rose Theater, Kingston.  Stirling played Lady Chiltern in a 2010 production of An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theater, for which she received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination.   From February to April 2012, she appeared as Sylvia alongside Mark Gatiss, Tobias Menzies and Nancy Carroll in The Recruiting Officer, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
Rachael Stirling Film
Stirling’s first appearance on screen was in the 1998 British comedy film Still Crazy. [one]
Other film appearances include Maybe Baby, Redemption Road (2001), Complicity (with her Tipping the Velvet co-star Keeley Hawes), Another Life (with Vanity Fair actress Natasha Little), The Triumph of Love (with Mira Sorvino). ), like Mary. Jones in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and as Anna in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Rachael Stirling Television
Stirling’s first jump on television was in the 2000 NBC miniseries In the Beginning, which was adapted from Genesis.  Stirling played young Rebeccah, with her mother, Diana Rigg, as the older Rebeccah. Her next notable role was Nan Astley in the 2002 BBC drama series Tipping the Velvet. 
In 2011, Stirling starred in the BBC Four adaptation of D.H. Lawrence as Ursula Brangwen.  She played Millie in both series of the ITV mystery drama The Bletchley Circle in 2012 and 2014,  and reprized the role in The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018).
Stirling appeared in a 2013 episode of Doctor Who titled “The Crimson Horror” alongside her mother.  The episode had been written especially for Stirling and her mother by Mark Gatiss (marking the two actresses’ first appearance together professionally) and aired on May 4, 2013 as part of Series 7. 
In 2014, Stirling played Kate Wilkinson on the Cold War spy thriller television series The Game,  and appeared in the BBC Four comedy drama Detectorists as Becky, initially the girlfriend and later wife of Andy’s ( played by Mackenzie Crook), also alongside her mother, Diana Rigg, who played Becky’s mother.
Stirling appeared as a guest on the BBC1 cooking show Saturday Kitchen Live, which aired on March 1, 2014 .
In 2015, Stirling played the role of Arabella Yount, the spendthrift wife of a banker, in the three-part BBC series Capital, based on the novel by John Lanchester. 
In December 2016, Stirling appeared on University Challenge at Christmas as part of a team made up of notable alumni from the University of Edinburgh.
Rachael Stirling Other work
Stirling is an occasional interviewer on the BBC Radio 4 chat show Loose Ends,  and hosted the station’s Stage Door show in December 2012. She also wrote a restaurant column for Diplomat magazine.  
Stirling participated in the Occupy London reading of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, in December 2011.
In 2014, Stirling appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek with Libby Purves, Roger Bannister, and Kevin Warwick.
Rachael Stirling Personal life
Stirling speaks Russian and is experienced in horse riding and jumping.  Until 2012, she was engaged to actor Oliver Chris, whom she had been dating since 2007.  Stirling married musician Guy Garvey on June 3, 2016 . Their first child was born in 2017