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Samantha Morton is a Actor, Director and Writer British born on 13 may 1977 at Nottingham (United-kingdom)

Samantha Morton

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Birth name Samantha Jane Morton
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 may 1977 (41 years) at Nottingham (United-kingdom)

Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career, including one BAFTA TV Award, one Golden Globe Award and has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and once for an Emmy Award.

Morton began her acting career with guest roles in television shows such as Soldier Soldier and Cracker, before appearing from 1995 to 1996 in the ITV drama Band of Gold. She then starred in the period dramas and coming-of-age features Emma, Jane Eyre and The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. The well-received Under the Skin (1997) made director Woody Allen cast Morton in Sweet and Lowdown (1999), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She then went on to play critically praised roles in smaller and independent projects such as Morvern Callar (2002) and In America (2003). For the latter, she received a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress, for her performance as the young Irish mother, Sarah, coping with life in New York City. At this time, she also found commercial success with 2002's science fiction thriller Minority Report, opposite Tom Cruise. For her role as Myra Hindley in 2006's Longford, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (television) .

In 2007, Morton appeared in the biographical films Control (as Deborah Curtis), and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (as Mary, Queen of Scots). The same year, she also played a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in Mister Lonely. She went on to star in Synecdoche, New York (2008) and The Messenger (2009). She made her directorial debut with the 2009 British television film The Unloved, for which she won a BAFTA Television Award for Best Single Drama. After a three-year withdrawal from film, she appeared in John Carter (2012), Cosmopolis (2012), Decoding Annie Parker (2013), and the 2014 period film Miss Julie, directed by Liv Ullmann.

Biography

From 1999 to 2000, Morton dated actor Charlie Creed-Miles, with whom she worked on the film The Last Yellow released the year they started dating. Their daughter Esme was born in London on 5 February, 2000. After her relationship with Creed-Miles ended, she began dating South band member Brett Shaw in 2002 until 2005. The same year, she worked with filmmaker Harry Holm (the son of actor Ian Holm) when Holm directed her in a video for the band The Vitamins; shortly thereafter they began dating. Their daughter Edie was born on 4 January 2008, in London. Their second child was born in 2012. The family lives in the Spitalfields area of London.

In early 2008, she revealed that she had been 'close to death' after suffering a debilitating stroke due to being hit by a piece of 17th-century plaster that fell on her head (damaging her vertebral artery) in 2006. She was in hospital for three weeks after the incident. She withdrew from public spotlight and took a 18-month hiatus from film acting in order to learn to walk again. In 2011, Morton wrote an open letter hoping her stepfather would get back in touch with her after being estranged for several years. She remarked in the note: "I keep thinking that I should not be writing to you, as you may not want to hear from me. I'm imagining everything is well and that you are angry and don't want to speak with me and that's why you haven't tried to contact me in all these years". Morton also stated that she would hire a private detective to track him down. However, it was revealed shortly afterwards that her stepfather had died of prostate cancer four years prior to the letter.

On 20 July 2011, Morton received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from Nottingham Trent University "in recognition of her internationally successful acting career".

Best films

Minority Report (2002)
(Actress)
John Carter (2012)
(Actress)
Her (2014)
(Actress)
In America (2003)
(Actress)
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
(Actress)
The Messenger (2009)
(Actress)

Usually with

Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2 films)
Susan Lynch
Susan Lynch
(3 films)
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(3 films)
Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Samantha Morton (35 films)

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Actress

Magik
Magik (2016)

Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Dominique Swain, Tom Riley
Roles Lucia

Lewis Clark (Benedict Cumberbatch) is an author who stumbles upon a world of magic after his two young children go missing. He starts a quest to try to stop the evil that threatens to destroy both his worlds of reality and magic.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2h13
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Roles Mary Lou Barebone
Rating73% 3.6999653.6999653.6999653.6999653.699965
1926. Norbert Dragonneau rentre à peine d'un périple à travers le monde où il a répertorié un bestiaire extraordinaire de créatures fantastiques. Il pense faire une courte halte à New York mais une série d'événements et de rencontres inattendues risquent de prolonger son séjour. C'est désormais le monde de la magie qui est menacé.
Her
Her (2014)
, 2h
Directed by Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future
Actors Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Scarlett Johansson
Rating79% 3.999233.999233.999233.999233.99923
In futuristic Los Angeles, Theodore Twombly is a lonely, introverted, depressed man who works for a business that has professional writers like himself compose letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves. Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system (OS) with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve. He decides that he wants the OS to have a female voice, and she names herself Samantha. Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as Theodore's avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.
Decoding Annie Parker, 1h31
Directed by Steven Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Richard Schiff, Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford
Roles Annie Parker
Rating62% 3.1469753.1469753.1469753.1469753.146975
11-year-old Annie Parker is living the perfect young life, loved by all, and especially by her mother, father, and older sister. But none of them knows that something horrible is stalking their perfect family. On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie hears a noise from upstairs. Her mother has collapsed and died, and an agonizing downward spiral begins.
Miss Julie
Miss Julie (2014)
, 2h9
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Origin Norvege
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Roles Kathleen
Rating55% 2.7535852.7535852.7535852.7535852.753585
Tandis que tout le monde célèbre la nuit des feux de la Saint Jean, Mademoiselle Julie et John, le valet de son père, se charment, se jaugent et se manipulent sous les yeux de Kathleen, la cuisinière du baron et jeune fiancée de John.
The Harvest, 1h44
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis
Roles Katherine
Rating60% 3.049483.049483.049483.049483.04948
Reeling from the loss of her mother and father, the teenage Maryann (Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents and is grateful when she manages to befriend Andy (Charlie Tahan), a wheelchair bound boy. As Andy is very sick he must stay within his home per the instructions of his mother, Katherine (Samantha Morton), who also forbids him from having any visitors. When their visits are discovered, Andy's father, Richard (Michael Shannon), is initially fine with the visits but Katherine is having none of it and her behavior grows increasingly erratic.
Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis (2012)
, 1h48
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric
Roles Vija Kinsky
Rating50% 2.502022.502022.502022.502022.50202
Twenty-eight-year-old billionaire currency speculator/asset manager Eric Packer rides slowly across Manhattan amid traffic jams, in his state-of-the-art luxury stretch limousine office, to his preferred barber. Various visitors discuss the meaning of life and inconsequential trivia. The traffic jams are caused by a visit of the President of the United States and the funeral of Eric's favorite musician, a rap artist whose music he plays in one of his two private elevators. Despite devastating currency speculation losses over the course of the day, Packer fantasizes about buying the Rothko Chapel.
John Carter, 2h13
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Mars in film, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Viola Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Sola
Rating65% 3.296843.296843.296843.296843.29684
After the sudden death of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain, Carter's nephew, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara), attends the funeral. Per Carter's instructions, the body is put in a tomb that can be unlocked only from the inside. His attorney hands Burroughs Carter's journal, which Burroughs reads in the hope of finding clues to Carter's cause of death.
The Messenger, 1h45
Directed by Oren Moverman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone, Yaya DaCosta
Roles Olivia Pitterson
Rating70% 3.54893.54893.54893.54893.5489
Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a lone rebellious U.S. Army staff sergeant and declared war hero, has returned home from Iraq, and since he served enough war time, he is assigned as a casualty notification officer. Montgomery is partnered with a strict recovering alcoholic, Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), now a single mother, to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.
Synecdoche, New York, 2h4
Directed by Charlie Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson
Roles Hazel
Rating74% 3.749823.749823.749823.749823.74982
Theater director Caden Cotard finds his life unraveling. Suffering from numerous physical ailments and growing increasingly alienated from his wife, Adele, an artist, he hits bottom when Adele leaves him for a new life in Berlin, taking their four-year-old daughter, Olive, with her.
Mister Lonely, 1h52
Directed by Harmony Korine
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, Werner Herzog, James Fox, Anita Pallenberg
Roles Marilyn Monroe
Rating64% 3.2007253.2007253.2007253.2007253.200725
A young man living in Paris scratches out a living as a Michael Jackson look-alike, dancing on the streets, public parks, tourist spots and trade shows. During a show in an old people's home, he meets Marilyn Monroe. Haunted by her angelic beauty, he follows her to a commune in the Scottish Highlands, joining her husband Charlie Chaplin, and her daughter Shirley Temple. Here, the Pope, the Queen, Madonna, James Dean, and other impersonators build a stage in the hope that the world will visit and watch them perform.
Control
Control (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson
Roles Debbie Curtis
Rating76% 3.849463.849463.849463.849463.84946
Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) and Debbie Woodruff (Samantha Morton) marry in 1975 in their home town of Macclesfield at ages 19 and 18, respectively. Ian retreats from domestic life, preferring to write poetry in solitude. On June 4, 1976 they attend a Sex Pistols concert with Bernard Sumner (James Anthony Pearson), Peter Hook (Joe Anderson), and Terry Mason (Andrew Sheridan), who are starting a band. Mesmerized by the concert, Ian volunteers to be their singer. They name themselves Warsaw, and Terry moves into a managerial role with the addition of drummer Stephen Morris (Harry Treadaway). The band debuts 19 May 1977 and soon rename themselves Joy Division. Ian and Debbie finance their first EP, An Ideal for Living (1978).
Elizabeth: The Golden Age, 1h54
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollá, Abbie Cornish
Roles Queen Mary
Rating68% 3.44913.44913.44913.44913.4491
In 1585, Catholic Spain ruled by King Philip II of Spain (Jordi Molla) is the most powerful country in the world. Seeing Protestant England as a threat, and in retaliation for English piracy of Spanish ships, Philip declares war. He plans to take over England, and make his daughter Isabella the Queen of England in Elizabeth's place. Meanwhile, Elizabeth I of England (Cate Blanchett) is being pressured to marry by her advisor, Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush). She is ageing and, with no child, the throne will pass to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton). The Queen is presented with portraits of appropriate suitors, but Elizabeth refuses to marry, particularly to the Charles II, Archduke of Austria (Christian Brassington), who has become infatuated with the Queen. English explorer Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) is presented at Elizabeth's court, having returned from the New World, and offers her potatoes, tobacco, two Native Americans, and gold from a Spanish ship that he claims was "unable to continue its journey". Elizabeth commands that the Native Americans be treated well, and refuses to accept the gold.
Expired
Expired (2007)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas, Terence Bernie Hines, Rolando Molina
Roles Claire Barney
Rating61% 3.051833.051833.051833.051833.05183
Claire, a mild-mannered parking attendant, lives in a small flat with her mother who is recovering from a recent stroke. In the opening sequence she patrols the Los Angeles streets and stumbles into an old flame, who introduces Claire to his wife and ill-behaved daughter. Reeling from the chance encounter, she steps out onto the street and is hit by a passing vehicle.
Free Jimmy
Free Jimmy (2006)
, 1h26
Origin Norvege
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels, Emilia Fox, Kyle MacLachlan, Jay Simpson
Roles Sonia (voice)
Rating60% 3.048163.048163.048163.048163.04816
The events of the original movie take place entirely in Norway; in the English-language version of the movie, the story begins in Britain, and ends up in Norway with the traveling circus.