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Natascha McElhone is a Actor British born on 14 december 1969 at Surrey (United-kingdom)

Natascha McElhone

Natascha McElhone
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Birth name Natascha Abigail Taylor
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 december 1969 (54 years) at Surrey (United-kingdom)

Natascha Abigail Taylor (born 14 December 1971), known professionally as Natascha McElhone, (/nəˈtæʃəˈmækəlˌhoʊn/; is an English actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her roles in American films such as Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.


McElhone married plastic surgeon Dr Martin Hirigoyen Kelly on 19 May 1998. The couple lived in Fulham, West London, with their sons Theodore (born 2000) and Otis (born May 2003); their third son, Rex, was born in October 2008, five months after Kelly's death.

On 20 May 2008, 43-year-old Kelly was found slumped in the doorway of his family's home by a fellow doctor, who had him rushed to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (where he worked). However, he could not be revived. He died one day after his 10th wedding anniversary. A post-mortem exam revealed the cause of death to have been dilated cardiomyopathy.

After her husband's sudden death, McElhone continued to write letters to him, sometimes documenting the daily trivia of life but also dealing with how she and their young children were coping with their loss. These letters and diary entries formed the basis of her book After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father. The book was published in July 2010. (The book is simply titled After You in the Kindle edition-UK version only.

Best films

The Truman Show (1998)

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Filmography of Natascha McElhone (24 films)

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Mr. Church
Mr. Church (2016)

Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry, Christian Madsen
Roles Marie Brooks
Rating75% 3.797943.797943.797943.797943.79794
The story of a unique friendship that develops when a dying woman hires a cook to help care for her 11-year-old daughter, Charlie. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Mr. Church
Mr. Church (2016)
, 1h44
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Cooking films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry, Christian Madsen
Roles Marie Brooks
Rating75% 3.797933.797933.797933.797933.79793
Dans les années 1970, Henry Church est cuisinier à domicile. Il va se retrouver pendant six mois au chevet d'une jeune femme et de sa mère, atteinte d'un cancer.
The Sea
The Sea (2014)
, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Connie Grace
Rating58% 2.909852.909852.909852.909852.90985
The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Romeo & Juliet, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Théâtre, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Ed Westwick
Roles Lady Capulet
Rating58% 2.9185452.9185452.9185452.9185452.918545
During the Late Middle Ages in Verona, two wealthy families, the Montagues and Capulets, have been feuding for centuries. One day at the market place, the feuding families start a brawl which infuriates the Prince and he threatens that if the peace of Verona is disturbed again, he shall take their lives. Meanwhile, Romeo is a young Montague who reveals that he is in love with Lord Capulet's niece, Rosaline.
Believe (2013)
, 1h32
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Natascha McElhone, Brian Cox, Toby Stephens, Kate Ashfield, Anne Reid, Philip Jackson
Roles Erica Gallagher
Rating57% 2.85922.85922.85922.85922.8592
In 1984 Salford, Georgie Gallagher lives with his widowed mother Erica (Natascha McElhone). His passion for football is challenged by Erica’s desire to have Georgie attend the prestigious, rugby-playing Lancashire Grammar School For Boys, run by the strict and scholarly Dr Farquar (Toby Stephens). Georgie is up for scholarship at the prestigious school pending on his passing of the entrance exam.
The Kid
The Kid (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Nick Moran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Rupert Friend, Natascha McElhone, William Miller, Ioan Gruffudd, Con O'Neill, Augustus Prew
Roles Gloria
Rating67% 3.3981253.3981253.3981253.3981253.398125
Based on the real-life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and how he put his life together again afterwards. The screenplay was written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis with additional writing by Nick Moran.
The Secret of Moonacre, 1h43
Directed by Gábor Csupó
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Dakota Blue Richards, Tim Curry, Ioan Gruffudd, Natascha McElhone, Augustus Prew, Juliet Stevenson
Roles Loveday
Rating60% 3.009393.009393.009393.009393.00939
This begins with Maria mourning her father at his funeral. In the English countryside of Moonacre Valley there resides two clans: the de Noirs and the Merryweathers. A woman of the de Noir clan is so pure of heart that nature gifts her with a set of powerful magical moon pearls, and she comes to be known as the Moon Princess. The two families unite to celebrate her wedding to Sir Wrolf Merryweather, and exchange two beautiful animals as gifts: her father, Sir William offers a rare black lion to the bridegroom, and Sir Wrolf bestows a white unicorn from the ocean to his bride.
Blessed (2008)
, 1h23
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors James Nesbitt, Natascha McElhone, Gary Lewis, Lil Woods
Roles Lou
Rating61% 3.0961153.0961153.0961153.0961153.096115
The film begins with a man named Peter who is living alone on an island as a lighthouse keeper. His only contact is with a sailor called Howie who brings him food supplies once every few months. It is quickly revealed that until recently he had a well-paid job, and a wife named Lou and two daughters. His family were drowned, however, in a freak storm on a boating holiday that Peter was meant to be on. This causes him to withdraw from society and he is rendered unable to speak. He sticks to a regular but lonely routine until one day he discovers that a lifeboat containing a little girl of about seven called Charlotte has landed on the island. Charlotte refuses to leave the island until her father comes to pick her up, so she stays with Peter. After just over a week, he finds out from a radio broadcast that she is the only survivor from a sinking ship, and that the girl's father is dead. It is at this point he becomes able to speak again. During this time the two have formed a bond, and so when Charlotte refuses to leave, he decides that she can stay. This is possible as no-one else knows that she is alive. At the end of the film Peter has to persuade his food supplier to keep quiet about the little girl's presence on the island so she is not taken away by the authorities, he agrees and the film ends showing the viewer several "family snapshots" of an adult Charlotte and an older Peter, thus implying that she remained with him for the rest of her childhood.
Big Nothing, 1h26
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Natascha McElhone, Jon Polito, Mimi Rogers
Roles Penelope Wood
Rating66% 3.348293.348293.348293.348293.34829
The film is set in a small Oregon town, where a brutal serial killer nicknamed the 'Oregon undertaker' has been murdering and mutilating young women.
Guy X
Guy X (2005)
, 1h41
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam, Michael Ironside
Roles Sgt. Irene Teal
Rating50% 2.5042752.5042752.5042752.5042752.504275
The movie takes place after the Vietnam War in 1979 and revolves around Corporal Rudy Spruance (Jason Biggs), a soldier mistakenly sent to Qangattarsa, a U.S. Army Medical Corps base in the Arctic instead of his official base in Hawaii. He soon finds out that his records have accidentally been replaced by the records of Corporal Martin Pederson, who probably has been sent to Hawaii. While he is posted as the base's PIO (Public Information Officer), he finds out that underneath the base, there is a secret and classified hospital ward, where the near-insane commanding officer, Lt. Col. L. G. Woolwrap (Jeremy Northam), has been ordered to keep soldiers from a secret mission led by himself in the Vietnam War who have incurable wounds.
Ladies in Lavender, 1h43
Directed by Charles Dance
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone, Miriam Margolyes, David Warner
Roles Olga
Rating69% 3.496763.496763.496763.496763.49676
Set in picturesque coastal Cornwall, in a tight-knit fishing village in 1936, Ladies in Lavender stars Judi Dench and Maggie Smith playing the leading roles of sisters Ursula (Dench) and Janet Widdington (Smith). A gifted young Polish violinist from Krakow, Andrea (played by German actor Daniel Brühl) is bound for America when he is swept overboard by a storm. When the Widdington sisters discover the handsome stranger on the beach below their house, they nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the musically talented young man disrupts the peaceful lives of the sisters and the community in which they live.
Laurel Canyon, 1h43
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Melissa De Sousa
Roles Sara
Rating63% 3.1978753.1978753.1978753.1978753.197875
Sam (Christian Bale) and Alex (Kate Beckinsale) are a newly engaged couple who move to Los Angeles to further their careers. Sam is a recently graduated psychiatrist, starting his residency, while Alex, who comes from a very wealthy background, is finishing her M.D.-Ph.D. dissertation on genomics. The relatively strait-laced, upwardly mobile couple plan to stay at the vacant home of Sam's mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), a free-spirited record producer in the Laurel Canyon section of the City of Los Angeles.
The Other Boleyn Girl, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May, Jared Harris, Steven Mackintosh, Philip Glenister, Jack Shepherd
Roles Mary Boleyn
Rating61% 3.0695153.0695153.0695153.0695153.069515
The tale follows the history of Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone), sister of Anne Boleyn (Jodhi May), second wife of Henry VIII (Jared Harris). Before his relationship with Anne, Henry favoured her sister Mary, who was by then married to her first husband, William Carey, and a lady in waiting to his wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon. Despite her objections, Mary is forced to become the king's mistress, with her husband's reluctant permission and agreement. Mary asks her husband if she's offended him, and he claims that she hasn't, although Mary despairs that William did not object to the illicit union with the king. In time, Mary confesses what she has done to God, and feel guilty whenever she serves the queen, for the queen knows about the relationship, yet says nothing. Mary soon comes to terms with being the king's mistress, however, and begins to fall in love with the king.
City of Ghosts, 1h56
Directed by Matt Dillon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors James Caan, Matt Dillon, Stellan Skarsgård, Natascha McElhone, Gérard Depardieu, Rose Byrne
Roles Sophie
Rating58% 2.9497352.9497352.9497352.9497352.949735
Jimmy (played by Matt Dillon) is a conman who's been working for a fake insurance company in New York City that is being investigated by the FBI after it cannot pay claims that have poured in after a hurricane. Discovering that his mentor and the mastermind of the scheme, Marvin (James Caan), has skipped the country and gone to Thailand, Jimmy boards a plane with the intention of trying to collect his money.
Killing Me Softly, 1h40
Directed by Chen Kaige
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen, Yasmin Bannerman, Ian Hart
Roles Deborah
Rating54% 2.700992.700992.700992.700992.70099
A voice over describes how the brain begins to shut down at an altitude of 20,000 feet, the human body unable to survive at such heights. A mountaineering group is shown climbing a cliff face in the snow, until an avalanche causes the rigging to break and they fall to their deaths.