Samantha Morton

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Samantha Morton (2008)

Samantha Jane Morton (born May 13, 1977 in Nottingham , Nottinghamshire ) is a British actress , film director , film producer , screenwriter and Golden Globe award winner.

life and career

Morton dropped out of school at the age of 13 and made her first television appearances that same year, but didn't get a bigger role in the miniseries Band of Gold until 1995 . In 1997 she played Jane Eyre in the film of the same name based on the book by Charlotte Brontë . In 2000 she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Woody Allen film Sweet and Lowdown and in 2004 for Best Actress in In America . In 2002, she acted as Agatha in the US - science fiction - thriller Minority Report . In 2004 she starred alongside Johnny Depp in The Libertine and in the same year alongside Daniel Craig in Enduring Love . Since 2019 she has played a leading role as alpha in the series The Walking Dead .

Morton made her debut as a film director in 2009 with the television drama The Unloved , produced for Channel 4 , for which she also co-wrote the script (with Tony Grisoni ). In 2012 she shot the video clip for the song The Last Goodbye for the band The Kills . In the same year she was appointed to the competition jury of the 69th Venice International Film Festival .

Morton was from 1999 to 2000 with the actor Charlie Creed-Miles , of whom she has a daughter, the actress Esme Creed-Miles (born February 5, 2000). She has been in a relationship with Harry Holm, son of actor Ian Holm , since 2005 and has two daughters with him (* 2008 and * 2012).

Filmography (selection)

Web links

Commons : Samantha Morton  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. The Last Goodbye by Samantha Morton. Retrieved February 26, 2012 .
  2. a b biography in the IMDb , last accessed on February 10, 2016