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Emily Mortimer

Highest Rated:   100% The Bookshop (2017)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
An attractive and talented actress who is as comfortable in historical dramas as in modern day thrillers and comedies, Emily Mortimer was born in Great Britain in 1971. Mortimer's father is author John Mortimer, best known for his series of Rumpole of the Bailey mystery novels, and she seems to have absorbed her father's literary influence -- before her career as an actress took off, Mortimer wrote a column for the London Telegraph, and she's served as screenwriter for an screen adaptation of Lorna Sage's book Bad Blood. Mortimer was a student at the prestigious St. Paul's Girls School when she first developed an interest in acting, appearing in several student productions. After graduating from St. Paul's, she moved on to Oxford, where she majored in Russian. Mortimer found time to perform in several plays while studying at Oxford, and while acting in a student production she impressed a producer who cast her in a supporting role in a television adaptation of Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin in 1995. Several more television roles followed, including the British TV movie Sharpe's Sword, before she won her first film role, playing the wife of John Patterson (Val Kilmer) in 1996's The Ghost and the Darkness. Mortimer had a much showier role in the Irish coming-of-age story The Last of the High Kings, released later the same year, and in 1998, Mortimer played Miss Flynn in the TV miniseries Cider With Rosie, which was adapted for television by her father, John Mortimer. Also in 1998, Mortimer appeared as Kat Ashley in the international hit Elizabeth, and in 1999, she enjoyed three showy roles that raised her profile outside the U.K.: She was the ill-fated "Perfect Girl" dropped by Hugh Grant in Notting Hill, appeared as Esther in the American TV miniseries Noah's Ark, and was Angelina, the star of the film-within-a-film, in the upscale slasher flick Scream 3. In 2000, Mortimer was cast as Katherine in Kenneth Branagh's ill-fated musical adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, but the experience had a happy ending for her -- she met actor Alessandro Nivola, and the two soon fell in love and have been together ever since. That same year, Mortimer took on her biggest role in an American film to date, playing opposite Bruce Willis in The Kid, and 2002 promised to be a big year for her, with major roles in two major releases -- The 51st State, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson, and a key supporting character in John Woo's war drama Windtalkers.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mary Poppins Returns
  • Jane Banks
2018
92% The Party
  • Actor
2018
75% The Sense Of An Ending
  • Actor
$1.3M 2017
100% The Bookshop
  • Florence Green
2017
80% Spectral
  • Fran Madison
2016
9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo)
  • Actor
2016
55% Ten Thousand Saints
  • Diane
2015
No Score Yet Ladygrey
  • Actor
2015
42% Leonie
  • Leonie Gilmour
$54.2k 2013
94% Hugo
  • Lisette
$73.9M 2011
68% Our Idiot Brother
  • Liz
$24.6M 2011
39% Cars 2
  • Holly Shiftwell
$191.5M 2011
64% Harry Brown
  • D.I. Frampton
$1.9M 2010
81% City Island
  • Molly Charlesworth
$6.7M 2010
68% Shutter Island
  • Rachel Solando
$125.1M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Nicole
$36M 2009
93% Transsiberian
  • Jessie
$2.1M 2008
30% Chaos Theory
  • Susan Allen
2008
67% Redbelt
  • Laura Black
$2.3M 2008
82% Lars and the Real Girl
  • Karin
$5.9M 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime
  • Frances
$4.9M 2007
76% Match Point
  • Chloe Hewett Wilton
$23.1M 2005
81% Dear Frankie
  • Lizzie
2005
65% Bright Young Things
  • Nina Blount
$0.9M 2004
62% Young Adam
  • Cathie
$0.7M 2004
No Score Yet A Foreign Affair
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary
  • Actor
2003
46% 2 Brothers & a Bride
  • Angela Beck
2003
25% Formula 51
  • Dakota Phillips
$5.2M 2002
86% Lovely & Amazing
  • Elizabeth Marks
$4.2M 2002
33% Windtalkers
  • Actor
$40.6M 2002
49% The Kid
  • Amy
$68.5M 2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost
  • Katherine
2000
36% Scream 3
  • Angelina
2000
No Score Yet Noah's Ark
  • Esther
1999
83% Notting Hill
  • Perfect Girl
1999
82% Elizabeth
  • Kat Ashley
1998
No Score Yet Coming Home
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Last of the High Kings
  • Romy Thomas
1998
No Score Yet Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie
  • Miss Flynn
1998
29% The Saint
  • Woman on Plane
1997
50% The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Helena
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Sword
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Glass Virgin
  • Actor
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
64% Doll & Em
2014-2015
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Em
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • MacKenzie McHale MacKenzie Hale
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Phoebe
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Miss Flynn
  • 1999

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