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Emily Mortimer

Highest Rated:   100% The Party (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 YEAR
80% The Sense Of An Ending
  • Actor
2017
100% The Party
  • Actor
2017
80% Spectral
  • Actor
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
2013
No Score Yet Number 13
  • Actor
2012
94% Hugo
  • Lisette
2011
68% Our Idiot Brother
  • Liz
2011
39% Cars 2
  • Holly Shiftwell
2011
64% Harry Brown
  • D.I. Frampton
2010
81% City Island
  • Molly Charlesworth
2010
68% Shutter Island
  • Rachel Solando
2010
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Nicole
2009
93% Transsiberian
  • Jessie
2008
30% Chaos Theory
  • Susan Allen
2008
68% Redbelt
  • Laura Black
2008
81% Lars and the Real Girl
  • Karin
2007
87% Paris Je T'aime
  • Frances
2007
77% Match Point
  • Chloe Hewett Wilton
2005
81% Dear Frankie
  • Lizzie
2005
62% Young Adam
  • Cathie
2004
No Score Yet A Foreign Affair
  • Actor
2004
65% Bright Young Things
  • Nina Blount
2003
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary
  • Actor
2003
46% 2 Brothers & a Bride
  • Angela Beck
2003
25% Formula 51
  • Dakota Phillips
2002
86% Lovely & Amazing
  • Elizabeth Marks
2002
32% Windtalkers
  • Actor
2002
49% The Kid
  • Amy
2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost
  • Katherine
2000
36% Scream 3
  • Angelina
2000
20% 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
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • MacKenzie McHale MacKenzie Hale
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
64% Doll & Em
2014-2015
  • Creator
  • Em
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Miss Flynn
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Phoebe
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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