Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer

Highest Rated: 95% Good Posture (2019)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 6, 1971

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Over the course of her career, British actress Emily Mortimer established herself as a protean character actress and occasional lead in dramas, comedies, television series and even animated films, including "Elizabeth" (1998), "Lovely and Amazing" (2001), "The Pink Panther" (2006) and "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018). Born Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer on December 1, 1971 in Hammersmith, England, she was the daughter of author John Mortimer, whose most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who was depicted in the long-running Thames Television series "Rumpole of the Bailey" (1978-1992). After studying at St. Paul's Girls School in London, Mortimer enrolled at Oxford University, where she majored in Russian and appeared in a handful of school productions while also penning a column for the Daily Telegraph. But her career path moved fully into performing after a television producer saw her in one of the Oxford plays, and cast her in a miniseries, "The Glass Virgin" (1995). Mortimer quickly settled into steady work on television and in features, moving easily between period projects like "Sharpe's Sword" (ITV, 1995) and "The Ghost and the Darkness" (1996) with Michael Douglas, and grittier fare like the medical thriller series "Silent Witness" (BBC, 1996). By the late '90s, she had graduated from guest roles to major supporting parts, most notably in the quirky coming-of-age drama "The Last of the High Kings" (1997) and "Elizabeth," for which she played Kat Ashley, governess and confidante of Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett). Hollywood soon took notice of Mortimer's versatility, and cast her as Bruce Willis' romantic partner in "Disney's The Kid" (2000) and as Angelina, the star of the horror movie-within-a-horror movie in Wes Craven's "Scream 3" (2000). After a handful of additional studio film appearances, including Ronny Yu's "Formula 51" (2001), Mortimer established herself as a fearless female lead in independent films: in Nicole Holofcener's "Lovely and Amazing," she appeared completely nude on-screen while withstanding piggish comments about her figure from a boyfriend, while in "Young Adam," her character indulged in a sadomasochistic relationship with Ewan McGregor. Roles such as these drew the attention of filmmakers like Woody Allen, who cast her in his 2005 thriller "Match Point," Craig Gillespie, for whom she played the exasperated sister-in-law of a lonely man (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with a silicone sex doll in "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), and Martin Scorsese, who cast her as an alleged psychiatrist committed to a ghostly asylum in "Shutter Island" (2010). Mortimer again returned to a mix of art house and studio projects: the former including a rare lead in "Leonie" (2010), a Japanese drama about Leonie Gilmour, lover and assistant to writer Yone Noguchi, and the indie comedies "City Island" (2010) and "Our Idiot Brother" (2011), while the latter counted "The Pink Panther" and its 2009 sequel, both starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau, a voice-acting role as a spry British sportscar/spy in "Cars 2" (2011) and Scorsese's historical fantasy "Hugo" (2011). She also enjoyed a starring role as a television news producer on the Aaron Sorkin drama "The Newsroom" (HBO, 2012-14), and created, wrote and co-starred in her own series, "Doll & Em" (Sky Living/HBO, 2014-15), a comedy in which she and her real-life friend, actress Dolly Wells, played semi-fictitious versions of themselves. After a spate of independent efforts, including Sally Potter's "The Party" (2017), Mortimer returned to mainstream features as the adult Jane Banks, one-time charge of Mary Poppins, in Disney's highly anticipated "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018).

Highest rated movies

Good Posture
Hugo Relic
Transsiberian
Lovely & Amazing
Elizabeth The Party
City Island

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet With/in Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet With/In Unknown (Character) - 2021
92% 51% Relic Kay (Character) $1.0M 2020
95% No Score Yet Good Posture Julia Price (Character) - 2019
42% 94% Lost Holiday Radio Commentary (Character) - 2019
4% 14% Mary Sarah (Character) - 2019
27% 39% Phil Alicia (Character) - 2019
89% 72% To Dust Producer $179.6K 2018
80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Jane Banks (Character) $172.0M 2018
0% 75% Head Full of Honey Sarah (Character) $8.7K 2018
40% No Score Yet Write When You Get Work Nan Noble (Character) - 2018
58% 50% The Bookshop Florence Green (Character) $1.5M 2017
82% 61% The Party Jinny (Character) $748.9K 2017
74% 51% The Sense of an Ending Sarah Ford (Character) $1.2M 2017
78% 53% Spectral Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladygrey Olive (Character) - 2015
58% 36% Ten Thousand Saints Diane (Character) - 2015
8% 14% Rio, I Love You Dorothy (Character) - 2014
93% 78% Hugo Lisette (Character) $73.8M 2011
70% 51% Our Idiot Brother Liz (Character) $24.8M 2011
39% 49% Cars 2 Holley Shiftwell (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leonie Leonie (Character) $53.7K 2010
68% 77% Shutter Island Rachel Solando 1 (Character) $128.0M 2010
63% 75% Harry Brown Frampton (Character) $1.8M 2009
82% 79% City Island Molly (Character) $6.7M 2009
13% 42% The Pink Panther 2 Nicole (Character) $35.9M 2009
91% 65% Transsiberian Jesse (Character) $2.2M 2008
67% 65% Redbelt Laura Black (Character) $2.3M 2008
30% 58% Chaos Theory Susan (Character) $238.0K 2007
81% 84% Lars and the Real Girl Karin (Character) $5.9M 2007
21% 51% The Pink Panther Nicole (Character) $82.2M 2006
77% 81% Match Point Chloe Hewett Wilton (Character) $23.1M 2005
81% 90% Dear Frankie Lizzie Morrison (Character) $1.3M 2004
87% 93% Howl's Moving Castle Young Sophie (Voice) $4.7M 2004
62% 49% Young Adam Cathie Dimly (Character) $767.2K 2003
No Score Yet 67% The Sleeping Dictionary Cecil (Character) - 2003
65% 67% Bright Young Things Nina Blount (Character) $931.8K 2003
46% 37% A Foreign Affair Angela Beck (Character) $25.6K 2003
86% 63% Lovely & Amazing Elizabeth Marks (Character) $4.2M 2001
26% 59% The 51st State Dakota Phillips (Character) $5.2M 2001
49% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Katherine (Character) $284.3K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Amy (Character) $69.7M 2000
41% 37% Scream 3 Angelina Tyler/Sidney in Stab 3 (Character) $89.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cider With Rosie Miss Flynn (Character) - 1998
83% 86% Elizabeth Kat Ashley (Character) $30.1M 1998
No Score Yet 38% Coming Home Judith Dunbar (Character) - 1998
30% 63% The Saint Woman on Plane (Character) $61.4M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: The Killings at Badger's Drift Katherine Lacey (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 59% The Last of the High Kings Romy Thomas (Character) $5.6K 1996
51% 75% The Ghost and the Darkness Helena Patterson (Character) $38.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Heartstones Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness: Long Days, Short Nights Fran (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 89% Sharpe's Sword Lass (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Open Prison Unknown (Character) - 0000

TV

Credit
88% 48% The Pursuit of Love The Bolter (Character),
Director,
Writer
2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Look Deeper Sharon (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2015 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shatterbox Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
62% 63% Doll & Em Em (Character),
Writer
2014-2015
58% 91% The Newsroom Mackenzie McHale (Character) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007-2008
78% 93% 30 Rock Phoebe (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Katherine Lacey (Character) 1997