Emily Mortimer

Highest Rated: 93% Hugo (2011)
Birthday: Dec 1, 1971
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.


Highest Rated Movies



79% Mary Poppins Returns Jane Banks 2018
0% Head Full of Honey Sarah 2018
44% Write When You Get Work Nan Noble 2018
56% The Bookshop Florence Green 2018
81% The Party Jinny $0.4M 2018
76% The Sense Of An Ending Actor $1.3M 2017
75% Spectral Fran Madison 2016
8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) Actor 2016
57% Ten Thousand Saints Diane 2015
No Score Yet Ladygrey Actor 2015
42% Leonie Leonie Gilmour $54.2K 2013
93% Hugo Lisette $73.9M 2011
69% Our Idiot Brother Liz $24.7M 2011
38% Cars 2 Holly Shiftwell $191.5M 2011
63% 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
68% Redbelt Laura Black $2.3M 2008
81% Lars and the Real Girl Karin $5.9M 2007
86% Paris Je T'aime Frances $4.9M 2007
76% Match Point Chloe Hewett Wilton $23.2M 2005
81% Dear Frankie Lizzie 2005
65% Bright Young Things Nina Blount $0.9M 2004
63% 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
26% Formula 51 Dakota Phillips $5.2M 2002
86% Lovely & Amazing Elizabeth Marks $4.2M 2002
32% 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
30% The Saint Woman on Plane 1997
52% The Ghost and the Darkness Helena 1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Sword Actor 1995
No Score Yet Glass Virgin Actor 1995


No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
  • 2015
62% Doll & Em
Screenwriter Em Creator
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • 2014
59% The Newsroom
MacKenzie McHale MacKenzie Hale
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
  • 2014
  • 2011
81% 30 Rock
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Miss Flynn
  • 1999
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Katherine Lacey