Emily Mortimer

Actor, Columnist, Author
Prior to her emergence into the spotlight with films like "Lovely and Amazing" (2002) and "Match Point" (2005), actress Emily Mortimer made her way playing small and often unrewarding roles. Following the traditional ... Read more »
Born: 12/01/1971 in London, England, GB


Actor (48)

Spectral 2016 (Movie)


Doll & Em 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)


Ten Thousand Saints 2015 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

The Newsroom 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)


Dizzy Heights 2014 (Movie)


Rio, I Love You 2014 (Movie)


Leonie 2013 (Movie)

Leonie (Actor)

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Holly Shiftwell (Voice)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)


Hugo 2011 (Movie)

Lisette (Actor)

Our Idiot Brother 2011 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

City Island 2010 (Movie)

Molly Charlesworth (Actor)

Harry Brown 2010 (Movie)

D.I. Frampton (Actor)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

Rachel 1 (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


The Pink Panther 2 2009 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

Chaos Theory 2008 (Movie)

Susan Allen (Actor)

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

Laura Black (Actor)

Transsiberian 2008 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)


Lars and the Real Girl 2007 (Movie)

Karin (Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Pere-Lachaise") (Actor)

The Pink Panther 2006 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

(cameo) (Actor)

Dear Frankie 2005 (Movie)

Lizzie Morrison (Actor)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

Sophie (Voice)

Match Point 2005 (Movie)

Chloe Hewett Wilton (Actor)

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


A Foreign Affair 2004 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Bright Young Things 2004 (Movie)

Nina Blount (Actor)

Young Adam 2004 (Movie)

Cathie (Actor)

The Sleeping Dictionary 2003 (Movie)

Cecil (Actor)

Formula 51 2002 (Movie)

Dakota Phillips (Actor)

Lovely & Amazing 2002 (Movie)

Elizabeth Marks (Actor)

Disney's The Kid 2000 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Angelina Tyler (Actor)

Killing Joe 1999 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

Perfect Girl (Actor)

Elizabeth 1998 (Movie)

Kat Ashley (Actor)

Last of the High Kings 1998 (Movie)


The Killings at Badger's Drift 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


The Saint 1997 (Movie)

Woman on Plane (Actor)

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

Helena Patterson (Actor)

Cider With Rosie (TV Show)


Noah's Ark (TV Show)


Number Thirteen (Movie)



Prior to her emergence into the spotlight with films like "Lovely and Amazing" (2002) and "Match Point" (2005), actress Emily Mortimer made her way playing small and often unrewarding roles. Following the traditional actor's path, Mortimer studied her craft at school while honing her skills on stage and eventually made her onscreen debut. She first gained notice with a noticeable role as the governess to the Virgin Queen in "Elizabeth" (1998), which led to more substantial appearances in features like "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Scream 3" (2000). But it was her award-winning supporting turn in "Lovely and Amazing" (2002) that made both audiences and critics take notice. From there, she began to become a more consistent presence in major features, including "Match Point" (2005) and "The Pink Panther" (2006), making Mortimer one of the more promising young actresses to travel across the pond in some time.


Ross Bentley

Older half-brother Born from a past relationship between actress Wendy Craig and her father Sir John Mortimer

Paul Bettany Actor

Met on set of 1998 British serial "Coming Home" No longer together

Nick Moran Actor

No longer together

John Mortimer Actor

Born April 21, 1923; wrote popular Rumpole on the Bailey mystery series Died Jan. 16, 2009

Penelope Mortimer Actor

Born Sept. 19, 1918 Died Oct. 19, 1999

Rosie Mortimer Actor

Born 1984

Jeremy Mortimer

From John Mortimer's first marriage to author Penelope Fletcher

Alessandro Nivola Actor

Met during filming of "Love's Labor's Lost" (2000) Married Jan. 3, 2003

Sam Nivola

Born Sept. 26, 2003; father, Alessandro Nivola

Sally Silverman

From John Mortimer's first marriage to author Penelope Fletcher


Moscow Arts Theater

Studied acting

University of Oxford

Attended Oxford's Lincoln College

St Paul's Girls' School

Appeared in several student productions



Played news show producer Mackenzie MacHale on Aaron Sorkin's drama series "The Newsroom" (HBO)


Voiced Holley Shiftwell, a British spy-in-training, in the animated feature "Cars 2"


Played Paul Rudd's sister in "Our Idiot Brother"


Cast in Martin Scorsese’s family adventure "Hugo"


Played escaped patient Rachel Solando in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island"


Appeared opposite Steve Martin in "Pink Panther 2"


Featured in the David Mamet directed, "Redbelt"


Co-starred in "Chaos Theory" with Ryan Reynolds and Stuart Townsend


Played the title character's (Ryan Gosling) sister-law in "Lars and the Real Girl"


Appeared in three episodes of NBC's "30 Rock" as a love interest of Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy


Cast in "The Pink Panther" as the love interest of Inspector Clouseau (Steve Martin)


Played the oblivious spouse of an adulterous Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Woody Allen's "Match Point"


Featured in "Young Adam" opposite Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton


Joined an ensemble cast in Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things"


Changed her prim image in favor of a more provocative one when she appeared full-frontally nude in "Lovely and Amazing"


Featured in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost"


Cast as Angelina, the star of the film-within-a-film, in "Scream 3"


Played Bruce Willis' love interest in Disney's "The Kid"


Played Miss Flynn in the TV mini-series "Cider with Rosie" (PBS); adapted for television by her father, John Mortimer


Had a small but pivotal role, opposite Hugh Grant in "Notting Hill"


Played Esther in the American TV mini-series "Noah's Ark" (NBC)


Appeared as Kat Ashley in Shekhar Kapur's Oscar-nominated epic "Elizabeth"


Cast in the Irish comedy "The Last of the High Kings" (released direct-to-video in the USA as "Summer Fling")


First film role, playing Val Kilmer's wife in "The Ghost and the Darkness"


TV debut in an adaptation of Dame Catherine Cookson's "The Glass Virgin"

Performed in several plays while studying at Oxford University

Acted in "The Lights" at London's Royal Court Theatre and "The Merchant of Venice" at Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre

Bonus Trivia


Like her father, Mortimer dabbled in writing. She wrote a tongue-in-cheek column chronicling the life of an actress for London's Daily Telegram and worked on a novel of her own.


"The audition was just so silly. There I am, suddenly transplanted in L.A., sitting in a corridor full of girls with cutesy T-shirts and big blond hair. I'm given a sheet of paper with five lines on it, which I then go in and read to the casting agent. I didn't give a sh*t and it was all stupid and hilarious and she goes, 'My God, you're right for this part.' It's such an unlikely thing, but somehow the perfect thing for me to be doing." – Mortimer on landing her role in "Scream 3" to Vanity Fair magazine, December 1999


"I have a phobia about singing. I knew I couldn't sing, and hadn't sung since primary school. Luckily the audition didn't involve singing, or I don't think I would've got the part." – Mortimer on her role in "Love's Labour's Lost" to Movieline, July 2000