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

Filmography

Actor (47)

Spectral 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

10,000 Saints 2015 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Doll & Em 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newsroom 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dizzy Heights 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rio, I Love You 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Leonie 2013 (Movie)

Leonie (Actor)

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

Presenter

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Holly Shiftwell (Voice)

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)

Actor

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)

Actor

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)

Actor

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)

(Actor)

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

Actor

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

Woman on Plane (Actor)

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

Helena Patterson (Actor)

Cider With Rosie (TV Show)

Actor

Noah's Ark (TV Show)

Actor

Number Thirteen (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Ross Bentley

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

Paul Bettany Actor

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

Nick Moran Actor

Companion
No longer together

John Mortimer Writer

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

Penelope Mortimer Screenplay

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

Rosie Mortimer Actor

Sister
Born 1984

Jeremy Mortimer

Half-Brother
From John Mortimer's first marriage to author Penelope Fletcher

Alessandro Nivola Actor

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

Sam Nivola

Son
Born Sept. 26, 2003; father, Alessandro Nivola

Sally Silverman

Half-Sister
From John Mortimer's first marriage to author Penelope Fletcher

EDUCATION

Moscow Arts Theater

Studied acting

University of Oxford

Oxfordshire
Attended Oxford's Lincoln College

St Paul's Girls' School

Appeared in several student productions

Milestones

2012

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

Cast in Martin Scorsese’s family adventure "Hugo"

2010

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

2009

Appeared opposite Steve Martin in "Pink Panther 2"

2008

Featured in the David Mamet directed, "Redbelt"

2008

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

2007

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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

2001

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

2000

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

2000

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

2000

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

1999

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

1999

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

1999

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

1998

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

1996

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

1996

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

1995

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

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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.

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