Natalie Press

Actress
With a penchant for taking on provocative, intelligent and unconventional roles in off-kilter dramas, Natalie Press possessed the qualities of a true cinematic chameleon. The British actress first ignited the big screen ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1980 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (16)

Suffragette 2015 (Movie)

Emily Wilding Davison (Actor)

Knife Edge 2014 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

Telepathy 2014 (Movie)

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Ill Manors 2012 (Movie)

Katya (Actor)

The Sea Change 2011 (Movie)

Nikki Black (Actor)

Fifty Dead Men Walking 2009 (Movie)

Lara (Actor)

Rembrandt's J'Accuse 2009 (Movie)

Marieke (Actor)

Cass 2008 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Nightwatching 2007 (Movie)

Marieke (Actor)

Red Road 2007 (Movie)

April (Actor)

Chromophobia 2005 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

Lie with Me 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

My Summer of Love 2005 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

Song of Songs 2004 (Movie)

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Wasp 2002 (Movie)

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Biography

With a penchant for taking on provocative, intelligent and unconventional roles in off-kilter dramas, Natalie Press possessed the qualities of a true cinematic chameleon. The British actress first ignited the big screen with her moving portrayal of a working class tomboy experiencing an unforgettable adolescent romance in "My Summer of Love" (2004). The coming-of-age piece introduced film lovers to Press' natural ability to expose her character's inner complexities without losing her ability to charm and connect with the audience. Press captivated even when the subject matter - including incest and religion in the 2005 drama "Song of Songs" - proved difficult to watch. Her tour-de-force performance as a young woman unknowingly thrust into the dangerous world of the British underground and espionage in the drama "Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008) won critical raves and carved her a niche as one of the most fearlessly committed actresses of her generation.

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female ("Fifty Dead Men Walking")

2009

Portrayed the girlfriend of Martin McGartland in "Fifty Dead Men Walking," the true story of McGartland's time as an undercover informant within the IRA during The Troubles; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female

2008

Appeared in the British crime drama, "Cass"

2007

Co-starred in the film, "In Transit," a true story of German prisoners of war in a Russian work camp after World War II

2006

Re-teamed with director Appignanesi for the short film, "Ex Memoria"

2006

Starred in Josh Appignanesi's feature film, "Song of Songs"

2006

Had a supporting role in "Red Road"; film won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival

2005

Played a pretty-yet-troubled girl in the BBC television drama, "Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle"

2005

Cast as Caddy Turveydrop in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Dickens' "Bleak House"

2004

Made her professional stage debut in "The Weather," performed as part of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Playwrights Season

2004

Co-starred with Emily Blunt in Pawel Pavlikovsky's "My Summer of Love," about obsession between two teenage girls from opposite sides of the tracks

2003

Film debut and first lead role was in the short film, "Wasp"; film won the Academy Award for best short film in 2005

2001

Made screen debut in an episode of the BBC television series, "Holby City"

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