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.