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Emily Mortimer

Highest Rated:   93% Hugo (2011)
Lowest Rated:   0% Head Full of Honey (2018)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% Relic
  • Kay
2020
No Score Yet I Am A Town
  • Producer
2020
42% Lost Holiday
  • Radio Commentary
2019
4% Mary
  • Actor
2019
27% Phil
  • Alicia
2019
80% Mary Poppins Returns
  • Jane Banks
2018
0% Head Full of Honey
  • Sarah
2018
42% Write When You Get Work
  • Nan Noble
2018
58% The Bookshop
  • Florence Green
2018
82% The Party
  • Jinny
$0.4M 2018
74% The Sense Of An Ending
  • Actor
$1.3M 2017
78% Spectral
  • Fran Madison
2016
8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo)
  • Actor
2016
58% Ten Thousand Saints
  • Diane
2015
No Score Yet Ladygrey
  • Actor
2015
42% Leonie
  • Leonie Gilmour
$54.2k 2013
93% Hugo
  • Lisette
$73.9M 2011
70% Our Idiot Brother
  • Liz
$24.6M 2011
40% Cars 2
  • Holly Shiftwell
$191.5M 2011
63% Harry Brown
  • D.I. Frampton
$1.9M 2010
82% City Island
  • Molly Charlesworth
$6.7M 2010
68% Shutter Island
  • Rachel Solando
$125.1M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Nicole
$36M 2009
91% Transsiberian
  • Jessie
$2.1M 2008
30% Chaos Theory
  • Susan Allen
2008
67% 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
21% The Pink Panther
  • Nicole
$82.3M 2006
77% Match Point
  • Chloe Hewett Wilton
$23.1M 2005
81% Dear Frankie
  • Lizzie
2005
65% Bright Young Things
  • Nina Blount
$0.9M 2004
62% Young Adam
  • Cathie
$0.7M 2004
46% A Foreign Affair (2 Brothers & a Bride)
  • Angela Beck
2004
No Score Yet The Sleeping Dictionary
  • Actor
2003
26% Formula 51
  • Dakota Phillips
$5.2M 2002
86% Lovely & Amazing
  • Elizabeth Marks
$4.2M 2002
33% Windtalkers
  • Actor
$40.6M 2002
49% The Kid
  • Amy
$68.5M 2000
49% Love's Labour's Lost
  • Katherine
2000
No Score Yet Noah's Ark
  • Esther
1999
83% Notting Hill
  • Perfect Girl
1999
83% 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
50% The Ghost and the Darkness
  • Helena
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Sword
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Glass Virgin
  • Actor
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% The Pursuit of Love
2021
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
  • 2021
No Score Yet Don't Look Deeper
2020
  • Sharon
  • 2020
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
62% Doll & Em
2014-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Em
  • Creator
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010-2021
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007-2019
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
59% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • MacKenzie McHale MacKenzie Hale
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
78% 30 Rock
2006-2020
  • Phoebe
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Miss Flynn
  • 1999
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
2021
  • Katherine Lacey

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