Samantha MORTON

* 13.05.1977, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, GB

Schauspielerin * (mit 13 Jahren) besucht den Central Junior Television Workshop und bekommt kurz darauf erste Fernsehrollen (Serien Soldier Soldier und Boon, beide 1991) * geht nach London und tritt dort am Royal Court Theatre auf (Ashes and Sand, 1994; Star-Gazy Pie and Sauerkraut, 1995) * spielt erste größere Rollen in weiteren TV-Produktionen (Band of Gold, 1995/96; Titelheldin in Jane Eyre, 1997; Sophia Western in Tom Jones, 1997) * 1995 Kinodebüt an der Seite etablierter Stars (Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Lynch) in This Is the Sea * nach ihrer von der Kritik gepriesenen Leistung in Under the Skin (1996) wird von Woody Allen für sein Musikerdrama Sweet and Lowdown engagiert - für ihren Part als stumme Wäscherin erntet erneut Kritikerlob (inklusive Oscar- und Golden-Globe-Nominierungen | "I had been warned that some of the people had ego politics, but that wasn't the case. Woody [Allen] treated me exactly as he treated Sean Penn. So I wasn't nervous.", 1999 * "That first Oscar nomination did incredible things for me in the States. I'm grateful for that. It means that I'm able to get an independent movie financed. My name can raise money on a small-budget film. It means I'm able to support the industry.") * in folgenden Jahren wirkt auch in amerikanischen bzw. internationalen Produktionen mit (Minority Report, 2001-USA; River Queen, 2004-NZ/GB; The Messenger, 2008-USA) * 2006 verkörpert Maria Stuart in Elizabeth: The Golden Age * 2009 inszeniert den Fernsehfilm The Unloved * tritt auch in Musikvideos auf (Electrical Storm von U2) | Bild: Carole Latimer (Autogrammkarte)


"I want to portray people other people may not want to portray. I want to show the truth, not the garbage. Feel the fear and do it. That's my motto." (1997)

"Woody Allen makes Woody Allen comedies and they are all about him. Steven Spielberg likes to tell someone else's story and it is not only about him. Fine direction such as Spielberg's is rare. You have to be very confident to direct actors. Too many directors merely know where to point the camera."

FILMS

This Is the Sea (1995-IRL; R+B: Mary McGuckian, K: Des Whelan, M: Mike Scott, The Waterboys, Brian Kennedy, D: Richard Harris: Jacobs, Gabriel Byrne: Rohan, John Lynch: Padhar McAliskey, Dearbhla Molloy: Ma Stokes, Ian McElhinney: Da Stokes & Samantha Morton: Hazel Stokes & Ross McDade: Malachy McAliskey) 104m-Liebesdrama (08-09; 9802-GB)

Under the Skin (Under the Skin * Under the Skin - Unter die Haut, 1996-GB; R+B: Carine Adler, K: Barry Ackroyd, M: Ilona Sekacz, D: Samantha Morton: Iris * Claire Rushbrook: Rose * Rita Tushingham: Mutter) 83m-Drama (10-12; 9711)

Dreaming of Joseph Lees (Meine Liebe zu Joseph Lees, 1998-GB/USA; R: Eric Styles, B: Catherine Linstrum, K: Jimmy Dibling, M: Zbigniew Preisner, D: Samantha Morton: Eva, Lee Ross: Harry, Miriam Margolyes: Signora Caldoni, Frank Finlay: Vater von Eva, Nick/Nicholas Woodeson: Mr. Dian, Holly Aird: Maria & Rupert Graves: Joseph Lees) 92m-Liebesdrama (01-02; 9910-USA)

The Last Yellow (1998-GB; R: Julian Farino, B: Paul Tucker, K: David Odd, M: Adrian Johnston, D: Mark Addy: Frank * Charlie Creed-Miles: Kenny * Samantha Morton: Jackie) 94m-Komödie (9910)

Sweet and Lowdown (1998-USA * Woody Allen ... Hattie) (08-12/+03/04; 9912)

Jesus' Son (Jesus' Son, 1999-USA; R: Alison Maclean, B: Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, Oren Moverman, K: Adam Kimmel, M: Joe Henry, D: Billy Crudup: FH, Samantha Morton: Michelle, Denis Leary: Wayne, Jack Black: Georgie, Will Patton: John Smith, Greg Germann: Dr. Shanis & Holly Hunter: Mira & Dennis Hopper: Bill) 109m-Roadmovie (Buch von Denis Johnson, 1992) (01-02; 0006)

Pandaemonium (1999-GB; R: Julien Temple, B: Frank Cottrell Boyce, K: John Lynch, M: Dario Marianelli, D: John Hannah: William Wordsworth * Linus Roache: Samuel Taylor Coleridge * Samantha Morton: Sara Coleridge * Emily Woof: Dorothy Wordsworth) 125m-Drama (08-?; 0109)

Eden (2000/01-F/I/IL; R: Amos Gitai, B: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme, Nick Villiers, K: Renato Berta, D: Samantha Morton: Sam/antha * Thomas Jane: Dov Ernst * Danny Huston: Kalman) 90m-Tragikomödie (Kurzgeschichte von Arthur Miller, 1992) (12-?; 0108-F)

Minority Report (Minority Report, 2001-USA; R: Steven Spielberg, B: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, K: Janusz Kaminski, M: John Williams, D: Tom Cruise: John Anderton, Colin Farrell: Danny Witwer, Samantha Morton: Agatha & Max von Sydow: Lamar Burgess) 144m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (Kurzgeschichte von Philip K. Dick, 1956) (03-07; 0206)

Morvern Callar (2001-GB; R: Lynne Ramsay, B: Lynne Ramsay, Liana Dognini, K: Alwin Küchler, D: Samantha Morton: Morvern Callar, Kathleen McDermott: Lanna) 98m-Drama (Roman von Alan Warner, 1995) (05-07; 0211)

In America (In America, 2001-GB/IRL; R: Jim Sheridan, B: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, K: Declan Quinn, M: Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer, D: Samantha Morton: Sarah Sullivan ° Paddy Considine: Johnny Sullivan ° Djimon Hounsou: Mateo) 106m-Familiendrama (08-11; 0310)

Code 46 (2003-GB * Michael Winterbottom ... Maria) (01-03; 0409)

Enduring Love (Enduring Love * Liebeswahn, 2003-GB; R: Roger Michell, B: Joe Penhall, K: Haris Zambarloukos, M: Jeremy Sams, D: Daniel Craig: Joe * Rhys Ifans: Jed * Samantha Morton: Claire) 100m-Psychodrama (Roman von Ian McEwan, 1997) (09-11; 0411)

The Libertine (The Libertine, 2004-USA/GB; R: Laurence Dunmore, B: Stephen Jeffreys, K: Alexander Melman, M: Michael Nyman, D: Johnny Depp: John Wilmot [2nd Earl of Rochester] * Samantha Morton: Elizabeth Barry * John Malkovich: König Charles II.) 114m-Historiendrama (Bühnenstück von Stephen Jeffreys) (03-04; 0511)

River Queen (River Queen, 2004-NZ/GB; R: Vincent Ward, B: Vincent Ward, Toa Fraser; K: Alun Bollinger, M: Karl Jenkins, D: Samantha Morton: Sarah O'Brien * Kiefer Sutherland: Doyle) 113m-Drama (06/07-10; 0601)

Lassie (2005-IRL/GB/F * Charles Sturridge ... Sarah Carraclough) (Roman von Eric Knight) (05-07; 0512)

Expired (2006-USA; R+B: Cecilia Miniucchi, K: Zoran Popovic, M: Jeffrey Coulter, D: Samantha Morton: Claire ° Jason Patric: Jay Caswell, Teri Garr: Claires Mutter/Tante Tilde & Ileana Douglas: Wilma) 104m-Tragikomödie (02-03; 0806 > limited release)

Mister Lonely (2006-GB/F/IRL/USA * Harmony Korine ... Marilyn Monroe) (03-?; 0803)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2006-GB * Shekhar Kapur ... Maria Stuart) (04-07; 0710)

Control (Control, 2006-GB/USA; R: Anton Corbijn, B: Matt Greenhalgh, K: Martin Ruhe, MS: Ian Neil, D: Samantha Morton: Debbie Curtis ° Sam Riley: Ian Curtis ° Alexandra Maria Lara: Annik Honoré) 122m-Biopicdrama (Buch Touching from a Distance von Deborah Curtis) (07-7 Wochen; 0710)

Synecdoche, New York (Synecdoche, New York, 2007-USA; R+B: Charlie Kaufman, K: Frederick Elmes, M: Jon Brion, D: Philip Seymour Hoffman: Caden Cotard ° Samantha Morton: Hazel ° Michelle Williams: Claire Keen ° Catherine Keener: Adele Lack ° Emily Watson: Tammy ° Dianne Wiest: Ellen Bascomb/Millicent Weems ° Jennifer Jason Leigh: Maria ° Hope Davis: Madeleine Gravis ° Tom Noonan: Sammy Barnathan) 124m-Tragikomödie (05-08; 0810)

The Daisy Chain (Blick des Bösen - Sie will nur spielen, 2007-IRL/GB; R: Aisling Walsh, B: Lauren Mackenzie, K: Simon Kossoff, M: David Julyan, D: Samantha Morton: Martha Conroy * Steven Mackintosh: Tomas Conroy, Eva Birthistle: Cat, David Bradley: Sean Cryan & Mhairi Anderson: Daisy Gahan) 89m-Psychothriller (10-12; 1004)

The Messenger (The Messenger [- Die letzte Nachricht], 2008-USA; R: Oren Moverman, B: Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, K: Bobby Bukowski, M: Nathan Larson, D: Ben Foster: Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery, Woody Harrelson: Captain Anthony [Tony] Stone, Samantha Morton: Olivia Pitterson, Jena Malone: Kelly, Steve Buscemi: Dale Martin) 107/12m-Drama (05-07; 0911)

John Carter (John Carter - Zwischen zwei Welten, 2010-USA * Andrew Stanton ... Sola [performance capture]) (01-07; 1203)

Cosmopolis (Cosmopolis, 2011-CDN/F; R+B: David Cronenberg, K: Peter Suschitzky, M: Howard Shore, D: Robert Pattinson: Eric Packer, Juliette Binoche: Didi Fancher, Sarah Gadon: Elise Shifrin, Mathieu Amalric: André Petrescu, Jay Baruchel: Shiner, Kevin Durand: Torval, K'Naan: Brutha Fez, Emily Hampshire: Jane Melman & Samantha Morton: Vija Kinsky & Paul Giamatti: Benno Levin) 108m-Drama (Roman von Don DeLillo, 2003) (05-07; 1205)

Decoding Annie Parker (2011-USA; R: Steven Bernstein, B: Steven Bernstein, Michael Moss, Adam Bernstein, K: Ted Hayash, M: Steve/n Bramson, D: Samantha Morton: Annie Parker, Alice Eve: Louise, Maggie Grace: Sarah, Rashida Jones: Kim, Chris Mulkey, Aaron Paul: Paul, Richard Schiff: Mr. Allen, Marley Shelton: Joan Parker, Corey Stoll: Sean, Bradley Whitford: Marshall Parker & Helen Hunt: Mary-Claire King) 91m-Drama (10-11; 1405)

The Harvest (Haus des Zorns - The Harvest, 2012/13-USA; R: John McNaughton, B: Stephen Lancellotti, K: Rachel Morrison, M: George S. Clinton, D: Samantha Morton: Katherine * Michael Shannon: Richard, Meadow Williams: Sandra, Charlie Tahan: Andy, Leslie Lyles: Großmutter & Natasha Calis: Maryann & Peter Fonda: Großvater) 104m-Horrorthriller (12-01; 1504)

Frøken Julie / Miss Julie / Mademoiselle Julie (Fräulein Julie, 2013-N/GB/F/IRL; R+B: Liv Ullmann, K: Michail Kričman, D: Jessica Chastain: Miss Julie ° Colin Farrell: John ° Samantha Morton: Kathleen, Nora McMenamy: kleine Julie) 130/3m-Drama (Bühnenstück Fröken Julie von August Strindberg, 1889) (04-8 Wochen; 1409)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind, 2015/16-GB/USA; R: David Yates, B: J.K. Rowling, K: Philippe Rousselot, M: James Newton Howard, D: Eddie Redmayne: Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston: Tina Goldstein, Dan Fogler: Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol: Queenie Goldstein, Ezra Miller: Credence Barebone, Samantha Morton: Mary Lou Barebone, Jon Voight: Henry Shaw, Sr., Carmen Ejogo: Seraphina Picquery & Colin Farrell: Percival Graves) 133m-Fantasy (08-01; 1611)

AWARDS

Boston Society of Film Critics Award (beste Darstellerin) für Under the Skin (1998)

London Critics Circle Film Award (britische Nebendarstellerin des Jahres) für Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

British Independent Film Award für Morvern Callar (2002)

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