Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer (born 1 December 1971) is an English
actress and screenwriter. She began acting in stage productions, and
has since appeared in several film and television roles. In 2003, she
won an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Lovely and
Amazing. She is also known for playing roles in
1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography
4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games
5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links
Early life and education
Mortimer was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to Sir John
Mortimer, QC (a lawyer and writer who created the television series
Rumpole of the Bailey), and his second wife, Penelope (née
Gollop). She has a younger sister, Rosie; two older half-siblings,
Sally Silverman and Jeremy, by her father's first marriage, to author
Penelope Fletcher; and a half-brother, Ross Bentley, by her father's
extramarital relationship with actress Wendy Craig.
Mortimer studied at
St Paul's Girls' School
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Mortimer performed for several plays while studying at Oxford
University, and while acting in a student production she was spotted
by a producer who later cast her in the lead in a television
adaptation of Dame Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin (1995).
Subsequent television roles included Sharpe's Sword and Coming Home.
She followed this with the 1996 television film Lord of Misrule,
Guy Jenkin and filmed in Fowey, Cornwall.
Her first feature film role was opposite
Mortimer at a film premiere in September 2007
In 1998 she appeared as
Mortimer at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
In 2000, Mortimer was cast as Katherine in Kenneth Branagh's musical
adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, where she met actor and future
husband Alessandro Nivola. She took on her biggest role in an American
film to date, playing opposite
Year Title Role Notes
1996 The Ghost and the Darkness Helana Patterson
1996 The Last of the High Kings Romy Thomas
1997 The Saint Woman on Plane
1998 Elizabeth Kat Ashley
1998 Killing Joe
1999 Notting Hill Will's "Perfect Girl"
2000 Scream 3 Angelina Tyler
2000 Love's Labour's Lost Katherine
2000 The Miracle Maker Mary of Nazareth Voice role
2000 Disney's The Kid Amy
2001 Lovely and Amazing Elizabeth Marks
2001 The 51st State Dakota Parker
2003 A Foreign Affair Angela Beck
2003 Nobody Needs to Know Emily
2003 The Sleeping Dictionary Cecil
2003 Bright Young Things Nina Blount
2003 Young Adam Cathie Dimly
2004 Dear Frankie Lizzie
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Young Sophie (voice) English dub
2005 Match Point Chloe Hewett Wilton
2006 Paris, je t'aime Frances Segment: "Père-Lachaise"
2006 The Pink Panther Nicole Durant
2007 Lars and the Real Girl Karin
2007 Chaos Theory Susan Allen
2008 Transsiberian Jessie
2008 Redbelt Laura Black
2009 The Pink Panther 2 Nicole Durant
2009 Harry Brown DI Alice Frampton
2009 City Island Molly Charlesworth
2010 Shutter Island Rachel Solando
2010 Leonie Leonie Gilmour
2011 Our Idiot Brother Liz
2011 Hugo Lisette
2014 Rio, I Love You Dorothy Segment: "La Fortuna"
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Di Urbanski
2016 Spectral CIA Officer Fran Madison
2017 The Sense of an Ending Sarah Ford
2017 The Party Jinny
2017 The Bookshop Florence Green In post-production
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Jane Banks Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Under the Hammer Angela Episode: "The Virgin of Vitebsk"
1994 Blue Heelers Kelly Episode: "Skin Deep"
1995 Sharpe's Sword Lass Television movie
1995 The Glass Virgin Annabella Lagrange 3 episodes
1995 Screen Two Amanda Ellis Episode: "A Very Open Prison"
1996 Lord of Misrule Emma Movie
1996 Ruth Rendell Mysteries Elvira Episode: "Heartstones"
1996 Silent Witness Fran 2 episodes
1996 Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives Tilly Episode: "Aristocrats"
1996 No Bananas Una 6 episodes
1997 Midsomer Murders Katherine Lacey Episode: "The Killings at Badger's Drift"
1997 A Dance to the Music of Time Polly Duport Episode: "Post War"
1998 Cider with Rosie Miss Flynn Movie
1998 Coming Home Judith Dunbar Movie
1999 Noah's Ark Esther 3 episodes
2000 Disney's The Kid Amy Movie
2002 Jeffrey Archer: The Truth Diana, Princess of Wales Movie
2007 30 Rock Phoebe 3 episodes
2012–14 The Newsroom Mackenzie McHale 25 episodes
2014–15 Doll & Em Emily 12 episodes; also creator and writer
Year Title Role
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
2013 Disney Infinity
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, Cars: Fast as Lightning
Awards and nominations
Year Association Category Work Result
2003 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Lovely & Amazing Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Won
Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Nominated
2004 Empire Awards Best British Actress Young Adam Nominated
2005 British Actress of the Year Dear Frankie Nominated
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Lars and the Real Girl Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Nominated
2009 Saturn Awards Best Actress Transsiberian Nominated
2018 Goya Awards Best Actress The Bookshop Nominated
^ A Voyage Round John Mortimer, Penguin Books, 2008, Valerie Grove
^ Profile, familysearch.org; accessed 13 January 2016.
^ Rumpole creator Sir
John Mortimer dies, aged 85" Daily Mail, 16
January 2009] says her maiden name is Gallop. In this Guardian
obituary for the first wife, the maiden name of the second wife is
Gollop. The Daily Mail article mentions that Sir
John Mortimer had two
children by his first marriage, which ended in 1972 (1971 per his
article), and two by his second marriage.
^ Walker, Tim; Eden, Richard (13 September 2004). "Mortimer's joy at
son with Wendy Craig". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 23 May
^ GQ, September 2005, p. 212
^ a b Woman on the verge, Guardian.co.uk; retrieved 14 April 2012.
^ "Doll & Em". Sky Living.
^ Kemp, Stuart (23 January 2013). "
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