NAOMI ELLEN WATTS (born 28 September 1968) is an English actress and
film producer . She made her screen debut in the Australian drama
For Love Alone (1986) and then appeared in the Australian
Hey Dad..! (1990),
Brides of Christ (1991), Home
and Away (1991) and the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Flirting
(1991). After moving to America, Watts appeared in films, including
Tank Girl (1995), Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and
Dangerous Beauty (1998) and had the lead role in the television series
After years as a struggling actress, Watts came to attention in David
Lynch 's psychological thriller Mulholland Drive (2001). The following
year she enjoyed box-office success with her role as
Rachel Keller in
The Ring (2002), the remake of a successful Japanese horror film. She
then received nominations at the Academy Awards and the Screen
Actors\' Guild Awards in the Best Actress categories for her portrayal
of Cristina Peck in
Alejandro González Iñárritu 's neo-noir 21
Grams (2003). Her subsequent films include
David O. Russell
David O. Russell 's comedy
I Heart Huckabees
I Heart Huckabees (2004), the 2005 remake of King Kong , the
Eastern Promises (2007) and the
Tom Tykwer -directed
thriller The International (2009). Since then, Watts has portrayed
Valerie Plame Wilson in the biographical drama
Fair Game (2010) and
Helen Gandy in
Clint Eastwood 's biographical drama
J. Edgar (2011).
For her leading role as Maria Bennett in the disaster film The
Impossible (2012), she received second nominations for the Academy
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress and a nomination
for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress .
In 2002, Watts was included in People magazine\'s 50 Most Beautiful
People . In 2006, she became a goodwill ambassador for Joint United
Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS , which helps to raise awareness of
AIDS-related issues. She has participated in several fundraisers for
the cause, and she is presented as an inaugural member of AIDS Red
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 2.1 1986–2000: Early work and struggling career
* 2.2 2001–02: Breakthrough with Mulholland Drive
* 2.3 2003–07: Steady success
* 2.4 2009–14: Biopics and arthouse films
* 2.5 2015–present: Film and television balance
* 3 Personal life
* 3.1 Charity work
* 4 Filmography
* 5 Awards and nominations
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Watts was born 28 September 1968, in
Shoreham, Kent , England. She
is the daughter of Myfanwy ("Miv") Edwards (née Roberts), an antiques
dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter Watts (1946–1976), a
road manager and sound engineer who worked with
Pink Floyd . Miv was
England but lived in Australia between the ages of one and
seven. Watts' maternal grandfather was Welsh and her maternal
grandmother was Australian.
Watts' parents divorced when she was four years old. After the
divorce, Watts and her elder brother,
Ben Watts , moved several times
South East England with their mother. Peter Watts left Pink
Floyd in 1974, and he and Myfanwy were later reconciled. Two years
later, in August 1976, he was found dead in a flat in
Notting Hill ,
of an apparent heroin overdose .
Following his death, Watts' mother moved the family to Llanfawr Farm
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll , towns on the island of
North Wales , where they lived with Watts' maternal
grandparents, Nikki and Hugh Roberts, for three years. During this
time, Watts attended a
Welsh language school, Ysgol Gyfun
She later said of her time in Wales: "We took Welsh lessons in a
school in the middle of nowhere while everyone else was taking
English. Wherever we moved, I would adapt and pick up the regional
accent. It's obviously significant now, me being an actress. Anyway,
there was quite a lot of sadness in my childhood, but no lack of
love." In 1978, her mother remarried (though she would later be
divorced again) and Watts and her brother then moved to
where she attended
Thomas Mills High School . Watts has stated that
she wanted to become an actress after seeing her mother performing on
stage and from the time she watched the 1980 film Fame .
In 1982, when Watts was 14, she moved to
New South Wales in
Australia with her mother, brother and stepfather. Myfanwy
established a career in the burgeoning film business, working as a
stylist for television commercials, then turning to costume design,
ultimately working for the soap opera
Return to Eden . After
emigrating, Watts was enrolled in acting lessons by her mother; she
auditioned for numerous television advertisements, where she met and
Nicole Kidman . Watts obtained her first role in
the 1986 drama film,
For Love Alone , based on the novel of the same
Christina Stead , and produced by
Margaret Fink .
In Australia, Watts attended
Mosman High School and North Sydney
Girls High School . She failed to graduate from school, afterwards
working as a papergirl, a negative cutter and managing a Delicacies
store in Sydney's affluent North Shore .
She decided to become a model when she was 18. She signed with a
models agency that sent her to
Japan , but after several failed
auditions, she returned to Sydney. There, she was hired to work in
advertising for a department store, that exposed her to the attention
of Follow Me, a magazine which hired her as an assistant fashion
editor. A casual invitation to participate in a drama workshop
inspired Watts to quit her job and to pursue her acting ambitions.
Regarding her nationality, Watts has stated: "I consider myself
British and have very happy memories of the UK. I spent the first 14
years of my life in
Wales and never wanted to leave. When
I was in Australia I went back to
England a lot." She also has
expressed her ties to Australia, declaring: "I consider myself very
connected to Australia, in fact when people say where is home, I say
Australia, because those are my most powerful memories."
1986–2000: EARLY WORK AND STRUGGLING CAREER
Watts' career began in television, where she made brief appearances
in commercials. The 1986 film
For Love Alone , set in the 1930s and
Christina Stead 's 1945 best-selling novel of the same name,
marked her debut in film. She then appeared in two episodes of the
fourth season of the Australian sitcom
Hey Dad..! in 1990. After a
five-year absence from films, Watts met director
John Duigan during
the 1989 premiere of her friend Nicole Kidman's film Dead Calm and he
invited her to take a supporting role in his 1991 indie film Flirting
. She starred opposite future Hollywood up-and-comers Kidman and
Thandie Newton . The film received critical acclaim and was featured
Roger Ebert 's list of the 10 best films of 1992. Also in 1991,
she took the part of Frances Heffernan, a girl who struggles to find
friends behind the walls of a
Sydney Catholic school, in the
Brides of Christ and had a recurring role
in the soap opera
Home and Away as the handicapped Julie Gibson .
Watts was then offered a role in the drama series A Country Practice
but turned it down, not wanting to "get stuck on a soap for two or
three years", a decision she later called "naïve".
Watts then took a year off to travel, visiting
Los Angeles and being
introduced to agents through Kidman. Encouraged, Watts decided to
move to America, to pursue her career further. In 1993 she had a small
role in the
John Goodman film Matinee and temporarily returned to
Australia to star in three Australian films: another of Duigan's
pictures, Wide Sargasso Sea ; the drama
The Custodian ; and had her
first leading role in the film Gross Misconduct , as a student who
accuses one of her teachers (played by
Jimmy Smits ) of raping her.
Watts then moved back to America for good but the difficulty of
finding agents, producers and directors willing to hire her during
that period frustrated her initial efforts. Though her financial
situation never led her to taking a job out of the film industry, she
experienced problems like being unable to pay the rent of her
apartment and losing her medical insurance. "At first, everything
was fantastic and doors were opened to me. But some people who I met
through Nicole , who had been all over me, had difficulty remembering
my name when we next met. There were a lot of promises, but nothing
actually came off. I ran out of money and became quite lonely, but Nic
gave me company and encouragement to carry on."
When I came to America there was so much promise of good stuff and I
thought, I've got it made here. I'm going to kick ass. Then I went
back to Australia and did one or two more jobs. When I returned to
Hollywood, all those people who'd been so encouraging before weren't
interested. You take all their flattery seriously when you don't know
any better. I basically had to start all over again. I get offered
some things without auditioning today, but back then they wouldn't
even fax me the pages of a script because it was too much of an
inconvenience. I had to drive for hours into the Valley to pick up
three bits of paper for some horrendous piece of shit, then go back
the next day and line up for two hours to meet the casting director
who would barely give me eye contact. It was humiliating.
–Watts on her early struggles
She then won a supporting role in the futuristic 1995 film Tank Girl
, winning the role of "Jet Girl" after nine auditions. While the film
was met with mixed reviews, it flopped at the box office, although it
has gone on to become something of a cult classic. Throughout the
rest of the decade, she took mostly supporting roles in films and
occasionally considered leaving the business, but: "there were always
little bites. Whenever I felt I was at the end of my rope, something
would come up. Something bad. But for me it was 'work begets work';
that was my motto." In 1996, she starred alongside
Joe Mantegna ,
Kelly Lynch and
J.T. Walsh in
George Hickenlooper 's action-thriller
Persons Unknown; alongside
James Earl Jones ,
Kevin Kilner and Ellen
Burstyn in the period drama Timepiece; in Bermuda Triangle, a TV pilot
that was not picked up for a full series, where she played a former
documentary filmmaker who disappears in the
Bermuda Triangle ; and as
the lead role in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering , in which
children in a small town become possessed under the command of a
wrongfully murdered child preacher .
In 1997, she starred in the Australian ensemble romantic drama Under
the Lighthouse Dancing and also played the lead role in the
short-lived television series Sleepwalkers . In 1998, she starred
Neil Patrick Harris and
Debbie Reynolds in the TV film The
Christmas Wish , played the supporting role of Giulia De Lezze in
Dangerous Beauty , and provided some voice work for Babe: Pig in the
City . She said in an interview in 2012, "That really should not be
on my résumé! I think that was early on in the day, when I was
trying to beef up my résumé. I came in and did a couple days' work
of voiceovers and we had to suck on and then do a little mouse voice.
But I was one in a hundred, so I'm sure you would never be able to
identify my voice. I probably couldn't either!" In 1999, she played
Alice in the romantic comedy
Strange Planet and the Texan student
Holly Maddux in
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer , which was based on
the real life effort to capture
Ira Einhorn , who was charged with
Maddux's murder. In 2000, while
David Lynch was expanding the
rejected pilot of Mulholland Drive into a feature film, Watts starred
Derek Jacobi ,
Jack Davenport and
Iain Glen in the
The Wyvern Mystery , an adaptation of the novel of the same name
Sheridan Le Fanu that was broadcast in March of that year.
Much of her early career is filled with near misses in casting, as
she was up for significant roles in films such as 1997's The Postman
and The Devil\'s Advocate and 2000's
Meet the Parents , which
eventually went to other actresses. In an interview in 2012, Watts
said, "I came to New York and auditioned at least five times for Meet
the Parents. I think the director liked me but the studio didn't. I
heard every piece of feedback you could imagine, and in this case, it
was 'not sexy enough'." Watts recalled her early career in an
interview in 2002, saying, "It is a tough town. I think my spirit has
taken a beating. The most painful thing has been the endless
auditions. Knowing that you have something to offer, but not being
able to show it, is so frustrating. As an unknown, you get treated
badly. I auditioned and waited for things I did not have any belief
in, but I needed the work and had to accept horrendous pieces of
shit." Watts studied the
Meisner Technique .
2001–02: BREAKTHROUGH WITH MULHOLLAND DRIVE
Watts with filmmaker
David Lynch at the 2001 Cannes Film
In 1999, director
David Lynch began casting for his psychological
thriller Mulholland Drive . He interviewed Watts after looking at her
headshot, without having seen any of her previous work, and offered
her the lead role. Lynch later said about his selection of Watts, "I
saw someone that I felt had a tremendous talent, and I saw someone who
had a beautiful soul, an intelligence—possibilities for a lot of
different roles, so it was a beautiful full package." Conceived as a
pilot for a television series, Lynch shot a large portion of it in
February 1999, planning to keep it open-ended for a potential series.
However, the pilot was rejected. Watts recalled thinking at the time,
"just my dumb luck, that I'm in the only
David Lynch programme that
never sees the light of day." Instead, Lynch filmed an ending in
October 2000, turning it into a feature film which was picked up for
The film, which also starred
Laura Harring and
Justin Theroux , was
highly acclaimed by critics and would become Watts' breakthrough. She
was praised by critics, including Peter Bradshaw from
The Guardian ,
who said, "Watts's face metamorphoses miraculously from fresh-faced
beauty to a frenzied, teary scowl of ugliness." and
Emanuel Levy ,
who wrote, "... Naomi Watts, in a brilliant performance, a young,
wide-eyed and grotesquely cheerful blonde, full of high hopes to make
it big in Hollywood." The film premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film
Festival and received a large number of awards and nominations,
including the Best Actress Award for Watts from the National Society
of Film Critics and a nomination for Best Actress from the American
Film Institute . The surrealist film following the story of the
aspiring actress Betty Elms, played by Watts, attracted controversy
with its strong lesbian theme.
Also in 2001, she starred in two short films, Never Date an Actress
Ellie Parker , and the horror film The Shaft , director Dick Maas
' remake of his 1983 film
De Lift . In 2002, she starred in one of
the biggest box office hits of that year, The Ring , the English
language remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu . Directed by Gore
Verbinski , the film, which also starred
Martin Henderson and Brian
Cox , received favourable reviews and grossed around US$129 million
domestically (equivalent to US$171.8 million in 2017). Watts
Rachel Keller , a journalist investigating the strange
deaths of her niece and other teenagers after watching a mysterious
videotape, and receiving a phone call announcing their deaths in seven
days. Her performance was praised by critics, including Paul Clinton
CNN.com , who stated that she "is excellent in this leading role,
which proves that her stellar performance in Mulholland Drive was not
a fluke. She strikes a perfect balance between scepticism and the slow
realisation of the truth in regard to the deadly power of the
videotape." That year, she also starred in Rabbits , a series of
short films directed by David Lynch; alongside several other famous
British actors in the black comedy
Plots with a View ; and with Tim
Daly in the western The Outsider .
2003–07: STEADY SUCCESS
You'd better know why you're here as an actor ... I'm here to work
out my shit, what my problems are and know who I am, so by cracking
open these characters perhaps that shines a light on it a little bit
better ... I know myself. I mean, of course I know myself better but
the journey and search continue because hopefully we're evolving and
growing all the time.
The following year, she took the part of Julia Cook in Gregor Jordan
's Australian film Ned Kelly opposite
Heath Ledger ,
Orlando Bloom and
Geoffrey Rush ; as well as starring in the Merchant-Ivory film Le
Divorce , portraying Roxeanne de Persand, a poet who is abandoned by
her husband Charles-Henri de Persand at the time she is pregnant.
Roxeanne and her sister Isabel (
Kate Hudson ) dispute the ownership of
a painting by
Georges de La Tour
Georges de La Tour with the family of Henri's lover.
Entertainment Weekly gave the film a "C" rating and lamented Watts'
performance: "I'm disappointed to report that Hudson and Watts have no
chemistry as sisters, perhaps because Watts never seems like the
expatriate artiste she's supposed to be playing".
Conversely, her performance opposite
Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro
Alejandro González Iñárritu 's 2003 drama 21 Grams
earned Watts an
Academy Award nomination as Best Actress later that
year. In the story, told in a non-lineal manner, she portrayed
Cristina Peck, a grief-stricken woman living a suburban life after the
killing of her husband and two children by Jack Jordan (Benicio del
Toro), who started a relationship with the critically ill academic
mathematician Paul Rivers (Sean Penn). She said of the nomination,
"It's far beyond what I ever dreamed for – that would have been too
far fetched". She also was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role , as
well as many other nominations and acclaim. The New York Times
praised her: "Because Ms. Watts reinvents herself with each
performance, it's easy to forget how brilliant she is. She has a
boldness that comes from a lack of overemphasis, something actresses
sometimes do to keep up with Mr. Penn". The San Francisco Chronicle
wrote: "Watts is riveting, but she's much better in scenes of extreme
emotion than in those requiring subtlety."
She then starred alongside
Mark Ruffalo in the 2004 independent film
We Don\'t Live Here Anymore . The film is a drama which was based on
the short stories
We Don't Live Here Anymore
We Don't Live Here Anymore and Adultery by Andre
Dubus , and depicts the crisis of two married couples. She reunited
Sean Penn in
The Assassination of Richard Nixon , which was set
in 1974. She played Marie Andersen Bicke, the wife of the would-be
Samuel Byck (Penn). Finally in 2004, she teamed
Jude Law and
Dustin Hoffman in
David O. Russell
David O. Russell 's ensemble
I Heart Huckabees
I Heart Huckabees . Watts next starred and co-produced with
Scott Coffey her film, the semi-autobiographical
Ellie Parker (2005), which depicted the struggle of an
Australian actress in Hollywood. The film began as a short film that
was screened at the
Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and was expanded
into a feature-length production over the next four years. Film critic
Roger Ebert praised Watts' performance: "The character is played by
Watts with courage, fearless observation and a gift for timing that is
so uncanny it can make points all by itself." Watts at the
London premiere of
Eastern Promises in 2007.
Watts returned in the lead role in the sequel to The Ring, The Ring
Two . The film received several negative reviews, but was a major
success at the box office, with an over US$161 million worldwide gross
(equivalent to US$197.4 million in 2017) and Watts was once again
praised for her performance. Her third film of the year was Marc
Forster 's psychological thriller Stay . Written by
David Benioff , it
Ewan McGregor ,
Ryan Gosling and
Bob Hoskins . Watts
then starred in the 2005 remake of King Kong as Ann Darrow. Watts was
the first choice for the role, portrayed by
Fay Wray in the original
film, with no other actors considered. In preparation for her role,
Watts met with Wray, who was to make a cameo appearance and say the
final line of dialogue, but she died during pre-production at the age
of 96. King Kong proved to be Watts' most commercially successful
film yet. Helmed by
The Lord of the Rings director
Peter Jackson , the
film won high praise and grossed US$550 million worldwide (equivalent
to US$674.5 million in 2017). The
Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised
her performance: "The third act becomes a star-crossed, "Beauty and
the Beast" parable far more operatic and tragic than anything the
original filmmakers could have imagined, exquisitely pantomimed by
Watts with a poignancy and passion that rates Oscar consideration."
Her next film was The Painted Veil with
Edward Norton and Liev
Schreiber . Watts played Kitty Garstin, the daughter of a lawyer, who
marries Walter Fane (Norton) for his reputation as a physician and
bacteriologist . The film centres on the relationship of the couple at
the time they move to China, where Fane is stationed to study
infectious diseases. Comparing her portrayal with
Greta Garbo 's in
the original movie, The
San Francisco Chronicle wrote "Watts makes the
role work on her own terms – her Kitty is more desperate, more
foolish, more miserable and more driven ... and her spiritual journey
is greater. For her only other film of that year, she provided the
voice of a small role, Suzie Rabbit, in David Lynch's psychological
thriller Inland Empire . Also that year, she was announced as the new
face of the jewellers
David Yurman and completed a photoshoot which
was featured in the 2007
Pirelli Calendar .
She later appeared in
David Cronenberg 's crime thriller Eastern
Viggo Mortensen , which premiered at the 2007 Toronto
International Film Festival , to critical acclaim. As the movie,
Watts also generated positive feedback among critics; Slate magazine
remarked in its review that she "brings a wounded radiance to the
overcurious midwife Anna. Though it's a bit of a one-note role, it's a
note she's long specialised in, a kind of flustered moral
Eastern Promises grossed US$56 million worldwide,
(equivalent to US$68.7 million in 2017).
She appeared with
Tim Roth in
Michael Haneke 's Funny Games (2007), a
remake of Haneke's 1997 film of the same name that opened at the
London Film Festival . The director said that he agreed to make the
film on condition that he be allowed to cast Watts, according to UK's
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph . In the picture, she portrayed Ann Farber, who
with her husband and son are held hostage by a pair of sociopathic
teenagers. Watts also served as a producer, as this charge was for
her "one way to spice up the deal and be involved in all the creative
decisions". The movie generated mixed reviews and received a limited
theatrical release in the United States, grossing $7 million, on a $15
Newsweek felt that Watts "hurls herself into her
physically demanding role with heroic conviction". David Stratton,
from At the Movies concluded that she was "as usual, really fine".
New York Daily News criticised her part for being half-naked
throughout most of her appearance, considering that it was "an awfully
strange way to make a righteous point about exploitation".
2009–14: BIOPICS AND ARTHOUSE FILMS
After a short hiatus from acting following the birth of her two
children, Watts returned to acting in 2009, starring alongside Clive
Owen in the political thriller The International . She played a
Manhattan assistant district attorney who partners with an Interpol
agent to take down a merchant bank . The picture was well received by
critics, and grossed over US$60 million (equivalent to $67.0 million
in 2017) worldwide. The same year, she appeared in the drama Mother
and Child , which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
. She portrayed the role of Elizabeth, a lawyer who never knew her
biological mother. Watts co-starred the film along with Annette Bening
Kerry Washington and
Samuel L. Jackson . Mother and Child received
mainly favourable reviews, with ViewLondon remarking that Watts "is
terrific as Elizabeth, delivering a powerful performance that isn't
afraid to be unsympathetic". She was nominated for the Best Actress
award at the
Australian Film Institute Awards
Australian Film Institute Awards and was also nominated
Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Supporting
Her next film, the
Woody Allen dramedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark
Stranger , opened at the 2010
Cannes Film Festival . She portrayed
Sally, a woman who has a troubled marriage with author Roy (played by
Josh Brolin ).
Antonio Banderas ,
Freida Pinto ,
Lucy Punch and
Anthony Hopkins also co-starred in the film, which received mixed
reviews from critics and grossed over US$26 million (equivalent to
$28.6 million in 2017). Later in 2010, she starred as Valerie Plame
in the biographical thriller
Fair Game , which was given a November
theatrical release in the US. Based on Plame's memoir, Fair Game: My
Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House , the movie also marked
the third pairing of Watts with
Sean Penn after
21 Grams and The
Assassination of Richard Nixon. The movie was acclaimed by critics
and earned Watts a
Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress .
Watts at the 2011
Deauville American Film Festival .
Watts appeared opposite
Daniel Craig and
Rachel Weisz in Jim Sheridan
's psychological thriller Dream House , which was released in
September 2011, to a lackluster critical and commercial response.
Watts' following film role was in
Clint Eastwood 's biopic
J. Edgar ,
Leonardo DiCaprio in the title character. Watts played
Helen Gandy . The film was released in December
2011 and rated average with reviewers. About Watts' performance, The
Hollywood Reporter remarked that she "has little opportunity to
express much beyond dogged loyalty" and while
Los Angeles Times called
her "talented", it also noted that her part was a "thankless one" for
Watts starred in The Impossible (2012), a disaster drama based on the
true story of
María Belón and her family's experience of the 2004
Indian Ocean tsunami ; she played the lead role, with her name changed
to Maria Bennett. Critical response towards the movie and Watts'
performance was unanimmously positive. Deborah Young of The Hollywood
Reporter said that "Watts packs a huge charge of emotion as the
battered, ever-weakening Maria whose tears of pain and fear never
appear fake or idealised." Justin Chang of Variety magazine noted
that "Watts has few equals at conveying physical and emotional
extremis, something she again demonstrates in a mostly bedridden
role." Damon Wise of
The Guardian said that "Watts is both brave and
vulnerable, and her scenes with the young Lucas ... are among the
film's best." Watts went on to be nominated for the
Academy Award ,
Golden Globe and
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
In the Australian drama Adore , Watts co-starred with
Robin Wright ,
playing two childhood friends who fall in love with each other's sons.
The movie premiered at the 2013
Sundance Film Festival as Two Mothers,
and later opened in selected cinemas . It received a mixed feedback
from critics, who concluded that Watts and co-star Wright "give it
their all, but they can't quite make Adore's trashy, absurd plot
believable". She obtained the FCCA Award for Best Actress in 2014,
for her role. Her next release was
Movie 43 , an independent
anthology black comedy film that featured 14 different storylines,
with each segment having a different director. Watts' segment, titled
"Homeschooled", was directed by Will Graham and revolved around two
devoted parents (Watts and
Liev Schreiber ) attempting to replicate
their son's whole high school experience. This marked Watts' second
collaboration with Schreiber, following the 2006 drama The Painted
Veil . The portmanteau film was universally panned by critics, with
Richard Roeper calling it "the
Citizen Kane of awful".
She appeared opposite
Matt Dillon in
Laurie Collyer 's
Sunlight Jr. ,
an indie drama about a struggling working-class couple. The movie
premiered at the 12th
Tribeca Film Festival , and was given a limited
US theatrical run in November 2013. Reviewers expressed a warm
reception for the film and the
San Francisco Chronicle , praising
Watts and co-star Dillon, stated that they are "formidable actors at
the top of their game here exhibiting a remarkable chemistry". Also
in 2013, she portrayed the title role in
Oliver Hirschbiegel 's Diana
, a biographical drama about the last two years of the life of Diana,
Wales . The picture, released amid much controversy given
its subject, was a box office bomb and received largely poor reviews
from audiences and critics.
James Berardinelli found the film to be
a "dull, pointless" production and remarked that while Watts did a
"decent job encapsulating the look and feel of Diana", her portrayal
was "a two-dimensional recreation".
Alejandro González Iñárritu 's 2014 dark comedy Birdman or (The
Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) saw Watts play an actress and the
partner of stage co-star
Edward Norton . The film, about a faded
Hollywood actor (
Michael Keaton ) struggling to mount a Broadway play,
71st Venice International Film Festival and received an
October theatrical release in specialty theaters, generating
widespread critical acclaim. Cinemablend felt that Watts and Norton
shared an "explosive chemistry" as "warring" lovers, and San
Francisco Chronicle found the actress to be "poignant and funny" in
her role. Birdman won four awards at the 87th Academy Awards
including Best Picture, and Watts and the other cast members earned
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
Watts appeared in the comedy-drama St. Vincent , as a Russian
prostitute. She learnt the accent by spending time with Russian women
West Village spa during a six-week period. The film, co-starring
Bill Murray and
Melissa McCarthy , was screened at the 39th Toronto
International Film Festival and released to theaters on 10 October
2014, one week before Birdman. The dramedy garnered favorable
reviews as a whole, but
Los Angeles Times reported a dividing
reaction towards Watts' role, asserting that her part "put off some
critics with its outrageousness", but "earned plenty of plaudits too".
Watts later nabbed a
Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for
Outstanding Supporting Actress . In the comedy-drama While We\'re
Young , Watts co-starred with
Ben Stiller as a New York -based married
couple who begin hanging out with a couple in their 20s. Like St.
Vincent, While We're Young was screened at the 2014 Toronto
International Film Festival, receiving an US release the following
year. The movie was an arthouse success and Watts was highly
acclaimed for her on-screen chemistry with Stiller.
2015–PRESENT: FILM AND TELEVISION BALANCE
At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Watts played rebel leader Evelyn Johnson-Eaton in Insurgent (2015),
the second film in
The Divergent Series
The Divergent Series , which is based on Veronica
Roth 's best-selling young adult novel of the same name . Despite
mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success, grossing US$274.5
million worldwide. Watts reprised her role in the series' third
installment, Allegiant , released on 18 March 2016, to negative
reviews and lackluster box office sales.
Watts starred in
Gus Van Sant 's mystery drama
The Sea of Trees
The Sea of Trees ,
Matthew McConaughey , playing the wife of an American man who
attempts suicide in
Mount Fuji 's "
Suicide Forest ". The film
premiered at the
2015 Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the
Palme d\'Or , but was heavily panned by both critics and audiences,
who reportedly booed and laughed during its screening. Critic
Richard Mowe stated the audience reaction should "give the film’s
creative team pause for reflection about exactly where they went so
badly awry." Justin Chang of Variety also criticised the film, but
commended Watts' performance for being "solidly moving and sometimes
awesomely passive-aggressive." Distributed for a very limited
theatrical release in the US, the movie went little seen by audiences.
Watts appeared in the dramas Demolition and
Three Generations , both
of which were screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
. In Demolition, directed by
Jean-Marc Vallée and co-starring Jake
Chris Cooper , and
Judah Lewis , Watts played a customer
service representative and the interest of a grieving investment
banker (Gyllenhaal). The film had a limited run in theaters and
received an overall mixed reception. The Telegraph remarked that
Watts "is powerless to make this groaner of a character feel like
flesh and blood", while The Wrap felt that she "empathetically
captures harried single mom" role as she played "both the wit and the
sadness with grace". In Three Generations, directed by
Gaby Dellal ,
she appeared with
Susan Sarandon and
Elle Fanning as the mother of a
young transgender man (Fanning). The film was pulled from the schedule
days before its intended September 2015 release, but subsequently
premiered on selected theaters in May 2017.
Watts was cast as Linda, the second wife of heavyweight boxer Chuck
Wepner (played by Liev Schreiber) in the biographical sport drama The
Bleeder , revolving around the life of Wepner and his 1975 fight with
Muhammad Ali . The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film
Festival and a limited release the following year, receiving
unanimous critical acclaim. Variety wrote in its review: "Slightly
out of place as the feisty bartender who gives Wepner a second chance
at his downest and outest, a spirited
Naomi Watts nonetheless gives
proceedings her best
Amy Adams in
The Fighter ." Also in 2016, she
headlined the thriller Shut In , playing a psychologist insolated with
her child in a rural house during a winter storm. The film received
largely negative reviews and made US$8 million worldwide.
Watts at the 2017
San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con to promote
In 2016, Watts was confirmed to be involved in
Twin Peaks , a limited
event television series and a continuation of the 1990 show of the
same name . It was broadcast on Showtime in 2017. Also in 2017, Watts
starred in the
Netflix drama series Gypsy . She also served as an
executive producer on the series, in which she played "a therapist who
begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people
in her patients’ lives". Gypsy was canceled by
Netflix after one
Her father's laugh can be heard in the
Pink Floyd songs "Speak to Me
" and "Brain Damage " from their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon
. Watts is pictured in her mother's arms with her father, brother,
the band and other crew members, in the hardback/softcover edition of
Nick Mason 's autobiography of the band Inside Out.
Watts with her then-partner
Liev Schreiber in 2012
Watts was in a relationship with actor
Heath Ledger from August 2002
to May 2004. In the spring of 2005, Watts began a relationship with
Liev Schreiber . The couple's first son, Alexander "Sasha" Pete,
was born in July 2007 in Los Angeles, and their second son, Samuel
"Sammy" Kai, in December 2008 in New York City. On 26 September 2016,
Watts and Schreiber announced their separation, after 11 years
She considered converting to
Buddhism after having gained an interest
in that religion during the shooting of The Painted Veil . She said of
her religious beliefs, "I have some belief but I am not a strict
Buddhist or anything yet". She practices the Transcendental
Meditation technique .
In 2002, she was featured in People magazine\'s 50 Most Beautiful
In February 2016, it was reported that she had agreed to become the
honorary president of
Glantraeth F.C. , a small football club in
Anglesey , Wales, near to her grandparents' farm, where
she spent time as a child.
In 2006, Watts became a goodwill ambassador for Joint United Nations
Programme on HIV/AIDS , it helps to raise awareness of AIDS issues.
She has used her high profile and celebrity to call attention to the
needs of people living with this disease. Watts participated in
events and activities, including the 21st Annual AIDS Walk. She is
presented as an inaugural member of AIDS Red Ribbon Awards. She has
participated in campaigns for fundraising. On 1 December 2009, Watts
was meeting with United Nations Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon and
joined the AIDS response at a dramatic public event commemorating
World AIDS Day 2009. During the event, she said: "It has been both
unfortunate and unfair for HIV infection to be considered a shameful
disease, for people living with HIV to be judged as blameworthy, and
for AIDS to be equated with certain death. I have personally seen that
dignity and hope have been strongest among those whose lives were
changed by HIV."
In 2011, she attended a charity polo match in
New York City
New York City along
with Australian actors
Hugh Jackman and
Isla Fisher , which was
intended to raise money to help victims of the
2010 Haiti earthquake
2010 Haiti earthquake .
Naomi Watts filmography
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passport and that's British and my mum still lives between there and
Australia. I feel very much a part of both countries.
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