Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress and director. She is known for her work in independent productions often with dark themes and has received numerous accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a British Academy Film Award.
Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress and director. She is known for her law in independent productions often afterward dark themes and has usual numerous accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award and a Golden Globe Award, as competently as nominations for two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a British Academy Film Award.
Morton was a aficionado of the Central Junior Television Workshop in her indigenous Nottingham, and well ahead began her career in British television in 1991. She guest-starred in Soldier Soldier and Cracker and had a greater than before role in the ITV series Band of Gold. She made the transition to film with gain roles in the dramas Emma (1996), Jane Eyre (1997), and the well-received Under the Skin (1997). Morton furthermore starred next to Max Beesley in BBC’s mini series production of ‘Tom Jones, A Foundling’ in 1997 to necessary acclaim. The neighboring year, Woody Allen cast Morton in Sweet and Lowdown (1999), which earned her nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Established as a prominent force upon the independent film scene by the prematurely 2000s, Morton starred in Morvern Callar (2002), which garnered her the BIFA Award for Best Actress, and she standard her second Academy Award nomination for her ham it up in In America (2003), this time for Best Actress. Her role in the commercially flourishing sci-fi thriller Minority Report (2002) was followed by biographical portrayals of Myra Hindley in Longford (2006), Deborah Curtis in Control (2007), and Mary, Queen of Scots in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). For her role in Longford, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Morton made her directorial debut subsequent to the television film The Unloved (2009), which won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Single Drama. She had then starred in films such as The Messenger (2009), John Carter (2012), Decoding Annie Parker (2013), and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). By the late 2010s, she often ventured back into television, starring in the series The Last Panthers (2015), Rillington Place (2016), Harlots (2017–2019), and The Walking Dead (2019–2020).