Morton, Samantha 1977–

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MORTON, Samantha 1977–


Born May 13, 1977, in Nottingham, England; daughter of Peter and Pamela (a factory worker) Morton; children: (with Charlie Creed-Miles, an actor) Esme. Education: Trained at Central Junior Television Workshop.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Conway Van Geldes LTD, 18-21 Jermyn Street, Third Floor, London, SW1Y LHP, United Kingdom.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Best Actress Award, Gijon International Film festival, 1997, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best actress, Jean Carment Award, Angers European First Film Festival, British Independent Film Award nomination, best performance by a British Actress, 1998, for Under the Skin; Evening Standard British Film Award, best actress, Best Actress Award, Verona Love Screens Film Festival, 2000, for Dreaming of Joseph Lees; Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination, both best supporting actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nominations, most promising actress and best supporting actress, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, 2000, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actress, Empire Award nomination, best British actress, ALFS Award, British supporting actress of the year, London Critics Circle Film Awards, 2001, for Sweet and Lowdown; British Independent Film Award nomination, best actress, 2001, for Pandaemonium; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, 2001, for Jesus' Son; British Independent Film Award, best actress, European Film Award nomination, best actress, 2002, Toronto Film Critics Association Award, best performance—female, 2003, Chlotrudis Award nomination, best actress, 2004, for Morvern Callar; Saturn Award, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Empire Award, best British actress, Online Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, 2003, for Minority Report; Audience Award nomination, best actress, European Film Awards, 2004, for Code 46; Academy Award, best actress in a leading role, British Independent Film Award nomination, best supporting actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actress, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, Actors Award nomination, outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture (with others), Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2004, for In America; MTV Movie Award nomination, best Trans-Atlantic breakthrough performer, 2004; British Independent Film Award nomination, best supporting actress, 2004, Empire Award nomination, best British actress, 2005, for Enduring Love.


Film Appearances:

May, The Future Lasts a Long Time, 1996.

Iris Kelley, Under the Skin, Arrow Entertainment, 1997.

Hazel Stokes, This Is the Sea, Paramount Home Video, 1997.

Hattie, Sweet and Lowdown, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Jackie, The Last Yellow, Universal, 1999.

Eva, Dreaming of Joseph Lees, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Michelle, Jesus' Son, Lions Gate Films, 1999.

Sara Coleridge, Pandaemonium, 2000.

Sam, Eden, Vertigo, 2001.

Morvern Callar, Morvern Callar, C-Films, 2002.

Agatha, Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Sarah, In America, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Maria Gonzales, Code 46, United Artists, 2003.

Claire, Enduring Love, United International, 2004.

Elizabeth Barry, The Libertine, Miramax, 2004.

Sarah O'Brien, River Queen, The Works, 2005.

Sarah, Lassie, Metropolitan, 2005.

Farmers on E, Temple Street, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tracy Richards, Band of Gold, HBO, 1995.

Harriet Smith, Emma (also known as Jane Austen's "Emma"), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Sophia Western, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (also known as Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones"), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mandy, "Cab Rank Cowboys," Boon, 1991.

Joanne Barnes, "The Big Crunch," Cracker, 1994.

Abbey (also known as Pauline Jones), "Abbey," Peak Practice, ITV (England), 1994.

V Graham Norton, Channel 2 (England), 2002 and 2003.

The Late Late Show, CBS, 2003.

NY Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Big Brother's Efourum, 2005.

Also appeared in an episode of Medics.

Television Appearances; Series:

Clare Anderson, Soldier Soldier, 1991.

Voice of Ruby, Max and Ruby (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Vicky, The Token King, 1993.

Title role, Jane Eyre (also known as Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2000.

Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, IFC, 2004.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

Presenter, The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, E! Entertainment, 2004.



Mermaid, U2: The Best of 1990–2000, 2002.

Obtaining Cover: Inside Code 46, 2004.



Entertainment Weekly, March 1, 2000, pp. 60; February 6, 2004, pp. 50.

Premiere, January, 2003, pp. 64-65.

Time, December 6, 1999, pp. 100.