Emily Mortimer Biography
Emily Mortimers first acting performances were at St. Pauls Girls School where she attended. She continued acting at the Lincoln College in Oxford where she then entered after completing her preparatory school. At Lincoln College she was a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and wrote the screenplay for the universitys adaptation of Bad Blood, the novel by Lorna Sage.
In 1995, while performing at Oxford University Emily Mortimers acting ability was noticed by a television producer. She was offered to play a supporting role in television production of The Glass Virgin. The Glass Virgin was an adaptation of Catherine Cooksons novel of the same title. Following the role of The Glass Virgin, Emily was offered another television role in Sharpes Sword. Then in 1996 she was offered the role in The Ghost and the Darkness. She played opposite actor Val Kilmer. This was followed by the film High Kings. The following year, 1998, she appeared in Elizabeth and in another television production, the Cider with Rosie, a mini-series.
The year 1999 launched her career in Hollywood. She was seen with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the hit romantic comedy film Notting Hill. She was also seen in televisions Noahs Ark. Then this was followed by her role in the thriller Scream 3.
In 2000, she played the role of Katherine in the musical Loves Labour Lost by Kenneth Branagh. It was during the filming of this film where Emily met her would be husband, actor Alessandro Nivola. Then the following year, Emily accepted a more challenging role in the movie Lovely and Amazing. Here she had a full fontal nude scene.
She was also appeared in The Kid opposite Bruce Willis. Her other appearances included Midsummer Murders: The Killings at Badgers Drift, Coming Home, Killing Joe, Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, The 51st State, Windtalkers, Dear Frankie, Match Point, Howls Moving Castle and The Pink Panther in 2006.
Emily Mortimer married Alessandro Nivola in 2003. They have a son named Samuel, born the same year.