Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1982-02-11 (38 years old)
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Natalie Dormer (born 11 February 1982) is an English actress. She received widespread praise for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007–08), and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series. She made her stage debut at the Young Vic in 2010 in the play Sweet Nothings, and portrayed the Duchess of York in Madonna's film W.E. (2011) and Private Lorraine in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In 2012, her lead performance in After Miss Julie at the Young Vic attracted widespread critical acclaim. Dormer gained international attention with her performance of Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2012–2016), for which she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014–2015). She is also known for playing Irene Adler/Moriarty on the CBS series Elementary (2013–15), Cressida in the science fiction adventure films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015), and Sara Price/Jess Price in The Forest (2016).She also stars as Magda in Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels tells the story of 1938 Los Angeles.
Dormer identifies as a feminist, saying, "it upsets me that the younger generation of women think it's a dirty word, and associate it with a kind of militantism or a sense of female superiority. It's not. It just means liberation, and equality."In a 2018 interview, Dormer said that she does not use social media due to a fear of being taken out of context online, highlighting that she has often been misquoted regarding controversial elements of her career. Regarding her appearances in film and television where she performed nude, Dormer said, "To set the record straight, I have never been comfortable doing sex or nude scenes. Are you joking? How many people would be? My job specification is finding motivation in the text. I've turned down roles this year that have involved sex, solely because of the way I've been misrepresented. I'm so terrified at the moment of perpetuating that clickbait image of me." Dormer co-wrote the film In Darkness, released in July 2018, with her ex-fiancé Anthony Byrne and both have described the process of writing together as "challenging". The film was criticised for what some critics called "gratuitous nudity". Dormer dismissed this in an interview with The Guardian, saying that "There has to be sexuality in the power play of a thriller. We have all got bodies, after all. In this film the sex scene, which for me was a love-making scene, is a metaphor for the way my character connects with the part played by Ed Skrein. Nakedness is a good equaliser and the shower scene also shows the tattoos on my character’s body and makes it clear she is not quite who you think."Natalie Dormer has been in a relationship with David Oakes since 2018.
Dormer was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, on 11 February 1982, the daughter of Gary Dormer and wife Claire Richards. She is also of Norwegian, and Welsh descent.Dormer attended Chiltern Edge Secondary School before moving to Reading Blue Coat School. She has said that she was the victim of bullying while at school, but "still to this day [she] can't place why". At school, Dormer was head girl, a first-class student, vice-captain of the school netball team, and traveled the world with her school's public speaking team.During her school years, Dormer trained in dance at the Allenova School of Dancing. She describes herself as the "academic hopeful" of the family and was provisionally offered a place to study history at the University of Cambridge; but, in her A-level History exam, she did not achieve the A grade she needed to attend after she misread an exam question. Dormer decided she would audition for drama schools and decided to train at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first professional acting role was in the Shakespeare comedy The Comedy of Errors in 2003.
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The Professor and the Madman
The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published in the mid 19th century, and Professor James Murray received over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. W...
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
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A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Valentine's Day, 1900. Three schoolgirls and their governess mysteriously disappear in Hanging Rock, Australia, without a trace.
After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent infected beings, Morgan, a man gifted with the ability to speak the infected's new language, leads the last sur...
A brief comedy about a visit from a legendary theatre maker and his legion of fans.
Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disa...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off...
The Scandalous Lady W
A gripping 18th century drama details the scandalous life of Lady Seymour Worsley, who dared to leave her husband and elope with his best friend, Captain George Bisset. Lady Seymour Worsley escapes he...
The Riot Club
Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
A thirty something couple, concerned that they're out of touch and no longer fashionable, decide to rectify the situation by dragging themselves to the latest hip brunch eatery. As they journey throug...
The Ring Cycle
A woman on the last day of her marriage tries to figure out what to do with her wedding ring. Walking through London, she has a series of encounters that propel her toward a new relationship...with he...
A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
A Long Way From Home
Joseph and Brenda have done what many only dream of and retired to the South of France to live out the rest of their days as if they were permanently on holiday. But retirement is not what Joseph imag...
A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
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Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's C...
Game of Thrones
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the wa...
In 1998, an auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor causes great excitement. For one woman, Wally Winthrop, it has much more meaning. Wally becomes obsessed by their historic love sto...
Captain America: The First Avenger
During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless ...
Seventeen-year old Paul can see the spirits of the dead. When one of these restless spirits crosses back into the living world, he is forced into a fight to prevent the apocalypse.
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The Graham Norton Show
Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedian Graham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun and share their opinions on the main news stories. Graham ...
The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equ...
A female executive and a night janitor conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
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