Samantha Morton

Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress and film director. She began her performing career with guest roles in television shows such as Soldier Soldier and Boon before making her film debut in the 1997 drama film This Is the Sea, playing the character of Hazel Stokes. After a string of roles in low-budget and television films, she landed the role of Hattie in 1999's Sweet and Lowdown, for which she received the attention from Hollywood, the critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Morton subsequently starred in 2002's Minority Report and Morvern Callar. She received her second Academy Award nomination for her performance as the young Irish mother coping with life in New York City, Sarah, in 2003's In America. Morton starred in 2004's Enduring Love and The Libertine and 2005's Lassie. She received won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Movie for her role as Myra Hindley in 2006's Longford. She appeared in the 2007 biographical films Control, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Mister Lonely, and she starred in 2008's Synecdoche, New York. Morton appeared in the 2009 critically acclaimed The Messenger. She made her directorial debut in the English television film The Unloved. Description above from the Wikipedia article Samantha Morton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Minority Report (2002)

FuturisticAction-packedOriginalThought provoking

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Max von Sydow  •  Steve Harris  •  Neal McDonough

Her (2013)

RomanticEmotionalThought provokingTear-jerker

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Rooney Mara  •  Amy Adams

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

Code 46 (2003)

In a dystopian future, insurance fraud investigator William Gold arrives in Shanghai to investigate a forgery ring for "papelles", futuristic passports that record people's identities and genetics. Gold falls for Maria Gonzalez, the woman in charge of the forgeries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Togo Igawa  •  Nabil Elouahabi  •  Samantha Morton

In a dystopian future, insurance fraud investigator William Gold arrives in Shanghai to investigate a forgery ring for "papelles", futuristic passports that record people's identities and genetics. Gold falls for Maria Gonzalez, the woman in charge of the forgeries ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Togo Igawa  •  Nabil Elouahabi  •  Samantha Morton

Control (2007)

The story of Joy Division’s lead singer Ian Curtis, from his schoolboy days in 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Sam Riley  •  Samantha Morton  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Joe Anderson

The story of Joy Division’s lead singer Ian Curtis, from his schoolboy days in 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Sam Riley  •  Samantha Morton  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Joe Anderson

Enduring Love (2004)

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Samantha Morton  •  Bill Weston  •  Jeremy McCurdie

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

In America (2003)

EpicPowerfulBrilliantTear-jerker

A family of Irish immigrants adjusts to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Paddy Considine  •  Samantha Morton  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Emma Bolger

A family of Irish immigrants adjusts to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sheridan
CAST:  Paddy Considine  •  Samantha Morton  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Emma Bolger

Morvern Callar (2002)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has died by suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use both to reinvent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Ramsay
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kathleen McDermott  •  Linda McGuire  •  James Wilson

Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has died by suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use both to reinvent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Ramsay
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kathleen McDermott  •  Linda McGuire  •  James Wilson

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Ben Duncan (DJ)  •  Daniel Okrent  •  Dan Moran

The Libertine (2004)

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Dunmore
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Ritter  •  Samantha Morton  •  John Malkovich

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Dunmore
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Ritter  •  Samantha Morton  •  John Malkovich

This Is the Sea (1997)

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne

The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mary McGuckian
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Ross McDade  •  Richard Harris  •  Gabriel Byrne

Pandaemonium (2001)

Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth goes off to fight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  John Hannah  •  Linus Roache  •  Emily Woof

Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth goes off to fight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  John Hannah  •  Linus Roache  •  Emily Woof

John Carter (2012)

Action-packedFantasticalAdventurousOriginal

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Taylor Kitsch  •  Mark Strong  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Ciarán Hinds

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

Jesus' Son (1999)

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

River Queen (2005)

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Stephen Rea

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Cliff Curtis  •  Stephen Rea

Emma (1996)

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

The Harvest (2013)

Maryann moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, she sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy, despite the outright disapproval of his mother. Maryann's persistence pays off, however, and during a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Michael Shannon  •  Natasha Calis  •  Charlie Tahan

Maryann moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, she sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy, despite the outright disapproval of his mother. Maryann's persistence pays off, however, and during a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McNaughton
CAST:  Samantha Morton  •  Michael Shannon  •  Natasha Calis  •  Charlie Tahan

Magik

Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Wallis
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Matthew Goode  •  Dominique Swain  •  Samantha Morton

Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Wallis
CAST:  Benedict Cumberbatch  •  Matthew Goode  •  Dominique Swain  •  Samantha Morton
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