Ten fun facts about Emily Mortimer


Fact 1
She began performing on stage.

Fact 2
She has since appeared in several film and television roles, including 30 Rock, Scream 3, Match Point, Lars and the Real Girl, Hugo, Cars 2, Shutter Island, Harry Brown, Our Idiot Brother, and The Newsroom.

Fact 3
Mortimer was born in Finsbury Park, London, England.


Fact 4
Mortimer studied at St Paul's Girls' School in west London where she appeared in several productions.

Fact 5
Mortimer performed in several plays while studying at Oxford University.

Fact 6
She was the lead in a television adaptation of Dame Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin (1995).

Fact 7
Mortimer holds dual citizenship for both the U.S. and the U.K.

Fact 8
She then went on to Oxford University, where she read Russian at Lincoln College and performed in several plays.

Fact 9
Before becoming an actress, Mortimer wrote a column for the Daily Telegraph.

Fact 10
She was also screenwriter for an adaptation of Lorna Sage's memoir, Bad Blood.


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