Samantha Jane Morton (born 13 May 1977) is an English actress and film director.
A campaigner for social justice, she is an ambassador for the Save the Children organisation. Because of her acting and commitment to political activism, a Sunday Times journalist described her as "a working-class Vanessa Redgrave".
Morton has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, twice for a BAFTA Award, twice for a Golden Globe and once each for an Emmy Award and SAG Award. Morton's acting has been recognised by several organizations, including the London Critics Circle, Toronto Film Critics Association, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Evening Standard British Film Awards, the European Film Awards, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and the Satellite Awards.