Morton, Shannon to star in psychological thriller 'The Harvest'

Morton, Shannon to star in psychological thriller 'The Harvest'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon will star in the New York-set psychological thriller "The Harvest," Elephant Eye Films announced Wednesday.
Report: Samantha Morton had stroke in '06

Report: Samantha Morton had stroke in '06

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- British actress Samantha Morton disclosed in a new interview that she had a stroke in 2006.
Close, Duchovny, Fey win Globes

Close, Duchovny, Fey win Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Glenn Close, David Duchovny, Tina Fey and Jon Hamm were among the winners announced at a Golden Globes press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.

Samantha Morton gives birth to baby No. 2

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British actress Samantha Morton -- who was nominated for Oscars for her work in "In America" and "Sweet & Lowdown" -- has given birth to her second daughter.

Globes recognizes several new TV shows

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Quite a few new TV shows, including "Mad Men," "Damages," "Pushing Daisies" and "The Tudors," were recognized with Golden Globe nods Thursday in Hollywood.

Samantha Morton expecting baby No. 2

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- British actress Samantha Morton is expecting her second child, People.com reported Tuesday.

Big-name Hollywood head to Edinburgh fest

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 11 (UPI) -- Award-winning stars from both sides of the Atlantic will be part of the line-up for this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Actress Samantha Morton is engaged

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton and filmmaker Harry Holm got engaged in Paris, People magazine reported Friday.

Cast list expanding for 'Pride and Glory'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Nick Nolte and Samantha Morton may be joining the cast of "Pride and Glory," a new film about a family of police officers.

Depp takes on Aussie fugitive role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp will produce and be the star of "Shantaram" an India-based flick from Warner Bros. Pictures.

'River Queen' director replaced

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- New Zealand cinematographer Alun Bollinger has replaced Vincent Ward as director of the struggling film "River Queen."

Actress Samantha Morton told she's too fat

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Miramax studio officials reportedly told British actress Samantha Morton she's too fat to star in a new film about the Brothers Grimm.

Celebs turn up for London Fashion Week

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sadie Frost opened London Fashion Week with her funky-glam styles amid an A-list audience, including model Kate Moss and the designer's ex, actor Jude Law.

Chris Cooper in talks for Capote movie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Chris Cooper and Samantha Morton are in talks to star in a movie based on the life of author Truman Capote, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Bravo to air Independent Spirit arrivals

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bravo said it will present its first-ever red carpet arrival show before this year's broadcast of the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
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Samantha Morton
Actress Samantha Morton arrives at a photocall for the film "Synecdoche, New York" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

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.

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