Natalie Dormer (Reading, February 11, 1982) is an English actress, best known for having played Anne Boleyn in the series The Tudors and Margaery Tyrell in the series Game of Thrones.
Early Life of Natalie Dormer:
She studied at Chiltern Edge High School, before switching to Reading Blue Coat School, an independent girls’ school, for the sixth form. During her school years she studied dance at the Allenova School of Dancing, before entering the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dormer fences and is a member of the London Fencing Academy.
Personal Life of Natalie Dormer:
In 2007 she began dating Irish director Anthony Byrne and in 2011 the couple announced that they were engaged. However, at the end of 2018 they announced their separation.
Since 2019 she has been in a relationship with fellow actor David Oakes.
Dormer has claimed that Cate Blanchett has been a great influence on her career as an actress. She identifies as a feminist.
Dormer is known for her nudes in series such as The Tudors, Game of Thrones, or The Fades and in films such as Rush or The Scandalous Lady W. She has said that she feels comfortable doing nude scenes.
After the July 2018 release of In Darkness, which Dormer co-wrote with ex-fiancé Anthony Byrne, and in which Dormer and Emily Ratajkowski appear in several explicit scenes, it was heavily criticized.
Personal Information of Natalie Dormer:
Complete Name: Natalie Dormer
Date of Birth: February 11, 1982
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Siblings: Samantha Dormer, Mark Dormer
Partner: Anthony Byrne (2011–)
First Film: Casanova
First TV Show: Distant Shores
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: 56 kg (123 pounds)
Bra Size: 32B
Shoe Size:5 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Body Measurements: 34-25-35
Active from: 2005-present
Net Worth: $6 Million
Professional Life of Natalie Dormer:
Six months after graduating from the Webber Academy, Natalie got her first movie performance when she auditioned and landed the role of Victoria in the movie Casanova, alongside Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller. Director Lasse Hallström was so impressed by Natalie’s comic skills that he expanded on her role in the film. After that, she signed a three-movie deal with Disney Touchstone.
In 2006 she appeared on the series Distant Shores and on Rebues where she played Phillippa Balfour.
In 2007 she played the journalist Cassie in the film A Brilliant Plan played by Michael Caine and Demi Moore, that same year she rose to fame when she joined the main cast of the series The Tudors where she played Queen Anne Boleyn, the second wife King Henry VIII of England for the first two seasons, until 2008 after his character was beheaded. She subsequently appeared again during the fourth season in 2010 when the monarch dreamed of his former wives.
In 2009 she appeared in the movie Miss Marple: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? where she played Moira Nicholson, she also did a role in Masterwork and City of Life where she played Olga. She provided her voice for the character Serafina in Sarah Dunant’s novel Sacred Hearts, Serafina is a 16-year-old girl living in Renaissance Italy.
In 2011 she got the lead role in the film Shadowland 3D, an adaptation of Peter Straub’s novel of the same name. That same year, she played Private Lorraine in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans, she also played Elizabeth Boyles-Lyon in the movie WE and the journalist Celeste Chevalier in Poe. Regarding the small screen, she appeared on a recurring basis in the drama series Silk.
In April 2011 she joined the cast of the horror drama The Fades where she played Sarah, a woman who can see the future, however her abilities get her in trouble with “The Fades” and after she suddenly disappears, they start to thinking that she is dead and suspicions fall against her ex-husband Mark (Tom Ellis) .
In 2012 he joined the cast of the series Game of Thrones where he plays Margaery Tyrell, the wife of Renly Baratheon, the pretender to the throne of Westeros, and after his death the fiancee of Joffrey I Baratheon, the king of Westeros, and later as the wife of King Tommen Baratheon
In 2013 she joined the recurring cast of the first season of the series Elementary where she plays Irene Adler. That same year she played Nurse Gemma in the film Rush based on the 1976 Formula 1 season and the title duel between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
In 2014 Natalie appeared in the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 playing Cressida, 18 a role that she reprized in 2015 in the second part of the third film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Between In 2008 and 2010 he shot the film Fencewalker by director Chris Carter, which has not yet been released due to not finding a distributor. It is unknown if the film will ever see the light of day.
At the end of January 2016 it was announced that she had joined the cast of the spy movie Official Secrets where she will play Katharine Gun, a young British intelligence officer. In the film she will share credits with actors Paul Bettany, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford. The film will be based on the bestselling The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell.
In 2016 it was announced that she had joined the cast of the film In Darkness where she will play Sophia, a musician who has a visual impairment. In the film, she will share credits with her Game of Thrones partner, actor Ed Skrein. The film was released in July 2018.
At the end of 2017, she stars in the play Venus in Fur alongside David Oakes where she plays Vanda Jordan, an actress who is involved in a stormy relationship with a film director following an audition. The play is directed by Patrick Mabers based on a text by the director David Ives.