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Samantha Morton's critically acclaimed performance in Carine Adler's Under the Skin garnered her a Best Actress Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics. Additionally, she received a Best Actress nomination from the British Independent Film Awards. The film won the Rothman's World Film International Critics award at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival and the Michael Powell Award for Best Picture at the 51st Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Her other feature film credits include The Future Lasts a Long Time, The Last Yellow, co-starring Mark Addy, This is the Sea and The Token King.

On television, Ms. Morton has starred in the BBC's The History of Tom Jones, which also aired on the A&E network in the United States; Jane Eyre as Jane; and Emma, in the role of Harriet opposite Kate Beckinsale's Emma. Other notable television appearances include Band of Gold, Cracker, Boon and Soldier Soldier.

Ms. Morton has two additional feature films scheduled for release - Jesus' Son, which premieres at the 1999 Venice Film Festival, in which she stars with Jack Black, Billy Crudup, Greg Germann, Dennis Hopper and Denis Leary, and Dreaming of Joseph Lees, which was directed by Eric Styles and also stars Rupert Graves. The film will be released in the United States this October by Fox Searchlight Films.

Bio courtesy Sony Classics (01-Jan-2000)


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