13 Unique Secrets You Did Not Know About Samantha Morton

1. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career, including one BAFTA Award, one BIFA Award, one Golden Globe and has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and once for an Emmy Award.

2. She has been described as one of the greatest actors of her generation.

3. Brought up in Nottingham, Morton trained acting at the Central Junior Television Workshop, and soon began her career in British television in 1991.

4. She guest-starred in Soldier Soldier and Cracker and appeared from 1995 to 1996 in the ITV series Band of Gold.

5. She made the transition to film with lead roles in the dramas Emma .

6. The latter made director Woody Allen cast Morton in Sweet and Lowdown , which earned her nominations for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

7. In the 2000s, Morton continued to draw critical praise in arthouse and independent films such as Morvern Callar .

8. She won the BIFA Award for Best Actress for Morvern Collar, and In America earned her a second Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress.

9. Morton starred in Control , winning the BAFTA Television Award for Best Single Drama.

10. Her most recent acting credits include the science fiction action film John Carter .

11. During that time, she attended West Bridgford Comprehensive School and joined the Central Junior Television Workshop when she was 13, soon being offered small-screen roles in Soldier Soldier and Boon.

12. In September 2014, Morton, triggered by the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal, discussed in a video interview the sexual abuse she experienced while in the foster care system as a child in Nottingham and that the police took no action when she reported the abuse; Morton had discussed the abuse previously while promoting the semi-autobiographical drama, The Unloved in an article for The Guardian.

13. Under the effects of drugs, she threatened an older girl who had been bullying her.

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