Samantha Morton

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‘I was owned by the state’: Samantha Morton on foster care, political carnage and the time Robbie Coltrane paid for her curry
The actor and activist is currently starring in She Said and soon to be seen in Oscar-tipped The Whale. Ahead of her special achievement award at the Bifas, Morton answers your questions on fame, privacy and standing as an MP

As told to Catherine Shoard

01, Dec, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Post your questions for Samantha Morton
What would you like to ask the star of Minority Report, The Walking Dead, The Whale, She Said and Synecdoche, New York? Put on your interviewer hat right now!

Guardian film

25, Nov, 2022 @1:23 PM

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She Said review – breaking the male silence around Harvey Weinstein
Admirably straightforward drama follows two of the reporters who cut through the defences around the apparently invulnerable producer

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘People were panicking over whether I could do the Ian Curtis dance’: how we made Control
‘The first time we played She’s Lost Control they had around 150 Joy Division fans there. I ran to my trailer and vomited. One guy said to me: “You had better be good!”’

Interviews by Lee Campbell

10, Oct, 2022 @1:37 PM

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The Serpent Queen review – Samantha Morton is perfectly cast in this darkly satirical period drama
The actor shines in an irreverent, foul-mouthed historical series about one of the most powerful and vilified women of the 16th century. More of her please!

Chitra Ramaswamy

11, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Intelligent women are dangerous, no?’ Samantha Morton on sexism, success and survival
Taken into care, abused, objectified: the actor had a traumatic start to life – and her career. Why does she feel such a strong connection to her new TV role: privileged, notorious Catherine de Medici?

Emine Saner

08, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Minority Report at 20: Cruise and Spielberg test their limits in top-tier thriller
The director and star both played with their images in a knotty and exciting adaptation of Philip K Dick’s prescient short story

Jesse Hassenger

21, Jun, 2022 @6:06 AM

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Save the Cinema review – feelgood slop based on a true story
Samantha Morton and Jonathan Pryce are squandered in this tale of a Welsh community’s plucky attempt to save their local cinema

Wendy Ide

16, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Save the Cinema review – Samantha Morton is Welsh town’s Hollywood heroine
Jonathan Pryce co-stars in this well-meaning but hammy retelling of the real-life fight to save Carmarthen’s local theatre

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Samantha Morton: 'My favourite TV villain? It's vain, but I think it's me in The Walking Dead'
The film and TV star on her hatred of the Kardashians, her love of Four in a Bed and why she’d love to be on Horrible Histories

Interview by Hannah J Davies

06, Oct, 2020 @10:09 AM

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Samantha Morton apologises on radio for knife threat to girl when she was 14
Actor sets ‘the record straight’ on Desert Island Discs over incident growing up in care that led her to spend three nights in cell

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Oct, 2020 @7:29 AM

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Samantha Morton: 'no regrets' at working with Woody Allen
The actor, who survived sexual abuse as a child, says director was ‘wonderful to work with’

Andrew Pulver

31, Jul, 2019 @3:36 PM

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