Natalie Dormer

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Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones


2/11/1982, Reading, England, UK

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  • Natalie was born in Reading, England and is perhaps best known for her role as Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife, in the Showtime series, 'The Tudors,' starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII. She's also starred in Silk and has been cast in a new BBC Three drama called The Fades, in which she'll play a psychic called Sarah who goes missing under strange circumstances. She studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy in London, England and starred in many stage productions such as "Under Milk Wood," "The School for Scandal," and "Pride & Prejudice." Her first movie role came in the 2005 movie, "Casanova," with Heath Ledger. Initially, her character was to have a small role in the film, but she impressed director Lasse Hallstrom so much, that he expanded her part in the film and added more comedy for her character after he realized how well she handled comedy. Not only did she impress Lasse Hallstrom, but she impressed Disney/Touchstone as well, and they signed her to a 3 picture deal. Natalie has also appeared as one episode guests on such television shows as "Distant Shores" and "Rebus." Natalie is an accomplished mezzo soprano singer and enjoys fencing.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Natalie Dormer



    Birth Place:

    Reading, England, UK

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  • Quotes (38)

    • Natalie: (on doing nudity for a role) If an actress has a reputation for taking her clothes off for performances I would say that she’s bold, brave and dedicated to the role.

    • Natalie: (on fashion) When it comes to fashion, we all know what looks most flattering for our bodies, but sometimes you have to be brave and think outside the box. When half of your head is shaved, you can play more. I think sometimes people are scared of the critique. I get it—it’s terrifying when images go online within half an hour. But passing judgment on someone else is a reflection of your own insecurities. We all make mistakes. We all have a fashion faux pas, choose the wrong script, write the wrong song. But it’s only by taking chances and occasionally getting it wrong that we grow.

    • Natalie: (on the type of roles she get that are very different from her own personality) I've been cast as the femme fatale quite a lot, but nothing could be further from the truth. I’m a serial monogamist and would never dream of being as predatory as some of the women I’ve played. I can actually be a bit shy.

    • Natalie: (on her role in the movie The Hunger Games: Mockinjay and having shaving part of her head for it) It’s fascinating how much of our sense of attractiveness and feminine identity is bound up in our hair. But in the Mockingjay novel, Cressida is described as having a shaved head with a vine tattoo, and I wanted to do right by the book….Cutting one side of your head for a few months is not a big deal compared with what other people have to deal with in the world. Plus, hair grows back.

    • Natalie: (on her audition for the TV series Game of Thrones) I was definitely nervous for my audition. But when I was called for a second audition, the nerves calmed a bit. I knew they called me back for a reason—they hoped I could be the one to solve their Margery problem.

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    • Natalie enjoys playing poker and in 2008, she was second in the Women's World Open in London, in the Celebrity Heat.

    • Before starting her acting career, Natalie attempted to get in Cambridge University to study History, but wasn't admitted.

    • In her school years, Natalie studied dance at the Allenova School of Dancing.

    • Natalie attended the Chiltern Edge Secondary School and the Reading Blue Coat School.

    • In 2014, the cast of the TV series Game of Thrones, which Natalie is a part of, was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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