Natalie Dormer, born February 11, 1982, is an English actress known for winning an Empire Award and receiving nominations for two Gemini Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was born in Reading, Berkshire, and rose to fame as Anne Boleyn in the Showtime series The Tudors.
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Early Life and Education
Her ancestors are Norwegian and Welsh. Dormer went to Reading Blue Coat School after Chiltern Edge Secondary School. She claims she was bullied in school but “can’t place why” to this day.
Dormer studied dancing at the Allenova School of Dancing while in school.
She describes herself as the family’s “academic hopeful,” having been awarded a provisional place to study history at the University of Cambridge; however, she did not receive the A she needed on her A-level History exam because she misinterpreted a question.
Dormer attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London after auditioning for drama colleges.
Dormer made her name playing Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007–08), for which she received critical praise.
She made her theatrical debut in the play Sweet Nothings (2010) and starred in Madonna’s film W.E. (2011) as the Duchess of York and Captain America: The First Avenger as Private Lorraine (2011).
Her performance at the Young Vic in After Miss Julie (2012) was lauded.
Dormer is most known for her roles as Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones (2012–2016) and Cressida in the final two installments of The Hunger Games trilogy (2014–2015), which are her highest-grossing films.
She has also voiced Onica in the anime The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and as Irene Adler/Moriarty on the CBS series Elementary (2013–15). She received plaudits for her major part in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a miniseries (2020).
Dormer acquired the role of Victoria in Casanova six months after graduating from Webber Douglas. It was her first picture, and it was released in 2005.
Lasse Hallström, the director, was so taken by Dormer’s comedic timing that he asked the author to increase her role. Dormer had a tiny role in the 2005 film Distant Shores. Dormer was out of work for ten months after the filming of Casanova, which she attributes to “poor representation.”
She was cast in an independent film, but funding issues prompted delays. Dormer worked as a waitress and data entry after being dropped from the audition circuit. “The best lesson” she says she learned while unemployed.
Dog Rose Productions, Dormer’s production firm, inked a multi-year first-look deal with Fremantle in December 2019. Dormer’s first project under the arrangement will be the Vivling miniseries.
In 2020, she played various characters in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, for which she gained critical acclaim and was nominated for an award at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards.
Natalie Dormer Net Worth
Natalie Dormer is an award-winning English actress with an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Dormer has been in a relationship with David Oakes since 2018, after meeting him while filming Venus in Fur. In January 2021, she gave birth to their daughter.
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