Samantha Morton has been recognized for her contribution to British cinema by receiving the Richard Harris Award at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA).
He will receive the award next month, on December 4.
Morton has appeared in films such as Emma, Jane Eyre, Under the Skin and Jesus' Sun, and starred alongside Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's hit Minority Report.
Morton has been nominated for two Academy Awards—for his roles in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown and Jim Sheridan's In America—and eight BIFA nominations. She won two Best Actress awards for The Dream of Joseph Lees (a woman caught in a scandalous 1950s love triangle) and Pandaemonium, playing the poet's wife Samuel. Coleridge.
She also won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of serial killer Myra Hindley in Tom Hooper's Longford, which also won her a BAFTA and an Emmy.
Morton worked behind the camera on The Unloved, the first autobiographical film detailing his experiences in the UK health system. Her experience has also made her a tireless campaigner for reform and resources for the UK's child protection services. Unknown, Morton received BAFTA and BIFA nominations for best directorial debut.
The actress currently stars in Maria Schrader's She Said (pictured above), Harvey Weinstein's New York Times , and Lionsgate+'s The Serpent Queen . She will next appear in the drama The Burning Girls.
"I was overwhelmed by the word that the British Independent Film Awards had chosen me to receive this year's Richard Harris," said Morton. "And it means the world to me. Independent film is my true home, my artistic cause, and Richard Harris was my first teacher. It's a great honor to join such an esteemed group of past award winners, each a hero of the British screen." , and to continue highlighting the enormous richness and diversity. Talented filmmakers and artists have islands.'
"Samantha Morton came in like a meteorite, with performances of Under the Skin, Sweet and Lowdown, Jesus Son and Morvern Callar," said Harris' children Damian, Jared and Jamie Harris. Samantha on This Is the Sea Richard was as impressed with her work as I was and told me, "If you get the chance to work with her, take it." it's the real deal.
Previous winners of the Richard Harris Award include Riz Ahmed, Kristin Scott Thomas, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter and Shetel Ejiofor.
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