A talented and charming actress, writer, director and producer, Emily Mortimer continues to challenge herself with a variety of creative endeavors, leaving audiences captivated on the big and small screens alike.
Upcoming, Mortimer will make her directorial debut with The Pursuit of Love, a three-part mini-series she adapted from the 1945 novel of the same name by Nancy Mitford. Set in England between the First and Second World Wars, Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West and Andrew Scott star in the comedic tale of the upper-class Radlett family, focusing on daughter Linda (James) and her cousin Fanny (Beecham). Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, the two women and their friendship are put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart, to increasingly wild and outrageous places. The series premiered on May 9, 2021, on BBC One in the UK and will be released on Amazon on July 30, 2021. She is also set to star in and executive produce Entertainment One’s television adaptation of Laura Sims’s debut novel Looker, under her King Bee production banner.
Last year, she was seen in Natalie Erika James’s Relic, opposite Bella Heathcote and Robyn Nevin. The horror film follows three generations of women who are haunted by a manifestation of the grandmother’s dementia that consumes their family’s home. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival to high critical acclaim and was released in drive-in theatres by IFC Midnight on July 3, 2020, and on VOD on July 10, 2020. The film was nominated for a 2021 Gotham Award in the category of Best Feature and was also named one of the National Board of Review’s Top 10 Independent Films of 2020. In 2018, Mortimer starred as ‘Jane Banks’ in Rob Marshall’s “Mary Poppins Returns” opposite Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. A sequel to the beloved award-winning classic, the film was nominated for a 2019 Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and named one of the Top Films of 2018 by the National Board of Review.
Mortimer is best well known for Doll & Em, The Newsroom, Hugo, Shutter Island, and Lovely & Amazing.