Amelia Warner

Amelia Warner

Date Of BirthJune 4, 1982
Age38 years 1 months 2 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthBirkenhead, Merseyside, England
Zodiac SignGemini
Professions Singer , Actress , Songwriter , Composer
Nicknames Millie , Boss Queen
Other Name Amelia Catherine Bennett

Personal Information
First Language English
Language English
NationalityBritish
EthnicityWelsh,Swedish
Sun Sign Gemini
Body Features & Measurements
Height168 CM
5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight53 KG
117 lbs
Shoe Size6 (US)
Dress Size8 (US)
Figure Measurements 35-25-34
Body Type Hourglass
Family Information
Father Alun Lewis
Mother Annette Ekblom
Daughters Dulcie
Elva
Uncle Hywel Bennett (paternal)
Education Qualifications
Education(School) Royal Masonic School for Girls
Education(College) Fine Arts College
Career Information
Years Active 1999
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Music BandAztec Summer
Favorite Composers Ennio Morricone
Michael Nyman
Danny Elfman
Rufus Wainwright
Social Networks, Web links
Official WebsiteAmelia Warner Official Website
Instagram ProfileAmelia Warner Instagram Profile
YouTube ChannelAmelia Warner YouTube Channel
Spotify LinkAmelia Warner Spotify Link
Apple MusicAmelia Warner Apple Music
More Information
Net worth$3 Million

Biography

Amelia Warner is a British actress and musician. She is an award-winning music composer. She is known for her roles such as Una Flux in Æon Flux (2005), Simone in Quills(2000), Shelly in Winter Passing(2005), Maggie Barnes in The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising  (2007), among others.

Amelia hasn't acted in anything recently, her last acting gig was in 2012, in the short movie "The Other side". She has been involved in music compositions lately. 

Family

Amelia Catherine Bennett was born on 4th June 1982 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England as the only child of actors Annette Ekblom and Alun Lewis. Her family relocated to London when she was four years old, she moved with her mother Ladbroke Grove ( West London) at the age of six. She mostly grew up in London.

Actor Hywel Bennett is her paternal uncle. He is a Welsh actor most known for playing the character James Shelley in the British sitcom Shelley (1979-1992).

Parents

Father- Alun Lewis

Amelia's father Alun Lewis Bennett was born in 1949 in Wandsworth, London, England to Welsh parents Sarah Lewis and Gorden Bennett.

Alun is a British actor & guitar player. He is most known for playing 'postmaster Vic Windsor' in the British soap opera Emmerdale, Darryl Stubbs int he sitcom Birds of a Feather(1989-1994) (aired on BBC1). He was a member of the country-rock band 'The Woolpackers' which consisted of his Emmerdale co-stars- Billy Hartman & Steve Halliwell. Alun is a very accomplished guitar plays.

Mother- Annette Ekblom

Annette Kate Ekblom was born in 1956 in New Brighton, Wirral, Cheshire, England. Annette & Alun married in 1986, Amelia is their only daughter. 

Annette & Alun are divorced when Amelia was very small, she was separated from her father following the divorce, she went to live with her mother.

Annette is known for playing- Fiona Monkton in A Touch of Frost(2002), Clare Hammill in Casualty (1993-2007), Jill in Winter Flight(1984), Robert's Mother in Fever Pitch(1997) among others.

She used to go to Glastonbury a lot in her childhood days with her mother, it is kind of like a festival.

Education

  • Royal Masonic School for Girls: Amelia attended the 'Royal Masonic School for Girls', an independent school in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England for senior girls till age 16.
  • Fine Arts College: For her post GCSE sixth form, she attended the 'Fine Arts College' in Belsize Park, London. The school specializes in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Some of the notable alumni of the school include- actor Orlando Bloom, actress Helena Bonham Carter, artist Theo Adams, and others
  • London Royal Court Theatre's Youth program: She was discovered by an agent when she was acting in a play, and she was offered a place in the 'London Royal Court Theatre's Youth program'

Marriage- Children

Amelia Warner & Jamie Dornan

Amelia met actor Jamie Dornan in 2010, the two got engaged on 5th February 2012 and married on 26th April 2013. 

James Dornan was born on 1st May 1982 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland to Jim Dornan(obstetrician & gynecologist) and Lorna Dornan. He has two sisters in Liesa Dornan and Jessica Dornan.

Jamie Dornan is a People's Choice Awards winning actor. He is known for playing Paul Spector in The Fall (2013-2016), Paul Conroy in A Private War (2018), Jan Kubis in Anthropoid (2016), Count Axel Fersen in Marie Antoinette(2006) among others.

It was rumored that Amelia and her husband were not having good times due to Dornan’s steamier scenes in a movie. Dornan said it’s just a rumor and justified it by saying that he has always had the full support of Amelia, although she doesn’t intend to watch those movies.

Amelia Warner and husband Jamie Dornan

[Amelia Warner and husband Jamie Dornan]

Children

Amelia & Jamie have three daughters together: [2]

  • Dulcie Dornan (born in November 2013 in Vancouver, Canada)
  • Elva Dornan (born in February 2016 in London, England)
  • Alberta Maeve Dornan (born on 31st March 2019 in London, England)

Amelia Warner & Jamie Dornan with daughters

[Amelia Warner & Jamie Dornan with daughters]

Amelia Warner & Colin Farrell

Amelia started dating actor Colin Farrell in 2001. The couple had a non-legal wedding ceremony on a Tahiti beach during the 2002 holidays. The event happened was arranged along with shark feeding on the beach.

However, the relationship ended four months after the ceremony. (Luckily for them, their wedding wasn't recognized and they did not have to go through a legal divorce)

Amelia Warner & Colin Farrell

[Amelia Warner & Colin Farrell]

Amelia Warner & Joaquin Phoenix?

Amelia Warner is rumored to have hooked up with Joaquin Phoenix in 2000 but there is no reliable source to vouch for this story.

Amelia Warner & Adam Garcia

Amelia had also been in a relationship with stage/ TV actor Adam Garcia for less than a year.

Music

Amelia started her music career in July 2009 when she wrote & performed the song "Beasts" for a Virgin Media TV commercial under the stage name 'Slow Moving Millie'. The track was released on 17 August 2009.

Her second single, "Rewind City" was also used for another ad for Orange UK and was directed by Ringan Ledwidge.

In October 2011, Warner signed a record deal with Island Records. Her cover version of The Smiths' 1984 B-Side "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" was released on 11 November 2011. She was selected for the John Lewis 2011 Christmas advertisement. After releasing 'Renditions', she has also composed music for ads and short films.

EP

Amelia's EP 'Arms' was released in 2015, it was produced by Fyfe Dangerfield under the label Universal Music. The album had 5 tracks, Amelia was #1 on the iTunes classical music charts.

Amelia's second EP "Visitors", again earned her the #1 spot on iTunes classical charts. It is a 7 song EP.

Year EP Tracks Comment
2017 Visitors
  • Dawn
  • Eve
  • Frances
  • Heidi
  • Mary
  • Rebecca
  • Sarah
 
2015 Arms
  • Arms
  • Falling
  • Legend
  • Noble
  • Turns

a classical instrumental EP

producer: Fyfe Dangerfield

Label: Universal Music

 

Albums

Year Album Tracks Comment
2011 Renditions
  • Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
  • Hold Me Now
  • Love In The First Degree
  • Head Over Heels
  • The Power Of Love
  • Don't Go
  • Wonderful Life
  • Feels Like Heaven
  • Beasts
  • Hart With A Crown & Chain

Debut album

Release date: December 12, 2011

Label: Universal Music Group/ Island Records

Peak UK chart rankings: 89

 

 

Singles

Year Single Comment
2011 Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

Album: Renditions

UK peak chart Ranking: 31

2010 Rewind City

used for "Orange UK" advertisement, and was directed by Ringan Ledwidge

2009 Beasts Album: Renditions

 

Projects as Music composer

Year Project Comment
2018 Leading Lady Parts TV Short
2017 Mary Shelley Biographical feature film; she won Breakthrough Composer of the Year at the International Film Music Critics Association Awards
2016 Mum's List Drama feature film
2010 Mam Short movie

 

Music Videos

Year Song Comment
2011 Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want as "Slow Moving Millie"
2008 Everything is Borrowed as "wife" of the "husband" character laid by Mike Skinner

 

Facts and Trivia

  • Ancestry: Her father is of Welsh ancestry. Amelia's mother Annette's paternal grandfather John Eric Ekblom was Swedish. "Ekblom" is a Swedish name. She is part Irish from her mother's side.
  • Discovery: Amelia was discovered by an agent when she was acting in a play at the 'Covent Garden' with her friends and family. The agent offered her a seat at the 'London Royal Court Theatre's Youth program'
  • Slow Moving Millie: is Amelia's former stage name for her music-related works.
  • A good student: Despite her film and TV commitments, Amelia got three A-levels at school despite her busy schedules and breaks for works in films and commercials.
  • Tattoo: She has a "star" tattoo on her left hand.
  • A funny 'Drama': When she was four years old, she was in a play playing 'mother Mary'. She was supposed to be playing a loving role. Being the bossy little girl that she was, she stopped the play in the middle to tell the fellow playing Joseph, that he was playing it all wrong.
  • Reading: Amelia gets quite distracted while reading, however, she likes reading poems more than other kinds of books.
  • Great Fire of London: She'd love to write a musical about the Great Fire of London.
  • Piano player: She is quite a good piano player

 

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
2008 The Echo Alyssa  
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
Maggie Barnes
 
 
2006 Gone Sophie  
2006 Alpha Male
Elyssa Ferris
 
 
2005 Æon Flux Una Flux  
2005 Stoned Janet  
2005 Winter Passing Shelly  
2004 Love's Brother Rosetta  
2002 Nine Lives Laura Direct to video
2000 Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone
TV Movie
2000 Quills Simone  
2000 Don Quixote Antonia TV Movie
1999 Mansfield Park
Fanny
(Teenage version of Fanny) 

 

TV series List

Year TV series Character Comment
2000 Take a Girl Like You Sheila Torkingham "Part 1", "Part 2", "Part 3"
2000 Waking the Dead Jodie Whitemore Pilot: Part 1 & 2
1999 Aristocrats Lady Cecelia Season 1, Episodes 3 & 4
1998 Casualty Rachel Munro "Eye Spy"
1998 Kavanagh QC Gaynor Deans "Memento Mori"

 

Short movies List

Year Short movie Character Comment
2012 The Other Side Rachel  
2010 Olga? Cecilia  
2003 Falling Slowly Emily  

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2019 WON International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)   Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year  
2018 Nomination World Soundtrack Awards Mary Shelley (2017) Discovery of the Year  

 

Quotes

  • I want to stay below the radar and make good films... I really don't want to be a movie star.
  • I don't even really want to talk about how I hate LA (Los Angeles). It's so English to hate LA.
  • I'm ambitious, but not competitive. You'd drive yourself crazy if you were. You know, there are actually enough jobs out there for all of us.
  • I have the attention span of a goldfish... one thing I can do is read a poem and I am loving doing so [3]

 

References

  1. Amelia Warner wiki
  2. Daughters of Amelia- US Magazine
  3. Amelie on her reading habit
  4.  

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