Who is Amelia Warner?

British musician, composer and former actress Amelia Warner was born Amelia Catherine Bennett in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England, on 4 June 1982, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She appeared in 23 movies and TV series prior to retiring from acting in 2012, and is perhaps still known best for portraying Una Flux in the hit action adventure science fiction movie “Æon Flux”, which starred Frances McDormand and Charlize Theron, and was directed by Karyn Kusama. It follows an assassin who’s been hired by the Mohicans, a group of rebels who want to overthrow the government, and the movie was nominated for three awards.

Education and early life

Amelia was raised an only child in Birkenhead, by her father Alun Lewis Bennett who’s a retired actor, and is perhaps still known best for starring in the comedy series “Birds of a Feather” from 1989 through 1994, and British mother Annette Ekblom who’s also an actress, and is probably still known best for having starred in the 1988 Willy Russell’s production of “Blood Brothers”. Amelia’s uncle was the late British actor Hywel Thomas Bennett, perhaps remembered best for staring in the 1966 comedy movie “The Family Way”.

Amelie studied at a local high school in Merseyside and during her four years there became interested in both music and acting; she was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Gaynor Deans in the 1998 episode “Memento Mori” of the crime mystery “Kavanagh QC”, which starred Oliver Ford Davies and John Thaw, and was created by Ted Childs. The series follows both professional and private life of a barrister.

Amelia matriculated in 2000 and then didn’t attend college, wanting to focus on her career.

Roles in TV series

Amelia played Rachel Munro in the 1998 episode “Eye Spy” of the drama “Casualty”, and the following year saw her play Lady Cecelia in two episodes of the historical mini-series “Aristocrats”, which starred Alun Armstrong and Sian Phillips, and follows four beautiful sisters living in the 18th century England; the mini-series was nominated for five awards.

Amelia portrayed Jodie Whitemore in two episodes (2000) of the crime mystery “Waking the Dead”, which starred Sue Johnston and Trevor Eve, and was created by Barbara Machin. It follows Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd as he’s investigating unsolved murders, the series aired from 2000 through 2011, and won two of its six award nominations.

Amelia’s only other TV series role was starring as Sheila Torkingham in all three episodes of the 2000 romantic comedy “Take a Girl Like You”, which also starred Sienna Guillory and Rupert Graves, and follows Jenny Bunn who’s moved to London, England to teach at a high school.

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Roles in movies

Amelia’s debut film role was playing Teenage Fanny in the evergreen romantic comedy “Mansfield Park”, which starred Jonny Lee Miller and Frances O’Connor, and was written and directed by Patricia Rozema. It follows Fanny who was born into a poor family, but has now been sent to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt; the film was nominated for five awards.

Some of Amelia’s following roles were in the romantic adventure comedy “Don Quixote”, the biographical drama “Quills” and the romantic drama “Lorna Doone”, all released in 2000. In 2002, she portrayed Laura in the horror thriller “Nine Lives”, which starred Vivienne Harvey, Paris Hilton and Rosie Fellner, and was written and directed by Andrew Green; it follows nine friends spending the night at a manor house in Scotland, while an old spirit is trying to kill them.

Amelia could then have been seen appearing in the 2004 romantic comedy “Love’s Brother”, the  comedy “Winter Passing”, and the biographical musical drama “Stoned”, both in 2005. The year 2006 saw her play Sophie in the horror thriller “Gone”, which starred Scott Mechlowicz and Shaun Evans, and was directed by Ringan Ledwidge. It follows a British couple who’ve met an American psychopath while vacationing in Australia.

Amelia was then cast to play supporting characters in the 2007 family adventure “The Seeker: The Dark is Rising”, and in  2008 the mystery horror “The Echo” and the short drama “The Street: Everything is Borrowed”.

Her final role was starring as Rachel in the 2012 short horror mystery “The Other Side”, which also starred Jennie Jacques and Nick Moran, and was directed by Alex Santoro. It follows a nanny who’s been hired to work on a creaky farm in the English countryside, and the film won one of its two award nominations.

Music career

Amelia launched her career in music in July 2009, when she wrote and sang the song “Beasts” for a TV commercial, under the name Slow Moving Millie; the song was released as a single on 17 August 2009. Amelia’s second single “Rewind City” followed not long after that, and was featured in a commercial for Orange UK.

She signed a contract with Island Records in October 2011, and on 11 November released her cover of The Smith’s hit song “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”. On 12 December of the same year, Amelia released her debut (and so far only) album “Renditions”, which peaked at #89 on the UK Albums Chart.

She released her debut classical instrumental extended play (EP) “Arms” in 2015, and it was followed by her second EP “Visitors” in 2016.

Amelia’s since composed music for six movies, including the 2016 drama “Acres and Acres”, the 2017 biographical historical drama “Mary Shelley”, and the 2018 short comedy “Leading Lady Parts”.

Awards and nominations

Amelia’s won one of her eight award nominations: a 2019 International Film Music Critics Award for Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year.

Some of her other nominations include a 2018 World Soundtrack Award for Discovery of the Year, for “Mary Shelley”, a 2021 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Film Score of the Year, for “Wild Mountain Thyme” and two Hollywood Music in Media Awards in 2021, both for “Wild Mountain Thyme”.

Husband and children

Amelia’s married twice, although she and her first husband, famous Irish actor Colin James Farrell, were wed in a non-legal ceremony in 2001, breaking up only a couple of months later.

She and Irish actor, model and musician James Peter Maxwell ‘Jamie’ Dornan met in 2010, became engaged in 2012, and married in the following year; Jamie’s appeared in 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps known best for staring as Paul Spector in 17 episodes of the crime thriller series “The Fall”, which aired from 2013 through 2016, and won nine of its 33 award nominations.

Amelia gave birth to her and James’ first daughter Dulcie on 21 November 2013, their second daughter Elva followed on 16 February 2016, and third daughter Alberta on 17 February 2019.

There are no other men whom Amelia’s been with, that we know about; she’s married to Jamie Dornan as of July 2023, and they have three daughters together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Amelia is of Swedish descent from her mother’s side, and Irish and Welsh through her father. Her parents divorced before she turned 10, and she chose to live with her mother.

Although a fan of tattoos, Amelia has only one: a small star on her left hand.

More than 150,000 people are following Amelia on Instagram today, and she’s posted close to 500 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these featuring her during her everyday life, whether she’s travelling, reading books or listening to music.

She loves the sea, whether she’s swimming or sailing.

Amelia loves animals, and her favorites are dolphins.

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of her favorite actors, and some of her favorite movies include “The Mauritanian”, “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Amelia’s age is 41. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs).

Amelia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of July 2023.

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