Amelia Warner

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Amelia Warner
Born Amelia Catherine Bennett
(1982-06-04) 4 June 1982 (age 32)
Merseyside, UK[1]
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, singer, and songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Jamie Dornan (m. 2013)
Children 1

Amelia Warner (born 4 June 1982)[1] is an English actress, singer, and songwriter, as well as a musician who performs under the name Slow Moving Millie.

Early life[edit]

Warner was born Amelia Catherine Bennett[2] in Merseyside, UK.[1] the only child of actors Annette Ekblom and Alun Lewis.[citation needed] Her paternal uncle is actor Hywel Bennett.

Career[edit]

Warner got her start in acting as a member of the Royal Court's youth theatre group. She also starred in a 2000 BBC adaptation of Lorna Doone and has had supporting roles in recent films such as Æon Flux and Stoned.

Personal life[edit]

Warner dated Colin Farrell from July to November 2001.[3] There was speculation that they married; however, in December 2011 Warner told The Sun that the marriage was never legal: "We had a ceremony on a beach in Tahiti that was by no means legal and we knew it wasn't...It was just a thing we did on holiday."[4]

She married Northern Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan in a country house in Somerset on 27 April 2013.[5] In June 2013, the couple confirmed they were expecting their first child,[5] and Warner gave birth to a girl in late November 2013.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Slow Moving Millie[edit]

Amelia began her music career in July 2009 when she wrote and performed the song "Beasts" under the name Slow Moving Millie for a Virgin Media television commercial. The track was then released on 17 August 2009.[citation needed] Her second single, "Rewind City" was also used for another advertisement, for Orange UK, and was directed by Ringan Ledwidge.[7] 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 was selected as the soundtrack to the John Lewis 2011 Christmas advertisement.

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Renditions[8] 89

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
2009 "Beasts" Renditions
2011 "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Southern, Nathan. "Amelia Warner". AllMovie / Rovi via The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
  3. ^ Thompson, Anne (23 February 2003). "How to make it big, the Colin Farrell way". The Guardian (London). 
  4. ^ Hogan, Dave (17 December 2011). "Colin's pretty ex is a Farrelly-y good singer". The Sun (London). 
  5. ^ a b Bell, Stephanie (24 June 2013). "Jamie Dornan, from The Fall psycho to expectant father". Sunday Life. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Baylis, Sheila Cosgrove; Perry, Simon (17 December 2013). "Jamie Dornan Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  7. ^ EMAP's Shots
  8. ^ Renditions: Slow Moving Millie: Amazon.co.uk: Music

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