Anamaria Marinca

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Anamaria Marinca

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Born Anamaria Marinca
(1978-04-01) 1 April 1978 (age 36)
Iaşi, Romania
Residence London, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Anamaria Marinca (born 1 April 1978) is a Romanian actress. She made her screen debut with the Channel 4 film Sex Traffic, for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Marinca is also known for her performance in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, earning several awards for her performance, and was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress, London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress. In 2008, at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, she was presented the Shooting Stars Award by the European Film Promotion.

Biography[edit]

Marinca grew up with a strong foundation in the arts. Her mother was a classically trained violinist while her father was a theater professor at the university level. She had even studied the violin all throughout her childhood when, at around the age of seven, she had announced she wanted to become an actress.

Marinca graduated from the University of Fine Arts, Music and Drama "George Enescu" in Iaşi.

In 2005, she won three Best Actress Awards (the BAFTA Television Awards, the Royal Television Society Award and the 'Golden Nymph' at 45th Festival de Télévision de Monte Carlo) for her role in Sex Traffic, a CBC/Channel 4 drama about human trafficking. As well as appearing on stage in Romanian theatre productions, she also acted in Measure for Measure at the National Theatre in London.[citation needed]

In 2007, she starred in the Romanian film 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) by Cristian Mungiu, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, and two other awards (the Cinema Prize of the French National Education System and the FIPRESCI prize). She also appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola film Youth Without Youth. In 2008, she appeared as Yasim Anwar in the BBC 5-episode miniseries The Last Enemy. Marinca appeared in the Romanian drama Boogie and Oliver Hirschbiegel's acclaimed Five Minutes of Heaven.

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Sex Traffic 2004 Elena Visinescu (TV Film)
British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Golden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries
Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor – Female
Nominated—Germini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries
Hotel Babylon 2006 Natasha (TV Series; 1 episode)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2007 Otilia 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Gopo Award for Best Actressin a Leading Role
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress [1]
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Actress (shared with Laura Vasiliu)
Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Village Voice Film Poll - Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated—Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (2nd place)
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Youth Without Youth 2007 Hotel Receptionist
The Last Enemy 2008 Yasim Anwar (TV Miniseries)
Boogie 2008 Smaranda Ciocazanu Also released as Summer Holiday
Gopo Award for Best Actressin a Leading Role
Romanian Filmmakers Union Award for Best Actress
Five Minutes of Heaven 2009 Vika Lecce Festival of European Cinema Award for Best Supporting Performance
Storm 2009 Mira Arendt Leading role. Directed by Hans Christian Schmid[2]
The Countess 2009 Anna Darvulia Directed by Julie Delpy
Sleep with Me 2009 Sylvie (TV film by Marc Jobst[3])
The Aviatrix of Kazbek 2010 The Aviatrix of Kazbek De vliegenierster van Kazbek
The Pizza Miracle 2010 The Madonna of the Eels (Short Film)
Look, Stranger 2010 Anna
Holby City 2010 Mother (TV series; 2 episodes)
Ouroboros 2011 Eva (Short film)
Holby City 2011 Nadiya Tereschenko (TV series; 1 episode)
Wallander 2012 Inese (TV series; 1 episode - The Dogs of Riga)
Doctor Who 2012 Darla (TV series; 1 episode - Asylum of the Daleks)
A Cloud in a Glass of Water 2012 Anna
The Politician's Husband 2013 Dita (TV series)
Europa Report 2013 Rosa Dasque Released theatrically on August 2, 2013
The Missing 2014 Rini (TV series)

Stage credits[edit]

Title Year Role Production Notes
Measure for Measure 2006 Mariana National Theatre, London
4:48 Psychosis 2009 Young Vic Theatre, London Sarah Kane’s final play, directed by Christian Benedetti[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
British Academy Television Awards 2005 Best Actress Sex Traffic Won
European Film Awards 2007 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Nominated
Gemini Awards 2005 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries Sex Traffic Nominated
International Cinephile Society Awards 2008 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won
Lecce Festival of European Cinema 2010 Best Supporting Performance Five Minutes of Heaven Won
London Film Critics Circle Awards 2008 Actress of the Year 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2007 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Nominated
Monte-Carlo Television Festival Awards 2005 Golden Nymph for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries Sex Traffic Won
National Society of Film Critics Awards 2008 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2008 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won
Romanian Filmmakers Union Awards 2008 Best Actress Boogie Won
Royal Television Society Awards 2005 Best Actor – Female Sex Traffic Won
Shooting Stars Awards 2008 Shooting Star Won
Stockholm Film Festival Awards 2007 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won
Village Voice Film Poll 2007 Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 ICS Award Winners". Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Sturm". Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Sleep With Me". Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Young Vic Theatre". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 

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