Harris at the Skyfall Premiere in Sydney, Australia, November 16, 2012
|Born||Naomie Melanie Harris
6 September 1976
London, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Cambridge University|
Naomie Melanie Harris (born 6 September 1976) is a British actress. She is best known for her starring role as Selena in 28 Days Later, her supporting turn as Tia Dalma/Calypso in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, and as Eve Moneypenny in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall.
Harris was born and brought up in London, and educated there at St Marylebone School. Her mother, Lisselle Kayla, is originally from Jamaica, and her father Winston is from Trinidad. They separated when she was a child, and she was raised by her mother. Her mother worked as a screenwriter on EastEnders. After graduating in 1998 from Pembroke College, Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences, Harris trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harris has appeared in television and film since she was nine, including a stint on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People. She became internationally well known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, opposite Cillian Murphy. In the same year, she starred in the television adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth.
Since then, Harris has been cast in supporting roles in big budget films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Michael Mann's Miami Vice. She also did a comic turn in Michael Winterbottom's well-regarded indie ensemble piece, A Cock and Bull Story, and appeared with Josh Hartnett in the 2008 release of August. She starred in Channel 4's adaptation of the novel Poppy Shakespeare which was first shown on 31 March 2008. She also appeared in BBC's historical drama Small Island in December 2009.
She played Elizabeth Lavenza in Danny Boyle's stage production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the National Theatre from 22 February to 2 May 2011. She plays the lead role in The First Grader, directed by Justin Chadwick, and premiered on 18 May 2011 in the Seattle International Film Festival.
Harris co-starred in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, playing Eve Moneypenny. She is the first black actress to play Moneypenny. In 2012, Harris was the voiceover for the Boss Nuit Pour Femme advert starring actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
|2002||Living In Hope||Ginny|
|28 Days Later||Selena|
|After the Sunset||Sophie|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||Tia Dalma|
|Miami Vice||Det. Trudy Joplin|
|A Cock and Bull Story||Jennie|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Tia Dalma/Calypso|
|2008||Street Kings||Linda Washington|
|2009||Morris: A Life with Bells On||Sonja|
|Ninja Assassin||Mika Coretti|
|Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Denise|
|My Last Five Girlfriends||Gemma|
|2010||The First Grader||Jane Obinchu|
|2013||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Winnie Mandela|
|1987–88||Simon and the Witch||Joyce||1 episode|
|1989||Erasmus Microman||Millie||1 episode|
|1992–93||Runaway Bay||Shuku||17 episodes|
|1992–95||The Tomorrow People||Ami Jackson||16 episodes|
|2000||Dream Team||Lola Olokwe||1 episode|
|2002||Trial & Retribution V||Tara Gray||1 episode|
|White Teeth||Clara||4 episodes|
|The Project||Maggie Dunn|
|2008||Poppy Shakespeare||Poppy Shakespeare|
|2009||Small Island||Hortense Roberts|
|Blood and Oil||Alice Omuka|
|2010||Accused||Alison Wade||1 episode|
|2012||007 Legends||Eve Moneypenny||N/A|
Awards and nominations
|2003||Golden Nymph||Best Performance by an Actress||White Teeth||Nominated|
|2004||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||28 Days Later||Won|
|2004||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Supporting Actress||28 Days Later||Nominated|
|2007||BAFTA Awards||Rising Star||Nominated|
|2010||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Miniseries||Small Island||Nominated|
|2010||RTS Television Award||Best Actress||Small Island||Won|
|2012||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress||The First Grader||Nominated|
- "Naomie Harris- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Poppy the dazzler – The actress who conquered Hollywood but remains unknown here". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Sarah Hajibagheri, Baz Bamigboye (4 November 2011). "Moneypenny's a tough cookie". Retrieved 19 November 2012.
- Lilia Diu, Nisha (25 October 2012). "Naomie Harris interview for Skyfall: RIP the Bond girl". The Daily telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Naomie Harris Biography". Starpulse.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Small Island: Naomie Harris plays Hortense". BBC. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Gilbert, Matthew (17 April 2010). "‘Small Island’ weaves tale of hope and despair". Boston Globe. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Rozen, Leah (17 May 2011). "Actress Naomie Harris: From First Grade to ‘Frankenstein’". BBC. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Naomie Harris On The First Grader". Empire. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Tittle tittle". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- Browne, Niall. "Idris Elba & Naomie Harris Take A ‘Long Walk To Freedom’". screenrant.com. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Awards for Naomie Harris". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
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