Amelia Warner

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Amelia Warner
Born Amelia Catherine Bennett
(1982-06-04) 4 June 1982 (age 34)
Merseyside, UK[1]
Nationality British
Other names Slow Moving Millie
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Jamie Dornan
Children 2

Amelia Warner (born 4 June 1982[1]) is an English actress, 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, United Kingdom,[1] the only child of actors Annette Ekblom and Alun Lewis.[3] Her paternal uncle is actor Hywel Bennett.


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 films such as Æon Flux and Stoned.

Personal life[edit]

Warner dated Colin Farrell from late 2000 to November 2001.[4] 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."[5]

In 2009 she met Northern Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan. They were engaged in 2012 and married at Orchardleigh House in Somerset on 27 April 2013.[6] In June 2013, the couple confirmed they were expecting their first child[6] and Warner gave birth to a girl in late November 2013.[7][8][9] The couple welcomed their second daughter in February 2016.[10]


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.[11] 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. Since releasing her album, 'Renditions', she also composed music for adverts and short films. In 2015, she self-released a classical instrumental EP titled, Arms. Warner composed music for the film "Mum's List" and on February 24, 2017 "Eve" from her EP titled Vistors was released.


Title Album details Peak chart positions
Renditions[12] 89


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


  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
  3. ^ "Interview: Annette Ekblom - How I survived the darkest days of my life; Take Me star Annette Ekblom talks about her unhappy, drug-taking past and the love for daughter Amelia which helped her overcome the bad times. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Anne (23 February 2003). "How to make it big, the Colin Farrell way". The Guardian. London. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Dave (17 December 2011). "Colin's pretty ex is a Farrelly-y good singer". The Sun. London. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Baylis, Sheila Cosgrove; Perry, Simon (17 December 2013). "Jamie Dornan Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Rutter, Claire (20 January 2015). "Jamie Dornan reveals how wife Amelia was "hugely understanding" about his naked scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "50 Shades Of Grey Jamie Dornan kisses wife Amelia Warner as they step out for breakfast with their baby daughter". 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (9 September 2016). "'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan On Having Two Daughters: 'It's The Most Magical Thing'". ET Canada. 
  11. ^ EMAP's Shots
  12. ^ "Renditions". 12 December 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2016 – via Amazon. 

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