Amelia Warner

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Amelia Warner
BornAmelia Catherine Bennett
(1982-06-04) 4 June 1982 (age 36)
Birkenhead, Merseyside, England[1]
Other namesSlow Moving Millie
OccupationActress, singer, music composer
Years active1999–present
Jamie Dornan (m. 2013)

Amelia Warner (born 4 June 1982[1]) is an English actress, as well as a musician who performed 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.

In 2015, she self-released a classical instrumental EP titled, Arms. In 2016, Amelia began scoring films starting with 'Mum's List' followed by 'Mary Shelley'. After working under the stage name of Slow Moving Millie, Amelia shed that persona after discovering she did not like performing live on stage, and turned to releasing albums and scoring for cinema. In 2017, she released her second EP titled 'Visitors' under her name, Amelia Warner.[4]The following year she was nominated for World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award 2018 for Mary Shelley.[5]

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. [6] 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. Since releasing her album, 'Renditions', she also composed music for adverts and short films.

Personal life[edit]

Warner dated Colin Farrell from late 2000 to November 2001.[8] In February, 2010, she met Northern Irish actor and model Jamie Dornan. They were engaged in 2012 and married in 2013.[9] They have two daughters and are expecting their third child.[9][10][11][12][13]


Year Film Character
1998 Kavanagh QC Gaynor Deans
Casualty: "Eye Spy" Rachel Munro
1999 Aristocrats Lady Cecelia
Mansfield Park Teenage Fanny Price
2000 Don Quixote Antonia
Quills Simone Royer-Collard
Waking the Dead Jodie Whitemore/ Jodie Whitemoor
Take a Girl Like You Sheila Torkingham
Lorna Doone Lorna Doone
2002 Nine Lives Laura
2003 Love's Brother Rosetta
2005 Æon Flux Una Flux
Winter Passing Shelly
Stoned Janet
2006 Alpha Male Elyssa Ferris
Gone Sophie
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Maggie Barnes
2008 The Echo Alyssa
2010 Olga? Cecilia
2012 The Other Side Rachel


Film/Series Role Year Notes
Mam Composer 2010 Short film
Mum's List Composer 2016
Mary Shelley Composer 2017
Leading Lady Parts[14] Composer 2018 Comedy Series


Title Album details Peak chart positions
Renditions[15] 89
Arms EP
  • Released: 17 July 2015
Visitors EP
  • Released: 2017


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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
2018 World Soundtrack Discovery of the Year Award Mary Shelly Nominated [5]


  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. ^ "Amelia Warner on her new music career and shrugging off gossip about her marriage to Fifty Shades Darker actor Jamie Dornan". The Independent. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b Awards, World Soundtrack. "Discovery of the Year - Awards". World Soundtrack Awards. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  6. ^ "Slow Moving Millie: 'Morrissey said it was delightful'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
  7. ^ [1]EMAP's Shots
  8. ^ Thompson, Anne (23 February 2003). "How to make it big, the Colin Farrell way". The Guardian. London.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Baylis, Sheila Cosgrove; Perry, Simon (17 December 2013). "Jamie Dornan Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  11. ^ "50 Shades Of Grey Jamie Dornan kisses wife Amelia Warner as they step out for breakfast with their baby daughter". 29 October 2014. Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  12. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (9 September 2016). "'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan On Having Two Daughters: 'It's The Most Magical Thing'". ET Canada.
  13. ^ "Being a dad is the best: Jamie Dornan wife Amelia Warner pregnant with couple's third child". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  14. ^ "Amelia Warner on Instagram: "The first short in a comedy series called #LeadingLadyParts produced by @rebelparkproductions will officially air on BBC Four on 30th July…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  15. ^ "Renditions". 12 December 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2016 – via Amazon.

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