Amelia Warner

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Amelia Warner
Amelia Catherine Bennett

(1982-06-04) 4 June 1982 (age 37)
Other namesSlow Moving Millie
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter, composer
Years active1999–present
Jamie Dornan (m. 2013)

Amelia Warner (born Amelia Catherine Bennett; 4 June 1982[1]) is an English actress, as well as a musician who is also known by the former stage name Slow Moving Millie.

Early life

Amelia 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. In 2017, she released her second EP titled Visitors under her name, Amelia Warner.[4]

In 2018, Amelia Warner won the International Film Music Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year for her debut mainstream score on the film, Mary Shelley. She has come to be recognized as one of the new and leading female composers in the movie industry along with Carly Paradis, Nainita Desai, Jessica Jones, Kate Simko and Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch.[5]

Slow Moving Millie

Warner 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. Her first major score was for the British short, Mam. Soon after, Warner released her Fyfe Dangerfield-produced EP, Arms, under Universal Music. The 5-track album landed her in the number 1 spot on iTunes classical music charts. Her second EP, Visitors, earned a repeat at number 1 on the iTunes classical charts. In 2016, she scored her first feature-length film, Mum's List, followed by an ethereal original score to the Mary Shelley.

Personal life

Warner married Colin Farrell in a non-legal ceremony in 2002; they ended the relationship four months later.[8][9] She married Jamie Dornan in 2013.[10] They have three daughters.[10][11][12][13][14]


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


Composer credits

Film/Series Year Notes
Mam 2010 Short
Mum's List 2016
Mary Shelley 2017
Leading Lady Parts[15] 2018 Short


Title Album details Peak chart positions
Renditions[16] 89


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

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2018 World Soundtrack Awards Discovery of the Year Mary Shelley Nominated [17]
IFMCA Awards Breakthrough Composer of the Year Mary Shelley Won [18]


  1. ^ a b c Southern, Nathan. "Amelia Warner". AllMovie / Rovi via The New York Times. Retrieved 17 December 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  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. ^ "Amelia Warner receives IFMCA Award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year".
  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. ^ "Amelia Warner on music and her marriage to 'Fifty Shades Darker' actor Jamie Dornan". The Independent. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2018. Aged 18, she starred in 2001 as the title character in the BBC period drama Lorna Doone. Then a year later, she married actor Colin Farrell...
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Baylis, Sheila Cosgrove; Perry, Simon (17 December 2013). "Jamie Dornan Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (9 September 2016). "'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan On Having Two Daughters: 'It's The Most Magical Thing'". ET Canada.
  14. ^ "'Fifty Shades of Grey' star Jamie Dornan, wife Amelia Warner welcome third child". New York Post. 1 April 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  15. ^ "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 26 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Renditions". 12 December 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2016 – via Amazon.
  17. ^ Awards, World Soundtrack. "Discovery of the Year - Awards". World Soundtrack Awards. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  18. ^ Broxton, Jon. "IFMCA Award Winners 2018". IFMCA:International Film Music Critics Association. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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