1 April 1978 |
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
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.
Life and career
Marinca was born in Iaşi, Romania. She 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 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.
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. She later had a prominent role in the 2014 film Fury, in which she played a German woman named Irma who meets up with an American tank crew during World War II. She is a regular in the Welsh TV detective series Hinterland.
|2004||Sex Traffic||Elena Visinescu|
|2006||Hotel Babylon||Natasha||(TV Series; 1 episode)|
|2007||4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days||Otilia||4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile|
|2007||Youth Without Youth||Hotel Receptionist|
|2008||The Last Enemy||Yasim Anwar||(TV Miniseries)|
|2008||Boogie||Smaranda Ciocazanu||Also released as Summer Holiday|
|2009||Five Minutes of Heaven||Vika|
|2009||The Countess||Anna Darvulia|
|2009||Sleep with Me||Sylvie||(TV film by Marc Jobst)|
|2010||The Aviatrix of Kazbek||The Aviatrix of Kazbek||De vliegenierster van Kazbek|
|2010||The Pizza Miracle||The Madonna of the Eels||(Short Film)|
|2010||Holby City||Mother||(TV series; 2 episodes)|
|2011||Holby City||Nadiya Tereschenko||(TV series; 1 episode)|
|2012||Wallander||Inese||(TV series; 1 episode - The Dogs of Riga)|
|2012||Doctor Who||Darla||(TV series; 1 episode - Asylum of the Daleks)|
|2012||A Cloud in a Glass of Water||Anna|
|2013||The Politician's Husband||Dita||(TV series)|
|2013||Europa Report||Rosa Dasque||Released theatrically on August 2, 2013|
|2014||The Missing||Rini||(TV series)|
|2015||Floride||Ivona||Directed by Philippe Le Guay|
|2015||Y Gwyll||Meg||(TV Series- Regular)|
|2015||River (TV series)||Ema||(TV Series)|
|2016||Mars (TV series)||Marta Kamen||(TV Series)|
|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|
|Routes||2013||Anka||Royal Court Theatre|
|Burying The Typewriter||2012||narrator||Sweet Talk Productions||BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week|
|Angielski||2015||narrator||Sweet Talk Productions||BBC Radio 4 series|