Natalie Dormer is an England-based actress who is best known worldwide for her role as Anne Boleyn in the series- The Tudors and for Margaery Tyrell in the series “Game of Thrones”. She is a well-known face in the field of films and is one of the talented actresses. Currently, at the age of 34, she has already won the hearts of many.
Born on the date 11 February 1982, Natalie Dormer was born in Reading, Berkshire. She grew up along with her siblings- sister Samantha and brother Mark with their mother and stepfather. Even though she was born in England, she has a Norwegian ancestry and is half Welsh.
Dormer attended the Chiltern Edge Secondary School at first. Later she moved to Reading Blue Coat School. This was originally an independent boys school but admitted girls in the higher secondary classes. Domer was the head girl in her school as well as the vice-captain of the netball team of the school. She was a member of the school’s public speaking team and had the chance to travel around the world.
She had first decided to join the University of Cambridge to study history. But since she could not achieve an A required for the admission, she later joined the drama school called “Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art”.
After graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy, she got the chance to play the character of Victoria in the film Cassanova. This was her initial debut into her acting career. In the film, she had initially a small role but her acting skills made the director Lasse Hallstrom, extend her role in the movie.
After debuting in the film “Cassanova”, she stayed out of work for almost 10months. Finally, in the year 2005, she played a small role in the film Distant Shores. Before that, she had to work as a waitress as well as data entry staff to support herself. After her second role in a movie, she was finally offered to play the role of Anne Boleyn in the popular TV series- The Tudors. She received highly positive reviews for her role. Dormer played the role of Anne Boleyn for the first two seasons from 2007 to 2008 until the death of her character.
As an actress
Boleyn received a very positive response to her role as Anne Boleyn in the TV series “The Tudors”. After that, she appeared in the 2008 film Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?”. She appeared in several more films like- Fence Walker, City of Life, and Incendiary. Her first theatrical debut was however in the year 2009 when she acted as Mizi in the play- Sweet Nothings. She again played a role in the play – The Observer for which she won positive critic of Susannah Clapp.
In the year 2009 again, she played the Duchess of York in the film W.E. by Madonna. She played the part of Pvt. Lorraine in the film Captain America: The First Avenger as well as Niamh Cranitch in the drama “Silk”. Finally, in the year 2010, she returned to play her role as Anne Boleyn in a dream sequence in the fourth and final season.
Films and Upcoming roles
After 2011, she auditioned for the role of Margaery Tyrell in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. She got the role and was cast as Margaery Tyrell. Her fame rose along with the series becoming a hit commercial show. She has been [playing the role since 2012 until now.
She also got to play the lead role as Julie in “After Miss Julie”. Dormer has played several more films like- Radio Play of Neverwhere, The Counselor, Rush, Elementary, The Hunger Games Mockingjay- part 1 and part 2. She is reportedly set to be playing roles in an upcoming film- Patient Zero as well as in The Forest. Both of them are set to be released in the year 2017.
Natalie Dormer Dating Life
Dormer has been engaged to Anthony Byrne since the year 2011. They met while they were filming The Tudors in 2007. They are not married yet and have no children together.
Awards and Nominations
Dormer has been known for her acting skills and has been awarded and nominated for several categories. In the year 2014, she won the NewNowNext Awards for the Best New Lead Actress for her role in The Hunger Games. She has been nominated for awards like- Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Gemini Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Natalie Dormer Net Worth
Natalie Dormer has a net worth that amounts to around $3 million as of 2016.