Samantha Morton to receive 2024 BAFTA scholarship .

Samantha Morton, British actor (She says, The whale, fantastic beasts and where to find them, The Walking Dead), writer (I am… Kirsty) and director (The unloved), will receive the BAFTA scholarship, the highest distinction awarded by the British Academy.

This honor will be presented to him during the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, hosted by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Inside the man), in London on February 18.

“As a proud member of BAFTA, I am honored, deeply humbled and grateful to BAFTA for bestowing this award on me,” Morton said.

Anna Higgs, chair of the BAFTA film committee, hailed her as “a fascinating storyteller with incredible range”, adding: “She has had an extraordinary impact on the British film industry – consistently shining a light on complex characters and championing underrepresented stories. On and off screen, she is always striving to break societal barriers and change the makeup of the film industries for the better – often against all odds. She concluded: “Samantha is extremely respected by her peers in Britain and Hollywood for her versatility, talent and passion for acting.”

Born in Nottingham in 1977, Morton joined what was then the Central Junior Television Workshop at the age of 12. A few years later she was acting in theatre, “with stage debuts at the Royal Court and on hit television shows such as Cracker (1994), Gold band (1995-1996), and The Tom Jones Story (1997), while his early TV movie roles included Emma (1996) and the lead role in Jane Eyre (1997),” emphasized BAFTA. “Morton gained international attention in 1997 for his striking performance in Carine Adler’s film. Under the skinwhich earned her a BIFA nomination and the Boston Film Critics Award for Best Actress….

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