Dormer was born on 11 February 1982 in Reading, Berkshire. She is of part Norwegian ancestry and is half Welsh.
Natalie Dormer is an English actress. Born and brought up in Berkshire, she was educated at Chiltern Edge Secondary School and Reading Blue Coat School, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Her first professional acting role was in the Shakespeare comedy The Comedy of Errors in 2003. She made her screen debut in Lasse Hallstrom’s romantic film Casanova (2005), followed by a small part in the dramedy Distant Shores (2005). She received widespread praise for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series The Tudors (2007–08), and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Drama Series.
Six months after graduating from Webber Douglas, Dormer won the role of Victoria in Casanova. This was her film debut and it was released in 2005. The director, Lasse Hallström, was so impressed with Dormer’s comedic timing that he had the script writer expand her part.
On the strength of her audition for the role and her performance, she secured a three-film deal with Touchstone Pictures, which was never exercised. In 2005, Dormer had a small part in Distant Shores. After the filming of Casanova, Dormer was out of work for ten months, which she ascribes to “bad representation”.
She was attached to an independent film which kept being delayed because of financial problems. Taken off the audition circuit, Dormer waitressed and worked in data entry to support herself. She has said that her being out of work for so long “was the best lesson I could have had in the first 12 months of my career”.
Since 2011, Dormer has been engaged to Anthony Byrne, whom she met in Dublin while filming The Tudors in 2007. Dormer has stated that Cate Blanchett has been an influence in her career as an actress.Despite rumors that Dormer is related to historical lady-in-waiting Jane Dormer, who served Queen Mary I, they have no familial connection.
On this subject, Dormer stated, “There was a woman, called Jane Dormer, in the Royal Court who happened to have the same family name as me, but I think that’s as far as it goes.”
Age, Height & MeasurementsNatalie Dormer Age 36 years. Natalie Dormer's height 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm), weight 123.5 lbs (56 kg). Body measurements 34 - 25 - 35 and Zodiac Sign Aquarius.
|Natalie Dormer Bio|
|Famous As||Natalie Dormer|
|Birthday||February 11, 1982|
|Birth Place||Reading, Berkshire, England|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches (168 cm)|
|Weight||123.5 lbs (56 kg)|
|Body Measurements||34 - 25 - 35|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Born Name||Natalie Dormer|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US)|
|School||Chiltern Edge Secondary School,Reading Blue Coat School|
|Brother(s)||Mark Dormer (Brother)|
|Sister(s)||Samantha Dormer (Sister)|
|Relationship With||Anthony Byrne (2007-Present)|