Who is Natalie Dormer?
Natalie Dormer is an English actress and model. She is widely known for her roles as Anne Boleyn on the series The Tudors and on HBO series Game of Thrones as Margaery Tyrell. She was also nominated for a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her performance in Game of Thrones. 38-year-old Dormer has been in the entertainment industry since 2005.
|Full Name||Natalie Dormer|
|Birth Date||11 February 1982|
|Birth Place||Reading, Berkshire, the United Kingdom|
|Siblings||Samantha and Mark|
|Height||5 feet and 6 inches (168cm/1.68m)|
|Body Measurement||34-25-35 inches|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Natalie Dormer was born on 11 February 1982 in Reading, Berkshire, the United Kingdom with star sign Aquarius. She is currently 38 years old. Dormer was born to father Gary Dormer and mother Claire Richards who was a homemaker. Her father was a computer programmer whereas her mother was a homemaker. She spent her childhood with her sister Samantha and brother Mark.
Nationality and Physical Stats (Height & Weight)
Natalie Dormer holds a British nationality and is a devoted Christian under the Roman Catholic. As per ethnicity, she belongs to White ethnicity. She stands 5 feet and 6 inches (168cm/1.68m) and weighs 56kgs (123lbs). Her body measures 34-25-35 inches and she has a pair of blue eyes. Furthermore, her hair color is blonde making her look even more beautiful.
Natalie Dormer schooled at the Chiltern Edge Secondary School where she became a member of the public-speaking team. She was known for having the best communication skills in the school. Later, Dormer continued her education in Reading Blue Coat School where she was head girl, a first-class student, and vice-captain of the school netball team. As she was good at public speaking, she traveled to different places with her school’s public speaking team. Despite all of this, she once stated that she had been a victim of bullying in school. As she was also interested in dancing, she took dance classes at the ‘Allenova School of Dancing’.
For her graduation, she got a chance to study at Cambridge. She performed well in a series of exams but she misread one of her questions and did not secure an A in her A-level History exam. Natalie was also interested in acting therefore her parents who supported her, enrolled her in the Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She took part in the school drama club and was awarded many times for her excellent performances.
Dormer’s first professional acting role was in the year 2003 in the Shakespeare comedy ‘The Comedy of Errors’ where she made her stage debut. After six months of her graduation, she got her role in the film ‘Casanova’. This didn’t go too well so she was unemployed for a while which resulted in her taking an optional job as a waitress but she was very tempted to prove her acting skills and so she fought to get back at acting jobs. Her career took a whole turn in 2007 when she was cast in ‘The Tudors’ for ‘Anne Boleyn’ role. She earned many good reviews from this series but in the second season, her character died.
Eventually, her career continued as she was cast in Agatha Christie’s Maple: ‘Why didn’t they ask Evans’ and in ‘City of Life’ in 2008. In 2010, Dormer got a role in the play ‘Sweet Nothing’ at the stage of ‘Young Vic’ which impressed the critics leaving her with a nice image in her professional acting career. In the same year, she appeared in Madonna’s film ‘W.E’ which spotted her as the ‘Duchess of York’. She also featured in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.
In 2012, she came more in the limelight when she was cast in a very popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ as ‘Margaery Tyrell’. She performed very well in every season until 2016. Stars like Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Hannah Murray, Sophie Turner, Jason Momoa, Max von Sydow, and Peter Dinklage have appeared in the series, Game of Thrones.
Some of Natalie movies that were noticeable to her audience are ‘Rush’, ‘The Counselor’, and ‘Elementary’. She is also known as ‘Cressida’ in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’. Furthermore, she portrayed her roles in ‘The Scandalous Lady W’, ‘The Professor and the Madman’, and ‘The Forest’. She has also given voice over for her character ‘Margaery Tyrell’ in the video game based on the series of ‘Game of Thrones’ and to the character ‘Dr. Lexi T’Perro’ in the video game ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’.
Natalie has also shown keen interest in audio stories as she participated in the radio play ‘Neverwhere’. She also continued her stage performance after ‘Sweet Nothings’ left a huge impression to the critics, some of them are ‘Pat’ in the Hampstead Theatre in 2010, ‘Miss Julie’ for Young Vic again in 2012 and ‘Venus in Fur as Vanda Jordan’ in the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2017. She also did a music video named ‘Someone New for Hozier’ in 2015. Currently, in 2020, she can be seen as Magda in the television series ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’.
Personal Life of Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer is strongly determined to keep her personal life away from the media line. It was believed that she was in the relationship with an Irish film director Anthony Bryne whom she met in 2007 while filming for ‘The Tudors’. It is also said she was engaged to him and was pregnant but Natalie has made no comments about this issue.
Natalie Dormer Controversy
After her role in ‘The Tudors’, Natalie Dormer faced a lot of comments about the amount of nudity involved in her character. In her defense, she claimed that she was unaware of how the script was going to evolve and it was natural because nudity and sex are a part of life.
Natalie Dormer is staying away from social media after the unfortunate incident with Jennifer Lawrence in which her photos were misused. This clearly had an impact on Natalie as she has been extra cautious about her privacy. She also believes that public persona does not give people a right to invade her privacy. Fan pages can still be found on Instagram (@nataliedormer) with 719 thousand followers and Twitter (@dailydormer) with 11.4 thousand followers. There is also a fan-made Facebook page (@natdormer) claiming her awareness of the page with 568 thousand likes and 562 thousand followers.
Natalie Dormer was nominated for the Monte- Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress- Drama Series for ‘The Tudors’ in 2008. She was nominated for one Gemini Awards in 2008 and 2009. Dormer then won the ‘EWwy Award’ for the Best Supporting Actress- Drama. She received the award for her performance in the third season of ‘Game of Thrones’. In 2015, she was also a qualified as a nominee for Screen Actors Guild Award for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Natalie Dormer Net Worth
Natalie Dormer is a well-known actress who has faced many hardships to achieve success. Her dedication towards her acting career has earned her a good amount to enjoy throughout her life. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be $8 million. She also utilizes her wealth for charity work as a way of giving back to society.