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Welcome to Captivating Natalie Dormer one of the largest and longest running sources dedicated to British Actress Natalie Dormer. Natalie is best known for her role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime's The Tudors but you also may recognise her from Casanova, Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Currently, you can find Natalie as Mrs. Appleyard in the TV Miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock, as Sofia in In Darkness, as Onica in the TV Series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and as Magda in the TV Series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

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Natalie is an English Actress who was born on the 11 of February 1982 in Reading, Berkshire, England, UK.  She is most well known for her role in Casanova as Victoria and the ill-fated Tudor Queen, Anne Boleyn  in Showtime’s award winning series The Tudors.  Natalie is also a decedent of Jane Dormer, the close friend (or fool) of Queen Mary Tudor.  Natalie attended Chiltern Edge Secondary School before moving on to Reading Blue Coat School in the sixth form.  She grew up with her Stepfather, Mother, her Sister Samantha and her Brother Mark.  Natalie was a victim to school bullies but still to this day cannot place why.

During her schooling years she trained in dance at the Allenova School of Dancing, Natalie described herself as the ‘Academic hopeful’ of the family as she was due to read history at University but instead decided to train at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  Natalie also loves fencing and is a member of the London Fencing Academy, she also has a fondness for poker and competed in a contest during 2008 run by and placed second in the Celebrity Heats.  Natalie says that Cate Blanchett has been an influence in her career as an actress.

Natalie’s career debuted in her role as Victoria in the 2005 movie Casanova where she starred alongside Heath Ledger.  Natalie impressed Lasse Hallstrom so much that he expanded her part.  Natalie’s love for stage combat flourished in the film, only Natalie wishes there was more, “The swordplay in Casanova is beautiful. I’m actually disappointed that there isn’t more,” says Dormer. “I suppose I’m quite violent. I took a stage combat class at school and developed quite a sword collection.”  Furthmore, based upon Natalie’s brilliant performance she signed a three movie deal with Disney, but this has yet to be exercised.

Through Natalie’s role in Casanova she proved to the acting world that she was not only naturally talented but that she was destined for bigger and greater things.  In 2007 Natalie landed the role as Anne Boleyn in Showtime’s lavish Televsion Series The Tudors.  Natalie’s portrayal of Anne was critically acclaimed despite being snubbed by the Emmy’s in 2008.  It was said by many critics that Anne’s death (Natalie’s departure) had left a irreplaceable void.  In mid 2008 it was announced that Natalie would be working on Fencewalker a film shrouded in mystery by its director Chris Carter.

In 2009 Natalie voiced Serafina for Sarah Dunat’s novel Sacred Hearts.  Serafina (which Natalie voiced) is a 16 year old girl living in Renaissance Italy who is forced into a convent by her parents due to her love her music teacher.  Also in the same year Natalie appeared in Miss Marple: Why didn’t they ask Evans?.  In December the same year she attended the Dubai Film Festival to promote her new movie City of Life.  There was a whisper about a TV series Natalie would star in called Masterwork, where Natalie plays a MI5 Agent traveling the world in search for stolen artifacts, but the series is yet to be picked up.

In the early part of 2010 Natalie was cast into a play called Sweet Nothings by Arthur Schnitzle.  Natalie travelled around Europe performing two shows a day and also managed to find time to return to The Tudors (much to everyone’s delight!)  as a ghostly Anne Boleyn in the final season.  Katherine and Jane also appeared and this marked the end of King Henry and the end of The Tudors.

In the middle of 2010 Natalie was cast as the favourite Queen Mother, Elizabeth Parker-Bowles in W.E, a story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII.  Natalie also signed on for the role of Niamh Cranitch in the new television series called Silk, a legal drama that start filming in July.

Written by Captivating Natalie Dormer, updated 18/04/11