Naomie Melanie Harris (born 6 September 1976) is a British actress. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond film, Skyfall, The Voodoo Witch Tia Dalma/Calypso in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Naomie Harris was born 6 September 1976. She was brought up in London where she attended St Marylebone School and graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridgein 1998 with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. Her mother, Lisselle Kayla, is originally from Jamaica, and her father is from Trinidad. They separated before she was born, and she was raised by her mother. Her mother worked as a screenwriter on EastEnders and is now a healer. Harris gained her training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harris has appeared in television and film since she was nine, including a starring role on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People. In November 2002, she starred in Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later. In the same year, she starred in the television adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth.
Since then, Harris appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Michael Mann's Miami Vice. She also did a comic turn in Michael Winterbottom's indieensemble piece, A Cock and Bull Story.
She played Elizabeth Lavenza in Danny Boyle's stage production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the National Theatre from 22 February to 2 May 2011. She plays the lead role in The First Grader, directed byJustin Chadwick, which premiered on 18 May 2011 in the Seattle International Film Festival.
Harris co-starred in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, playing Eve Moneypenny. She is the first black actress to play Moneypenny. In 2012, Harris was the voice-over for the Boss Nuit Pour Femme advert starring actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Harris portrayed Winnie Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, based on the book of the same name, opposite actor Idris Elba. The film was released on 29 November 2013. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on viewing the film told Harris that it seemed like she wasn't acting, but channeling her and that is was "the first time she felt truly captured on film.
|2002||Living In Hope||Ginny|
|2002||28 Days Later||Selena|
|2004||After the Sunset||Sophie|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||Tia Dalma|
|2006||Miami Vice||Det. Trudy Joplin|
|2006||A Cock and Bull Story||Jennie|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Tia Dalma/Calypso|
|2008||Street Kings||Linda Washington|
|2009||Morris: A Life with Bells On||Sonja|
|2009||Ninja Assassin||Mika Coretti|
|2009||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Denise|
|2009||My Last Five Girlfriends||Gemma|
|2010||The First Grader||Jane Obinchu|
|2013||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Winnie Mandela|
|1987–1988||Simon and the Witch||Joyce||1 episode|
|1989||Erasmus Microman||Millie||1 episode|
|1992–1993||Runaway Bay||Shuku||17 episodes|
|1992–1995||The Tomorrow People||Ami Jackson||16 episodes|
|2000||Dream Team||Lola Olokwe||1 episode|
|2002||Trial & Retribution V||Tara Gray||1 episode|
|2002||White Teeth||Clara||4 episodes|
|2002||The Project||Maggie Dunn|
|2008||Poppy Shakespeare||Poppy Shakespeare|
|2009||Small Island||Hortense Roberts|
|2009||Blood and Oil||Alice Omuka|
|2010||Accused||Alison Wade||1 episode|
|2012||007 Legends||Eve Moneypenny|
|2003||Golden Nymph||Best Performance by an Actress||White Teeth||Nominated|
|2004||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||28 Days Later||Won|
|2007||BAFTA Awards||Rising Star||Nominated|
|2010||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Miniseries||Small Island||Nominated|
|2010||RTS Television Award||Best Actress||Small Island||Won|
|2011||Glamour Awards||Theatre Actress of the Year||Frankenstein||Won|
|2012||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress||The First Grader||Nominated|
|2013||Essence Awards||Shining Star Award||Skyfall||Won|
|2013||The Hollywood Reporter Awards||Breakthrough in Film Award||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Won|
|2013||Harpers Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards||British Actress||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Won|
|2013||Elle Woman in Hollywood Award||Woman of the Year||Won|
|2013||Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|2014||London Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Nominated|
|2014||London Film Critics Circle Awards||British Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||NAACP Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom||Nominated|