Natalie Dormer

On this date in 1982, English actress Natalie Dormer was born in Reading, Berkshire. She studied drama at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dormer is known for playing Anne Boleyn in the television show “The Tudors” and Margaery Tyrell in the HBO fantasy show “Game of Thrones” (2012-16). She also appeared in “Casanova” (2005), a romantic comedy starring Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller, and in “The First Avenger: Captain America” (2011). She was cast as Ilene Adler in the 2013 American adaptation of “Sherlock” titled “Elementary” and had roles in “The Forest” (2016), “In Darkness” (2018) and “The Professor and the Madman” (2019).

On World Humanitarian Day in 2016, Dormer gave a speech at UN headquarters in New York City to highlight the plight of refugees around the world, particularly the violence suffered by women and girls. In 2017 she visited Tanzania with the development and humanitarian group Plan International. The visit was part of a drive to ban child marriage.

PHOTO: Dormer at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One” in 2014; photo via Shutterstock by Jaguar PS.

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