Naomie Harris

Last updated on the 26 April 2024 by Maeve

Naomie Harris

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Born: 6 September 1976, London.

Naomie Harris grew up in a single-parent household with her mother, who was a screenwriter. Harris attended the Anna Scher Theatre School and later trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Harris made her acting debut in the television series “Simon and the Witch” in 1987. She then appeared in various British television shows, including “The Tomorrow People,” “Runaway Bay,” and “White Teeth.” In 2002, Harris made her film debut in “28 Days Later” and gained critical acclaim for her performance.

Harris’s breakthrough role came in 2006 when she played the role of Tia Dalma in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” She also starred in the James Bond film “Skyfall” in 2012, playing the role of Eve Moneypenny.

Harris has received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Moonlight” in 2016. She has also been recognized for her humanitarian work, serving as an ambassador for the anti-poverty charity Oxfam.

In addition to her acting career, Harris is also a trained yoga instructor and has spoken publicly about the benefits of yoga for mental health. She is also an advocate for environmental causes and has worked with organizations such as Greenpeace and the Marine Conservation Society.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Small Island (2009)

Small Island poster

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

“Small Island” is a British television drama adapted from Andrea Levy’s novel. It follows the lives of Jamaican immigrants in post-World War II Britain, exploring themes of love, prejudice, and identity. The story sheds light on the challenges faced by individuals from different cultural backgrounds in a society undergoing profound changes.

Top cast: Naomie Harris, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ashley Walters, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Leonie Elliott.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela Long Walk to Freedom

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.1

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is a biographical film based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography. It chronicles his journey from a young lawyer to becoming an iconic leader and the first democratically elected President of South Africa. The film portrays Mandela’s fight against apartheid, his imprisonment, and his unwavering commitment to justice and equality.

Top cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Fana Mokoena, Robert Hobbs, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Terry Pheto.

Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7. 4

“Moonlight” is a profound coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins. The film follows Chiron, a young African-American man growing up in Miami, as he navigates his evolving identity, sexuality, and the challenges of a troubled home life. With stunning visuals and powerful performances, “Moonlight” explores themes of self-discovery, love, and acceptance.

Top cast: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Alex Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali.

28 Days Later (2002)

28 Days Later

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentarlly unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs — and it’s absolutely impossible to contain.

Top cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston, Noah Huntley, Christopher Dunne, Emma Hitching, Luke Mably.

Skyfall (2019)

Skyfall

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.8

When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong, agents around the world are exposed and MI6 headquarters is attacked. While M faces challenges to her authority and position from Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, it’s up to Bond, aided only by field agent Eve, to locate the mastermind behind the attack.

Top cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw.

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