Failure & First Drafts

Before her work as an acclaimed stage, television, and film actress, writer, and director, Emily Mortimer studied Russian at Lincoln College, during which time she performed in several student productions. Her filmography is vast, having appeared in numerous titles including HBO’s The Newsroom (2012–2014), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Match Point (2005), The Pink Panther (2006, 2009), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Shutter Island (2010), Hugo (2011), Mary Poppins Returns (2018), and Relic (2020), earning nominations for numerous awards and winning an Independent Spirit Award for Lovely & Amazing (2003). She additionally created and wrote the series Doll & Em (2014–15) and wrote and directed the miniseries The Pursuit of Love (2021).

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