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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Date: 27 February 2023, 17:30 (Monday, 7th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: Lincoln College, Turl Street OX1 3DR
Venue Details: Oakeshott Room
Speakers: Emily Mortimer (Actress and Director), Professor Henry Woudhuysen FBA (Rector, Lincoln College), Dhruv Singh (MCR Speaker), Olubusayo Idowu (MCR Chair)
Organising department: Lincoln College
Organiser: Lincoln College MCR Academic Team
Part of: Lincoln Leads 2023
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Audience: Public
Editor: Belinda Clark