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6 SEPTEMBER 2016
A CELEBRATION OF ACTRESS NAOMIE HARRIS

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2016-01-01
A celebration of the talented British actress Naomie Harris, member of the 'James Bond family' since 2012, on her 40th birthday. Naomie's birthday, 6th September, is the same date that FSWL was launched online (in 2004) and also the birthday of James Bond novelist Raymond Benson.

With this special page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Naomie Harris on her birthday.

"Dear Naomie, happy birthday and keep up the great work."

About Naomie Harris:
Naomie Harris (born 1976) is a critically acclaimed actress, working in film, television, and theatre. In SPECTRE, she reprised her role as Moneypenny. She first played the role in Skyfall (2012), opposite Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes.

In the summer of 2015, Harris co-starred in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, and Forest Whitaker. Harris also recently completed production on director Susanna White’s Our Kind Of Traitor opposite Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis and Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård; and Jungle Book: Origins for director Andy Serkis, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, and Cate Blanchett. Harris is currently in production on Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, and has signed on to star in Clearance for director Aku Louhimies, as well as Rachel DuPree for Claire McCarthy.

In 2013, Harris starred in the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opposite Idris Elba. For her performance as Mandela's controversial second wife Winnie, Harris was nominated for two London Critics Circle Awards and an NAACP Image Award.

The London-born actress had her first major breakthrough performance in 2002 with Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later and went on to receive further international recognition and a BAFTA Orange Rising Star nomination for her role as the voodoo witch Tia Dalma in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007). Other major feature film credits include Michael Mann's Miami Vice (2007); Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005); Street Kings (2008) with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Andy Serkis; and Justin Chadwick’s The First Grader (2010).

Harris has also starred at The National Theatre in London in Danny Boyle's production of “Frankenstein” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. On television, she featured in the BBC's “Small Island” for which she was awarded Best Actress at The Royal Television Society Awards in 2010. Her other TV credits include: “Blood And Oil”; the UK's popular television adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestselling novel, “White Teeth”; as well as the adaptation of the novel “Poppy Shakespeare” and Peter Kosminsky's “The Project”.

Photo above:
Naomie Harris at the SPECTRE premiere in Mexico, November 2, 2015. © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

For more information about Naomie Harris, check out her profile on IMDB:
www.imdb.com/name/nm0365140/
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