Natalie Dormer is poised for superstardom. The British actress is already a familiar face – she’s played an array of iconic roles, from Henry VIII’s ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn to Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty – but the 32-year-old’s star is well and truly on the rise.
This week sees her appear in The Hunger Game’ latest instalment, but look ahead to the future and she’s already bagged a role in zombie film Patient Zero alongside former Doctor Matt Smith. And we haven’t even mentioned the fact that she stars in the world’s most popular fantasy series Game of Thrones…
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
Natalie Dormer is making her first foray into Katniss Everdeen’s Panem in the most recent Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay – Part 1. With half her head shaved and a plethora of green tattoos, Dormer plays Capitol rebel Cressida who is tasked with making promotional films featuring The Girl on Fire herself to fuel the districts’ uprising.
The Riot Club (2014)
Oxford University-set film The Riot Club, starring Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Max Irons, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay, follows an infamous group of wealthy, hedonistic students. Dormer stars as Charlie, a prostitute the boys invite to their raucous dinner party.
Game of Thrones (2012 – )
Dormer’s role as manipulative Margarey Tyrell in hit fantasy series Game of Thrones is what a lot of people will know her for. She’s starred in the gruesome, gory and sexually explicit drama since season two as the wife of the later Renly Baratheon and then the late Joffrey Lannister. Keep tuned for more drama where she’s concerned…
US Sherlock Holmes remake Elementary sees Dormer star as Irene Adler/a female Moriarty alongside Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.
The Counsellor (2013)
Natalie made a brief appearance in crime thriller The Counsellor alongside Hollywood’s big-hitters Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. She played The Blonde, a character tasked with seducing Pitt’s character Westray.
The Fades (2011)
Award-winning BBC3 drama The Fades saw Dormer play Sarah Etches, a beautiful, complicated and damaged woman with the ability to see into the future. The supernatural show told the story of people who are dead but trapped on the earth and unable to move on.
Natalie Dormer appeared in the first series of legal drama Silk alongside Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones. She starred as Niamh Cranitch, a pupil under Clive, Penry-Jones’ character, who finds herself tangled up in a confusing relationship with her boss.
The Tudors (2007 – 2010)
Dormer starred as Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn in this sexy, slick Showtime series. She appeared opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the historical drama which charted the reign and many tumultuous relationships enjoyed by the charismatic king.