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Samantha Morton backs World of Difference charity drive

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Samantha Morton has lent her support to a campaign to help disenchanted workers give something back through charity work.

The Oscar-nominated actress is backing the World of Difference campaign, commissioned by the Vodafone Group Foundation, which will give four workers the chance to give up their job for a year to work for a charity of their choice and be paid up to £25,000.

Research carried out by the Vodafone Group has found that around six million workers in the UK experience extreme dissatisfaction in their jobs on a daily basis.

But with the World of Difference campaign, four Britons could find fulfilment through their work while helping a worthy cause.

Morton recently spent a day making a world of difference to her favourite charity A National Voice, a charity run by and for young people who are in or leaving care.

“I feel really passionate about helping children and young people who are in the care system,” she explained, having spent time in care during her own childhood.

“I support A National Voice as it aims to make positive changes to the Care System in the UK and gives a voice to those being cared for.

She added: “The World of Difference project gives people the opportunity to work with their own favorite charity – I’ve seen first hand what a difference an extra pair of hands can make.”

Applications for the World of Difference campaign can be submitted at before the closing date of July 31st.



Posted Friday, July 11th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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Michelle Williams atThe 2008 Cannes Film Festival – Day 10 premiere of ‘Synedoche, New York’


Also pictured: Catherine Keener and Samantha Morton.



Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 6:18pm
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The 2008 BAFTA Awards!!


Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, has won the best film award at this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards.

The movie, adapetd from Ian McEwan’s novel, was nominated for 14 awards, but only went home with two, Best Film and Best Production Design.


James McAvoy lost out on the best actor award to Daniel Day-Lewis’s towering performance in There Will Be Blood, and Keira Knightley was beaten by Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.

The Best British Film category was won by Shane Meadows’s 1980’s drama This Is England, beating off strong competition from The Bourne Ultimatum and Control.

The full list of winners:

Best Film – Atonement

Best British Film – This Is England

Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)

Best Actress – Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)

Best Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress – Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction – Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men)

Best Original Screenplay – Juno (Diablo Cody)

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Ronald Harwood)

Film Not in the English Language – The Lives of Others

Best Animated Film – Ratatouille

The Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Matt Greenhalgh (writer of Control)

Orange Rising Star Award – Shia LaBeouf

Music – La Vie En Rose

Cinematography – No Country For Old Men

Editing – The Bourne Ultimatum

Production Design – Atonement

Costume Design – La Vie En Rose

Sound – The Bourne Ultimatum

Special Visual Effects – The Golden Compass

Make Up & Hair – La Vie En Rose

Short Animation – The Pearce Sisters

Short Film – Dog Altogether


Red Carpet: Amanda Peet and husband, James McAvoy and wife,  Javier Bardem,  Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Keira Knightley, Kevin Spacey, Rosamund Pike, Samantha Morton, Sienna Miller and boyfriend Rhys Ifans and Viggo Mortensen.

Backstage: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Emily Blunt, Eva Green, Harvey Keitel, Hugh Laurie, Ian McKellen, Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, Orlando Bloom, Paul Dano, Rosamund Pike, Thandie Newton and Tilda Swinton.





Samantha Mortan gives birth to a baby girl!


British actress Samantha Morton has given birth to a baby girl. The Golden Globe-nominated star and her fiance Harry Holm welcomed the newborn at a London hospital in the early hours of Friday.

Karon Maskill, Morton’s publicist, tells, “It is fantastic news and both mom and baby are doing brilliantly.”

The unnamed tot is Morton’s second child – she has another daughter, called Esme, from her previous relationship with fellow British actor Charlie Creed-Miles.

Posted Monday, January 7th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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