EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton has signed with UTA. The English actress is shooting the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spinoff trilogy from the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise. She will play Mary Lou in the David Yates-helmed feature, which marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowlings.
Also in the pipeline is the British TV series The Last Panthers created by Jack Thorne and directed by Johan Renck. Morton recently starred in BBC’s Cider With Rosie and made her directorial debut on Oscilloscope Pictures’ The Unloved, which won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama. She earned Oscar nominations for her lead role in 2002’s In America and supporting turn in 1999’s Sweet and Lowdown.
Morton continues to be repped by Nicki Van Gelder in the UK, Jenny Rawlings at Principato Young Entertainment and Kevin Marks at Gang, Tyre.