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Also Known As: Natasha Mcelhone, Natascha Taylor, Natasha Taylor Died:
Born: December 14, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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A tall, cool beauty, Natascha McElhone (pronounced MAC-el-hone) became a star overnight with her portrayal of Francoise Gilot opposite Anthony Hopkins' artist in the Merchant-Ivory production "Surviving Picasso" (1996). Born near London and raised in Brighton, McElhone honed her craft in various stage productions throughout Britain. The elegant brunette with expressive eyes and high cheekbones studied at LAMBDA and landed her first stage role in "The Count of Monte Cristo" in the early 1990s. After amassing other credits (including a stint performing Shakespeare at an open-air theater in London), McElhone was cast as the mistress of the famous Spanish painter in "Surviving Picasso." She subsequently appeared in the British TV production of "Karaoke" (1996), written by Dennis Potter and landed feature roles as Brad Pitt's love interest in Alan J. Pakula's "The Devil's Own" (1997) and the young version of the title character in "Mrs. Dalloway" (1998). A co-starring role opposite Robert De Niro in the actioner "Ronin" followed by a primary supporting role in Peter Weir's "The Truman Show" (both 1998) exposed McElhone to a larger audience. She was next featured in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of...

A tall, cool beauty, Natascha McElhone (pronounced MAC-el-hone) became a star overnight with her portrayal of Francoise Gilot opposite Anthony Hopkins' artist in the Merchant-Ivory production "Surviving Picasso" (1996). Born near London and raised in Brighton, McElhone honed her craft in various stage productions throughout Britain. The elegant brunette with expressive eyes and high cheekbones studied at LAMBDA and landed her first stage role in "The Count of Monte Cristo" in the early 1990s. After amassing other credits (including a stint performing Shakespeare at an open-air theater in London), McElhone was cast as the mistress of the famous Spanish painter in "Surviving Picasso." She subsequently appeared in the British TV production of "Karaoke" (1996), written by Dennis Potter and landed feature roles as Brad Pitt's love interest in Alan J. Pakula's "The Devil's Own" (1997) and the young version of the title character in "Mrs. Dalloway" (1998). A co-starring role opposite Robert De Niro in the actioner "Ronin" followed by a primary supporting role in Peter Weir's "The Truman Show" (both 1998) exposed McElhone to a larger audience. She was next featured in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of "Love's Labour's Lost" (2000). In 2002, McElhorne co-starred with Stephen Dorff in the feature thriller "Feardotcom." McElhorne played an ambitious researcher who join forces with a detective (Dorff) to find the answers behind the mysterious death of four people who died after logging on to a popular website. She was also seen in the thriller "Killing Me Softly" (2002) starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes as well as the space thriller "Solaris" (2002). After costarring in '30s-set drama "Ladies In Lavender" (2004), McElhone co-starred opposite Jason Biggs in war comedy "Guy X" (2005) and opposite Simon Pegg in comic thriller "Big Nothing" (2006). Key roles in children's fantasy "The Secret of Moonacre" (2008), indie drama "Blessed" (2008) and council-estate drama "The Kid" (2010) preceded a break as McElhone dealt with the sudden death of her husband of 10 years in 2008. She returned to the screen opposite Rufus Sewell in the drama "The Sea" (2013), playing Lady Capulet in an adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" (2013), and co-starring in teen football drama "Believe" (2014). McElhone next co-starred on the American television series "Designated Survivor" (ABC 2016- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sea, The (2017)
2.
 London Town (2016)
3.
 Romeo and Juliet (2013)
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 Kid, The (2010)
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 Big Nothing (2007)
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 Ladies in Lavender (2005) Olga Danilof
9.
 Guy X (2005)
10.
 City of Ghosts (2003) Sophie
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1993:
Cast in production of "The Count of Monte Cristo" in Manchester, England
2005:
Cast as Sister Josepha Montafiore in the NBC miniseries, "Revelations"
1998:
Co-starred with Robert De Niro in "Ronin"
1996:
Feature film debut in the Merchant-Ivory production "Surviving Picasso"
1991:
Made acting debut on British television in an episode of "Bergerac"
2002:
Co-starred in the thriller feature "Feardotcom"
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Raised in Brighton, England
2006:
Co-starred with David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg in the indie film, "Big Nothing"
2013:
Played Lady Capulet in "Romeo & Juliet"
1997:
Appeared opposite Brad Pitt in "The Devil's Own"
1995:
Appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Richard III" in open-air productions in London's Regent Park; spotted by Israel Merchant and filmmaker James Ivory
2002:
Landed female lead opposite George Clooney in the sci-fi epic "Solaris"
1998:
Played Jim Carrey's ex-lover in "The Truman Show"
2000:
Appeared in Kenneth Branagh's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost"
2007:
Played David Duchovny's ex-girlfriend on the Showtime series "Californication"
2008:
Starred in the drama "Blessed"
2016:
Was cast in the thriller TV series "Designated Survivor"
2016:
Nabbed a supporting role in the music drama "London Town"
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Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: - 1993

Notes

"She's gorgeous, so beautiful, so good, such great poise. I hope she's going to be a big, big movie star. I have a corrupting influence on her. I say: Don't go back to the theater. Make movies."--Anthony Hopkins on his co-star Natascha McElhone quoted in The New York Times, September 15, 1996.

"When I was as young as 3, I would point to the TV and then point to myself. I have always been obsessed, even though it was thought of as being very very obscure to be interested in film where I grew up. Now, I love this lifestyle of being able to flit back and forth across the Atlantic filming. It's dreamy." --McElhone in USA Today, February 27, 1998.

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husband:
Martin Hirigoyen. Plastic surgeon.

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mother:
Noreen Taylor. Journalist. Irish.
step-father:
Roy Greenslade. Newspaper editor. Worked at the <i>Mirror</i>.
brother:
Damon McElhone. Actor.

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