Home / Biography / Ken Will Morton

Ken Will Morton

Biography

Athens-based singer/songwriter Ken Will Morton spent his formative years in Hartford, Connecticut, playing live, writing songs, and recording. He still left the Northeast in 1993 for Georgia to go after a profession in music, ultimately forming the energy pop trio Wonderlust with drummer Kevin Watford and bassist Dave Siff. The group was short-lived, but were able to generate an EP, a full-length, along with a slot for the Vans Warped Tour before contacting it quits. Morton became a member of the roots rock and roll collective the Indications in 2001, and will be heard for the band’s second Compact disc (released in 2003), Wipe out the Messenger. Morton remained with the music group until 2004, completing his debut single album that season and launching the long-awaited In Rock’n’Roll’s Hands in June. The record received rave testimonials through the Americana/No Depression group, earning him evaluations to Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, and Paul Westerberg. His sophomore single release, Ruler of Arriving Around, found its way to March 2006. His record The Devil in Me arrived in 2008, exactly the same season that his monitor “Oh Lord” was highlighted on the Breakthrough Channel plan The Deadliest Capture. This year 2010 Accurate Grit became Morton’s initial record for the Sojourn Information label.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ken Will Morton
Music Songs Cannot Win for Losing, Oh Lord, Muscadine Wine, Mexican Queen, Hitting Ditches, A Wave, On My Feet Again, Little Miss 1565, Hard Weathered Life, Tell It to the Wind, Make Believe Love, Happy Enough, Slow Burn, Vestiges of You, Hard Feelings, Gamblin' Man's Blues, Conversation in a Bar, Skywriting, The Way It Goes, Asshole, Crescent Moon, Lady Luck, All’s Fair in Love & War, Riding for a Fall, True Grit, Restless Heart, Open Road, Strangers, Little Victories, Lesson In Dying Love, Rebound Road, True Love Is a Sickness
Albums Contenders, Slow Burn, All's Fair in Love & War, King of Coming Around, True Grit, In Rock 'n Roll's Hands


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Is just 14 years older than Sarah Bolger and 19 years older than Emma Bolger, who played her daughters on In America (2002).
2 Was the original voice of Samantha in Her (2013). She was actually on set interacting with Joaquin Phoenix, not alone in a studio, but her voice was replaced during post-production with Scarlett Johansson's voice.
3 In a relationship with Harry Holm since 2005 and they have been engaged since 2006. They have 2 children together.
4 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 30, a daughter named Edie Holm on January 4, 2008. Child's father is her fiancé, Harry Holm.
5 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 22, a daughter named Esme Creed-Miles on February 5, 2000. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Charlie Creed-Miles.
6 Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 35, a son named Theodore Holm in 2012. Child's father is her fiancé, Harry Holm.
7 Was in a relationship with Charlie Creed-Miles from 1999 to 2000 and they have one daughter together.
8 Dropped out of Pride and Glory (2008) and was replaced by Jennifer Ehle.
9 Had a serious drug problem from age 14 onwards.
10 Was homeless for almost a year, sleeping at friends' houses or in bus shelters between the ages 13 - 14.
11 At 14, she was convicted of making threats to kill and sentenced to 18 weeks at an attendance center. She was originally charged with attempted murder. The incident occurred at a children's home in Nottingham during a riot.
12 Parents' names are Peter and Pamela.
13 Has two siblings, a brother and a sister. Beothe Marcus (born 1971) is a Royal Marine, sister Penny (born 1972) works with children with learning disabilities.
14 Her parents split up when she was just three and she lived with her father until she was eight when she was made a ward of court, because neither of her parents could take care of her and her siblings. Her father was an abusive alcoholic and the mother trapped in a violent relationship with her second husband.
15 Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Edie in order to begin filming The Messenger (2009).
16 In 2006, a piece of 17th century plaster fell on her head, causing a stroke. She spent time in physical and speech therapy, learning how to walk and remaster her speaking skills. She went straight from therapy into filming Synecdoche, New York (2008). She reports "I still have a slight dis-fluency, sentences are spaced differently, but I was given a clean bill of health.".
17 She has a reputation for being difficult on set, by her own admission: in an interview given with The Guardian Weekend magazine in 2009, she stated that it was fair enough to tell crew members to shut it if they were chatting away while she was giving it her all - she works hard and expects others to do so, too.
18 She has stated that, if she weren't an actress, she might work in social care or politics, and intends to combine her acting work with it some day.
19 Cousin of the actor Daniel Morton yet they have never worked together.
20 Parents split up when she was three. The children stayed with their father.
21 Turned down the role of Ophelia in Hamlet (2000) due to scheduling conflicts with Sweet and Lowdown (1999). In The Libertine (2004), she played the actress Elizabeth Barry who, in the movie, played a stunning Ophelia on stage.
22 Was originally cast as Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) and as Harper Lee in Infamous (2006).
23 Attended The West Bridgford Comprehensive School, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. The school has a book containing newspaper cuttings of her achievements in the reception.
24 Was actually the third choice to play Agatha in Minority Report (2002); Cate Blanchett and Jenna Elfman both turned it down.
25 Wanted a role in Love Actually (2003) but was turned down in favor of Martine McCutcheon and Keira Knightley.
26 Turned down the title role in Iris (2001). Kate Winslet was cast instead.
27 Turned down the role of Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (1999).
28 Born in a Nottingham council estate.
29 Moved to London from Nottingham at 16.
30 Dropped out of school at 13.
31 Has eight siblings.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harlots 2017 TV Series pre-production Margaret Wells
Magik 2016 Lucia (voice)
Rillington Place 2016 TV Mini-Series Ethel Christie / Ethel
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 Mary Lou
The Last Panthers 2015 TV Series Naomi Franckom
Cider with Rosie 2015 TV Movie Annie Lee
Miss Julie 2014 Kathleen
Angels & Ghosts 2013 Short Amber Crick (voice)
The Harvest 2013/I Katherine
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 Annie Parker
Max & Ruby 2002-2013 TV Series Ruby
Cosmopolis 2012 Vija Kinsky
John Carter 2012 Sola
The Messenger 2009/I Olivia Pitterson
The Daisy Chain 2008 Martha Conroy
Synecdoche, New York 2008 Hazel
The Golden Age 2007 Mary Stuart
Mister Lonely 2007 Marilyn Monroe
Control 2007 Debbie Curtis
Expired 2007 Claire Barney
Longford 2006 TV Movie Myra Hindley
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006 Sonia (English version, voice)
Lassie 2005 Sarah Carraclough
River Queen 2005 Sarah O'Brien
The Libertine 2004 Elizabeth Barry
Enduring Love 2004 Claire
Code 46 2003 Maria Gonzales
In America 2002 Sarah
Minority Report 2002 Agatha
Morvern Callar 2002 Morvern Callar
Eden 2001/I Sam
The Fear 2001 TV Series Storyteller
Pandaemonium 2000 Sara Coleridge
The Last Yellow 1999 Jackie
Dreaming of Joseph Lees 1999 Eva
Jesus' Son 1999 Michelle
Sweet and Lowdown 1999 Hattie
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 1997 TV Mini-Series Sophia Western
This Is the Sea 1997 Hazel Stokes
Under the Skin 1997 Iris Kelly
Jane Eyre 1997 TV Movie Jane Eyre
The Future Lasts a Long Time 1996 Short May
Emma 1996 TV Movie Harriet Smith
Band of Gold 1995-1996 TV Series Tracy Richards
The Vet 1995 TV Series Amanda Mulholland
Cracker 1994 TV Series Joanne Barnes
Peak Practice 1994 TV Series Abbey, aka Pauline Jones
The Token King 1993 TV Movie Vicky
Boon 1991 TV Series Mandy
Soldier Soldier 1991 TV Series Clare Anderson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expired 2007 performer: "It's All Gone"
Under the Skin 1997 performer: "ALONE AGAIN NATURALLY"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unloved 2009 TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unloved 2009 TV Movie screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Her 2013 associate producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Artists in Love 2016 TV Series documentary Herself - Host
Dispatches 2015 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
Citizens of Cosmopolis 2012 Video documentary Herself
Miliband of Brothers 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
The Future According to Steven Spielberg: An Interactive Guide to 'Minority Report' 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn 2009 Documentary
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Herself
Golden Globes Announcement Special 2008 TV Movie Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Capturing 'The Libertine' 2006 Video documentary short Herself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
NotNa 2005 Documentary short Herself
Big Brother's Efourum 2005 TV Series Herself
Obtaining Cover: Inside Code 46 2004 Video documentary short Herself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Film
NY Graham Norton 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
V Graham Norton 2002-2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
'Minority Report': The Players 2002 Video documentary short Herself
U2: The Best of 1990-2000 2002 Video documentary Mermaid (video "Electrical Storm")
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frame 2013 TV Series Vija Kinsky / Maria Gonzales
Prophets of Science Fiction 2011 TV Series documentary Agatha
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary Agatha

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Actress Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
2010 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Single Drama The Unloved (2009) · Andrew Eaton
· Tony Grisoni (writer)
· Kate Ogborn
2009 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Synecdoche, New York (2008) · Charlie Kaufman (director)
· Jeanne McCarthy (casting director)
· Hope Davis
· Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Catherine Keener
· Tom Noonan
· Emily Watson
· Dianne Wiest
· Michelle Williams
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Longford (2006)
2008 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Synecdoche, New York (2008) · Philip Seymour Hoffman
· Michelle Williams
· Catherine Keener
· Emily Watson
· Dianne Wiest
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Hope Davis
· Tom Noonan
2008 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Control (2007)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Longford (2006)
2005 Half-Life Award CineVegas International Film Festival
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Minority Report (2002)
2003 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Minority Report (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Minority Report (2002)
2003 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Female Morvern Callar (2002)
2002 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress Morvern Callar (2002)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actress of the Year Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2000 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
2000 Best Actress Verona Love Screens Film Festival Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
1998 Jean Carment Award Angers European First Film Festival Under the Skin (1997)
1998 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Under the Skin (1997)
1997 Best Actress Gijón International Film Festival Under the Skin (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Award BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress The Harvest (2013)
2014 Leonardo's Horse Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Best Actress Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film Cosmopolis (2012)
2012 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress The Messenger (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2010 Politiken's Audience Award CPH PIX The Unloved (2009)
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female The Messenger (2009)
2009 Douglas Hickox Award British Independent Film Awards The Unloved (2009)
2009 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Mister Lonely (2007)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2009 Golden Alexander Thessaloniki Film Festival The Unloved (2009)
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actress Control (2007)
2008 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress The Daisy Chain (2008)
2008 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Control (2007)
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actress Control (2007)
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Control (2007)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Longford (2006)
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Longford (2006)
2007 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor/Actress Control (2007)
2007 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actress Longford (2006)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actress Longford (2006)
2007 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Television Films - Best Performance by an Actress Longford (2006)
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Control (2007)
2006 New Zealand Screen Award New Zealand Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role River Queen (2005)
2005 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Enduring Love (2004)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role In America (2002)
2004 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actor/Actress Enduring Love (2004)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress In America (2002)
2004 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Morvern Callar (2002)
2004 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Actress Code 46 (2003)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead In America (2002)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama In America (2002)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture In America (2002) · Emma Bolger
· Sarah Bolger
· Paddy Considine
· Djimon Hounsou
2003 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress In America (2002)
2003 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Supporting Actress Minority Report (2002)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista) Minority Report (2002)
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Morvern Callar (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress Minority Report (2002)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Minority Report (2002)
2002 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actress Morvern Callar (2002)
2002 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance Morvern Callar (2002)
2001 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Actress Pandaemonium (2000)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama Jesus' Son (1999)
2000 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2000 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2000 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
1998 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Performance by a British Actress in an Independent Film Under the Skin (1997)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress The Messenger (2009)
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actress of the Year Minority Report (2002)
1999 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Performance Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2000 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Sweet and Lowdown (1999)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1 That first Oscar nomination did incredible things for me in the States. I'm grateful for that. It means that I'm able to get an independent movie financed. My name can raise money on a small-budget film. It means I'm able to support the industry.
2 The more you do, the more your name stands up and what's for you won't pass you. Besides, Hollywood frightens me. Selling yourself in order to work. Giving a pound of your flesh. Good stories need good actors to make them believable. The more you see someone on magazine covers or selling shampoo, the less you can relate to them as that character.
3 I think people found me unnervingly truthful without any filter in my mouth, and this was deemed very bad, especially for a woman. You are not meant to tell somebody to fuck off if they are being rude - you are meant to find a political, tactical way to get out of a situation. When I was younger if I thought somebody was abusing me I would point it out immediately. I think you just grow up.
4 In films, it's just that one minute you're strong, then you're told you're difficult. The minute you say, 'No, I won't take my top off' or 'No, I won't work overtime', you're bloody difficult.
5 Woody Allen makes Woody Allen comedies and they are all about him. Steven Spielberg likes to tell someone else's story and it is not only about him. Fine direction such as Spielberg's is rare. You have to be very confident to direct actors. Too many directors merely know where to point the camera.
6 Acting and music are self indulgent professions and they are a luxury unless you love what you do. I have a love/hate relationship with what I do. I think, 'Where's the relevance of this? I'm not a doctor, I'm not an aid worker.' But then I think you only have one life and I am a vessel for stories to be told.
7 With publicity, you have to retain a level of privacy. For me, work and my life shouldn't be one and the same.
8 My foster mother died and I did not have a relationship with my real parents. I know who they are. It's not upsetting; it's just the way it is. You cannot change things. My childhood isn't like an albatross around my neck.


Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Interpol

Among the leading post-punk revivalists from the 2000s and 2010s, Interpol took their cues from …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *