Originally written by Bianca, who was citing Stars On Top as a source, updated by Siobhan:
Naomie Harris, born the 6th of September, 1976, has been acting professionally since she was nine years old. She was spotted while attending The Anna Scher Theatre School, an after-school drama club for inner city children in London, whose young alumni have included Kathy Burke, Pauline Quirke and Martin Kemp. Encouraged by Anna Scher, Harris started auditioning and secured the first of numerous roles on British television.
At 18, still adamant that she wanted to pursue her career as an actress, Harris accepted a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, to study Social and Political Sciences. After graduating in 1998, she gained formal training as an actress at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Having completed her training in June 2000, Harris' break came when she auditioned for director Danny Boyle and was offered the co-lead in his new feature 28 Days Later, written by Alex Garland (The Beach). The film, shot mostly with digital cameras, became a box office success upon its release in 2003.
Harris went on to play the lead in BBC's The Project, a two-part political docu-drama. She also starred in Trauma opposite Colin Firth and Mena Suvari; with Pierce Brosnan, Selma Hayek and Don Cheadle in Brett Ratner's After the Sunset; and in Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, director Michael Winterbottom's critically acclaimed adaptation of Laurence Sterne's classic 18th century novel. She appeared alongside Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell in Michael Mann's Miami Vice.
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