The Info List - Anamaria Marinca

Anamaria Marinca (born 1 April 1978) is a Romanian actress. She made her screen debut with the Channel 4 film Sex Traffic, for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Marinca is also known for her performance in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, earning several awards for her performance, and was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress, London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress. In 2008, at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, she was presented the Shooting Stars Award by the European Film Promotion.

Life and career

Marinca was born in Iași, Romania. She grew up with a strong foundation in the arts. Her mother was a classically trained violinist while her father was a theatre professor at the university level. She studied the violin all throughout her childhood when, at around the age of seven, she had announced she wanted to become an actress.

Marinca graduated from the University of Fine Arts, Music and Drama "George Enescu" in Iași.

In 2005, she won three Best Actress Awards (the BAFTA Television Awards, the Royal Television Society Award and the 'Golden Nymph' at 45th Festival de Télévision de Monte Carlo) for her role in Sex Traffic, a CBC/Channel 4 drama about human trafficking. As well as appearing on stage in Romanian theatre productions, she also acted in Measure for Measure at the National Theatre in London.[citation needed]

In 2007, she starred in the Romanian film Template:Lamg (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) by Cristian Mungiu, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,[1] and two other awards (the Cinema Prize of the French National Education System and the FIPRESCI Prize).[2][3] She also appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola film Youth Without Youth. In 2008, she appeared as Yasim Anwar in the BBC 5-episode miniseries The Last Enemy. Marinca appeared in the Romanian drama Boogie and Oliver Hirschbiegel's acclaimed Five Minutes of Heaven. She later had a prominent role in the 2014 film Fury, in which she played a German woman named Irma who meets up with an American tank crew during World War II. She is a regular in the Welsh TV detective series Hinterland.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sex Traffic Elena Visinescu
2006 Hotel Babylon Natasha (TV Series; 1 episode)
2007 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Otilia 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
2007 Youth Without Youth Hotel Receptionist
2008 The Last Enemy Yasim Anwar (TV Miniseries)
2008 Boogie Smaranda Ciocazanu Also released as Summer Holiday
2009 Five Minutes of Heaven Vika
2009 Storm Mira Arendt
2009 The Countess Anna Darvulia
2009 Sleep with Me Sylvie (TV film by Marc Jobst[4])
2010 The Aviatrix of Kazbek The Aviatrix of Kazbek De vliegenierster van Kazbek
2010 The Pizza Miracle The Madonna of the Eels (Short film)
2010 Look, Stranger Anna
2010 Holby City Mother (TV series; 2 episodes)
2011 Ouroboros Eva (Short film)
2011 Holby City Nadiya Tereschenko (TV series; 1 episode)
2012 Wallander Inese (TV series; 1 episode – The Dogs of Riga)
2012 Doctor Who Darla (TV series; 1 episode – Asylum of the Daleks)
2012 A Cloud in a Glass of Water Anna
2013 The Politician's Husband Dita (TV series)
2013 Europa Report Rosa Dasque Released theatrically on 2 August 2013
2014 The Missing Rini (TV series)
2014 Fury Irma
2015 Floride Ivona Directed by Philippe Le Guay
2015 Y Gwyll Meg (TV series — regular)
2015 River Ema (TV series)
2016 Mars Marta Kamen (TV series)
2016 The Girl with All the Gifts Dr Selkirk
2017 Ghost in the Shell Dr Dahlin – Hanka Robotics' Section 9 consultant Live action adaptation of the Ghost in the Shell manga and anime series

Stage credits

Title Year Role Production Notes
Measure for Measure 2006 Mariana National Theatre, London
4:48 Psychosis 2009 Young Vic Theatre, London. Sarah Kane's final play, directed by Christian Benedetti[5]
Routes 2013 Anka Royal Court Theatre

Radio credits

Title Year Role Production Notes
Burying the Typewriter 2012 narrator Sweet Talk Productions BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Angielski 2015 narrator Sweet Talk Productions BBC Radio 4 series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 BAFTA Award Best Actress Sex Traffic Won
Golden Nymph Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries Won
Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries Nominated
Royal Television Society Award Best Actor – Female Won
2008 European Film Award[6] Best Actress 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Nominated
Gopo Awards[7] Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
International Cinephile Society Award Best Actress Won
London Film Critics Circle Award[8] Actress of the Year Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award[9] Best Actress Runner-up
National Society of Film Critics Award Best Actress Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival Award[10] Best Actress (shared with Laura Vasiliu) Won
Stockholm Film Festival Award[11] Best Actress Won
Village Voice Film Poll Best Actress Won
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress Nominated
Gopo Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Boogie Won
Romanian Filmmakers Union Award Best Actress Won

See also


  1. ^ Scott, A.O.; Dargis, Manohla (27 May 2007). "Romania rules at Cannes Film Festival". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007. 
  2. ^ Levy, Emanuel (10 July 2007). "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days to be Shown in French Schools". Emanuellevy.com. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Todd (29 May 2007). "Croisette compromises". Daily Variety. p. 15. 
  4. ^ "Sleep With Me". Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Young Vic Theatre". Retrieved 16 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Staff (5 November 2007). "European Film Awards nominees". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Castigatori 2008". Asociaţia pentru Promovarea Filmului Românesc. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Kemp, Stuart (15 December 2007). "London critics like the look of 'Blood'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "33rd annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards". Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Saperstein, Pat (13 January 2008). "Found wins big at Palm Springs". Variety. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "VINNARFILM – 4 MÅNADER, 3 VECKOR OCH 2 DAGAR". Stockholm Film Festival. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 

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