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Ladies in Lavender (2004)
A drama in post-production. "Set in 1936, Ladies in Lavender is the charming and sweetly melancholic story about two aging spinster sisters whose peaceable Cornwall existence is disrupted when the take a young man into their care... and their hearts." Starring with Natascha are Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Directed by Charles Dance.

The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) ... Mary Boleyn
A BBC drama set in England and France in the 1500s about Mary Boleyn, the mistress of two kings and older sister of Anne Boleyn. "A tale of sex and royal intrigue revealing the little-known story of Mary Boleyn, who was mistress to King Henry VIII before he married her sister, Anne." Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] City of Ghosts (2003) ... Sophie
A thriller about a con-man (and fugitive from law enforcement in the U.S.) who is involved in an insurance scam in Cambodia; his plans take an unexpected turn. Limited U.S. domestic release on April 25, 2003. Starring with Natascha are Matt Dillon, James Caan, and Stellan Skarsgård. Directed by Matt Dillon. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] Laurel Canyon (2003) ... Sara
A drama about the relationship between a straight-laced Harvard graduate and his Los Angeles record-producing mom with her rock-star boyfriend. Starring Natascha, Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, and Kate Beckinsale. Opened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2002. Limited U.S. domestic release on March 7, 2003. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] Solaris (2002) ... Rheya
A remake of the sci-fi film Solaris (1972) starring Natascha and George Clooney. A psychologist arrives at the space station orbiting an ocean-world named Solaris and discovers that the expedition commander to the planet has died mysteriously. Released on December 13, 2002. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Official Website. QuickTime Teaser Trailer. Awards: Natascha was nominated for Best Actress at the 2003 IFTA Awards and Saturn Awards.

[click to enlarge] FearDotCom (2002) ... Terry Houston
A very violent horror/thriller about an investigation into why four people have turned up dead in New York City 48 hours after visiting a website named Feardotcom.com. Natascha plays a public health inspector. Also starring are Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea, and Udo Kier. Directed by William Malone. Apparently, filmgoers thought this movie was so spectacularly terrible that it is currently listed on the IMDb's 100 all-time worst films list at #53. Wow. But take heart, Natascha fans, at least people think it's better than Spice World and Britney's Crossroads. Sigh. Theatrical release on August 30, 2002. Official Website. Publicity Site.

[click to enlarge] Killing Me Softly (2002) ... Deborah Tallis
A thriller about a London research scientist who get involved in a dangerous relationship with a handsome, mysterious mountaineer; her bond with him becomes life-threatening. Released direct-to-video in the U.S. on March 25, 2003. Starring Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, and Natascha. Directed by Kaige Chen. Official Website.

Contagion (2001)
A direct-to-cable thriller about doctors racing to contain a contagious disease outbreak (the U.S. President gets hit with a contaminated dart). Still awaiting domestic U.S. release. Starring with Natascha are Bruce Boxleitner, William Hurt (again), and Peter Weller (again). This film shares several primary castmembers with The Contaminated Man ... and it is also about a deadly pathogen ... and it was also released direct-to-TV. Go figure. (The information for this film may be incorrect.) Directed by John Murlowski.

[click to enlarge] The Contaminated Man (2000) ... Holly Anderson
A direct-to-cable action/drama set in Hungary about a man who becomes infected with a deadly pathogen at an infectious disease laboratory and subsequently endangers everyone he encounters. Released on video in the United States. Starring with Natascha are William Hurt and Peter Weller, each who give solid performances. Unfortunately, the story is contrived and Natascha's role as a government agent is rather unmemorable. Directed by Anthony Hickox.

[click to enlarge] Love's Labour's Lost (2000) ... Rosaline
A romantic comedy about four best friends who swear off love. It's an update of the classic Shakespeare story and was shot like a classic 1930s musical. Starring with Natascha are Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, and Alicia Silverstone. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Official Website.

What Rats Won't Do (1998)
A romantic comedy set in London about two opposing lawyers, a man and a woman, who are battling over a court case. Natascha plays a female lead opposite Charles Dance, James Frain, and Michael Gough. Directed by Alastair Reid. Supposedly released in the United States on July 1, 1998, but I have no idea where to find it.

[click to enlarge] Ronin (1998) ... Deirdre
This espionage action/thriller film opened in the United States on September 25, 1998. Natascha plays the female lead opposite Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, and Jonathan Pryce. She is an ex-Irish terrorist who has recruited five hired men to locate a mysterious briefcase. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Official Website. Awards: Natascha and Robert De Niro were nominated for Best Action Sequence at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

[click to enlarge] The Truman Show (1998) ... Lauren Garland/Sylvia
Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman from the beautiful town of Sea Haven, who discovers that his entire life is actually a TV show and the city he lives in is just a set. Natascha plays his forbidden high-school love interest. Also starring are Laura Linney and Noah Emmerich. This film opened across North America on June 5, 1998. Directed by Peter Weir. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] Mrs. Dalloway (1997) ... Young Clarissa Dalloway
Based on Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, the classic best-selling novel. This film a romantic drama set in the summer of 1923 about urban English society, remembrances of the past, and the trauma of World War I. Starring are Vanessa Redgrave and Rupert Graves. Directed by Marleen Gorris. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] The Devil's Own (1997) ... Megan Doherty
She co-stars with Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. The violent plot of this film revolves around two men, both seeking peace and justice for their countries, both trying to do the right thing. One man trapped by destiny, another bound by duty. Directed by Alan Pakula. Official Website.

"Karaoke" (1996) ... Angie
She starred in this acclaimed TV mini-series drama, produced by the BBC. "Obsessive, self-destructive London television scriptwriter Daniel Feeld finds his health failing while involved with the post-production on his new TV drama." Albert Finney was Natascha's leading man in Dennis Potter's final project. Directed by Renny Rye.

[click to enlarge] Surviving Picasso (1996) ... Françoise Gilot
In this production, Natascha's film debut, she plays opposite Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore. She was chosen by James Ivory and Ismail Merchant to play Françoise, a beautiful and ambitious art student. This is the compelling true story of Françoise's life with Picasso, an egotistical genius forty years her senior. Directed by James Ivory. Official Website.

A Breed of Heroes (1994) ... Janet
Natascha plays an army officer in this action-based drama about World War I. She made her feature-length debut on British television in this BBC production. Starring are Samuel West, Nicholas Farrell, Patrick Drury, and Robert Bathurst. Produced by Andree Molyneux and written by Charles Wood.

Brother Cadfael Ser. 1 - "The Sanctuary Sparrow" (1994) ... Cecicly Corde
In this action/adventure series, Ellis Peters’s medieval sleuth mysteries are brought to life by actor Derek Jacobi. In this episode, when a goldsmith is murdered, Brother Cadfael must quell a witchhunt by using reason to uncover the culprit. Directed by Graham Theakston. Official Website.

[click to enlarge] "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992-1996, 2001-) ... Art Gallery Assistant
In this recently-revived BBC comedy series (which is centered around a pair of bizarre chemically-dependent middle-aged British women), Natascha appeared in the following episode: "Death" (episode 2.02), which aired on February 3, 1994. Directed by Bob Spiers. Episode Guide.

"Bergerac" (1981-1991) ... Louise Calder
In this BBC dramatic series, she appeared in the following episode: "Snow in Provence" (episode 79), which aired on January 19, 1991. In this episode "Bergerac is conned by Charlie into looking after a house in Provence and baby-sitting for two willful young girls while their parents are in Milan. He then finds himself caught up in a drug operation." Episode Guide.

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