The only child of actress Annette Ekblom and actor Alun Lewis, Amelia Warner was born on June 4, 1982, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. Because her parents seperated when she was very young, Amelia stayed with her mother. They moved to Ladbroke Grove when she was six years old. Amelia studied at the Royal Masonic School for Girls and then, when she was sixteen, at the College of Fine Arts in London. She also studied History of Art at Goldsmith’s College in London.
She was disovered by an agent when she and her friends performed a play in Covent Garden. It was because of this that she earned a place in the London Royal Court Theatre’s Youth program. Although she was encouraged to pursue an education over an acting career, Amelia made her television debut on the program “Kavanagh Q.C.” and went on to snag a couple more television roles. It wasn’t until the BBC adaption of Lorna Doone, in which Amelia played the title character, that a broader audience would start to take notice. She has since appeared in more films: alongside Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix Quills, briefly in Mansfield Park, Nine Lives with Paris Hilton, to name a few. In spite of her acting career, Amelia still managed to acquire decent grades.
Amelia was recently seen in the film, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, which came out October, 2007. In 2008, she will be seen starring in The Echo.