NAOMIE HARRIS—EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW + PHOTOS FOR THE #GIRLPOWER ISSUE
British actress Naomie Harris is best-known for her role as Eve Moneypenny in Bond films Skyfall and the upcoming Spectre due out November 6th. Acting since the age of nine, her first starring film role came in the British post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, directed by Danny Boyle, whom she credits with giving her a big break. “28 Days Later completely kick started my career, and then he did exactly the same thing for me ten years later [when] he asked me to come in and audition for Frankenstein at the National…I feel like twice Danny came in kind of like my angel, my career angel.” Notable roles such as her portrayal of Winnie Mandela in Nelson Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom and Tia Dalma in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies accentuated her career and versatility as an actress. She has been outspoken about her thoughts on the importance of working with female writers and directors, as well as the need for more strong female characters in film.