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Natascha McElhone Biography

Birth Name:
Natascha Taylor
Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • Discovered by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory while appearing in a Regent Park production of William Shakespeare's Richard III
  • Made her big-screen debut opposite Anthony Hopkins in the Merchant-Ivory period drama Surviving Picasso (1995)
  • First met her husband, model-turned-plastic surgeon Martin Kelly, when she was 15, but didn't start dating until 10 years later
  • Following appearances in the miniseries Revelations (2005) and The Company (2007), landed her first regular TV role with Showtime's comedy series Californication
  • Often donates money earned from acting and modeling jobs to her late husband's charity, Face the World, which provides surgery for children with facial deformities and injuries
  • Wrote After You: Letters of Love, and Loss, to a Husband and Father, which was published in 2010 after her husband died suddenly in 2008


  • Damon McElhone -- Brother
  • Mike Taylor -- Father
  • Martin Kelly -- Husband (deceased)
  • Noreen Taylor -- Mother
  • Otis -- Son
  • Rex -- Son
  • Theo -- Son
  • Roy Greenslade -- Stepfather