Samantha Morton, the popular Oscar-nominated actress and director famous for her indie film work, has a family background tied to Nottingham, England. Besides her showbiz work, how are her personal life and early family background? Her dad is Peter Morton.

Sadly, very little is revealed about this man, Peter. Who is Samantha Morton’s father and what is he doing now? Let’s find out some facts about the celebrity father below:

What Made Peter Morton Famous?

Peter’s daughter, Samantha is the reason behind his fame. His daughter, Samantha was born in Nottingham’s Clifton area to mother, Pamela Freebury Morton, and father, Peter Morton himself. As per the reports, Pamela was a factory worker. Maybe, Peter used to work as a factory worker too.

The celebrity father was an alcoholic and abusive. He used to trouble his family after being drunk. Also, the man never took responsibility for his wife and children seriously. Later, he and his wife, Pamela Morton separated.

Peter Morton's ex-wife, Pamela Morton with a toddler, Samantha Morton
Peter Morton‘s ex-wife, Pamela Morton with a toddler, Samantha Morton

After separation, Pamela married another man. However, there is not much data on Peter’s other relationships and wives. Also, it is not known whether the English nationality holder was on good terms with his children.

Despite facing tough times, some mistreatment, and sexual abuse from her father, Samantha has described her childhood as “magical and wild.” In an interview with Lauren Laverne on Desert Island Discs, she shared that she still has love for her dad, even though he had a history of being tough on his kids.

Where is Peter Morton Now? Dead or Alive?

Peter Morton has kept a low profile since his daughter Samantha became a star. Maybe he is doing fine now. Sadly, there is no data considering his current life and whereabouts. He is estimated to live a healthy life now.

Peter Morton's daughter, Samantha Morton is a popular actress and director
Peter Morton‘s daughter, Samantha Morton is a popular actress and director

Meanwhile, in the year 2020, Samantha Morton honored her late father-in-law, actor Sir Ian Holm, by sharing a video of him performing Puck’s soliloquy from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She had kind words to say about him, calling him “the most inspiring, funny, generous, welcoming father-in-law I could have hoped for.”

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Peter Morton Wiki/Bio

The celebrity dad, Peter may have been born and raised in the United Kingdom. There is not much data on his parents, education, and early life.

Peter Morton rose to fame due to his daughter, Samantha Morton
Peter Morton rose to fame due to his daughter, Samantha Morton

The British citizen belongs to the White ethnicity and may have spent his young days in his hometown. He might be in his late seventies now. Just like him, Ralph Tresvant is also a celebrity father.

Inside Peter Morton’s Net Worth

Peter is keeping his career and net worth under wraps. He is absent from social media platforms too. Meanwhile, his daughter Samantha Morton, the well-known English actress and director, is making headlines with her $10 million fortune in 2023.

Peter Morton‘s daughter, Samantha Morton with her showbiz friends

The multi-talented artist, Samantha made a huge sum from her movies and TV shows like “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “In America,” and “The Libertine.” Not only this, she is the winner of several awards including two Oscar nods, a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award, a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy, and a British Academy Film Award.

In addition, the English actress, Morton has been a nominee for a Primetime Emmy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for her role in HBO’s “Longford.” As if that’s not enough, she ventured into directing in 2009, bagging a BAFTA Television Award for Best Single Drama with “The Unloved.”

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