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Actress accuses childhood pal’ of stalking her

PUBLISHED: 11:53 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 09:59 12 August 2010

A TALENTED actress has testified against a childhood friend in a harassment court case. Former Chislehurst resident Samantha Morton, 30,

A TALENTED actress has testified against a childhood friend in a harassment court case.

Former Chislehurst resident Samantha Morton, 30, was in Westminster Magistrates Court last Wednesday claiming a man who was with her in a children's home, in the early '90s, was harassing her.

The Oscar-nominated actress claimed that Noel Watts, 42, of Garbor Close, Nottingham, had bombarded her with threatening and disturbing phone calls, e-mails, texts, and letters - in an effort to declare his love and beg for a response.

"You don't have to say I love you. Can't you understand? You're taking too long to respond and it's upsetting me," one text allegedly said.

The court heard that other messages talked of Morton's death saying: "When you die I will be watching a documentary on you."

The Enduring Love actress said after nearly a decade of no contact with Watts, he began stalking her in 2004.

The mother-of-two said she feared for the safety of herself and her family, even having cameras installed at her London home.

Watts allegedly sent Morton 50 texts before he was arrested at the offices of her agent in Piccadilly, London, in January as he attempted to meet her.

Watts, who is representing himself, denies the charges.

He has been barred from cross-examining Morton as the trial continues.

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