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Emma Thompson

Name:
Emma Thompson

Age:
59

Date of Birth:
Apr 15, 1959

Place of Birth:
Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Occupation:
Actress, Comedienne, Screenwriter, Author, Activist

Parents:
Eric Thompson, Phyllida Law

Spouse:
Kenneth Branagh, (m. 1989; Div. 1995), Greg Wise, (m. 2003)

Residence:
West Hampstead, London, Dunoon, Argyll And Bute, Scotland

Years active:
1982–present

Awards:
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Emma Thompson - Summary Details

Dame Emma Thompson, DBE (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and screenwriter. She is known for her portrayals of enigmatic women, often in period dramas and literary adaptations, and playing matronly characters with a sense of wit. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed actresses.

Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe. After appearing in several comedy programmes, she first came to prominence in 1987 in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. Her first film role was in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy, and in the early 1990s, she frequently collaborated with her then husband, actor and director Kenneth Branagh. The pair became popular in the British media and co-starred in several films, including Dead Again (1991) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).

In 1992, Thompson won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the period drama Howards End. In 1993, she garnered dual Academy Award nominations for her roles in The Remains of the Day as the housekeeper of a grand household and In the Name of the Father as a lawyer. Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility (1995), which earned her (among other awards) an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - which makes her the only person to receive Academy Awards for both acting and writing - and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. Other notable film and television credits include the Harry Potter film series, Wit (2001), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Men in Black 3 (2012),...

Emma Thompson Articles on Femail.com.au

Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
https://www.femail.com.au/emma-thompson-saving-mr-banks.htm

Emma Thompson A Walk in the Woods

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail...
https://www.femail.com.au/emma-thompson-a-walk-in-the-woods.htm

Last Chance Harvey DVD

Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful romance that celebrates new beginnings... at any age. New Yorker Harvey...
https://www.femail.com.au/last-chance-harvey-dvd.htm

Nanny McPhee

Based on the Nurse Matilda series of books by Christianna Brand and adapted for the screen by Emma Thompson. In this dark and witty fable, EMMA THOMPSON portrays a...
https://www.femail.com.au/nanny-mcphee-dvd.htm

Last Chance Harvey

Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a heartfelt romance that celebrates new...
https://www.femail.com.au/last-chance-harvey-review.htm

Will Smith Men In Black 3

In time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner....
https://www.femail.com.au/will-smith-men-in-black-3.htm

Scotland's Iconic Landscapes Feature in Brave

The iconic Highlands of Scotland will be dramatically brought to the big screen this summer with the release of Disney Pixar's first fantasy adventure Brave, featuring...
https://www.femail.com.au/scotlands-iconic-landscapes-feature-in-brave.htm

Hayley Atwell Brideshead Revisited & The Duchess Interview

Beautiful British actress Hayley Atwell is making quite the name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic, on stage and screen. Having most recently starred in Woody...
https://www.femail.com.au/hayley-atwell-brideshead-revisited-the-duchess-interview.htm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two...
https://www.femail.com.au/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-2.htm

Saving Mr. Banks

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realise would...
https://www.femail.com.au/saving-mr-banks-2014.htm

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