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Emma Thompson

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress / Comedian / Film Director / Screenwriter / Stage Actress / Voice Actress / Penwoman | * 04/15/1959 (65) | Paddington, London (United Kingdom (UK))
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Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress and writer. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning more than four decades, including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2018, she was made a Dame (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to drama. Born to actors Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1985, she starred in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, which was a breakthrough in her career. In 1987, she came to prominence for her performances in two BBC series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for... ()
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Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2018, she was made a Dame (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.Born to actors Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1985, she starred in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, which was a breakthrough in her career. In 1987, she came to prominence for her performances in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work on both series. In the early 1990s, she often collaborated With then-husband, actor and director Kenneth Branagh, in films such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).For her performance in the Merchant-Ivory period drama Howards End (1992), Thompson won the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1993, she received two Academy Award nominations—Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress—for the respective roles of the housekeeper of a grand household in The Remains of the Day and a lawyer in In the Name of the Father, becoming one of the few actors to achieve this feat. Thompson wrote and starred in Sense and Sensibility (1995), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay—making her the only person in history to win Oscars for both acting and writing—and once again won the BAFTA. Further critical acclaim came for her roles in Primary Colors (1998), Love Actually (2003), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Late Night (2019), and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022).Other notable film credits include the Harry Potter series (2004–2011), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), An Education (2009), Men in Black 3 (2012) and the spin-off Men in Black: International (2019), Brave (2012), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Cruella (2021), and Matilda the Musical (2022). Her television credits include Wit (2001), Angels in America (2003), The Song of Lunch (2010), King Lear (2018) and Years and Years (2019). Authorised by the publishers of Beatrix Potter, Thompson has also written three Peter Rabbit children's books.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Emma Thompson

Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Emmy Awards Dame Commander of The Order of The British Empire 2x BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Audie Award for Narration by The Author 3x Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay European Film Award for Best Actress European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award European Film Academy Lux Award Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
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Movies with Emma Thompson as Actress(81)

as herself2023 Merchant Ivory
as Nancy Stokes2022 Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
as Self (archive footage)2022 Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony
as Agatha Trunchbull2022 Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
as The Baroness2021 Cruella
as herself2021 An Audience with Adele
as Poly (voice)2020 Dolittle
as Amanda2020 How to Build a Girl
as Petra Andrich2019 Last Christmas
as Katherine Newbury2019 Late Night
as Dora the Yeti Elder (voice)2019 Missing Link
as Prime Minister2018 Johnny English Strikes Again
as Fiona Maye2018 The Children Act
as Goneril2018 King Lear
as herself2017 Sea Sorrow
as Mrs. Potts2017 Beauty and the Beast
as Dr. Rawlings2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
as Anna Quangel2016 Alone in Berlin
as Narrator (voice)2016 To the Ends of the Earth
as Dr. Rosshilde2015 Burnt
as Catherine Bryson2015 A Walk in the Woods
as Kate Jones2014 The Love Punch
as Narrator (voice)2014 Men, Women & Children
as Lady Eastlake2014 Effie Gray
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as P.L. Travers2013 Saving Mr. Banks
as Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine Duchannes2013 Beautiful Creatures
as The Queen2012 Walking the Dogs
as Elinor (voice)2012 Brave
as Agent O2012 Men in Black 3
as Nanny McPhee2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
as Charlotte2009 The Boat That Rocked
as Headmistress2009 An Education
as Lady Marchmain2008 Brideshead Revisited
as Kate Walker2008 Last Chance Harvey
as Dr. Alice Krippin2007 I Am Legend
as Karen Eiffel2006 Stranger Than Fiction
as Nanny McPhee2005 Nanny McPhee
as Cecilia Rueda2003 Imagining Argentina
as Karen2003 Love Actually
as Captain Amelia (voice)2002 Treasure Planet
as Vivian Bearing2001 Wit
as Druscilla2000 Maybe Baby
as Susan Stanton1998 Primary Colors
as FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins1998 Judas Kiss
as Frances1997 The Winter Guest
as Elephant Woman1997 Hospital!
as Elinor Dashwood1995 Sense and Sensibility
as Dora Carrington1995 Carrington
as Isabel (uncredited)1994 My Father the Hero
as Dr. Diana Reddin1994 Junior
as Marie Bonnar1994 The Blue Boy
as Beatrice1993 Much Ado About Nothing
as Miss Kenton1993 The Remains of the Day
as Gareth Peirce1993 In the Name of the Father
as Margaret Schlegel1992 Howards End
as Maggie Chester1992 Peter's Friends
as Duchess D'Antan1991 Impromptu
as Margaret Strauss / Grace1991 Dead Again
as Catherine Winslow1989 The Winslow Boy
as Alison Porter1989 Look Back in Anger
as Katherine1989 Henry V
as Kate1989 The Tall Guy
as Jackie Meld1983 The Crystal Cube
as various1982 The Cellar Tapes

TV Shows/Series with Emma Thompson as Actress(33)

as Lady Marcham2022 Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
as Vivienne 'Viv' Rook2019 Years and Years
as Queen Elizabeth I2016 Upstart Crow
as Debbie2015 Funny Valentines
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Self - Guest2007 The Graham Norton Show
as herself2003 QI
as herself2002 Timeshift
as herself2002 Sucré salé
as herself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as herself1993 GMTV
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Mark
as Suzi Kettles1987 Tutti Frutti
as Harriet Pringle1987 Fortunes of War
as Miss Money-Sterling1982 The Young Ones
as Young Woman1982 The Comic Strip Presents
as herself1981 Wetten, dass..?
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Emma Thompson as Crew(14)

Production/Producer2019 Last Christmas
Writing/Screenplay2019 Last Christmas
Production/Co-Producer2019 Ponyboi
Sound/Songs2017 Beauty and the Beast
Production/Executive Producer2016 Sold
Writing/Screenplay2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Writing/Screenplay2014 Effie Gray
Production/Executive Producer2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
Writing/Screenplay2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
Writing/Screenplay2005 Nanny McPhee
Writing/Teleplay2001 Wit
Crew/Thanks1998 Eight
Writing/Screenplay1995 Sense and Sensibility
Writing/Writer1982 The Cellar Tapes

TV Shows/Series with Emma Thompson as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer1983 Alfresco

Full Name: Emma Thompson
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 04/15 1959 (April) in Paddington, London (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 65 years + 41 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Spanish (ES), French (FR), British English
Educated at: Newnham College, University of Cambridge, The Camden School for Girls
Spouses (current/former): Greg Wise, Kenneth Branagh
Children: Tindyebwa Agaba Wise, Gaia Wise
Siblings: Sophie Thompson
Father: Eric Thompson
Mother: Phyllida Law
Other names for Emma Thompson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"엠마 톰슨"
"Эмма Томпсон"
"Емма Томпсон"
"艾玛·汤普森"
Emma Thompson frequently works together with these people:
Peter Richardson (39x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (36x, Actor)
Hugh Laurie (33x, Actor)
Dawn French (31x, Actress)
Adrian Edmondson (30x, Actor)
Jennifer Saunders (30x, Actress)
Nigel Planer (27x, Actor)
Robbie Coltrane (25x, Actor)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (23x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (23x, Actor)
Kenneth Branagh (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/20/2024