Emma Thompson

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
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Born: 04/15/1959 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (68)

Beauty and The Beast (Disney) 2017 (Movie)

Mrs. Potts (Actor)

Alone in Berlin 2016 (Movie)

Anna Quangel (Actor)

Barney Thomson 2016 (Movie)

Cemolina (Actor)

Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Rawlings (Actor)

Red Nose Day 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

A Walk in the Woods 2015 (Movie)

Catherine Bryson (Actor)

Burnt 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Rosshilde (Actor)

Effie Gray 2015 (Movie)

Lady Eastlake (Actor)

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Men, Women & Children 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Love Punch 2014 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Beautiful Creatures 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine (Actor)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

P.L. Travers (Actor)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Queen Elinor (Voice)

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Agent O (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Professor Sybil Trelawney (Actor)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

Nanny McPhee (Actor)

An Education 2009 (Movie)

Headmistress (Actor)

Fatal Promises 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Brideshead Revisited 2008 (Movie)

Lady Marchmain (Actor)

Last Chance Harvey 2008 (Movie)

Kate Walker (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Sybil Trelawney (Actor)

Nanny McPhee 2006 (Movie)

Nanny McPhee (Actor)

Stranger Than Fiction 2006 (Movie)

Kay Eiffel (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Professor Sybil Trelawney (Actor)

Imagining Argentina 2004 (Movie)

Cecelia Reuda (Actor)

Love Actually 2003 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Captain Amelia (Actor)

Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Druscilla (Actor)

The Judas Kiss 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

Susan Stanton (Actor)

The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Carrington 1995 (Movie)

Dora Carrington (Actor)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Elinor Dashwood (Actor)

1993: A Year at the Movies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Junior 1994 (Movie)

Diana Reddin (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

In the Name of the Father 1993 (Movie)

Gareth Peirce (Actor)

Look Back in Anger 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Beatrice--An Orphan, Leonato's Niece (Actor)

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

Miss Kenton (Actor)

Tutti Frutti 1993 (Movie)

Suzi Kettles (Actor)

Cheers 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Howards End 1992 (Movie)

Margaret Schlegel (Actor)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Impromptu 1991 (Movie)

Duchess d'Antan (Actor)

The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

Kate Lemon (Actor)

The Winslow Boy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Thompson 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Fortunes of War 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels in America (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Boy (TV Show)

Actor

The Song of Lunch (TV Show)

Actor

Wit (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Effie Gray 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nanny McPhee 2006 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Sold 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

("Noble Maiden Fair") (Song Performer)

Relationships

Tindyebwa Agaba

Son
In 2003, Thompson and husband Greg Wise Informally adopted the 16-year-old Rwandan refugee

Kenneth Branagh Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 20, 1989 Thompson was directed by and co-starred with Branagh in "Henry V" (1989) and "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993) Divorced Oct. 1, 1995

Hugh Laurie Actor

Companion
Briefly dated while both attended Cambridge

Phyllida Law Actor

Mother
Born May 8, 1932; Scottish Acted together in "Peter's Friends" (1992), "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993), and "The Winter Guest" (1997)

Sophie Thompson Actor

Sister
Born in 1962 Acted together on the BBC comedy series "Thompson" (1988)

Eric Thompson Actor

Father
Born Nov. 9, 1929; wrote and narrated the BBC children's series "The Magic Roundabout" Died Nov. 30, 1982

Greg Wise Actor

Husband
Met while filming "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) Married July 29, 2003

Gaia Wise

Daughter
Born Dec. 4, 1999; father, Greg Wise

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England 1982
Studied at Newnham College; was member (along with fellow actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie) and vice-president of the University's theatrical club, the Footlights

Camden School for Girls

Milestones

2015

Co-starred with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in "A Walk in the Woods"

2014

Wrote and co-starred in period drama "Effie Gray"

2013

Starred with Pierce Brosnan in the comedy "The Love Punch"

2013

Cast in dual role as Mrs. Lincoln and Sarafine in feature adaptation of young adult fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures"

2013

Starred as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks"

2012

Voiced Queen Elinor in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"

2012

Cast in "Men in Black III" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

2011

Reprised role of Professor Sybill Trelawney for seventh and final installment "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," directed by David Yates

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for narrating Nanny McPhee Returns

2010

Reprised title role and wrote screenplay for family comedy sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns"; also executive produced

2008

Co-starred with Dustin Hoffman in romantic comedy "Last Chance Harvey"

2007

Reprised role of Professor Sybill Trelawney in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

2006

Played a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in "Nanny McPhee"; also wrote screenplay

2006

Voiced the narrator dictating Will Ferrell's life in Marc Forster comedy "Stranger Than Fiction"

2004

Cast as Sibyl Trelawney, the ethereal and quirky professor of divination in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

2003

Starred in Richard Curtis' directorial debut "Love Actually"

2003

Re-teamed with Nichols to play the Angel in HBO miniseries adaption of "Angels in America"; earned SAG and Emmy nominations

2001

Returned to acting in Mike Nichols' TV adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit" (HBO), playing a professor who develops ovarian cancer; also co-wrote screenplay with Nichols; earned Emmy nominations for writing and acting

1998

Cast as the wife of a presidential candidate (John Travolta) in Mike Nichols-directed "Primary Colors"

1997

Appeared on ABC sitcom "Ellen" as a British actress named 'Emma Thompson' who reveals she is a lesbian from Ohio

1997

Played on-screen mother and daughter opposite her real-life mother in "The Winter Guest," directed by Alan Rickman

1995

Made screenwriting debut with adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," directed by Ang Lee; also co-starred

1994

Played a rare comic lead in "Junior" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger

1994

Starred in British TV drama "The Blue Boy"; first collaboration with mother Phyllida Law, who played her on-screen mother

1993

Earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as a housekeeper in Merchant-Ivory's "The Remains of the Day"; again co-starred with Hopkins

1993

Received an Oscar nomination for her role as the lawyer for the Guildford Four in Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father"

1992

Made memorable guest role on NBC sitcom "Cheers" as Nanny Gee, a woman from Dr. Frasier Crane's past

1992

Breakthrough screen role, co-starring with Anthony Hopkins in Merchant-Ivory production "Howards End"

1989

Cast opposite Kenneth Branagh in stage revival of "Look Back in Anger"; directed by Judi Dench

1989

Made film debut in "The Tall Guy"

1989

Acted role of Katherine in "Henry V"; again directed by Branagh, who also co-starred

1988

Hosted and wrote own BBC-TV comedy-variety series "Thompson"

1987

Starred with Robbie Coltrane in six-hour BBC miniseries "Tutti Frutti"

1987

Played Harriet Pringle opposite Kenneth Branagh in BBC miniseries "Fortunes of War"

1985

Co-starred opposite Robert Lindsay in hit West End musical "Me and My Girl"

1984

Wrote and performed one-woman show "Short Vehicle" at the Edinburgh Fringe

1983

Worked with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in sketch comedy series "Alfresco"

1981

Co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and performed with Cambridge's first all-female revue "Woman's Hour"

1979

Acted with Cambridge University's theatrical club the Footlights

Bonus Trivia

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Thompson was the first person to win Oscars for both acting and screenwriting, in 1993 and 1996 respectively.

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Thompson stated that she kept her Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars in the bathroom of her home.

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On her relationship with her mother: "In my 20's I was domestically unbound, so I spent a lot of time with my mother, and our relationship moved sideways away from the typical mother-daughter thing. In a sort of subterranean way, though, I rely on her approval more than any body's, and if I feel her disapproval, it has a profound effect on me." -- The New York Times, Dec. 21, 1997

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Thompson was cast as God in Kevin Smith's religious satire "Dogma" but had to bow out due to pregnancy. She was replaced by singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette.

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On film makeup: "I mind having to look pretty, that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort." -- The Guardian,Oct. 16, 2005

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Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 6, 2010.

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