Phyllida Law

Actor
A well-versed Scottish actress, Phyllida Law may perhaps be best-recalled for her appearances alongside daughters Emma Thompson and Sophie Thompson in such features as "Peter's Friends" (1992) and "Emma" (1996). She had ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1931 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (45)

Day of Wrath 2014 (Movie)

Esperanza de Mendoza (Actor)

A Little Chaos 2013 (Movie)

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Ways To Live Forever 2013 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

Albert Nobbs 2011 (Movie)

Mrs. Cavendish (Actor)

Foyle's War 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sarah Jane Adventures 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Afterlife 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mee-Shee: The Water Giant 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Coogan (Actor)

The Waiting Room 2007 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Copying Beethoven 2006 (Movie)

Mother Canisius (Actor)

Miss Potter 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Warne (Actor)

Nanny McPhee 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs. Patridge (Actor)

A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Unleashed 2005 (Movie)

Distinguished Lady (Actor)

Blinded 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two Men Went to War 2004 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

Mrs Watchit (Actor)

Blood Will Out 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2000 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

The Lost Lover 2000 (Movie)

Grandmother (Actor)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

I Want You 1999 (Movie)

Salon Woman (Actor)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Lady Drake (Actor)

Milk 1999 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

Anna Karenina 1997 (Movie)

Vronskaya (Actor)

The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

Elspeth (Actor)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Bates (Actor)

Before the Rain 1995 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

The House of Eliott 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Ursula--Attendant on Hero (Actor)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Thompson 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tree of Hands 1989 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series I 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 (Movie)

Fraulein Manzialy (Actor)

Otley 1969 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Brush With Fate (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Austen Regrets (TV Show)

Actor

Pinochet's Last Stand (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Boy (TV Show)

Actor

The Swap (Movie)

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Till We Meet Again (Movie)

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Biography

A well-versed Scottish actress, Phyllida Law may perhaps be best-recalled for her appearances alongside daughters Emma Thompson and Sophie Thompson in such features as "Peter's Friends" (1992) and "Emma" (1996). She had established herself, however, as a fine character player on the British stage in roles ranging from the classics ("The Merry Wives of Windsor") to musical comedies (the London production of "La Cage Aux Folles") to contemporary plays ("Noises Off"). Law twice acted onstage with Sir Alec Guinness in "A Voyage Round My Father" (1971) and "Habeas Corpus" (1973).

Relationships

William Law

Father
divorced from Law's mother after WWII

Megsie Law

Mother
remarried died in 1995

Eric Thompson

Husband
died in 1982 at age 53

Emma Thompson Actor

Daughter
Born April 15, 1959; father, Eric Thompson Acted together in "Peter's Friends" (1992), "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993), and "The Winter Guest" (1997)

Sophie Thompson

Daughter
born c. 1962 played Law's daughter in "Emma" (1996)

Milestones

2006

Cast in "Copying Beethoven" with Ed Harris

2005

Cast in the Luc Besson film, "Unleashed," starring Jet Li

2002

Cast opposite Guy Pearce in the "Time Traveller," a remake of the 1960s film "The Time Machine"

2000

Co-starred with Brenda Blethyn in "Saving Grace"

1997

Recreated stage role in Alan Rickman's feature version of "The Winter Guest"; co-starred with daughter Emma Thompson

1996

Played Mrs. Bates in "Emma" alongside daughter Sophie Thompson

1995

Originated the role of Elspeth in the stage play "The Winter Guest"

1994

Co-starred as Emma Thompson's mother in the British TV-movie "The Blue Boy" (shown in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre")

1993

Had featured role in Branagh's "Much Ado About Nothing"

1992

First appeared in films with daughter Emma in "Peter's Friends", directed by Kenneth Branagh

1989

Co-starred in CBS miniseries, "Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again'"

1989

Appeared in daughter Emma's variety series, "Thompson"

1973

Played small role in feature film "Hitler: The Last Ten Days"

1968

Had supporting role in feature film "Otley"

Appeared in numerous stage productions in London and in repertory and festivals

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