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Emma Thompson

Actor, Writer Date of birth 15th April 1959
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1989
First feature film The Tall Guy

Awards

  • Academy Awards won2
  • Academy Awards nominated5
  • BAFTA Awards won2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated6
  • Golden Globe Awards won2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated8
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Biography

Emma Thompson studied English at the University of Cambridge. She was an active member of the Cambridge Footlights comedy society. After graduating, she acted in TV shows such as The Young Ones. In 1988, she had her own TV sketch show, Thompson. She made in impact in movies with roles in Howard’s End and In The Name Of The Father. She is also a screenwriter and won an Oscar for her adaptation of Sense And Sensibility. She has also written and starred in the Nanny McPhee movies.

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Emma Thompson's films

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Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
136 Mins
Released
2004

The young wizard (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends face an escaped convict (Gary Oldman) and the soul-sucking Dementors. Contains scary scenes and mild language

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film Men In Black 3
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2012

Agent J (Will Smith) of the Men In Black must travel back in time to fight an alien that is threatening the future. Mild language and mild violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Nanny McPhee
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
95 Mins
Released
2005

Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) uses magic to make children behave. With Colin Firth. Mild language.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2009

A magical nanny (Emma Thompson) helps a family on a farm. With Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor. No material likely to offend or harm. Brief scene of flashing lights.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film An Education
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2009

A 16 year old girl (Carey Mulligan) falls for an older man (Peter Sarsgaard). Co stars Alfred Molina and Rosamund Pike. Contains moderate sex references.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Stranger Than Fiction
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2006

Will Ferrell thinks he is going mad when he starts hearing a voice (Emma Thompson) narrating his life. Contains one use of strong language and mature subject matter.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • Emma Thompson is the daughter of Eric Thompson, a stage director. He also wrote and narrated the children’s TV series The Magic Roundabout. Her mother, Phyllida Law, is an actress.
  • She starred as Hugh Grant’s love interest in Sense And Sensibility and as his sister in Love Actually.
  • She was married to Kenneth Branagh from 1989 to 1995. She met Greg Wise on the set of Sense And Sensibility. They went on to marry in 2003. They have a son and daughter together.
  • At Cambridge she shaved her head. She later shaved her head again for her role as a Cancer patient in the TV adaptation Wit.
  • It allegedly took her nine years to write the first Nanny McPhee movie.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards won

    • 1995 Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1992 Actress in a Leading Role - Howard's End
  • 5 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1995 Actress in a Leading Role - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1995 Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1993 Actress in a Leading Role - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1993 Actress in a Supporting Role - In The Name Of The Father
    • 1992 Actress in a Leading Role - Howard's End
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1995 Actress in a Leading Role - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1992 Actress in a Leading Role - Howard's End
  • 6 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Leading Actress - Saving Mr Banks
    • 2003 Actress in a Supporting Role - Love Actually
    • 1995 Actress in a Leading Role - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1995 Adapted Screenplay - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1993 Actress in a Leading Role - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1992 Actress in a Leading Role - Howard's End
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1996 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1993 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Howard's End
  • 8 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Drama - Saving Mr Banks
    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Last Chance Harvey
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1996 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Sense And Sensibility
    • 1995 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Junior
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - In The Name Of The Father
    • 1993 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Howard's End