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Kristin Scott Thomas

Actor Date of birth 24th May 1960
Place of birth Redruth, Cornwall, England
Year of debut 1986
First feature film Under The Cherry Moon

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated4
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Kristin Scott Thomas grew up in Dorset. She moved to London after finishing school. At 19, she left her drama teacher training course to move to France. In Paris, she worked as an au pair and trained as an actor at ENSATT. After graduating she landed a lead role in Prince’s movie Under The Cherry Moon. She has since mixed French-speaking roles in movies such as Tell No One with British movies including The English Patient and Nowhere Boy. In 2003 she was awarded an OBE for her services to drama.

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Kristin Scott Thomas's films

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Packshot for the film Only God Forgives
Certificate
18 Certificate
Duration
86 Mins
Released
2013

An American gangster (Ryan Gosling) seeks revenge in Bangkok. With Kristin Scott Thomas. Strong violence, including torture, and very strong language.

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Packshot for the film Looking For Hortense
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2012

Subtitled. An unhappily married woman (Kristin Scott Thomas) asks her grumpy husband for a favour. Infrequent strong language.

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Packshot for the film Mission: Impossible
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
105 Mins
Released
1996

Tom Cruise plays an expert spy who is forced to go undercover when he is accused of betraying his country. Contains occasional mild language and violence.

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Packshot for the film Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
103 Mins
Released
2011

A fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is asked by a sheik to transport salmon to a river in the desert. Some strong language & sexual references and scenes of cigarette smoking.

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Packshot for the film The Other Boleyn Girl
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2008

Two sisters (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johnansson) become rivals for the love of King Henry VIII. Mild language, and some sexual violence.

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Did you know?

  • In 2008, Kristin Scott Thomas won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Seagull.
  • She grew up in naval bases. When she was five, her father, a Royal Navy pilot, died in a plane crash. Six years later her stepfather died in similar circumstances.
  • When she first moved to London at 18, she lived above a fish and chip shop.
  • She has lived in France since the age of 19. In 2010, she told The Independent “I can’t move back to the UK. My home is in France now”.
  • She was married to Francois Olivennes, a fertility doctor, from 1987 to 2005. They have three children.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1996 Actress in a Leading Role - The English Patient
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1994 Actress in a Supporting Role - Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • 4 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2009 Supporting Actress - Nowhere Boy
    • 2008 Leading Actress - I've Loved You So Long
    • 1996 Actress in a Leading Role - The English Patient
    • 1994 Actress in a Supporting Role - Four Weddings And A Funeral
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2009 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - I've Loved You So Long
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The English Patient