Dame Emma Thompson DBE (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, screenwriter, producer, activist, author, and comedian. One of Britain's most acclaimed actresses, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
Emma Thompson, Actress: Sense and Sensibility. Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. Thompson's wit was cultivated by a cheerful, clever...
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Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. Thompson's wit was cultivated by a cheerful, clever, creative family atmosphere, and she was a popular and successful student. She attended Cambridge University, studying English Literature, and was part of the university's Footlights Group, the famous group where, previously, many of the Monty Python members had first met.
Thompson graduated in 1980 and embarked on her career in entertainment, beginning with stints on BBC radio and touring with comedy shows. She soon got her first major break in television, on the comedy skit program Alfresco (1983), writing and performing along with her fellow Footlights Group alums Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. She also worked on other TV comedy review programs in the mid-1980s, occasionally with some of her fellow Footlights alums, and often with actor Robbie Coltrane.
Thompson found herself collaborating again with Fry in 1985, this time in his stage adaptation of the play \\"Me and My Girl\\" in London's West End, in which she had a leading role, playing Sally Smith. The show was a success and she received favorable reviews, and the strength of her performance led to her casting as the lead in the BBC television miniseries Fortunes of War (1987), in which Thompson and her co-star, Kenneth Branagh, play an English ex-patriate couple living in Eastern Europe as the Second World War erupts. Thompson won a BAFTA award for her work on the program. She married Branagh in 1989, continued to work with him professionally, and formed a production company with him. In the late 80s and early 90s, she starred in a string of well-received and successful television and film productions, most notably her lead role in the Merchant-Ivory production of Howards End (1992), which confirmed her ability to carry a movie on both sides of the Atlantic and appropriately showered her with trans-Atlantic honors - both an Oscar and a BAFTA award. Since then, Thompson has continued to move effortlessly between the art film world and mainstream Hollywood, though even her Hollywood roles tend to be in more up-market productions. She continues to work on television as well, but is generally very selective about which roles she takes. She writes for the screen as well, such as the screenplay for Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995), in which she also starred as Elinor Dashwood, and the teleplay adaptation of Margaret Edson's acclaimed play Wit (2001), in which she also starred.
Thompson is known for her sophisticated, skillful, though her critics say somewhat mannered, performances, and of course for her arch wit, which she is unafraid to point at herself - she is a fearless self-satirist. Thompson and Branagh divorced in 1994, and Thompson is now married to fellow actor Greg Wise, who had played Willoughby in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995). Thompson and Wise have one child, Gaia, born in 1999.
May 27, 2021 · Emma Thompson, English actress and screenwriter, noted for her sophisticated and witty performances and later for her award-winning scripts. She won Academy Awards for best actress for Howards End (1992) and for adapted screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995). Read more about Thompson’s life and career.
Dec 02, 2020 · Emma Thompson was in a relationship with Hugh Laurie, Emma confessed their mutual attraction while they were studying at Cambridge. Even though they broke up due to undisclosed reasons, they continue to stay friends and share immense respect for each other’s work. Emma met Northern Irish actor, Kenneth Branagh on the sets of the TV mini-series, Fortunes of War in 1987. They two got married ...
May 27, 2021 · For Emma Thompson, making “Cruella” was a literal pain in the butt. The British actress, 62, revealed that she had some gripes with the costumes for her character, ruthless fashion designer ...
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2007. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Sybil Trelawney. 2006. Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Karen 'Kay' Eiffel. 2005. Nanny McPhee. Nanny McPhee.
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Jan 24, 2020 · Emma Thompson has been married to her Sense and Sensibility co-star Greg Wise for 25 years, but revealed on The Graham Norton Show, which will air on Friday night, that their relationship had a ...
Oct 03, 2020 · Emma Thompson sexy pics. Thompson wound up teaming up again with Fry in 1985, this time in her stage variation of the play “Me and My Girl” in London’s West End, where she had a primary job, playing Sally Smith. The show was a triumph, and she got useful surveys. RELATED: 41 Hottest Pictures Of Genevieve Padalecki 3.