Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

  • Birthday: 1959-04-15
  • Place of birth: Paddington, London, England, UK
  • Also know as: 엠마 톰슨

Biography

Dame Emma Thompson DBE is a British actress and screenwriter. Described as one of the best actresses of her generation, she portrays reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning four decades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco (1983–1984). In 1985, she starred in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, which was a breakthrough in her career. In 1987, she came to prominence for her performances in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. In the early 1990s, she often collaborated with then-husband, actor and director Kenneth Branagh, in films such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), and Much Ado About Nothing (1993). For her performance in Howards End (1992), Thompson won the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1993, she received two simultaneous Academy Award nominations—Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress—for the respective roles of the housekeeper of a grand household in The Remains of the Day and a lawyer in In the Name of the Father, becoming one of the few actors to achieve this feat. Thompson wrote and starred in Sense and Sensibility (1995), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay—which makes her the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing—and once again won the BAFTA Award. Other notable film credits include the Harry Potter film series (2004–2011) as Professor Sybil Trelawney, Junior (1994), Primary Colors (1998), Love Actually (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005) and it's sequel Nanny McPhee Returns (2010), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), An Education (2009), Men in Black 3 (2012) and the spin-off Men in Black: International (2019), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast (2017) as Mrs. Potts, Late Night (2019), Last Christmas (2019), Cruella (2021), Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022), and What's Love Got to Do With It? (2022). Her voice roles include Captain Amelia in Treasure Planet (2002), Elinor in Brave (2012), Dori the Yeti Elder in Missing Link (2019), and Poly in Dolittle (2020). Her television credits include Wit (2001), Angels in America (2003), The Song of Lunch (2010), King Lear (2018) and Years and Years (2019).

Filmography

Sense and Sensibility

1995

As Elinor Dashwood

Nanny McPhee

2005

As Nanny McPhee

Howards End

1992

As Margaret Schlegel

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Beatrice

The Winter Guest

1997

As Frances

Wit

2001

As Vivian Bearing

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

2010

As Nanny McPhee

Carrington

1995

As Dora Carrington

Saving Mr. Banks

2013

As P.L. Travers

Effie Gray

2014

As Lady Eastlake

The Love Punch

2014

As Kate

The Blue Boy

1994

As Marie Bonnar

Alone in Berlin

2016

As Anna Quangel

To the Ends of the Earth

2016

As Narrator (voice)

The Children Act

2018

As Fiona Maye

Late Night

2019

As Katherine Newbury

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

2022

As Nancy Stokes

Walking the Dogs

2012

As The Queen

Extinction

0000

As

The Remains of the Day

1993

As Miss Kenton

The Tall Guy

1989

As Kate

Primary Colors

1998

As Susan Stanton

Imagining Argentina

2003

As Cecilia Rueda

Last Chance Harvey

2008

As Kate Walker

The Song of Lunch

2010

As She

Look Back in Anger

1989

As Alison Porter

King Lear

2018

As Goneril

Johnny English Strikes Again

2018

As Prime Minister

Cruella

2021

As The Baroness

Junior

1994

As Dr. Diana Reddin

Peter's Friends

1992

As Maggie Chester

In the Name of the Father

1993

As Gareth Peirce

Judas Kiss

1998

As FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins

Brave

2012

As Elinor (voice)

The Cellar Tapes

1982

As various

The Crystal Cube

1983

As Jackie Meld

A Walk in the Woods

2015

As Catherine Bryson

The Winslow Boy

1989

As Catherine Winslow

Dead Again

1991

As Margaret Strauss / Grace

Sea Sorrow

2017

As Herself

Treasure Planet

2002

As Captain Amelia (voice)

Love Actually

2003

As Karen

Stranger Than Fiction

2006

As Karen Eiffel

Brideshead Revisited

2008

As Lady Marchmain

Last Christmas

2019

As Petra Andrich

Men in Black 3

2012

As Agent O

The Boat That Rocked

2009

As Charlotte

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

2022

As Miss Trunchbull

Henry V

1989

As Katherine

Bridget Jones's Baby

2016

As Dr. Rawlings

Missing Link

2019

As Dora the Yeti Elder (voice)

I Am Legend

2007

As Dr. Alice Krippin

Men, Women & Children

2014

As Narrator (voice)

Beautiful Creatures

2013

As Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine Duchannes

Dolittle

2020

As Poly (voice)

My Father the Hero

1994

As Isabel (uncredited)

A Tribute To Ismail Merchant

2005

As Herself (archive footage)

Hospital!

1997

As Elephant Woman

Maybe Baby

2000

As Druscilla

An Education

2009

As Headmistress

Impromptu

1991

As Duchess D'Antan

Burnt

2015

As Dr. Rosshilde

Beauty and the Beast

2017

As Mrs. Potts

How to Build a Girl

2020

As Amanda

Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony

2022

As Herself (archive footage)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Eight

1998

As Thanks

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

2010

As Executive Producer

Sold

2016

As Executive Producer

Last Christmas

2019

As Producer

Ponyboi

2019

As Co-Producer

Sense and Sensibility

1995

As Screenplay

Nanny McPhee

2005

As Screenplay

Effie Gray

2014

As Screenplay

Bridget Jones's Baby

2016

As Screenplay

Wit

2001

As Teleplay

Last Christmas

2019

As Screenplay

The Cellar Tapes

1982

As Writer

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