BirthdayApril 15, 1959

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Emma Thompson

    Full name: Emma Thompson
    Also known as: Emma Thompson, Thompson, Emma
    Education: Cambridge University
    Professions: Actress, Writer, Soundtrack
    Residence: West Hampstead, London, England, UK
    Work: Awards for Emma Thompson
    Occupation: Actress, comedian, screenwriter, author, activist

  2. Emma Thompson Measurements

    Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

  3. Emma Thompson Known for

    Sense and Sensibility (1995), Love Actually (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Howards End (1992)

  4. Emma Thompson Biography

    Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedian, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayal of reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations, often playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony.Born in Paddington, London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, she was educated at Camden School for Girls and Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe. After appearing in several comedy programmes, she first came to prominence in 1987 in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both. Her first film role was opposite Jeff Goldblum in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy, and in the early 1990s she frequently collaborated with then-husband actor and director Kenneth Branagh, appearing on stage together in A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear and in such films as Dead Again (1991), Peter's Friends (1992) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).In 1992, Thompson won multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, for her performance as the bourgeois lady Margaret Schlegel in the British drama Howards End. In 1993, Thompson garnered dual Academy Award nominations, as Best Actress for her roles as stately home housekeeper Miss Kenton opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day and as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a campaigning lawyer Gareth Peirce alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father. In 1995, Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, a film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role among other awards. Other notable film and television credits include her performances in the Harry Potter film series (beginning with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), An Education (2009), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Men in Black 3 (2012), and Brave (2012). In 2013, she received a BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of P. L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.Thompson met Kenneth Branagh in 1987 while filming Fortunes of War and married him two years later. Dubbed a "golden couple" by the British media, the relationship received considerable press interest until they announced their separation in September 1995. She married Greg Wise in 2003, having given birth to their daughter, Gaia, in 1999. The family's permanent residence is in West Hampstead, London, on the same road that Thompson lived in her youth. She has been outspoken on issues such as religion, politics, the environment and human rights, and is a supporter of Greenpeace, ambassador for th

  5. Emma Thompson Family

    Spouse: Kenneth Branagh
    Siblings: Sophie Thompson
    Childrens: Gaia, daughter Tindy, son

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