: Played Arkandina in Chekhov's "The Seagull" in a new version by Christopher Hampton
- Royal Court, London, England, UK. Won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance.
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[on ageism in Hollywood]: I am just so angry about it and bored with it too. I am so pleased to be working here in France where women of my age are still regarded as having something to say and filmmakers find us emotionally intriguing. Just because you have a few wrinkles does not mean you do not have anything meaningful to contribute. As you get older, it all becomes richer and the implications...
She actively lobbied director Anthony Minghella
for the part of Katherine in The English Patient
(1996). Minghella was dubious at first, especially after their first meeting which Scott-Thomas labeled as "disastrous". She was cast after writing him a letter which included the statement "I am 'K' in your film".