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). Thompson's wit was earlier cultivated by a cheerful...See full bio »
One Hugs, the Other Doesn't
(performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - uncredited, "Tickle Your Tummy and Laugh a Lot" - uncredited, "I Wanna Shake Your Hand" - uncredited, "Who Is Turning Two Today?" - uncredited, "555-6792" - uncredited)
Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we've stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos.
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