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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 ... See full bio »
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 2015/I Burnt
Dr. Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
 2015 Love Song (Short)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Catherine Bryson
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Queen
- Walking the Dogs (2012) ... The Queen
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse Emily / The Angel / Homeless Woman
- Part 1 Millennium Approaches (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 2002 Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elinor Dashwood (uncredited)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Vivian Bearing
 2000 Maybe Baby
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Emma Thompson
- Emma (1997) ... Emma Thompson
 1997 Hospital! (TV Movie)
Elephant Woman
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Marie Bonnar
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Nanny G
 1989 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Alison Porter
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jenny Wilbur / Catherine Winslow
- Knuckle (1989) ... Jenny Wilbur
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various roles
 1985 Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs (TV Movie)
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series)
Various Characters / Patronising Woman / Sherri / ...
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... Various Characters
 1984 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Young Woman
- Slags (1984) ... Young Woman
 1983 The Crystal Cube (TV Movie)
Jackie Meld / Various roles
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series)
Mrs. Wally / Sue / Receptionist / ...
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Sue / Receptionist / Sister Resistor / ...
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Singer / NurseNHS Mother / ...
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Helen / Rouble Singer / ...
 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Played "The Fool" in William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and "Helena" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - International tour. See more »

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14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I'm very lucky I write as well. I don't see how I could be as effective a mother as I'd like to be if I had to go away and act all the time. So I've sort of pulled back from acting, which is fine, because I've found over the years - and this was a surprise to me - that I can get the same kind of creative satisfaction from writing as I have heretofore gotten out of acting. It's very encouraging, ... See more »


Speaks French and Spanish fluently. See more »

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