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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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Burnt
Dr. Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Catherine Bryson
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 2000 Maybe Baby
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
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She acted in Noel Gay's musical, "Me and My Girl", at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Robert Lindsay, Frank Thornton, Richard Caldicot, Susannah Fellows, Robert Longden, Ursula Smith and Denise Hurst in the cast. See more »

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


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I've realized that in all the great stories, even if there's a happily-ever-after ending, there's something sad. See more »


First experience of Los Angeles occurred in 1973 when, at age 14, she accompanied her father Eric Thompson who was scheduled to direct a theatrical production of Alan Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests" at the Ahmanson Theatre. Coincidentally, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (adjacent to the Ahmanson) would be where, 20 years on, Thompson was awarded her first Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (... See more »

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