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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 52 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Burnt (completed)
Dr. Rosshilde
 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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Wrote and starred in the one woman show "Short Vehicle" - Edinburgh Festival. See more »

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14 Interviews | 27 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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[Walt] Disney had a very Dickensian childhood. Disneyland was a way of rendering the world a safe place for himself and other children. See more »


Won both of her Oscars for films that also featured actors she would work with again in the Harry Potter films. Helena Bonham Carter, who appeared in Howards End (1992), also played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Alan Rickman, who appeared in Sense and Sensibility (1995), has played Professor Severus Snape in all the films so far. See more »

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