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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 50 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Men, Women & Children (voice)
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2009 An Education
Headmistress
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 2000 Maybe Baby
Druscilla
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1989 The Tall Guy
Kate
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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 | 26 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I have the same career trajectory as Maggie Smith. I was passionate about comedy. I wanted to be Lily Tomlin. I wanted that career. Write my own stuff and play it. And I did it for awhile. I had my own series which was so badly reviewed by he critics I thought I can't do this anymore. See more »

Trivia:

She was initially cast as the lead in Basic Instinct (1992), but refused later on. About Sharon Stone's appearance she said: "As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone's love scene in Basic Instinct (1992), they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in ... See more »

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