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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 & 79 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Alone in Berlin (filming)
Anna Quangel
 2015 Adam Jones (post-production)
Dr. Rosshilde
 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
Druscilla
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
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Played "Alison" in John Osborne's play "Look Back in Anger" - Lyric Shaftesbury, London. See more »

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman. I've never thought of myself as vain. When I was at Cambridge, I shaved my head and wore baggy clothes. What I did was to desexualise myself. It was partly to do with the feminism of that time: militant and grungy. That's all changed now, though I don't think it is liberating to get your... See more »

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According to a 2012 Guardian profile of Emma Thompson, in 2003, she and Greg Wise (who had already had their daughter, Gaia), informally adopted a teenage boy. Their son, Tindyebwa ("Tindy"), was a former child soldier from Rwanda whom Thompson first met when he was 16 at a party for the charity organization the Refugee Council. Tindy's family had died before or during the Rwandan genocide, and ... See more »

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