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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 55 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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Sense and Sensibility
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Love Actually
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 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Dr. Rawlings
 2015/I Burnt
Dr Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Love Punch
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2000 Maybe Baby
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1989 The Tall Guy
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Other Works:

She acted in John Osborne's play, "Look Back in Anger", at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Kenneth Branagh, Siobhan Redmond, Gerard Horan and Edward Jewesbury in the cast. Judi Dench was the director. 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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Once you're a mom, you've been split into two people. Like Peter Pan and his shadow. See more »


Attended and graduated from Camden School for Girls, and the all-women Newnham College of Cambridge University with an English degree (1982). Jodhi May also attended Camden School for Girls. See more »

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