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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 & 90 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Burnt
Dr Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
Cemolina
 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)
 2000 Maybe Baby
Druscilla
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
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Music video: "It's All in the Game" by Carmel. See more »

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14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 20 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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Accepted the role of Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to impress her daughter, Gaia. See more »

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