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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 & 88 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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Played "Sally" in the musical "Me and My Girl" - Adelphi Theatre, London. 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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I've realized that in all the great stories, even if there's a happily-ever-after ending, there's something sad. See more »


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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