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Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and was rejected on her first attempt. After three years ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
Her Ladyship
 2015 A Song for Jenny (TV Movie)
Julie Nicholson
 2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series)
Grace McKee
- Part 2 (2015) ... Grace McKee
- Part 1 (2015) ... Grace McKee
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Beryl Wilde
 2013 Belle
Lady Mansfield
 2013 The Politician's Husband (TV Mini-Series)
Freya Hoynes
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Freya Hoynes
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Freya Hoynes
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Freya Hoynes
 2011 Appropriate Adult (TV Mini-Series)
Janet Leach
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Janet Leach
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Janet Leach
 2010 Oranges and Sunshine
Margaret Humphreys
 2010 Cemetery Junction
Mrs Kendrick
 2009 Within the Whirlwind
Evgenia Ginzburg
 2009 Cold Souls
 2007/II A-Z (Short) (voice)
 2006 Crusade in Jeans
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
Lena Leonard
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia Katkov
 1997 The Boxer
 1997 Metroland
 1994 A Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Mark Strong, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Jardine, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell, and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. Sam Mendes was director. See more »

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8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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"The first Oscarcast, I was definitely functioning in a surreal mode. It was like I was watching myself watch the ceremony. Yet I had a good time. Hey, wearing a beautiful dress and being surrounded by beautiful people is not a terrible way to spend an evening. And I had a great time at all the parties. The second Oscarcast, I just went and planned on enjoying myself. People think of me as such a... See more »


Won the role of Bess in Breaking the Waves (1996) after Helena Bonham Carter dropped out at the last minute because of the film's explicit sexuality. See more »

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