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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 30 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride Victoria Everglot
(2005)
Breaking the Waves
Breaking the Waves Bess McNeill
(1996)
War Horse
War Horse Rose Narracott
(2011)
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Reba McClane
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 On Chesil Beach (post-production)
Violet Ponting
  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
Elsa Einstein
- Chapter One (2017) ... Elsa Einstein
 2017 Apple Tree Yard (TV Mini-Series)
Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
 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
 2015 A Royal Night Out
Queen
 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
Claire
 2007/II A-Z (Short) (voice)
 2006 Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
Lena Leonard
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elsie
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia
 1997 The Boxer
Maggie
 1997 Metroland
Marion
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Rosalie
- A Summer Day's Dream (1994) ... Rosalie
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Other Works:

Played Desdemona in Shakespeare's "Othello" (1996). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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On her childhood preparing her for an acting career: "I was taught the value of imagination at an early age. I didn't have a television. I read a lot of books and developed a good sense of storytelling. I was happy as well, and I think that helped. The more secure you feel, the more unbalanced you can let yourself become." See more »

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She graduated from high school, went to University for three years, got a 2.1 ranking [in the English education system], then she applied to drama school but was refused. So she started waitressing and doing secretarial stuff along with some fringe theater. Then she applied to drama school again and was accepted, and did a one-year course. Her first professional job was in the Royal Shakespeare ... See more »

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Capricorn

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