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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 31 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2015 Everest (post-production)
Helen Wilton
 2015 A Song for Jenny (TV Movie) (post-production)
Julie Nicholson
 2015 Marilyn (TV Mini-Series)
Grace McKee
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Grace McKee
- Episode #1.1 (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
Claire
 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
Maggie
 1997 Metroland
Marion
 1994 A Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
Rosalie
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Other Works:

Played Hilde in Ibsen's "The Lady from the Sea" - Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (1994). See more »

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on Breaking the Waves (1996)] It was my very first film. It was a very, very strong experience for me as an actor - but also as a person. There was a tsunami of attention that really affected my life. It opened a lot of doors, and I had a lot of great things come from it, but it also changed things. It's kind of a blessing and a curse to do something as full of notoriety as that. 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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