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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 32 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Happy Prince (pre-production)
Constance
 2015 Everest (completed)
Helen Wilton
 2015 A Song for Jenny (TV Movie) (post-production)
Julie Nicholson
 2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Grace McKee
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Grace McKee
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Grace McKee
  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 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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Played Desdemona in Shakespeare's "Othello" (1996). 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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Personal Quote:

On being at the Cannes Film Festival opening of "Breaking the Waves" without the film's director, Lars von Trier: "It was a bit of a baptism of fire, because I had never done any press before. I had never done a single interview in my life. I had never made a film before, I just knew nothing. And I arrived in this maelstrom of publicity with this extraordinary film, and of course Lars von Trier ... See more »

Trivia:

She was Jean-Pierre Jeunet's first choice to play the title role in Amélie (2001), but dropped out for personal reasons. She did manage to leave her mark on the film however; Amelie is named after her. See more »

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Capricorn

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