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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)
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Beryl Wilde
 2013 Belle
Lady Mansfield
 2010 Oranges and Sunshine
Margaret Humphreys
 2010 Cemetery Junction
Mrs Kendrick
 2009 Within the Whirlwind
Evgenia Ginzburg
 2009 Cold Souls
 2006 Crusade in Jeans
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia Katkov
 1997 The Boxer
 1997 Metroland
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Her Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: Violenta in "All's Well That Ends Well" (1992), Mrs. Ruth Banks-Ellis in "The Taming of the Shrew", Middleton & Rowley's "The Changeling", and Amie in Brome's "A Jovial Crewe" (all 1993). See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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"I wasn't prepared for the way people responded to 'Breaking the Waves.' Suddenly, I was being interviewed and being asked all sorts of questions. All my life, I've loved movies, but I didn't foresee the glamour of the Academy Awards. In England, the awards are reported as straight news. In America, they're considered the height of glamour." - On her two 1999 roles, "Angela's Ashes" and "Cradle ... See more »


Graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English See more »

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