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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)

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 2017 On Chesil Beach (post-production)
Violet Ponting
  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2015 A Royal Night Out
Queen
 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
Claire
 2006 Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia
 1997 The Boxer
Maggie
 1997 Metroland
Marion
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Other Works:

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

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

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on controversy about her being willing to appear unclothed on screen] Screw it. Everyone in that room had probably seen me naked anyway. I don't care. It's not like I'm a great sex symbol. I'm just a normal woman.. I've fallen into situations which have required guts of me, and I've just gone, 'Okay, I'll be gutsy. I'll go for it because I don't know what else to do. I'd like to say I have a ... See more »

Trivia:

Was approached to play Emily Tallis in Atonement (2007). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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