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The daughter of an architect and an English professor, Emily Watson was born and raised in London. 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 of working in clerical and waitress ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2015 Everest (post-production)
Helen Wilton
 2013/I 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
 2013 Some Girl(s)
Lindsay
 2011 Appropriate Adult (TV 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 Mary in "The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman - National Theatre, London (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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Personal Quote:

"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 »

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Won the role of Bess in Breaking the Waves (1996) after Helena Bonham Carter dropped out at the last minute because of the film's explicit sexuality. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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