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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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 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie) (completed)
Her Ladyship
  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2015 A Song for Jenny (TV Movie)
Julie Nicholson
 2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series)
Grace McKee
- Part 2 (2015) ... Grace McKee
- Part 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
 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
 1997 Metroland
 1994 A Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Appeared in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" - Out of Joint theatre company (1995). See more »

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


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 »


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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