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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 & 41 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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She acted in Brian Friel's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory, Mark Strong, Selina Cadell, David Bradley, Luke Jardine, Paul Jesson, Cherry Morris, Anthony O'Donnell, Gary Powell, and Gyuri Sarossy in the cast. Sam Mendes... 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 journalists constantly asking her if she'd like children, especially as she had been married for 10 years: "'Yeah, I was asked that every single time, and it did feel quite personal. Especially if you say that yes, you do want children. You have to say if you're actually trying for them. And you don't always especially want to tell the whole world how that's going.'" See more »

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Her performance as Bess McNeill is ranked #18 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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