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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 & 53 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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 2018 Little Women (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Marmee March
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Marmee March
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Marmee March
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Marmee March
 2018 The Happy Prince (post-production)
Constance
  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2018 Untitled BBC King Lear Adaptation (TV Movie)
Regan
 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Chief of Staff Fox
 2017 On Chesil Beach
Violet Ponting
 2017 Happy Family
Emma
 2017 Apple Tree Yard (TV Mini-Series)
Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Yvonne Carmichael
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
Her Ladyship
 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
 2015 A Royal Night Out
Queen
 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
Claire
 2007/II A-Z (Short) (voice)
 2006 Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
Lena Leonard
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elsie
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia
 1997 The Boxer
Maggie
 1997 Metroland
Marion
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Rosalie
- Summer Day's Dream (1994) ... Rosalie
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Other Works:

Played Sonya in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and Viola in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" - Donmar Warehouse, London (2002)/ Brooklyn Academy of Music (2003). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 4 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 »

Trivia:

Was considered for the lead role in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), along with fellow Brits Kate Winslet and Rachel Weisz, and American model-turned-actress Cameron Diaz. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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