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Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. Thompson's wit was cultivated ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »

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Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks P.L. Travers
Love Actually
The Remains of the Day


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 2019 Missing Link (filming) (voice)
 2019 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (filming)
Polynesia (voice)
 2019 Late Night (post-production)
 2018 King Lear (TV Movie)
 2017 Upstart Crow (TV Series)
Elizabeth l
 2017 The Children Act
Fiona Maye
 2017 Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts
 2016 High Road (TV Series short)
Emma Thompson
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Dr Rawlings
 2016 Alone in Berlin
Anna Quangel
 2015 Sainsbury's: Mog's Christmas Calamity (Video short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2015/I Burnt
Dr Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
 2015 Love Song (Short)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Catherine Bryson
 2014 Effie Gray
Lady Eastlake
 2014 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Lovett
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
P.L. Travers
 2013 The Love Punch
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Queen
 2012 Men in Black 3
Agent O
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Professor Sybil Trelawney
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee
 2009 Pirate Radio
 2009 An Education
 2008 Last Chance Harvey
Kate Walker
 2008 Brideshead Revisited
Lady Marchmain
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Karen Eiffel
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Professor Sybil Trelawney
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse Emily / The Angel / Homeless Woman
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 2003 Love Actually
 2002 Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elinor Dashwood (uncredited)
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
Captain Amelia (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet
Captain Amelia (voice)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Vivian Bearing
 2000 Maybe Baby
 1998 Judas Kiss
FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
 1998 Primary Colors
Susan Stanton
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Emma Thompson
 1997 The Winter Guest
 1997 Hospital! (TV Movie)
Elephant Woman
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Elinor Dashwood
 1995 Carrington
Dora Carrington
 1994 Junior
Dr. Diana Reddin
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Marie Bonnar
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Gareth Peirce
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Miss Kenton
 1993 Much Ado About Nothing
 1992 Peter's Friends
Maggie Chester
 1992 Howards End
Margaret Schlegel
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Nanny Gee
 1991 Dead Again
Grace / Margaret Strauss
 1991 Impromptu
Duchess D'Antan
 1989 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Alison Porter
 1989 Henry V
Princess Katherine de Valois
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jenny Wilbur / Catherine Winslow
 1989 The Tall Guy
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Harriet Pringle
 1987 Tutti Frutti (TV Mini-Series)
Suzi Kettles
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series)
Various Characters / Patronising Woman / Sherri / ...
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Miss Money-Sterling
 1984 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Young Woman
 1983 The Crystal Cube (TV Movie)
Jackie Meld / Various Roles
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series)
Mrs. Wally / Sue / Receptionist / ...
 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue (TV Movie)
Various Characters
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Played "Sally" in the musical "Me and My Girl" - Adelphi Theatre, London. See more »

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14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I've realized that in all the great stories, even if there's a happily-ever-after ending, there's something sad. See more »


Prior to giving birth to her daughter Gaia in 1999, Thompson became pregnant by her then-husband Kenneth Branagh in 1994 and partner Greg Wise in 1997; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions. Thompson and Wise used IVF to conceive Gaia. See more »

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