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Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who 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 by a cheerful, clever... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 60 wins & 112 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
(1995)
Saving Mr. Banks P.L. Travers
(2013)
(2003)
Howards End Margaret Schlegel
(1992)

Filmography

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 2021 Cruella (filming)
Baroness
 2020 Dolittle (post-production)
Polynesia (voice)
  Extinction (Short) (completed)
 2019 Last Christmas (completed)
Adelia
 2019 How to Build a Girl
Amanda
 2019 Years and Years (TV Series)
Vivienne Rook
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Vivienne Rook
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Vivienne Rook
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Vivienne Rook
- Episode #1.3 (2019) ... Vivienne Rook
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... Vivienne Rook
 2019 Missing Link
The Elder (voice)
 2019 Late Night
Katherine Newbury
 2018 Johnny English Strikes Again
Prime Minister
 2018 Greenpeace: There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom (Video short)
Narrator
 2018 King Lear (TV Movie)
Goneril
 2017 Upstart Crow (TV Series)
Elizabeth l
- A Christmas Crow (2017) ... Elizabeth l
 2017 The Children Act
Fiona Maye
 2017 Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts
 2016 High Road (TV Series short)
Emma Thompson
- Broken Waters (2016) ... 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
Cemolina
 2015/I Love Song (Short)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Catherine Bryson
 2014 Effie Gray
Lady Eastlake
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
P.L. Travers
 2013 The Love Punch
Kate
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Queen
- Walking the Dogs (2012) ... 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)
She
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee
 2009 Pirate Radio
Charlotte
 2009 An Education
Headmistress
 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 / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Millennium Approaches: The Messenger (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Millennium Approaches: In Vitro (2003) ... Nurse Emily
 2003 Love Actually
Karen
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 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
Druscilla
 1998 Judas Kiss
FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
 1998 Primary Colors
Susan Stanton
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Emma Thompson
- Emma (1997) ... Emma Thompson
 1997 The Winter Guest
Frances
 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
Beatrice
 1992 Peter's Friends
Maggie Chester
 1992 Howards End
Margaret Schlegel
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Nanny Gee
- One Hugs, the Other Doesn't (1992) ... 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
- Knuckle (1989) ... Jenny Wilbur
- The Winslow Boy (1989) ... Catherine Winslow
 1989 The Tall Guy
Kate
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various Roles
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Harriet Pringle
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
 1987 Tutti Frutti (TV Mini-Series)
Suzi Kettles
- A Wop-Boppa Loo-Bop a Wop-Bam Boom (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Love Hurts (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Gin a Body, Dig a Body (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- On the Road Again (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
Various
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series)
Various Characters / Patronising Woman / Sherri / ...
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... Various Characters
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Miss Money-Sterling
- Bambi (1984) ... Miss Money-Sterling
 1984 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Young Woman
- Slags (1984) ... 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 / ...
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Sue / Receptionist / Sister Resistor / ...
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Singer / NurseNHS Mother / ...
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Helen / Rouble Singer / ...
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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 | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[Walt] Disney had a very Dickensian childhood. Disneyland was a way of rendering the world a safe place for himself and other children. See more »

Trivia:

First experience of Los Angeles occurred in 1973 when, at age 14, she accompanied her father Eric Thompson who was scheduled to direct a theatrical production of Alan Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests" at the Ahmanson Theatre. Coincidentally, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (adjacent to the Ahmanson) would be where, 20 years on, Thompson was awarded her first Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (... See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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