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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 32 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Gosford Park Elsie
(2001)
Breaking the Waves Bess McNeill
(1996)
Punch-Drunk Love Lena Leonard
(2002)
Red Dragon Reba McClane
(2002)

Filmography

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  Fortunate Sons (announced)
Mrs. Evans (rumored)
 2021 Midas Man (pre-production)
Epstein's Mother
 2021 Monster Family 2
Emma
 2021 Too Close (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Emma Robertson
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Dr. Emma Robertson
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Dr. Emma Robertson
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Dr. Emma Robertson
 2020 The Third Day (TV Mini Series)
Mrs. Martin
- Last Day - The Dark (2020) ... Mrs. Martin
- Tuesday - The Daughter (2020) ... Mrs. Martin
- Monday - The Mother (2020) ... Mrs. Martin
- Sunday - The Ghost (2020) ... Mrs. Martin
- Saturday - The Son (2020) ... Mrs. Martin
 2019 Chernobyl (TV Mini Series)
Ulana Khomyuk
- Vichnaya Pamyat (2019) ... Ulana Khomyuk
- The Happiness of All Mankind (2019) ... Ulana Khomyuk
- Open Wide, O Earth (2019) ... Ulana Khomyuk
- Please Remain Calm (2019) ... Ulana Khomyuk
 2018 King Lear (TV Movie)
Regan
 2018 The Happy Prince
Constance Wilde
 2017 Little Women (TV Mini Series)
Marmee March
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Marmee March
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Marmee March
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Marmee March
 2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Chief of Staff Fox
 2017 On Chesil Beach
Violet Ponting
 2017 Monster Family
Emma (English version, voice)
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
Elsa Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Nine (2017) ... Elsa Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Eight (2017) ... Elsa Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Seven (2017) ... Elsa Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter One (2017) ... Elsa Einstein
 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 Everest
Helen Wilton
 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
 2015 Little Boy
Emma Busbee
 2014 Testament of Youth
Mrs. Brittain
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Beryl Wilde
 2013 The Book Thief
Rosa Hubermann
 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
 2013 Some Girl(S)
Lindsay
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Countess Lydia Ivanova
 2011 War Horse
Rose Narracott
 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
 2010 Cemetery Junction
Mrs Kendrick
 2009 Within the Whirlwind
Evgenia Ginzburg
 2009 Cold Souls
Claire
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Tammy
 2008 The Memory Keeper's Daughter (TV Movie)
Caroline Gil
 2008 Fireflies in the Garden
Jane Lawrence
 2007/II A-Z (Short)
Mrs P (voice)
 2007 The Water Horse
Anne MacMorrow
 2006 Miss Potter
Millie Warne
 2006 Crusade in Jeans
Mary Vega
 2005 Separate Lies
Anne Manning
 2005 The Proposition
Martha Stanley
 2005 Corpse Bride
Victoria Everglot (voice)
 2005 Wah-Wah
Ruby Compton
 2004 Boo, Zino & the Snurks
Alanta (English version, voice)
 2003 Blossoms & Blood (Video short)
Lena Leonard
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elsie
 2002 Equilibrium
Mary O'Brien
 2002 Red Dragon
Reba McClane
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love
Lena Leonard
 2001 Gosford Park
Elsie
 2000 The Luzhin Defence
Natalia
 2000 Trixie
Trixie Zurbo
 1999 Angela's Ashes
Angela McCourt
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Olive Stanton
 1998 Hilary and Jackie
Jackie Du Pré
 1997 The Boxer
Maggie
 1997 Metroland
Marion
 1997 The Mill on the Floss (TV Movie)
Maggie Tulliver
 1996 Breaking the Waves
Bess McNeill
 1994 Performance (TV Series)
Rosalie
- Summer Day's Dream (1994) ... Rosalie
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(January 1995-March 1995; April 1995-February 1996) She acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II, "The Merry Wives of Windsor;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Jack Waters  (2 children)

Children:

Juliet | See more »

Parents:

Watson, Katharine | Watson, Richard
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Personal Quote:

"The first Oscarcast, I was definitely functioning in a surreal mode. It was like I was watching myself watch the ceremony. Yet I had a good time. Hey, wearing a beautiful dress and being surrounded by beautiful people is not a terrible way to spend an evening. And I had a great time at all the parties. The second Oscarcast, I just went and planned on enjoying myself. People think of me as such a... See more »

Trivia:

She was considered for the part of Mrs. Moravcová in Anthropoid (2016), eventually played by Alena Mihulová. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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