Emma is the daughter of English actress Phyllida Law and of stage director Eric Thompson. Actress Sophie Thompson is her sister. Emma attended the Camden School for Girls, a comprehensive girls' secondary school in North London.
She first came into the limelight at Cambridge, where she studied English Literature and was an active member of the Cambridge Footlights alongside close friends Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. While at the University she co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed an all-female revue. Soon after graduation she found success in London's West End in a production of Me And My Girl. The revised script for the show was written by university friend Stephen Fry.
Emma's early television roles were in comedy, but she soon took on straight acting parts. She married Shakespearian actor and director Kenneth Branagh in 1989 after they met whilst filming the BBC drama Fortunes Of War. They made numerous films together for the Renaissance Company, many of them Shakespeare adaptations. They divorced in 1994.
She married actor Greg Wise, whom she worked with on her award winning film adaptation of Jane Ausitn's Sense And Sensibility, in 2003.
.Emma received an Academy Award for her role as Margaret Schlegel in Howard's End (1992) and also had Oscar nominations for The Remains of the Day and In the Name of the Father. She is also a successful screen writer. Emma has achieved international recognition for her writing and performance in Nanny McPhee.
Emma is also known for her charity wrork, drawing attention to the plight of the impoverished and exploited around the world. She is a member of many NGOs and is a patron of the British Refugee Council.
On December 4th, 1999 (at the age of forty), Emma gave birth to her first child, a daughter called Gaia Romilly Wise.… Expand
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|Voyage of Time||TBA||Narrator||tbd|
|A Walk in the Woods||TBA||Cast||tbd|
|Annie||Dec 19, 2014||Writer / Screenplay||tbd|
|Men, Women & Children||Oct 1, 2014||Cast||tbd|
|The Love Punch||May 23, 2014||Kate||tbd|
|Saving Mr. Banks||Dec 13, 2013||P.L. Travers / P.L. Travers||7.7|
|Beautiful Creatures||Feb 14, 2013||Seraphine/Mrs. Lincoln / Mrs. Lincoln / Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine||6.0|
|Brave||Jun 22, 2012||Queen Elinor / Elinor / Queen Elinor||7.2|
|Men in Black III||May 25, 2012||Agent O / Oh||6.9|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||Jul 15, 2011||Sybill Trelawney||8.1|
|Nanny McPhee Returns||Aug 20, 2010||Executive Producer / Writer / Written By / Nanny McPhee||5.1|
|Last Chance Harvey||Dec 25, 2008||Kate Walker||6.5|
|Nanny McPhee||Jan 27, 2006||Screenplay / Nanny McPhee||6.4|
|Pride & Prejudice||Nov 11, 2005||Writer||8.8|
|Imagining Argentina||Jun 11, 2004||Cecilia Rueda||6.1|
|Love Actually||Nov 7, 2003||Karen||7.9|
|Treasure Planet||Nov 5, 2002||Captain Amelia||7.9|
|Maybe Baby||Aug 24, 2001||Druscilla||6.2|
|Primary Colors||Mar 20, 1998||Susan Stanton||7.4|
|Sense and Sensibility||Dec 13, 1995||Screenplay / Elinor Dashwood||8.5|
|In the Name of the Father||Dec 29, 1993||Gareth Peirce||8.7|
|The Remains of the Day||Nov 5, 1993||Miss Kenton||8.8|
|Howards End||Mar 13, 1992||Margaret J. 'Meg' Schlegel||8.1|
|Dead Again||Aug 23, 1991||Grace/Margaret Strauss||7.1|