Emma Thompson

Biography: 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
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.
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Emma Thompson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 87 Howards End
Lowest Metascore: 27 Imagining Argentina
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
87 Howards End Mar 13, 1992 Margaret J. 'Meg' Schlegel 8.2
87 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Jul 15, 2011 Sybill Trelawney 8.1
84 The Remains of the Day Nov 5, 1993 Miss Kenton 8.8
84 In the Name of the Father Dec 29, 1993 Gareth Peirce 8.1
84 Sense and Sensibility Dec 13, 1995 Screenplay / Elinor Dashwood 8.5
82 Pride & Prejudice Nov 11, 2005 Writer 8.8
70 Primary Colors Mar 20, 1998 Susan Stanton 7.4
69 Brave Jun 22, 2012 Queen Elinor / Elinor / Queen Elinor 7.2
66 Dead Again Aug 23, 1991 Grace/Margaret Strauss 8.2
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 P.L. Travers / P.L. Travers 7.7
60 Treasure Planet Nov 5, 2002 Captain Amelia 8.0
59 Nanny McPhee Jan 27, 2006 Screenplay / Nanny McPhee 6.4
58 Men in Black III May 25, 2012 Agent O / Oh 6.9
57 Last Chance Harvey Dec 25, 2008 Kate Walker 6.4
55 Love Actually Nov 7, 2003 Karen 8.1
52 Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Executive Producer / Writer / Written By / Nanny McPhee 5.1
52 Beautiful Creatures Feb 14, 2013 Seraphine/Mrs. Lincoln / Mrs. Lincoln / Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine 6.1
46 Maybe Baby Aug 24, 2001 Druscilla 6.2
44 The Love Punch May 23, 2014 Kate 3.0
37 Men, Women & Children Oct 1, 2014 Cast / Narrator 5.7
33 Annie Dec 19, 2014 Writer / Screenplay 3.5
27 Imagining Argentina Jun 11, 2004 Cecilia Rueda 6.1
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