Emma Thompson

  • Emma Thompson
    • Famous as : Actress, screenwriter
    • Birth Name : Emma Thompson
    • Birth Date : April 15, 1959
    • Birth Place : Paddington, London, England, UK
    • Spouse : Kenneth Branagh (actor, 20-Aug-89 - 1-Oct-95), Greg Wise (actor, since 29-Jul-03)
    • Claim to Fame : As Margaret Schlegel in "Howards End" (1992)

Emma Thompson Biography

Following in the footsteps of her actor parents, Emma Thompson also made acting as her career. During her younger years, she was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club. The Paddington, London-bred then began acting professionally in several comedy programs before finally rising to prominence through her starring roles on BBC series, "Tutti Frutti" and "Fortunes of War", both of which won her BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress.

Thompson's first film role was that as Kate Lemmon in the 1989 "The Tall Guy". This was followed by parts in such films as "Dead Again" (1991), "Peter's Friends" (1992), and "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993). Her next film "Howards End", which featured her as lady Margaret Schlegel, won her a Best Actress Oscar. In 1993, she received double Oscar nominations; for Best Actress for her acting in "The Remains of the Day" and for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a campaigning lawyer Gareth Peirce in "In the Name of the Father".

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