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Emma Thompson
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Trivia

Her daughter's name is Gaia Romilly Wise.

On Saturday 4th December 1999 Emma gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Greg Wise and jokingly called her "jane.com".

(1997) Living with Greg Wise

(October 1997) Ranked #91 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Educated at Cambridge University, studied English Literature.

Cambridge Footlights Revue (198?) with Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry.

She co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed Cambridge University's first all-female revue "Woman's Hour" in 1983.

Elder sister of Sophie Thompson.

Was recently named to the Board of Advisors for FAHRENHEIT Theatre Company, Cincinnati's Classical Theatre In Cincinnati, OH. For more information, see the FTC WebPage

Her mother is Phyllida Law, who has appeared in several movies with her.

Father is stage director Eric Thompson (I).

Was originally slated to play the role of "God" in Kevin Smith (II)'s Dogma (1999). She was unable to perform due to her pregnancy.

left-handed

Turned down the Jodie Foster role in Anna and the King (1999).

She was initially cast as the lead in Basic Instinct (1992), but refused later on. About Sharon Stone's appearance she said: “As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone's love scene in "Basic Instinct", they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye.”


Personal quotes

"She's brilliant and, like all great actresses, completely mad." (Stephen fry on Emma Thompson)

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Extraordinarily gifted and appealing actress who catapulted to stardom with her brilliant, Oscar-winning performance as Margaret Schlegel in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Howards End (1992). Thompson began acting at Cambridge University with the comedy troupe Footlights, and after experience on television with fellow troupe members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, she starred in her first stage musical, "Me and My Girl," opposite Robert Lindsay. She won a British Academy Award for her work on the BBC series "Tutti Frutti" and "Fortunes of War" and became friends with her "Fortunes" costar, Kenneth Branagh, who cast her as Katherine of France in his Oscar-winning adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V (1989). Branagh and Thompson were married after the film's release and since then, she has starred in many of his films: in the dual role of a present-day Californian and a forties European woman in Dead Again (1991), in a deliciously funny performance as a nerdy, neurotic cat lover in Peter's Friends (1992), and most memorably, as Beatrice opposite Branagh's Benedick in the rousing Much Ado About Nothing (1993). They starred, as well, in a BBC production of Look Back in Anger (1993). Thompson has also appeared in The Tall Guy (1990) and Impromptu (1991), and was featured in a memorable episode of television's "Cheers." She reteamed with her Howards End costar Anthony Hopkins in the Merchant-Ivory film The Remains of the Day (1993), and played a lawyer defending an accused IRA terrorist in In the Name of the Father (1993), earning Oscar nominations for both performances. She made an unbilled cameo as Gerard Depardieu's girlfriend in My Father the Hero and teamed with her least likely costar, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Junior (both 1994) before taking the title role in Carrington (1995).

Emma Thompson stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Dead Again 1991 With Greta at Showcase North Haven Digital ****
Howards End 1992 With Greta * 1/2
Peterís Friends 1992 With Trish at Showcase Orange Digital ** 1/2
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 with Judy Lenzi-Magoveny and others at York Square Digital ****
Remains of the Day 1993 With Dad, Anne and Jean at Mine-Cine 1-4 * 1/2
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Suzy Digital **
Primary Colors 1998 Branford Hoyts *** 1/2
Treasure Planet 2002 Family Digital *
Love Actually 2003 at Showcase Orange ***
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 w/ Kendra at Destina Middletown ** 1/2
Nanny McPhee 2005 family on DVD ***
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
I Am Legend 2007 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Kendra Digital ** 1/2
Last Chance Harvey 2008 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Pirate Radio 2009 Suzy Digital ***
An Education 2009 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Family Digital ***
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Men In Black 3 2012 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Brave 2012 Suzy and Hanna at Wallingford Holiday ***
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2
The Love Punch 2013 Suzy Digital **
A Walk in the Woods 2015 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Beauty and the Beast 2017 Hanna at Middletown *** 1/2