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Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. Thompson's wit was cultivated ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
(1995)
Love Actually
(2003)
Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee Nanny McPhee
(2005)
Howards End
Howards End Margaret Schlegel
(1992)

Filmography

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 2017 The Children Act
Fiona Maye
 2016 High Road (TV Series short)
Emma Thompson
- Broken Waters (2016) ... Emma Thompson
 2015 Sainsbury's: Mog's Christmas Calamity (Video short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2015/I Burnt
Dr Rosshilde
 2015 Barney Thomson
Cemolina
 2015 Love Song (Short)
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Love Punch
Kate
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Queen
- Walking the Dogs (2012) ... The Queen
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
She
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Nurse Emily / The Angel / Homeless Woman
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
Captain Amelia (voice)
 2002 Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elinor Dashwood (uncredited)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Vivian Bearing
 2000 Maybe Baby
Druscilla
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Emma Thompson
- Emma (1997) ... Emma Thompson
 1997 Hospital! (TV Movie)
Elephant Woman
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Marie Bonnar
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Nanny Gee
 1989 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Alison Porter
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jenny Wilbur / Catherine Winslow
- Knuckle (1989) ... Jenny Wilbur
 1989 The Tall Guy
Kate
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Various roles
 1985 Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs (TV Movie)
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
Various
 1983-1984 Alfresco (TV Series)
Various Characters / Patronising Woman / Sherri / ...
- Episode #2.6 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1984) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.2 (1984) ... Various Characters
 1984 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Young Woman
- Slags (1984) ... Young Woman
 1983 The Crystal Cube (TV Movie)
Jackie Meld / Various roles
 1982 There's Nothing to Worry About! (TV Series)
Mrs. Wally / Sue / Receptionist / ...
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Sue / Receptionist / Sister Resistor / ...
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Singer / NurseNHS Mother / ...
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Mrs. Wally / Helen / Rouble Singer / ...
 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue (TV Movie)
Various Characters
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Other Works:

Appeared in "Beyond the Footlights" which she also co-wrote - Lyric Hammersmith, London. See more »

Publicity Listings:

14 Interviews | 28 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can't stand this new culture of the instant disposable celebrity. It's all so vulgar. See more »

Trivia:

In 2016, Emma Thompson played a high-octane version of herself in the comedy web series High Road. The performance earned Thompson a "Best Guest Actress - Comedy" nomination at the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards. Her husband, Greg Wise, is also nominated for his work in the same episode. Winners will be announced at the ISAs ceremony in Los Angeles on April 5, 2017. See more »

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Aries

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