Emma Thompson Biography
Emma Thompson was born on 15th April 1959 in Paddington, London, United Kingdom. She is a British actress and screenwriter. Thompson has appeared in 44 films, 20 television programmes and eight stage productions as of July 2017. Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe.
After appearing in several comedy programmes, she first came to prominence in 1987 in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. Her first film role was in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy, and in the early 1990s, she frequently collaborated with her then husband, actor and director Kenneth Branagh. The pair became popular in the British media and co-starred in several films, including Dead Again (1991) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).
In 1992, Thompson won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the period drama Howards End. In 1993, she garnered dual Academy Award nominations for her roles in The Remains of the Day as the housekeeper of a grand household and In the Name of the Father as a lawyer. Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility (1995), which earned her (among other awards) an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. Other notable film and television credits include: the Harry Potter film series, Wit (2001), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Men in Black 3 (2012), Brave (2012) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). In 2013, she received acclaim and several award nominations for her portrayal of P. L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks.
Emma Thompson Age
She was born on 15th April 1959 in Paddington, London, United Kingdom, to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law.
Emma Thompson Husband
In 1987 she met Kenneth Branagh, actor and director, while filming the television series Fortunes of War. The couple married in 1989 and proceeded to appear in several films together, with Branagh often casting her in his own productions.In September 995, Thompson and Branagh announced that they had separated; their statement to the press blamed their work schedules.
In 1995 while filmimg Sense and Sensibility she began a relationship with her co-star Greg Wise. In 2003, Thompson and Wise got married in Dunoon.
Emma Thompson Children
She has two children a daughter Gaia Romilly Wise and son Tindyebwa Agaba Wise who was adopted after they struggled to conceive for the second time.
Emma Thompson Son
In 2003, Thompson and her husband informally adopted a Rwandan orphan and former child soldier named Tindyebwa Agaba. They met at a Refugee Council event when he was 16, and she invited him to spend Christmas at their home. Agaba became a British citizen in 2009.
Emma Thompson Family
Her parents are Phyllida Law who is a Scottish actress and Eric Thompson who was involved in theatre, and was the writer–narrator of the popular children’s television series The Magic Roundabout.
Emma Thompson Sister
Her sister is Sophie Thompson who is an English actress who has worked in television, film and theatre. She received an Olivier Award nomination for the 1995 London revival of the musical Company, before winning the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the London revival of Into the Woods.
Emma Thompson Mother
Her mother is Scottish actress Phyllida Law, known for her film roles and numerous small screen roles.
Emma Thompson Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Emma Thompson Oscar
She has been nominated for the oscar awards five times and won twice.
- 1996: Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Sense and Sensibility (Won)
- 1993: Best Actress, Howards End (Won)
- 1996: Best Actress, Sense and Sensibility (Nominee)
- 1994: Best Actress, The Remains of the Day (Nominee)
- 1994: Best Supporting Actress, In the name of faith (Nominee)
Emma Thompson Awards
She has won and been nominated for many awards during her career, including five Academy Award nominations (winning two), nine Golden Globe Award nominations (winning two), seven BAFTA Award nominations (winning three), and six Emmy Award nominations (winning one).
Emma Thompson Books
- 2014: The Spectacular Tale Of Peter Rabbit
- 2012: The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
- 2002: Co Edition South Africa Felicity Wishes Friendship
- 1995: Jane Austen’s Sense & sensibility
Emma Thompson Movies
- 2017: Beauty and the Beast
- 2003: Love Actually
- 1995: Sense and Sensibility
- 2013: Saving Mr. Banks
- 2005: Nanny McPhee
- 1993: The Remains of the Day
- 1992: Howards End
- 2006: Stranger than Fiction
- 1991: Dead Again
- 2012: Brave
- 2010: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
- 1993: Much Ado About Nothing
- 1993: In the Name of the Father
- 2012: Men in Black 3
- 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- 2008: Last Chance Harvey
- 2014: Effie Gray
- 2013: Beautiful Creatures
- 2008: Brideshead Revisited
- 2013: The Love Punch
- 2016: Alone in Berlin
- 2007: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- 2016: Bridget Jones’s Baby
- 1989: Henry V
- 2009: An Education
- 2001: Wit
- 1998: Primary Colors
- 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson
- 1992: Peter’s Friends
- 2015: A Walk in the Woods
- 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
- 1997: The Winter Guest
- 2009: The Boat That Rocked
- 2002: Treasure Planet
- 2003: Imagining Argentina
- 1989: The Tall Guy
- 1994: Junior
- 2000: Maybe Baby
- 2015: Burnt
- 2014: Men, Women & Children
- 1995: Carrington
- 1991: Impromptu
- 2010: The Song of Lunch
- 2007; I Am Legend
- 2017: The Meyerowitz Stories
- 1989: Look Back in Anger
- 1998: Judas Kiss
- 1994: My Father the Hero
- 1994: The Blue Boy
- The Crystal Cube
- 2001: We Know Where You Live. Live!