Emma Thompson is a scriptwriter and actor from the United Kingdom. She is a well-known actress who has received numerous accolades throughout her career. She is well-known for her work and exceptional performances, for which critics and audiences alike consistently praise her.
Famous for her role in the Cruella de Vil film.
Emma Thompson (full name)
Actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian are just a few of her professions.
My age is 63. (in 2022)
April 15, 1959, is my birthday.
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Zodiac Sign of the Atheist Aries
Beginnings of Life and Work
Emma Thompson is the daughter of Scottish actress Phyllida Law and English actor Eric Thompson. She was born in London, England on April 15, 1959. Sophie, who is also an actress, is her younger sister.
Thompson attended Camden School for Girls when she was younger. She spent her childhood in Scotland, visiting her grandparents and uncle in Ardentinny on a regular basis. Thompson went to Cambridge’s Newnham College to study English for her higher education.
She became the first female member of the Cambridge Footlights, a renowned sketch comedy troupe at the university. She became the group’s vice president in 1980 and co-directed “Woman’s Hour,” the organization’s first all-female revue.
Thompson and the Footlights took home the Perrier Award for their show “The Cellar Tapes” the following year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Thompson made her professional stage debut in “Not the Nine O’Clock News” in 1982. She then moved to television, where she frequently collaborated with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, both of whom were members of the Footlights.
“There’s Nothing to Worry About!” and “The Crystal Cube,” as well as the sketch show “Alfresco,” which aired for two seasons between 1983 and 1984, are among her credits.
Thompson made her Broadway debut in 1985 as Sally Smith in the West End revival of “Me and My Girl.” Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs,” a Channel 4 special she wrote and acted in, was released the following year.
Thompson shot to fame in 1987 after starring in two television miniseries: “Fortunes of War,” a World War II drama, and “Tutti Frutti,” a dark comedy. For both performances, she won a BAFTA for Best Actress.
Part 1 of a filmography
In 1989, Thompson starred in the romantic comedy “The Tall Guy,” which was her feature picture debut. She played Princess Katherine in Kenneth Branagh’s critically praised cinematic rendition of “Henry V” later that year. Thompson reteamed with Branagh in the neo-noir thriller “Dead Again” in 1991, and also acted in the historical drama “Impromptu” in 1992.
The following year, she starred in Kenneth Branagh’s comedy “Peter’s Friends” as well as James Ivory’s literary adaptation “Howards End.” Thompson won her first Academy Award nomination and win for her portrayal in the latter as Margaret Schlegel.
In 1993, she was nominated for two Academy Awards for “The Remains of the Day” and “In the Name of the Father,” which brought her much more recognition. She also appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s cinematic adaption of “Much Ado About Nothing” that same year.
Thompson had another huge hit with the 1995 Jane Austen adaptation “Sense & Sensibility,” directed by Ang Lee, following performances in “Junior” and “Carrington.” She acted as Elinor Dashwood and penned the screenplay; she earned her second Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for her writing.
Thompson became the first and only actor to win an Academy Award for both acting and writing as a result of his efforts. She appeared in “The Winter Guest,” “Primary Colors,” and “Judas Kiss” over the remainder of the 1990s.
Part 2 of a filmography
Thompson appeared in films such as “Maybe Baby,” “Treasure Planet,” “Imagining Argentina,” and “Love Actually” in the early 2000s. She made her screen debut in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in 2004, playing Professor Sybill Trelawney, a role she would return to in the succeeding “Potter” films.
The fantasy comedies “Nanny McPhee” and “Stranger than Fiction,” as well as the period drama “Brideshead Revisited,” the love drama “Last Chance Harvey,” the coming-of-age drama “An Education,” and the comedy “The Boat That Rocked,” were among her other credits throughout the decade.
Thompson acted in three films in 2013: “Beautiful Creatures,” “The Love Punch,” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” following her roles in “Men in Black 3” and “Brave” in 2012. Her portrayal of P.L. Travers, the author of “Mary Poppins,” in the latter film received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations.
Thompson went on to star in films like “Effie Gray,” “A Walk in the Woods,” “The Legend of Barney Thomson,” “Burn,” “Alone in Berlin,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “Sea Sorrow,” “The Meyerowitz Stories,” and “The Children Act,” among others. “Late Night,” “How to Build a Girl,” “Last Christmas,” and “Cruella” are just a few of her subsequent film credits.
Theater and Television
Thompson made television appearances in “Knuckle,” “The Winslow Boy,” “The Blue Boy,” and “Hospital!” after her breakthroughs in the late 1980s. Mike Nichols’ famous television film “Wit,” in which she both appeared and scripted, was released in 2001.
Thompson then starred in “Angels in America,” another Mike Nichols television production, two years later. “The Song of Lunch,” “Walking the Dogs,” and the miniseries “Years and Years” are just a few of her numerous television appearances.
Thompson has been in several theatre productions, including “Me and My Girl,” “Look Back in Anger,” “King Lear,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In a performance of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” she played Mrs. Lovett from 2014 to 2015.
Charity and Personal Life
Thompson married Kenneth Branagh, an actor, and director, in 1989, after meeting him on the set of “Fortunes of War.” The duo appeared in a number of films together and earned a lot of press. Branagh had an affair with actress Helena Bonham Carter after they divorced in 1995.
Thompson then began dating Greg Wise, her co-star in “Sense and Sensibility.” They married in 2003 and have a daughter named Gaia, as well as an informally adopted son named Tindyebwa, who is a former Rwandan child soldier. Thompson and Wise split their time between London’s West Hampstead and Venice, Italy.
Thompson is an outspoken supporter of human rights. She chairs the Helen Bamber Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims and is an ambassador for the organization ActionAid.
Thompson is also a committed environmentalist who has worked with Greenpeace on several projects opposing climate change and arctic oil extraction. She’s also a Galapagos Conservation Trust ambassador from the United Kingdom.