Emma Thompson

Dame Emma Thompson is a British actress and screenwriter. Described as one of the best actresses of her generation, she portrays reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations. She has received various accolades throughout her career spanning four decades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco. In 1985, she starred in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, which was a breakthrough in her career. In 1987, she came to prominence for her performances 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.

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Emma Thompson is joined by daughter Gaia, 22, and husband Greg Wise at Matilda premiere

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Eddie Izzard, Dame Emma Thompson and Greg Wise attend event in honour of Alan Rickman

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Emma Thompson enjoys a coastal walk in Sydney with Daryl McCormack

Emma Thompson makes glamourous departure from Sydney theatre following Q&A for her new film

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