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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 & 102 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood
(1995)
Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks P.L. Travers
(2013)
Love Actually
(2003)
The Remains of the Day
(1993)

Filmography

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 2018 King Lear (TV Movie) (post-production)
Goneril
 2017 The Children Act
Fiona Maye
 2017 Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Potts
 2016 High Road (TV Series short)
Emma Thompson
- Broken Waters (2016) ... Emma Thompson
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Dr Rawlings
 2016 Alone in Berlin
Anna Quangel
 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)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Catherine Bryson
 2014 Effie Gray
Lady Eastlake
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
P.L. Travers
 2013 The Love Punch
Kate
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine
 2012 Brave
Elinor (voice)
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Queen
- Walking the Dogs (2012) ... The Queen
 2012 Men in Black 3
Agent O
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Professor Sybil Trelawney
 2010 The Song of Lunch (TV Movie)
She
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns
Nanny McPhee
 2009 Pirate Radio
Charlotte
 2009 An Education
Headmistress
 2008 Last Chance Harvey
Kate Walker
 2008 Brideshead Revisited
Lady Marchmain
 2007 I Am Legend
Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Karen Eiffel
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Professor Sybil Trelawney
 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
- Perestroika (2003) ... Nurse Emily / The Angel
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Nurse Emily / Homeless Woman / The Angel
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Cecilia Rueda
 2003 Love Actually
Karen
 2002 Treasure Planet (Video Game)
Captain Amelia (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet
Captain Amelia (voice)
 2002 Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Elinor Dashwood (uncredited)
 2001 Wit (TV Movie)
Vivian Bearing
 2000 Maybe Baby
Druscilla
 1998 Judas Kiss
FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
 1998 Primary Colors
Susan Stanton
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Emma Thompson
- Emma (1997) ... Emma Thompson
 1997 The Winter Guest
Frances
 1997 Hospital! (TV Movie)
Elephant Woman
 1995 Sense and Sensibility
Elinor Dashwood
 1995 Carrington
Dora Carrington
 1994 Junior
Dr. Diana Reddin
 1994 The Blue Boy (TV Movie)
Marie Bonnar
 1994 My Father the Hero
Isabel (uncredited)
 1993 In the Name of the Father
Gareth Peirce
 1993 The Remains of the Day
Miss Kenton
 1993 Much Ado About Nothing
Beatrice
 1992 Peter's Friends
Maggie Chester
 1992 Howards End
Margaret Schlegel
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Nanny Gee
- One Hugs, the Other Doesn't (1992) ... Nanny Gee
 1991 Dead Again
Grace / Margaret Strauss
 1991 Impromptu
Duchess D'Antan
 1989 Look Back in Anger (TV Movie)
Alison Porter
 1989 Henry V
Princess Katherine de Valois
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Jenny Wilbur / Catherine Winslow
- Knuckle (1989) ... Jenny Wilbur
- The Winslow Boy (1989) ... Catherine Winslow
 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
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Harriet Pringle
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Harriet Pringle
 1987 Tutti Frutti (TV Mini-Series)
Suzi Kettles
- A Wop-Boppa Loo-Bop a Wop-Bam Boom (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Love Hurts (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- Gin a Body, Dig a Body (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
- On the Road Again (1987) ... Suzi Kettles
 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 Young Ones (TV Series)
Miss Money-Sterling
- Bambi (1984) ... Miss Money-Sterling
 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
Show Show Writer (13 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (124 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (24 credits)

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Other Works:

Played "The Fool" in William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and "Helena" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - International tour. 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:

Books are like people, in that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. See more »

Trivia:

Though she is not seen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) after her character is fired, it is her voice that speaks the prophecy that Harry retrieves at the film's ending. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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