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      Emma Thompson

      Emma Thompson

      Highest Rated: 98% Henry V (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 15% Dolittle (2020)

      Birthday: Apr 15, 1959

      Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, UK

      Growing up in England, Emma Thompson gravitated towards writing and the arts, eventually pursuing an English degree at Newnham College at Cambridge. While there, she began to find her calling to acting, especially when she joined the school's sketch comedy group that included the likes of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. As she finished her time in school, she began to work her way onto the small screen, starting to break out in the mid-1980s with roles on shows such as "Tutti Frutti" (BBC 1987) and "Fortunes of War" (BBC1 1987), the latter of which is where she met her first husband Kenneth Branagh, who she would also go on to work with on a variety of films, including "Henry V" (1989), "Dead Again" (1991), and "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993). Her role in the Anthony Hopkins-starring "Howards End" (1992) drew her much acclaim and earned Thompson numerous Best Actress accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. The following year, she joined the exclusive club of getting a nomination for two projects, in this case, for "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and "The Remains of the Day" (1993), though she won neither award. Her marriage with Branagh ended around the same time as "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) debuted, which Thompson starred in and also wrote. Both her performance and her screenplay received critical acclaim, resulting in another Oscar win, this time for Best Adapted Screenplay. Following that, Thompson focused her acting more on the small screen again, finding plaudits for her work in various miniseries and TV movies including "Wit" (HBO 2001) and "Angels in America" (HBO 2003). Around the same time, she also appeared as Professor Trelawney in multiple Harry Potter films, first in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004). That was part of her return to more mainstream movies, as she appeared in both more nuanced dramas such as "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) and box office smashes like "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) and "Men in Black 3" (2012). In 2019, Thompson starred in the Mindy Kaling-penned comedy "Late Night" (2019) as a beleaguered late night talk show host.

      Highest rated movies

      98% Henry V
      97% Sense and Sensibility 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 96% The Remains of the Day 94% In the Name of the Father 94% Howards End 93% Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical 93% Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

      Photos

      PETER'S FRIENDS, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie, Rita Rudner, Alphonsia Emmanuel, 1992. © Samuel Goldwyn Films SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, 1995 STRANGER THAN FICTION, producer Lindsay Doran (left), Emma Thompson (far right), on set, 2006. (c) Sony Pictures BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, Hayley Atwell (center, with bangs), Emma Thompson (front left), Matthew Goode (right), 2008. ©Miramax MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Kate Beckinsale, Emma Thompson, 1993, (c) Samuel Goldwyn MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Denzel Washington, 1993, (c) Samuel Goldwyn HOWARDS END, Emma Thompson, 1992 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale, 1993 JUNIOR, Danny De Vito, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson, 1994 PETER'S FRIENDS, Rita Rudner, Emma Thompson, 1992. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, from left: Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, 1995, © Columbia CARRINGTON, Jonathan Pryce, Emma Thompson, Steven Waddington, 1995 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, 1995 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, 1995 DEAD AGAIN, Emma Thompson, 1991, (c) Paramount SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Emma Thompson, 1995 HOWARDS END, Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, 1992 TALL GUY, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James, 1989, (c)Miramax DEAD AGAIN, Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, 1991 IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, Emma Thompson, 1993

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mediha Executive Producer - 2023
      71% 85% What's Love Got to Do with It? Cath Stevenson (Character) $75.0K 2022
      93% 72% Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Miss Trunchbull (Character) - 2022
      93% 84% Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Nancy Stokes (Character) - 2022
      75% 97% Cruella The Baroness (Character) $86.1M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man With His Fingers In His Ears Executive Producer - 2020
      15% 76% Dolittle Poly (Voice) $77.0M 2020
      79% 54% How to Build a Girl Amanda (Character) $70.5K 2019
      46% 81% Last Christmas Petra (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $35.1M 2019
      80% 77% Late Night Katherine Newbury (Character) $15.5M 2019
      23% 66% Men in Black: International Agent O (Character) $80.0M 2019
      88% 67% Missing Link The Elder (Voice) $16.6M 2019
      91% 61% King Lear Goneril (Character) - 2018
      80% No Score Yet The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret Unknown (Character) - 2018
      37% 50% Johnny English Strikes Again Prime Minister (Character) $4.3M 2018
      74% 63% The Children Act Fiona Maye (Character) $432.5K 2017
      92% 72% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Maureen (Character) - 2017
      71% 80% Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts (Character) $504.0M 2017
      69% No Score Yet Sea Sorrow Unknown (Character) - 2017
      58% 52% Alone in Berlin Anna Quangel (Character) - 2016
      78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Dr. Rawlings (Character),
      Screenwriter
      $24.1M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Narrator - 2016
      62% 52% The Legend of Barney Thomson Cemolina (Character) - 2015
      28% 45% Burnt Dr. Rosshilde (Character) $13.7M 2015
      46% 48% A Walk in the Woods Catherine Bryson (Character) $29.5M 2015
      56% 73% Sold Executive Producer - 2014
      43% 40% Effie Gray Lady Eastlake (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      29% 31% The Love Punch Kate (Character) - 2013
      79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks P.L. Travers (Character) $83.3M 2013
      48% 54% Beautiful Creatures Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine (Character) $19.4M 2013
      67% 70% Men in Black 3 Agent O (Character) $179.0M 2012
      79% 75% Brave Elinor (Voice) - 2012
      96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Sybill Trelawney (Character) $381.0M 2011
      76% 55% Nanny McPhee Returns Nanny McPhee (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $29.0M 2010
      93% 80% An Education Headmistress (Character) $12.6M 2009
      60% 71% Pirate Radio Charlotte (Character) $8.0M 2009
      71% 53% Last Chance Harvey Kate Walker (Character) $14.9M 2008
      62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Lady Marchmain (Character) $6.4M 2008
      78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sybil Trelawney (Character) $292.0M 2007
      73% 85% Stranger Than Fiction Kay Eiffel (Character) $40.1M 2006
      74% 64% Nanny McPhee Nanny McPhee (Character),
      Writer
      $47.1M 2005
      90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Trelawney (Character) $249.4M 2004
      No Score Yet 80% Angels in America Nurse Emily (Character) - 2003
      31% 71% Imagining Argentina Cecilia Rueda (Character) - 2003
      64% 72% Love Actually Karen (Character) $60.1M 2003
      69% 72% Treasure Planet Captain Amelia (Voice) - 2002
      83% 91% Wit Vivian Bearing (Character),
      Writer
      - 2001
      50% 48% Maybe Baby Druscilla (Character) $19.1K 2000
      43% 48% Judas Kiss FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins (Character) - 1998
      80% 64% Primary Colors Susan Stanton (Character) $39.0M 1998
      63% 75% The Winter Guest Frances (Character) $849.3K 1997
      97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood (Character),
      Writer
      $42.0M 1995
      54% 74% Carrington Dora Carrington (Character) $2.3M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Boy Marie Bonnar (Character) - 1994
      39% 22% Junior Dr. Diana Reddin (Character) $36.7M 1994
      94% 95% In the Name of the Father Gareth Peirce (Character) $24.6M 1993
      96% 90% The Remains of the Day Miss Kenton (Character) $23.0M 1993
      90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice (Character) $22.5M 1993
      94% 81% Howards End Margaret Schlegel (Character) $157.9K 1992
      65% 77% Peter's Friends Maggie Chester (Character) $4.1M 1992
      81% 76% Dead Again Grace/Margaret Strauss (Character) $35.5M 1991
      74% 71% Impromptu Duchess D'Antan (Character) $128.6K 1991
      86% 66% The Tall Guy Kate (Character) $91.1K 1989
      98% 89% Henry V Katherine (Character) $10.2M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of War Harriet Pringle (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019 2022
      No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019 2022
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2018 2022
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2014 2017-2018 2020
      89% 89% Years and Years Vivienne Rook MP (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Unknown (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Playhouse Presents The Queen (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2010
      No Score Yet 100% QI Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      90% 93% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      87% 94% Cheers Nanny Gee (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of War Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet 96% The Young Ones Miss Money-Sterling (Guest Star) 1984