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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 06 Aug 2010
  • Address:
    6714 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 75th
    Monthly Average: 62nd
  • Notes: Selected for 2010, 2,416th Star

Emma Thompson

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Previous star: Richard Crenna

Biography

Thompson in September 2014 at a London climate march

Source: Wikipedia

Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in period dramas and literary adaptations, often playing haughty or matronly characters with a sense of irony.

Fact file

  • Born: 15 April 1959 (age 56) Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Alma mater: Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, screenwriter, author, activist
  • Years active: 1982–present
  • Spouse(s): Kenneth Branagh (m. 1989–95) Greg Wise (m. 2003)
  • Children: 2
  • Parent(s): Eric Thompson Phyllida Law
  • Relatives: Sophie Thompson (sister)
  • Awards: Full list

Read more about Emma Thompson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews
BBC Entertainment, 2019-11-14 01:02:16
The actress discusses her film Last Christmas and why it's "just not helpful" to read her reviews.

sclarkevariety
Variety, 2019-11-11 08:56:27
Kristin Scott Thomas will be honored at this year’s British Independent Film Awards with the Richard Harris Award for her contribution to British film. Thomas will join a celebrated list of former honorees including Judi Dench in 2018, and Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiiofor in years past. Thomas’ ...

Emma Thompson Can’t Live Without Hannah Gadsby and Potato Scones
NY Times Movies, 2019-11-08 15:00:10
The star of “Last Christmas” shares the movies, books and baked goods that top her list of essentials.

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