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PERSONAL DATA OF EMMA THOMPSON
Age: 62 years old
Height: 173 cm
Born in: London, Great Britain
Born on: 15/04/1959
Spouse: Greg Wise (s. 2003), Kenneth Branagh (s. 1989-1995)
Sons: Gaia Romilly Wise, Tindyebwa Agaba Wise
BIOGRAPHY OF EMMA THOMPSON
Emma Thompson was born in the district of Paddington a London in April 1959, as an actress mother (Phyllida Law) and from dad Eric, actor and screenwriter for TV. Surrounded by art and creativity, she began studying literature at university in 1977, but the lure of acting was irresistible: she became passionate about theater and enters the comic company Footlights, of which they are also part Stephen Fry is Hugh Laurie (with the latter he will have a brief relationship). With them he arrives on TV with some comic series from 1982, until she established herself as a well-rounded actress in the 1985 theatrical musical Me and My Girl, before she made her debut in the cinema in 1989, alongside Jeff Goldblum, in comedy Two meters of allergy.
However, in 1987 he already met Kenneth Branagh on the set of the miniseries Fortunes of War (for which he wins a BAFTA): a relationship is born that becomes marriage from 1989 to 1995, as well as a close artistic collaboration. Directed by her husband, Emma will be by her side in Henry V (1989), The other crime (1991), Peter’s friends (1992, where he reunites with old friends Fry and Laurie) e Much ado about nothing (1993). The private and artistic relationship confirms Emma’s great talent, but at the same time makes her act in the shadow of her life partner: perhaps this is also why she insists with the director James Ivory to get the part of Margareth in Howard House (1992), which will give it a certain independence after the double recognition, Oscar is Golden Globe as best protagonist. Thompson will return to work with Ivory in What remains of the day (1993), earning a double nomination a Golden Globe is Oscar as best supporting actor, repeated the same year (!) for In the name of the father (1993) by Jim Sheridan, where is attorney Gareth.
1995 marks, in addition to the painful divorce from Branagh, her consecration as an author, which has its roots in her never dormant passion for literature: Reason and sentiment (1995) of Ang Lee it brings them in fact Oscar and Golden Globe for the screenplay / adaptation from Jane Austen, and even her similar double nomination as an actress in the same film takes a back seat. Fate still helps her, putting the actor on that set on her way Greg Wise, with whom he will have a daughter: married in 2003, he is still her husband.
From this moment on, Emma Thompson’s career is definitely international: if The winter guest (1997), directed by the late friend Alan Rickman, allows her to act alongside her mother Phyllida Law, in 1998 his similar-Hillary Clinton’s The colors of victory (1998) of Mike Nichols, alongside John Travolta, shocks the American public with his perfect accent.
The 2000s they are a land of shareholdings and personal projects. Among the participations there are voices for cartoons The treasure planet (2002) and ten years later for mom Elinor in Rebel – The Brave (2012), the role of a writer in crisis in the bizarre True as fiction (2006), but also his Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Hazkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011). The most important personal project of these years is undoubtedly the film adaptation of a grotesque Mary Poppins, Nanny Matilda, created by the author Christianna Brand: the films, scripted and starring Emma, are so far two, that is Nanny Matilda – Nanny McPhee (2005) and Nanny Matilda and the Big Bang (2010). It goes more badly to Effie Gray – Story of a scandal (2012), starring Dakota Fanning: Emma’s script is accused of plagiarism and the film’s release is delayed for two years.
Always very active on the humanitarian and environmental front, with active support for ActionAid is Greenpeace (sometimes even criticized for obsessive militancy), Emma in recent years has slowed down the pace of her career: this has not prevented her from touching a Golden Globe for the interpretation of Pamela Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), and to appear as a character actor in several feature films, including the last The beauty and the Beast (2017), signed remake Bill Condon of the 1991 animated film. Here Emma plays the role, or rather the pottery of Mrs. Potts.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY EMMA THOMPSON
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
And then there’s Katherine (Late Night)
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THE LATEST TV SERIES BY EMMA THOMPSON
Angels in America
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF EMMA THOMPSON
Comedy: 27% Drama: 25% Adventure: 8% …