65 Facts About Emma Thompson

1. In 1980, Emma Thompson served as the Vice President of Footlights, and co-directed the troupe's first all-female revue, Woman's Hour.

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2. Emma Thompson has one sister, Sophie Emma Thompson, who works as an actress.

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3. Emma Thompson was born 15 April 1959 in Paddington, London.

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4. Emma Thompson is a British actress, activist, author, comedienne and screenwriter.

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5. Emma Thompson was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2018.

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6. Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for Effie Gray, an examination of the marriage of art critic John Ruskin; she appeared in the film in a supporting role.

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7. In 2001 Emma Thompson wrote the script for and starred in the television adaptation of the stage drama Wit, which centres on a college professor with terminal cancer.

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8. In 1995 Emma Thompson wrote and starred in Sense and Sensibility, based on Jane Austen's novel.

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9. Emma Thompson is the daughter of director Eric Emma Thompson and actress Phyllida Law, and her younger sister, Sophie, became an actress.

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10. Emma Thompson currently resides in London with her husband and their daughter.

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11. In 2015 Emma Thompson was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the televised staging of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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12. In 2001 Emma Thompson earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work with Mike Nichols on Wit.

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13. Around this time, Emma Thompson co-starred with her mother in The Winter Guest.

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14. Emma Thompson had a supporting role in The Remains of the Day, which reunited her with Anthony Hopkins.

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15. Emma Thompson was born April 15, 1959 to director Eric Thompson and actress Phyllida Law.

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16. Emma Thompson picked up the pieces and put them together again.

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17. Emma Thompson was living alone as the relationship with Branagh deteriorated, and entered into clinical depression.

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18. In 2008, Emma Thompson announced that she and Wise "had written a script together about John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic, which we want to make into a film.

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19. Emma Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, which earned her numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which makes her the only person to receive Academy Awards for both acting and writing, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

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20. Emma Thompson will join Academy Award-nominee Viola Davis, as well as.

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21. Jessica Chastain and Emma Thompson quoting great hunks of dialogue from "Princess Bride.

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22. Emma Thompson tried to 'steal a kiss' from Prince William.

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23. Emma Thompson received one of Britain's highest awards Wednesday in recognition for her career.

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24. Emma Thompson wore trainers to accept her damehood at Buckingham Palace.

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25. Emma Thompson wrote wonderful diaries when she was filming 'Sense and Sensibility'.

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26. Emma Thompson received her damehood at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday—and asked Prince William for a kiss.

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27. Emma Thompson receives damehood from Prince William during Buckingham Palace honour ceremony.

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28. Emma Thompson was made a dame at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, and she made a solid shoe choice for the special occasion.

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29. Emma Thompson accepted her damehood in white trainers and an equal-pay badge.

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30. Emma Thompson makes a statement with equal pay badge during Damehood ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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31. Emma Thompson asks Prince William for kiss at damehood ceremony.

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32. Emma Thompson received her honor for Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on Wednesday at Buckingham Palace.

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33. Emma Thompson received a damehood from Prince William at a Buckingham Palace ceremony on Wednesday morning for her.

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34. Emma Thompson shared a cheeky moment with Prince William on Wednesday while receiving her damehood at Buckingham Palace.

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35. Emma Thompson shared how she tapped into her own experience to play the scene in which her 'Love Actually' character discovers her husband is having an affair.

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36. Emma Thompson tried to steal a kiss from Prince William at her damehood ceremony.

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37. Emma Thompson received a damehood on Wednesday in recognition for her.

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38. Emma Thompson is over wearing heels, no matter where she goes.

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39. Emma Thompson knows a royal opportunity when she sees it! The actress asked Prince William for a smooch as he made her a Dame—one of Britain's highest honors.

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40. Emma Thompson received her status of Dame Commander of the British Empire on Wednesday, when she met Prince William, who bestowed the honor upon her.

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41. Emma Thompson poses at Buckingham Palace after being made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Prince William.

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42. Emma Thompson becomes a dame but doesn't get to kiss Prince William.

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43. Emma Thompson threw royal protocol to the wind by wearing white sneakers to Buckingham Palace before reportedly asking Prince William for a kiss.

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44. Emma Thompson wears sneakers to Buckingham Palace to receive damehood.

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45. Emma Thompson was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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46. In 2012, Emma Thompson wrote The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit as an addition to the Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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47. Emma Thompson is an activist for Palestinians, having been a member of the British-based ENOUGH! coalition that seeks to end the "Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank".

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48. Emma Thompson endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in both the 2015 and 2016 Labour Party leadership elections.

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49. Emma Thompson belongs to a group of highly decorated British actresses including Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Helena Bonham Carter who are known for appearing in "heritage films" and typically showing "restraint, rendering emotions through intellect rather than feelings, and a sense of irony, which demonstrates the heroine's superior understanding".

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50. Emma Thompson is widely considered to be one of the finest actresses of her generation and one of Britain's best-known actresses, accepted in Hollywood.

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51. In 2017, Emma Thompson appeared as Mrs Potts in Disney's live action film Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon and starring with her Harry Potter collaborator Emma Watson in a leading role.

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52. The same year, Emma Thompson reunited with Alan Rickman for the BBC television film The Song of Lunch, which focused on two unnamed characters meeting at a restaurant 15 years after ending their relationship.

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53. Emma Thompson had greater success that year when she worked with HBO for a second time in the acclaimed miniseries Angels in America.

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54. Emma Thompson continued with supporting roles in the 2003 drama Imagining Argentina, where she played a dissident-journalist abducted by the country's 1970s dictatorial regime.

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55. Emma Thompson was instrumental in bringing Mike Nichols to direct the project, and the pair spent months in rehearsal to get the complex character right.

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56. Emma Thompson rejected many of the offers, expressing concerns about living in Los Angeles behind walls with bodyguards, and stated "LA is lovely as long as you know you can leave".

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57. Emma Thompson received a third nomination for Best Actress and won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, making her the only person in history to win an Oscar for both acting and writing.

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58. In 1994, Emma Thompson made her Hollywood debut playing a goofy doctor alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the blockbuster Junior.

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59. Emma Thompson reunited with Merchant–Ivory and Anthony Hopkins to film The Remains of the Day, a film which has been described as a "classic" and the production team's definitive film.

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60. Early in 1992, Emma Thompson had a guest role in an episode of Cheers as Frasier Crane's first wife.

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61. Emma Thompson returned to cinema in 1991, playing a "frivolous aristocrat" in Impromptu with Judy Davis and Hugh Grant.

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62. In 1985, Emma Thompson was cast in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl, co-starring Robert Lindsay.

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63. Emma Thompson had her first professional role in 1982, touring in a stage version of Not the Nine O'Clock News.

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64. Emma Thompson is married to actor Greg Wise, with whom she lives in London.

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65. Emma Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, which earned her (among other awards) an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay—which makes her the only person to receive Academy Awards for both acting and writing—and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

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