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EMMA THOMPSON is one of the world's most critically-lauded and respected talents for her versatility in acting as well as screenwriting. She is the sole artist thus far to have received an Academy Award for both acting (Howards End) and screenwriting (Sense and Sensibility). In June of 2018 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire. She most recently starred in The Children Act, directed by Richard Eyre, based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan, co-starring Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead. Late Night, written by and co-starring Mindy Kaling, was the toast of the latest Sundance Film Festival and she also co-stars in the next film in the Men In Black series.

Thompson's film credits begin with The Tall Guy, her feature debut in 1988. They include the aforementioned Sense and Sensibility (for which she also received a Best Actress Oscar nomination); The Remains of the Day (Oscar nomination); In the Name of the Father (Oscar nomination); Love Actually; Saving Mr. Banks; The Meyerowitz Stories; Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast; Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee Returns (for both of which she also wrote the screenplay); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Henry V; Dead Again; Peter's Friends; Much Ado About Nothing; Junior; Carrington; The Winter Guest; Primary Colors; Stranger Than Fiction; Last Chance Harvey; Love Punch Brave, and Men In Black 3. Television credits include HBO's Wit and Angels in America; Song of Lunch for BBC Two; Walking the Dog; Alfresco; and the eponymous BBC series Thompson. She is currently filming on the BBC One six-part series by Russell T. Davies, Years & Years.

Stage credits include New York Philharmonic's staged production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, reprised at the London Coliseum with the English National Orchestra; Me and My Girl first at Leicester and then London's West End; and Look Back in Anger at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Thompson was commissioned to write the 24th, 25th and 26th tales in the existing collection of Peter Rabbit stories beginning in 2014, the only author since Beatrix Potter to do so. Thompson is President of the Helen Bamber Foundation, a UK-based human rights organization, that helps rebuild the lives of, and inspire a new self-esteem in, survivors of gross human rights violations. Three years ago, Thompson joined Greenpeace on their Save the Arctic campaign. She is also an Ambassador for the international development agency, ActionAid.


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