EMMA THOMPSON (Katherine Newberry) 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). She also received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the latter
film. In 2018 she was
named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Thompson most recently starred in The Children Act, directed by Richard Eyre.
Based on the
best-selling novel by Ian McEwan, the film co-starred Stanley Tucci and Fionn
Whitehead. She also
recently completed work on Men in Black: International, alongside Tessa Thompson
Hemsworth, and is currently working on the BBC One six-part series "Years and
Years," written by
Russell T. Davies
Thompson's film credits begin with The Tall Guy, her feature debut in 1989,
and include The
Remains of the Day (Oscar nomination), In the Name of the Father (Oscar
nomination), Love Actually,
Saving Mr. Banks, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Disney's
live-action Beauty and the Beast,
Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee Returns (screenwriter on both films), 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, The
Love Punch and Brave and Men in Black 3.
Thompson's television credits include "Wit," "Angels in America," "Song of
"Walking the Dog," "Alfresco" and "Thompson." Her stage credits include New York
Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," reprised
at the London
Coliseum with the English National Opera; "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 is president of the Helen Bamber Foundation, a U.K.-based human
organization that helps rebuild the lives of survivors of gross human rights
violations. Three years
ago, she joined Greenpeace on its Save the Arctic campaign. Thompson is also an
the international development agency ActionAid.
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