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  • . Star and Oscar winner, Emma Thompson started her acting career at a very early age. She was was born in Paddington, England to a theatrical family. Her mother is actress Phillida Law who has appeared with Emma in many films including 1997's award-winning "The Winter Guest". Her father was a director of stage productions and her younger sister is actress Sophie. 

    Emma studied English Literature at Cambridge where she wrote, directed and produced an all-female review, "Woman's Hour". After graduation Emma was fortunate to have a comedy series on British TV. 

    Emma's film debut was in "Henry V" produced by her, then husband, Kenneth Branagh. She appeared in three more of his films, "Dead Again", "Peter's Friends" and "Much Ado About Nothing". 

    Emma Thompson has been recognized by the Academy for her acting abilities in such films as "Howard's End", "The Remains of the Day" and "In The Name of the Father". Emma's writing ability did not go unrewarded in "Sense and Sensibility". Emma enjoys working in the United States and has some films in her future. 


    • Oscar - 1993 - Best Actress - "Howard's End
    • Golden Globe - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Howard's End"
    • Golden Globe - 1996 - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - "Sense and Sensibility
    • National Board of Review Award - 1995 - Best Actress - "Sense and Sensibility
    • LA Film Critics Assn. Award - 1995 - Best Screenplay - "Sense and Sensibility
    • Oscar - 1996 - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium - "Sense and Sensibility
    • Pasinette Award - 1997 - Venice Film Festival - "The Winter Guest"
    • "Ken and Em" by Ian Shuttleworth
    Past Movies 
    1997 The Winter Guest 
    1995 Sense and Sensibility 
    1995 Carrington 
    1994 Junior 
    1994 My Father the Hero 
    1993 The Remains of the Day 
    1993 Much Ado About Norhing 
    1993 In the Name of the Father 
    1992 Howards End 
    1992 Peter's Friends 
    1991 Dead Again 
    1991 Impromptu 
    1989 The Tall Guy 
    1989 Henry V
      Emma Thompson 
      April 15, 1959 
      London, England 
      Emma Thompson 
      c/o William Morris Agency 
      1325 Avenue of the Americas 
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    . "Primary Colors" - 20 March 1998. Politically themed from Universal Pictures with John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Adrian Lester, Billy Bob Thornton, Maura Tierney, Kathy Bates. 

    "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline" - 1999 release by Storm Entertainment/Big Table Productions starring Sherilyn Feen, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell. Executive producer: Emma Thompson, H. Michael Heuser. Director: Fay Lellios. Shooting scheduled to begin 15 June 1998.

    "Judas Kiss" - 1998 release with Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.

    Links . Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites. 

    Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 

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