Emma Thompson


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  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/15/1959, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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Is Love Actually the Ultimate Holiday Rom-Com or a Depressing Hot Mess?

Anyone's who's logged into Netflix lately has no doubt noted the presence of Love Actually in the "Popular on Netflix" category. That's because the British comedy has become something of a modern classic for the holiday season. But not everyone sees it that way.

The ensemble film with nine different plots set around Christmas hit theaters in 2003 to high anticipation. Not only was this filmmaker Richard Curtis' follow-up to the popular Four Weddings and Funeral and Notting Hill, but it also boasted so many popular British stars that there was no way it could fail, right? Well... while some fans are still devoted to the film, they're the first to admit that it's an imperfect movie. But while TVGuide.com editor Joyce Eng embraces the film's range of stories and strong performances, fellow editor Hanh Nguyen is put off by the often depressing plots and creepy, male-centric take on so-called romance.
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Weekend TV: Amazon's Brilliant Transparent, Simpsons Death and Family Guy Crossover

Mort Pfefferman's entire life has been an identity crisis. A divorced dad of three grown, though not always grown-up, children, melancholy Mort is truly at ease only when in the heretofore secret guise of his feminine alter ego, Maura. In a flashback from 20 years earlier, Maura laments, "No one's ever seen me except me" — a situation that's about to change as the funky younger Pfeffermans slowly get to know the truth about their trans parent in Amazon's Transparent (get it?), creator Jill Soloway's deeply felt, intensely human comedy. This series (available on Amazon Instant Prime starting Friday) should do for Amazon, reputation-wise, what House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black achieved for Netflix. It's at least their equal, with the feel and tone of...read more

VIDEO: Cheers: One Hugs, the Other Doesn't

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Aired: 1/30/1992

Frasier has a run-in with his first wife while at a children’s concert with his family. watch


Brave: Clan Fight (German)
Brave: Die Drillinge Harmish Hubert Ha
The Winter Guest

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Men, Women & Children
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Men, Women & Children [HD]
Men, Women & Children

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GMA 10/2: International Relief Continues for Infected Ebola Patients in Africa
The Daily Show 8/16/2010
Angels in America, Part 2 - Chapter 6
Angels in America, Part 2 - Chapter 6 (HBO)

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Year Title Description
2014 Men, Women & Children Movie, Actor
2014 Men, Women Movie, Actor
2014 Annie Movie, Writer
2013 Beautiful Creatures Movie, Actor - Mrs. Lincoln, Sarafine
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Movie, Actor - P.L. Travers

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Oscar Surprises and Snubs: The Academy Loves Hustle, Jonah Hill, But Not Tom Hanks and Oprah

In the words of Sally Field, the Academy likes David O. Russell. It really likes him. On Thursday, Russell's American Hustle co-led (with Gravity) Thursday's Oscar nominations with 10, while Russell carved out a piece of Oscar history for himself: He's now the only director to have two films garner acting nominations in all four categories. Those weren't the only shockers though.
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Emma Thompson Forgives Helena Bonham Carter for Affair with Kenneth Branagh

Nearly 20 years after their split, Emma Thompson says she forgives Helena Bonham Carter for having an affair with her husband Kenneth Branagh.

"[It's] all blood under the bridge," Thompson told theU.K.'s SundayTimes. "You can't hold on to anything like that. I just think . . . pfft. It's pointless. I haven't got the energy for it. Helena and I made our peace years and years ago."

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Box Office: Pixar’s Brave Shoots Down Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Pixar's first female heroine kicked some serious butt at the weekend box office, beating out new releases Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Seeking a Friends for the End of the World.

Brave, featuring the voices of Kelly McDonald and... read more

90210's AnnaLynne McCord Fights Against Human Trafficking

While AnnaLynne McCord has found stardom on Nip/Tuck and 90210, she has also turned to helping victims of human trafficking.

McCord, 22, is involved in the Blind Project, a non-profit organization that aims to tell the stories of those affected by the problem and to alleviate it.

McCord joins the other celebs such as... read more

At the Movies: William M. Gaines, Thundercats....

Per the Reporter, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson hook up at a wedding in the indie romantic drama Last Chance Harvey.... Ghoulishly Yours, a biopic about Tales from the Crypt and Mad Magazine publisher William M. Gaines, is bound for the big screen.... Per Variety, Anna Faris is a former Playboy bunny determined to make a lame sorority popular in an untitled Happy Madison-produced comedy.... Warner Bros. has grabbed screen rights to the bestselling fantasy book series The Shannara, and also optioned a script for a live-action take on the ThunderCats animated series. read more

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