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Emma Thompson

Birth Name:
Birth Place:
Paddington, London, England
Profession
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Footlights comedy troupe while at Cambridge University, and briefly dated her colleague Hugh Laurie
  • In 1988, headlined her own BBC variety-comedy show titled Thompson
  • First person to win Academy Awards for both acting (Howards End, 1992) and writing (Sense and Sensibility, 1995)
  • Lampooned her own image by playing an English actress in a 1997 episode of Ellen, earning an Emmy for the performance
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010
  • Wrote The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit in 2012, an addition to the Peter Rabbit series, as well as The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit in 2013
  • Is an ambassador for ActionAid and has travelled to Uganda, Ethiopia, Burma and Mozambique to raise awareness
  • Is a patron for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Ambassador for the Galapagos Conservation Trust

Awards

  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2013National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actress: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2006London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actress: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2004BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress in a Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 1998European Film Awards-European Achievement in World Cinema: nominated
  • 1996BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 1996Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 1996BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1996Critics' Choice Awards-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995New York Film Critics Circle-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 1995Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1995National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): winner
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1994Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1993Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1993Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1992National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner
  • 1992New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1992Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1992National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1992Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 1991Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 1991National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner