Oscar and multiple award-winning actress Emma Thompson, has an extensive background in film and television. Her early films include "The Tall Guy" co-starring Jeff Goldblum and the award-winning "Henry V", directed and co-starring Kenneth Branagh. It was Emma’s performance in "Howard's End" for Merchant Ivory which brought her international recognition and an Oscar award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in addition to Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes, New York Critics, LA Critics, the National Society of Film Critics and BAFTA.
Emma continued to give critically acclaimed performances; including her 1993 Oscar nominated performance for Best Supporting Actress in "The Remains Of The Day", her second Merchant Ivory collaboration. The following year she received an Oscar nomination for Best Leading Actress for Tim Sheridan’s "In The Name of the Father", co-starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In 1995, Emma starred in and adapted the screenplay for Ang Lee’s "Sense and Sensibility" which won Emma a further Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Bafta award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Emma’s additional credits include Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy "Love Actually", for which she received Best Supporting Actress awards from the Evening Standard Awards and the London Film Critics Awards, and a Bafta nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2002 Emma starred in and adapted the screenplay for Kirk Jones’s "Nanny McPhee", before going on to co-star with Will Ferrell in Marc Forster’s "Stranger Than Fiction".
Emma recently reprised her role as Professor Trelawney in David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix", following on from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Emma can be soon seen in Joel Hopkins’ "Last Chance Harvey" opposite Dustin Hoffman.
Emma has starred in a number of TV productions. In 2003 she played multiple roles in "Angels in America", for which she received nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress from the Screen Actors Guild of America, Golden Satellite and Emmy Awards. Emma’s starring role playing a cancer victim in the HBO drama "Wit", earned her Best Actress nominations from the Golden Globes, Emmy, SAG and the Golden Satellite Awards. Emma also won an Emmy Award for her guest starring role in "Ellen", playing a fictionalized parody of herself.
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