Born: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Emma Thompson was born on the 15th of April 1959. She is a British actress, activist, author, comedienne and screenwriter who after appearing in sec=veral comedy programmes, came to prominence in 1987 in two BBC TV series, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her work in both series. Her first film role was in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy, and then went on to star in Dead Again (1991), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Harry Potter film series, Wit (2001), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Men in Black 3 (2012), and Brave (2012). In 1992, She won a Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress for the period drama Howards End and in 1993 she garnered dual Academy Award nominations for her roles in The Remains of the Day as the housekeeper of a grand household and In the Name of the Father as a lawyer.
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