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How rich is Emma Thompson?

Emma Thompson net worth:
$45 Million

Emma Thompson information

Emma Thompson information

Birth date: April 15, 1959 age 56
Birth place: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Greg Wise (m. 2003), Kenneth Branagh (m. 1989–1995)
Children:Tindyebwa Agaba Wise, Gaia Romilly Wise
Parents:Eric Thompson, Phyllida Law
Siblings:Sophie Thompson

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Emma Thompson was born on 15 April 1959, in Paddington, London UK, of English and Scottish (mother) descent.Emma Thompson is an extremely well-known British actress who has made a successful career, starring in a long list of films that made her very popular, often in period dramas and literary adaptions. but is also known for her natural, often self-deprecating sense of humour, and in fact used to be a comedian. Besides being an actress, Emma is also a screenwriter, and so not only is she one of the most famous UK actresses today, but she is also quite wealthy.

So how rich is Emma Thompson and how did she become so wealthy? It is estimated that Emma’s net worth reaches $64 million, which she has accumulated through acting and screenwriting during a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 30 years.

Emma Thompson Net Worth $64 Million

Emma Thompson was born into a theatrical family; both her father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law were actors, her mother subsequently starring with Emma in several films. Emma was educated at Camden School for Girls, and then graduated with a BA in English Literature from Newnham College, Cambridge University. While studying, she also made her debut in 1982 when she appeared in the comedy sketch show Cambridge Footlights Revue, with such notable celebrities as Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, with whom she collaborated later in TV shows. She then toured with the stage version of the popular TV series ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’.

Since then Emma Thompson has appeared in a number of television series such as ‘The Fortunes of War’, ‘Tutti Frutti’, and ‘Thompson’, the latter self-written too, but not very successful. Thompson’s early filmography also includes a few television films such as ‘Wit’, ‘The Song of Lunch’, and ‘Walking the Dogs’. In 1989 she appeared in the British film ‘Henry V’ as Katharine, daughter of Charles VI.All these activities improved her net worth considerably.

However, Emma rose to prominence in 1989 through her performance in the film ‘The Tall Guy’, featuring Jeff Goldblum and Rowan Atkinson. This role significantly increased Emma Thompson’s popularity and net worth. She has subsequently starred in many successful films, including ‘The Remains of the Day’ with Anthony Hopkins, ‘In the Name of the Father’, with Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Love Actually’ together with an ensemble cast of well-known celebrities, and in three of the ‘Harry Potter’ series of films.

Emma has also won a number of awards. In 1992 for her performance in the film ‘Howards End’ she won the Academy Award for The Best Actress. The movie ‘Sense and Sensibility’, a screen adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen, earned Thompson a BAFTA award for Best Actress.

In addition though, Emma is a versatile personality, whose career revolves not only around cinema and television but also in theatre. She has starred in eight plays, ranging from ‘Henry V’ to, in 2014, starring in the musical ‘Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, portraying Mrs. Lovett.

Throughout her acting career Emma Thompson has built a loyal fanbase and has become a household name in the cinema. This is unsurprising as she has appeared in over 40 films and more than 20 TV productions, as well as continuing to perform on the stage. All of her performances have contributed to her net worth

Emma Thompson proved herself not only as a professional actress but also as a successful writer. As a screenwriter, Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for the film ‘Sense and Sensibility’. which won her an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moreover, in 2012 Thompson also wrote ‘The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit’, the sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. and the book was a bestseller. Another book ‘The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit’ appeared in 2013. Consequently, these involvements added significantly to the total amount of Emma Thompson’s net worth.

In her personal life, Emma Thompson has been married twice. Her first husband was Kenneth Branagh, whom she married in 1989 but divorced in 1995. Since 2003 Thompson has been married to Greg Wise. Together they have two children, daughter Gaia Romilly Wise and an adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba Wise.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yeh Din Ka Kissa 2017 post-production
Beauty and the Beast 2017 completed Mrs. Potts
The Children Act post-production Fiona Maye
High Road 2016 TV Series short Emma Thompson
The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers' War on Climate Science 2016 Short Narrator (voice)
Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 Dr. Rawlings
Alone in Berlin 2016 Anna Quangel
Burnt 2015/I Dr Rosshilde
Barney Thomson 2015 Cemolina
Love Song 2015 Short
A Walk in the Woods 2015 Catherine Bryson
Effie Gray 2014 Lady Eastlake
Live from Lincoln Center 2014 TV Series Mrs. Lovett
Men, Women & Children 2014 Narrator (voice)
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 P.L. Travers
The Love Punch 2013 Kate
Beautiful Creatures 2013 Mrs. Lincoln Sarafine
Brave 2012 Elinor (voice)
Playhouse Presents 2012 TV Series The Queen
Men in Black 3 2012 Agent O
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 Professor Sybil Trelawney
The Song of Lunch 2010 TV Movie She
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 Nanny McPhee
Pirate Radio 2009 Charlotte
An Education 2009 Headmistress
Last Chance Harvey 2008 Kate Walker
Brideshead Revisited 2008 Lady Marchmain
I Am Legend 2007 Dr. Alice Krippin (uncredited)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Sybil Trelawney
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 Karen Eiffel
Nanny McPhee 2005 Nanny McPhee
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Professor Sybil Trelawney
Angels in America 2003 TV Mini-Series Nurse Emily The Angel Homeless Woman
Imagining Argentina 2003 Cecilia Rueda
Love Actually 2003 Karen
Treasure Planet 2002 Video Game Captain Amelia (voice)
Treasure Planet 2002 Captain Amelia (voice)
Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes 2002 Video short Elinor Dashwood (uncredited)
Wit 2001 TV Movie Vivian Bearing
Maybe Baby 2000 Druscilla
Judas Kiss 1998 FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins
Primary Colors 1998 Susan Stanton
Ellen 1997 TV Series Emma Thompson
The Winter Guest 1997 Frances
Hospital! 1997 TV Movie Elephant Woman
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Elinor Dashwood
Carrington 1995 Dora Carrington
Junior 1994 Dr. Diana Reddin
The Blue Boy 1994 TV Movie Marie Bonnar
My Father the Hero 1994 Isabel (uncredited)
In the Name of the Father 1993 Gareth Peirce
The Remains of the Day 1993 Miss Kenton
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 Beatrice
Peter's Friends 1992 Maggie Chester
Howards End 1992 Margaret Schlegel
Cheers 1992 TV Series Nanny G
Dead Again 1991 Grace Margaret Strauss
Impromptu 1991 Duchess D'Antan
Look Back in Anger 1989 TV Movie Alison Porter
Henry V 1989 Princess Katherine de Valois
Theatre Night 1989 TV Series Jenny Wilbur / Catherine Winslow
The Tall Guy 1989 Kate
Thompson 1988 TV Series Various roles
Fortunes of War 1987 TV Mini-Series Harriet Pringle
Tutti Frutti 1987 TV Mini-Series Suzi Kettles
Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs 1985 TV Movie
Assaulted Nuts 1985 TV Series Various
Alfresco 1983-1984 TV Series Various Characters / Patronising Woman / Sherri / ...
The Young Ones 1984 TV Series Miss Money-Sterling
The Comic Strip Presents... 1984 TV Series Young Woman
The Crystal Cube 1983 TV Movie Jackie Meld / Various roles
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series Mrs. Wally / Sue / Receptionist / ...
Cambridge Footlights Revue 1982 TV Movie Various Characters

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bridget Jones's Baby 2016 screenplay
Effie Gray 2014 written by
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 written by
Nanny McPhee 2005 screenplay
Pride & Prejudice 2005 additional dialogue - uncredited
Wit 2001 TV Movie teleplay
Sense and Sensibility 1995 screenplay
Thompson TV Series 5 episodes, 1988 writer - 1 episode, 1988
Emma Thompson: Up for Grabs 1985 TV Movie
Alfresco 1983-1984 TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
An Evening for Nicaragua 1983 TV Special
There's Nothing to Worry About! 1982 TV Series written by - 3 episodes
Cambridge Footlights Revue 1982 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Mr. Banks 2013 performer: "Let's Go Fly a Kite"
Brave 2012 performer: "Noble Maiden Fair"
Peter's Friends 1992 performer: "The Way You Look Tonight", "Orpheus In the Underworld"
Cheers 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thompson 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alfresco 1983 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sold 2016 executive producer
Nanny McPhee Returns 2010 executive producer
The Journey 2009/III Short executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paddington 2014 special thanks for helping with the screenplay
Ministry & Nightmare 2013 Short special thanks
Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 Documentary thanks
Le concert 2009 thanks
Pride & Prejudice 2005 special thanks
Eight 1998 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Resurrection of Victor Jara 2015 Documentary Herself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (credit only)
Today 2015 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
EE British Academy Film Awards: The Red Carpet Show 2014 TV Special Herself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Supporting Actor
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter / Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Herself
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Herself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter / Nominee (uncredited)
Effie Gray: Interview with Emma Thompson 2014 Video documentary short Herself / Lady Eastlake
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2013 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Inside Edition 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The Culture Show 2006-2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
This Morning 2005-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Loose Women 2012 TV Series Herself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Herself
Men in Black 3: Building a Better Alien - Inside the World of Rick Baker 2012 Documentary short Herself
Shakespeare in Italy 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Herself (2013)
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
La hora de José Mota 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Fry and Laurie Reunited 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Thompson and the Magic Roundabout 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Herself
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Herself
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2010 TV Series Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Xposé 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
2010 Britannia Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
2010 Britannia Awards: Red Carpet 2010 TV Special Herself
Los desayunos de TVE 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2006-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Gomorron 1995-2009 TV Series Herself / Last Chance Harvey
An Unconventional Love Story: The Making of Last Chance Harvey 2009 Video short Herself
QI 2009 TV Series Herself
La nuit des Césars 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical & Presenter: Best Director
Richard & Judy 2005-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Herself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Herself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Close Up 2006 TV Series Herself - Interviewee / Actress
Film '72 1996-2006 TV Series Herself
Clive James Talking in the Library 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
GMTV 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
Timeshift 2005 TV Series documentary Herself - Interviewee
HBO First Look 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
HARDtalk 2003 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 1994-2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Parkinson 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Der Filmemacher Ang Lee 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Storytellers 2003 Video documentary short Herself / Karen
Anthony Hopkins: A Taste for Hannibal 2002 TV Movie Herself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' 2001 Video documentary Herself - N.Y. Premiere
We Know Where You Live 2001 TV Movie Herself
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw 2001 Video documentary short Herself
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey 2001 Video documentary short Herself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Herself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
B-Roll 1998 Video short Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Herself
The 49th Bafta Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture and Presenter: Best Actor in a TV Series
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay / Presenter: Best Art Direction / Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Screenplay & Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
In Ismail's Custody 1994 Video documentary Actress
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Female Lead
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama & Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Love and Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Larry King Live 1993 TV Series Herself - Guest
Showbiz Today 1993 TV Series Herself
The Frost Programme 1993 TV Series Herself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Breakfast News 1993 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'In the Name of the Father' 1993 Documentary short Gareth Peirce
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special Herself
A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars 1985 TV Special Herself
Royal Variety Performance 1984 1984 TV Movie Herself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1979-1980 TV Series Herself
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
To the Ends of the Earth 2016 Documentary Narrator

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Herself
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Susan Stanton
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Effie Gray: Interview with Dakota Fanning 2014 Video documentary short Lady Eastlake (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Miss Money-Sterling
The Many Faces of... 2010 TV Series documentary Suzi Kettles
Del corto a Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Premio Donostia a Antonio Banderas 2008 TV Special Cecilia Rueda
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Gareth Peirce (uncredited)
TV's Believe It or Not 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
A Brief History of Merchant and Ivory 2007 Video documentary short Margaret Schlegel (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Herself
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Kate Lemmon
Room 101 2007 TV Series Herself
University Challenge: The Story So Far 2006 TV Movie documentary Miss Money Sterling (uncredited)
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner 2006 Documentary The Angel of America
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Cecilia Rueda
Creating the Vision 2004 Video documentary short Prof. Sybil Trelawney (uncredited)
Épreuves d'artistes 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #93 Celebrity Rejections: Basic Instinct
Before They Were Stars 1996 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2016 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Awards . To the Ends of the Earth (2016)
2015 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Actress - Film The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2014 Richard Harris Award British Independent Film Awards
2014 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards

For her eclecticism in switching from period films to fantasy genre, to contemporary settings. And ... More

2010 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 6 August 2010. At 6714 Hollywood Blvd.
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Last Chance Harvey (2008) · Dustin Hoffman
2009 Acting and Activism Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards "For her work on and off screen against sex trafficking"
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Actress Love Actually (2003)
2004 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Love Actually (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actress of the Year Love Actually (2003)
2003 Muse Award New York Women in Film & Television
2002 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Television & Cable Wit (2001) · Mike Nichols (director/writer/executive producer)
· Simon Bosanquet (producer)
· Julie Lynn (co-producer)
· Charles F. Ryan (co-producer)
· Michael Haley (co-producer)
· Cary Brokaw (executive producer)
2001 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize 90 Minute or Longer Cable Category Wit (2001) · Mike Nichols
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Wit (2001)
2001 Best Actress Valladolid International Film Festival Wit (2001)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ellen (1994)
1997 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1997 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Screenwriter of the Year Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1997 Pasinetti Award Venice Film Festival Best Actress The Winter Guest (1997)
1996 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Jane Austen (author)
1996 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Film - Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Actress Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actress for her body of work
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) The Remains of the Day (1993)
1994 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1993 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1993 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Howards End (1992)
1993 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1993 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Remains of the Day (1993)
1993 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress In the Name of the Father (1993)
1993 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Howards End (1992)
1993 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1993 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Howards End (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Howards End (1992)
1993 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1992 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1992 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1992 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1992 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Howards End (1992)
1988 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Tutti Frutti (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)
2015 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story The Love Punch (2013) · Pierce Brosnan
2015 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Actress - International Competition Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In Concert with the New York Philharmonic (2014)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Female Performance in a Fiction Program Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
2014 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actress Beautiful Creatures (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Beautiful Creatures (2013)
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Saving Mr. Banks (2013) · Richard M. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Robert B. Sherman (music and lyrics by)
· Jason Schwartzman (performed by)
· B.J. Novak (performed by)
· Bradley Whitford (performed by)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actress of the Year Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Icon
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Saving Mr. Banks (2013) · Tom Hanks
· Annie Rose Buckley
· Colin Farrell
· Paul Giamatti
· Ruth Wilson
· Jason Schwartzman
· B.J. Novak
· Bradley Whitford
· Kathy Baker
· Melanie Paxson
· Rachel Griffiths
· Ronan Vibert
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
2012 ACCA TV Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries The Song of Lunch (2010)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie The Song of Lunch (2010)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture An Education (2009) · Dominic Cooper
· Alfred Molina
· Carey Mulligan
· Rosamund Pike
· Peter Sarsgaard
· Olivia Williams
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble An Education (2009) · Carey Mulligan
· Peter Sarsgaard
· Alfred Molina
· Rosamund Pike
· Cara Seymour
· Dominic Cooper
· Olivia Williams
2009 Audience Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actress Brideshead Revisited (2008)
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actress of the Year Brideshead Revisited (2008)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Last Chance Harvey (2008)
2008 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Women's Image Award
2008 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Actress Defying Age and Ageism Last Chance Harvey (2008)
2008 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Brideshead Revisited (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Brideshead Revisited (2008)
2007 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2007 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Supporting Actress of the Year Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2006 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress in a Comedic Performance Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Love Actually (2003) · Alan Rickman
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress Angels in America (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Love Actually (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Love Actually (2003) · Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Andrew Lincoln
· Keira Knightley
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Alan Rickman
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Rowan Atkinson
· Claudia Schiffer
· Bill Nighy
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Love Actually (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Angels in America (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Angels in America (2003)
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Love Actually (2003)
2003 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Treasure Planet (2002)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Angels in America (2003)
2002 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress in a Picture Made for Television Wit (2001)
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Wit (2001)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Wit (2001)
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Wit (2001)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Wit (2001)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Wit (2001)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie Wit (2001) · Mike Nichols (writer)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Primary Colors (1998)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Drama Primary Colors (1998)
1998 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Performance by a British Actress in an Independent Film The Winter Guest (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress The Winter Guest (1997)
1998 Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema European Film Awards Primary Colors (1998)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ellen (1994)
1997 European Film Award European Film Awards European Actress of the Year The Winter Guest (1997)
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Hugh Grant
· Alan Rickman
· Kate Winslet
1996 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Kate Winslet
· Hugh Grant
· Alan Rickman
· Elizabeth Spriggs
· Gemma Jones
· Harriet Walter
· Emilie François
· Greg Wise
· Imogen Stubbs
1995 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Junior (1994)
1994 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Remains of the Day (1993)
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role The Remains of the Day (1993)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role In the Name of the Father (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Remains of the Day (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture In the Name of the Father (1993)
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress The Remains of the Day (1993)
1992 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Impromptu (1991)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actress of the Decade Wit (2001)
1996 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Carrington (1995)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Remains of the Day (1993)

TitleSalary
Junior (1994) $1,500,000

#Fact
1 Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, she is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. She was nominated for Best Actress for The Remains of the Day (1993) and Best Supporting Actress for In the Name of the Father (1993) at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994. Hunter was likewise nominated for both awards at the 66th Academy Awards, winning Best Actress for The Piano (1993).
2 Shares her birthday with her Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson (April 15).
3 When she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Howards End (1992), she received that from Sir Anthony Hopkins, who had been her co-star in that movie. The next year, she presented the Best Actor Oscar to Tom Hanks for his performance in Philadelphia (1993). The two would co-star in Saving Mr. Banks (2013).
4 Is the only cast member to have a Shakespearian role directly after a British premiere attendance, upon the same day as the role other co-stars matched Emma Thompson's attended/support of a Shakespeare themed event. [May 1989]
5 She appeared in four films directed by her then husband Kenneth Branagh: Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Peter's Friends (1992) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).
6 Both of her Oscars were presented to her by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
7 Did an uncredited final polishing of the script for Paddington (2014).
8 Was the 105th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (1992) at The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) on March 29, 1993.
9 As of 2017, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Howards End (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995) and An Education (2009).
10 Has won two Oscars and at both ceremonies, her statuettes were presented to her by frequent co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins.
11 Thompson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl, Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Rush (2013),Nightcrawler (2014) and Arrival (2016), respectively.
12 According to a 2012 Guardian profile of Emma Thompson, in 2003, she and Greg Wise (who had already had their daughter, Gaia), informally adopted a teenage boy. Their son, Tindyebwa ("Tindy") Agaba, was a former child soldier from Rwanda whom Thompson first met when he was 16 at a party for the charity organization the Refugee Council. Tindy's family had died before or during the Rwandan genocide, and after he escaped from his forced child soldier-hood, he lived on the streets of London before receiving aid from the Refugee Council.
13 Has been best friends with Simon McBurney ever since they were teenagers.
14 Several of her Harry Potter castmates have appeared in her Nanny McPhee films as well: Imelda Staunton, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith and Rhys Ifans.
15 Prior to giving birth to her daughter Gaia in 1999, Thompson became pregnant by her then-husband Kenneth Branagh in 1994 and partner Greg Wise in 1997; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions. Thompson and Wise used IVF to conceive Gaia.
16 On August 7, 2010, she was awarded a Star (#2416) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right outside the 'British' landmark pub the Pig 'n' Whistle. Longtime friend Hugh Laurie was on hand to deliver fond words of commendation.
17 First experience of Los Angeles occurred in 1973 when, at age 14, she accompanied her father Eric Thompson who was scheduled to direct a theatrical production of Alan Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests" at the Ahmanson Theatre. Coincidentally, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (adjacent to the Ahmanson) would be where, 20 years on, Thompson was awarded her first Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (1992) in 1993.
18 Met husband-to-be Greg Wise on the set of Sense and Sensibility (1995).
19 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 6, 2010. Among those who helped her celebrate were Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie.
20 Good friends with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hayley Atwell.
21 Returned to work eight months after giving birth to her daughter Gaia in order to begin filming Wit (2001).
22 Ex-sister-in-law of Joyce Branagh.
23 Whilst working on the Oscar winning script for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma's computer developed a serious problem and she was unable to locate the file. She took the computer to Stephen Fry who, after seven hours, finally managed to retrieve the script.
24 Was to executive produce the film "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline", that was to be written and directed by Fay Efrosini Lellios (1998). Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Miranda Richardson and Paul McGann were involved in the project. The shooting was set to start in June 1998 in New Hampshire. The film was canceled due to financial withdrawal.
25 Though she is not seen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) after her character is fired, it is her voice that speaks the prophecy that Harry retrieves at the film's ending.
26 Good friends with Meryl Streep after starring with her in Angels in America (2003).
27 Was considered for the lead role of Emma Peel in the high-profile film adaptation of The Avengers (1998), which went to Uma Thurman.
28 Won both of her Oscars for films that also featured actors she would work with again in the Harry Potter films. Helena Bonham Carter, who appeared in Howards End (1992), also played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Alan Rickman, who appeared in Sense and Sensibility (1995), had played Professor Severus Snape in most of the films so far.
29 Has played Hugh Grant's love interest in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and his sister in in Love Actually (2003).
30 She was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and in 1981, along with Stephen Fry, Tony Slattery, Hugh Laurie, Paul Dwyer and Paul Shearer, she became the winner of the first ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
31 Her performance as Miss Kenton in The Remains of the Day (1993) is ranked #52 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
32 Used to keep her Oscar statuettes in her bathroom but had to move her Oscars to make room for her daughter Gaia's artwork. She now keeps them in her office.
33 Read English Literature at Cambridge University.
34 Accepted the role of Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to impress her daughter, Gaia.
35 Is the only person to have won Academy awards for both acting and writing. She won Best Actress for Howards End (1992), and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995).
36 Has one song dedicated to her and named after her, on famous French singer Georges Moustaki's album "Moustaki" (2003).
37 Is one of only ten actors who have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore and Jamie Foxx. Holly Hunter received her double-nomination in the same year that Thompson did.
38 She was ranked fifth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British film actresses.
39 Her brother-in-law is Richard Lumsden, a British actor-comedian.
40 Resides across the street from her mother and down the street from her sister.
41 Speaks French and Spanish fluently.
42 She was initially cast as the lead role in Basic Instinct (1992), but refused later on. About Sharon Stone's appearance she said: "As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone's love scene in Basic Instinct (1992), they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye.".
43 Turned down the role of Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999), which went to Jodie Foster.
44 Was originally slated to play the role of "God" in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999). She was unable to perform due to her pregnancy.
45 Her father was stage director Eric Thompson.
46 Her mother is Phyllida Law, who has appeared in several movies with her.
47 Was named to the Board of Advisors for Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival (previously Fahrenheit Theater Company) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
48 Elder sister of Sophie Thompson.
49 She co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed Cambridge University's first all-female revue "Woman's Hour" (1983).
50 Attended and graduated from Camden School for Girls, and the all-women Newnham College of Cambridge University with an English degree (1982). Jodhi May also attended Camden School for Girls.
51 Ranked #91 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
52 Gave birth to her first child at age 40, a daughter Gaia Romilly Wise on December 4, 1999, and jokingly called her "jane.com". Child's father is her husband Greg Wise.

#Quote
1 I leaned an awful lot about screenwriting from Tutti Frutti (1987) - about how important the standard of screenwriting is. Tutti Frutti was some of the best material I've ever had to work on - just sublime. It's got comedy, tragedy, all the elements - but it's written in such a way that they can all live and subsist together, because they were written by a genius and not by somebody who thinks, "Now I'll do the sad bit." You see that in film after film and TV programme after TV programme, where it's writing by numbers. You look at Tutti Frutti and you say to every screenwriter, "Watch this."
2 [on renowned author E.M. Forster] I've always been fascinated by the 19th Century, and his characters walk right off the page.
3 I never expected to be a film actress and I wasn't terribly ambitious about it. And film acting and stage acting are not the same thing. In the theatre, you have to wear all your energy on the outside in order to project the character to the guy in the back row, but if you do that for film, it's too much. You have to internalize because a thought can be translated by a muscle in your face, and a film audience will be able to read that.
4 Films are like history, and I think as people get older, they're so much more interesting. When you're doing theatre, people see the play, go home and don't remember it, but with film you can leave a lot of cannisters behind and can live in people's memories.
5 Books are like people, in that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them.
6 When my mum was young, everyone wanted to be in their thirties. Now people are desperate to put the clock back, and there's something absolutely tragic about that. And the loss of our engagement with our aging and getting older and wiser and having more skills - a wider palette - we've lost that. We have granted youth power that it doesn't have.
7 [on her career moments] I said to my agent, "I need to earn money. Get me a job." The first three that came up were a very, very old lady in a wheelchair, Bradley Cooper's mother, and Mother Theresa. I thought, "Well, clearly I have to do something to turn around the Nanny McPhee image as it's gone into people's minds and stayed there." In the end, other things turned up. It was very funny, but Mother Theresa would have just put the tin lid on it really.
8 To be perfectly frank, I sometimes think that the young must get very bored with the parts that they are required to play. It's not as though there are that many very complex, interesting roles for anyone. The guys are now required to stand around looking beautiful and be superheroes. And I'm very, very bored. They must be bored too. Where are all the dramas we used to love? Where are all the stories?
9 [on working with Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)] It was such fun. You can imagine. He's a darling and such a good actor. We've known each other on a social level for some time and we always said "What can we do? What can we do?". And this turned up and it was sort of perfect.
10 I have the same career trajectory as Maggie Smith. I was passionate about comedy. I wanted to be Lily Tomlin. I wanted that career. Write my own stuff and play it. And I did it for awhile. I had my own series which was so badly reviewed by he critics I thought I can't do this anymore.
11 I would rather have a root canal treatment for a year than go on Twitter or Facebook. The irony of Facebook is [that you speak out but] don't say it to anybody's face. It revolts me, repels me.
12 [on her appearance on 'the red carpet', clad in a hot pink number] It's Stella McCartney. It was actually much shorter on the runway, but when I tried it on it was a bit mutton-dressed-as-a-lamb, so I had it lengthened. I like my legs but not the top bits very much.
13 Why insist on building a new border between human beings in an ever-shrinking world where we are still struggling to live alongside each other?
14 [Walt] Disney had a very Dickensian childhood. Disneyland was a way of rendering the world a safe place for himself and other children.
15 Th nanny story is essentially the western. It's the stranger from out of town who comes into the situation of conflict, solves the issues using unorthodox methods and then must depart. Shane and Buffalo Bill turn up as Nanny McPhee and Mary Poppins in the female world.
16 Once you're a mom, you've been split into two people. Like Peter Pan and his shadow.
17 [on being reminded she once claimed that picturing the men she had slept with helped her drift off] I haven't done that in a long time. I'm more likely to rehearse casserole recipes, which perhaps is a sad indictment of my state of mind.
18 My godfather said that 'story' was about taking the chaotic jigsaw of life, making it into a picture and putting a frame around it so that we could look at it, have control over it. Story and art are the humanizing elements in us.
19 [on the personality of P.L. Travers and Saving Mr. Banks (2013)] She is a rather extraordinary combination of things. I suppose that was the scary thing about playing her. In film, we often get to play someone who is emotionally or morally consistent in some way, and she was not consistent in any way.
20 [1992] We just did Hamlet with Sir John Gielgud and it was so luvvy it wasn't true.
21 I'm very lucky I write as well. I don't see how I could be as effective a mother as I'd like to be if I had to go away and act all the time. So I've sort of pulled back from acting, which is fine, because I've found over the years - and this was a surprise to me - that I can get the same kind of creative satisfaction from writing as I have heretofore gotten out of acting. It's very encouraging, really.
22 The first time I was nominated, I didn't know anything about the Oscars. That was almost 15 years ago. I just did Oscar week and enjoyed it very much because I was with my mum. Even so, each time it's happened I've come down with some ghastly infection. It is overwhelming for people. It has nothing to do really at all with your performance. It comes down to if you get an Oscar for your film, then the revenue for your film goes up. They mean a great deal. I can't deny it.
23 Acting simply cannot be about how you look. It would be very difficult to make a film where you have to be beautiful in every shot. You have to put so much effort into it; you have to hold your head at particular angles, put the light in a certain way and I don't like acting like that. I like to act unconscious of how I look.
24 I've realized that in all the great stories, even if there's a happily-ever-after ending, there's something sad.
25 Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we've stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos.
26 Liam Neeson, quite frankly, is sex on legs. Always has been.
27 I mind having to look pretty, that's what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort.
28 But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me. But in small matters, I am not calm at all. My worst quality is impatience.
29 My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman. I've never thought of myself as vain. When I was at Cambridge, I shaved my head and wore baggy clothes. What I did was to desexualise myself. It was partly to do with the feminism of that time: militant and grungy. That's all changed now, though I don't think it is liberating to get your tits out. I don't hold with that. But I am much more comfortable with being a woman now than I was in my twenties.
30 I have periods of intense activity, then stop. My ideal is to work hard in the morning until I pick Gaia up from school. Just putting an empty square in my diary seems to make a space in my head, too. You have to be very good at saying no.
31 I am who I am and there is nothing I can do about that.
32 I can't stand this new culture of the instant disposable celebrity. It's all so vulgar.
33 [on her role in the Harry Potter film] I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn't much of a stretch.


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