Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 14% Dolittle (2020)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1959

Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, UK

Growing up in England, Emma Thompson gravitated towards writing and the arts, eventually pursuing an English degree at Newnham College at Cambridge. While there, she began to find her calling to acting, especially when she joined the school's sketch comedy group that included the likes of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. As she finished her time in school, she began to work her way onto the small screen, starting to break out in the mid-1980s with roles on shows such as "Tutti Frutti" (BBC 1987) and "Fortunes of War" (BBC1 1987), the latter of which is where she met her first husband Kenneth Branagh, who she would also go on to work with on a variety of films, including "Henry V" (1989), "Dead Again" (1991), and "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993). Her role in the Anthony Hopkins-starring "Howards End" (1992) drew her much acclaim and earned Thompson numerous Best Actress accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. The following year, she joined the exclusive club of getting a nomination for two projects, in this case, for "In the Name of the Father" (1993) and "The Remains of the Day" (1993), though she won neither award. Her marriage with Branagh ended around the same time as "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) debuted, which Thompson starred in and also wrote. Both her performance and her screenplay received critical acclaim, resulting in another Oscar win, this time for Best Adapted Screenplay. Following that, Thompson focused her acting more on the small screen again, finding plaudits for her work in various miniseries and TV movies including "Wit" (HBO 2001) and "Angels in America" (HBO 2003). Around the same time, she also appeared as Professor Trelawney in multiple Harry Potter films, first in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004). That was part of her return to more mainstream movies, as she appeared in both more nuanced dramas such as "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) and box office smashes like "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) and "Men in Black 3" (2012). In 2019, Thompson starred in the Mindy Kaling-penned comedy "Late Night" (2019) as a beleaguered late night talk show host.

Highest rated movies

Henry V
Sense and Sensibility Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 The Remains of the Day In the Name of the Father Howards End The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
An Education

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 97% Cruella The Baroness (Character) $86.1M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man With His Fingers In His Ears Executive Producer - 2020
14% 76% Dolittle Poly (Voice) $77.0M 2020
79% 54% How to Build a Girl Amanda (Character) $70.5K 2019
46% 81% Last Christmas Petra (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$35.1M 2019
79% 77% Late Night Katherine Newbury (Character) $15.5M 2019
23% 66% Men in Black: International Agent O (Character) $80.0M 2019
88% 67% Missing Link The Elder (Voice) $16.6M 2019
91% 64% King Lear Goneril (Character) - 2018
80% No Score Yet The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret Unknown (Character) - 2018
37% 50% Johnny English Strikes Again Prime Minister (Character) $4.3M 2018
74% 64% The Children Act Fiona Maye (Character) $432.5K 2017
93% 72% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Maureen (Character) - 2017
71% 80% Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts (Character) $504.0M 2017
67% 67% Sea Sorrow Unknown (Character) - 2017
57% 51% Alone in Berlin Anna Quangel (Character) - 2016
78% 65% Bridget Jones's Baby Dr. Rawlings (Character),
Screenwriter
$24.1M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Ends of the Earth Narrator - 2016
62% 52% The Legend of Barney Thomson Cemolina (Character) - 2015
28% 44% Burnt Dr. Rosshilde (Character) $13.7M 2015
47% 48% A Walk in the Woods Catherine Bryson (Character) $29.5M 2015
56% 71% Sold Executive Producer - 2014
43% 39% Effie Gray Lady Eastlake (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2014
29% 31% The Love Punch Kate (Character) - 2013
79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks P.L. Travers (Character) $83.3M 2013
47% 54% Beautiful Creatures Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine (Character) $19.4M 2013
68% 70% Men in Black 3 Agent O (Character) $179.0M 2012
78% 75% Brave Elinor (Voice) - 2012
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Sybill Trelawney (Character) $381.0M 2011
75% 55% Nanny McPhee Returns Nanny McPhee (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$29.0M 2010
93% 80% An Education Headmistress (Character) $12.6M 2009
59% 71% Pirate Radio Charlotte (Character) $8.0M 2009
71% 53% Last Chance Harvey Kate Walker (Character) $14.9M 2008
62% 52% Brideshead Revisited Lady Marchmain (Character) $6.4M 2008
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sybil Trelawney (Character) $292.0M 2007
73% 85% Stranger Than Fiction Kay Eiffel (Character) $40.1M 2006
74% 64% Nanny McPhee Nanny McPhee (Character),
Writer
$47.1M 2005
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Professor Trelawney (Character) $249.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Nurse Emily (Character) - 2003
31% 71% Imagining Argentina Cecilia Rueda (Character) - 2003
64% 72% Love Actually Karen (Character) $59.4M 2003
69% 72% Treasure Planet Captain Amelia (Voice) - 2002
83% 91% Wit Vivian Bearing (Character),
Writer
- 2001
50% 48% Maybe Baby Druscilla (Character) $19.1K 2000
43% 46% Judas Kiss FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins (Character) - 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Susan Stanton (Character) $39.0M 1998
65% 75% The Winter Guest Frances (Character) $849.3K 1997
97% 90% Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood (Character),
Writer
$42.0M 1995
52% 74% Carrington Dora Carrington (Character) $2.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Boy Marie Bonnar (Character) - 1994
36% 22% Junior Dr. Diana Reddin (Character) $36.7M 1994
94% 95% In the Name of the Father Gareth Peirce (Character) $24.6M 1993
95% 89% The Remains of the Day Miss Kenton (Character) $23.0M 1993
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Beatrice (Character) $22.5M 1993
94% 81% Howards End Margaret Schlegel (Character) $157.9K 1992
68% 78% Peter's Friends Maggie Chester (Character) $4.1M 1992
83% 76% Dead Again Grace/Margaret Strauss (Character) $35.5M 1991
76% 72% Impromptu Duchess D'Antan (Character) $128.6K 1991
89% 66% The Tall Guy Kate (Character) $91.1K 1989
100% 89% Henry V Katherine (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of War Harriet Pringle (Character) - 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2014 2017-2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front Row Late Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009 2012-2014 2018-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019
89% 89% Years and Years Vivienne Rook MP (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2015 2019
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Front Row Guest 2019
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Dine Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Dailies Guest 2010
No Score Yet 100% QI Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
90% 95% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
87% 93% Cheers Nanny Gee (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortunes of War Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfresco Unknown (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet 100% The Young Ones Miss Money-Sterling (Guest Star) 1984