Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas

Highest Rated: 97% Microcosmos (1996)

Lowest Rated: 15% Random Hearts (1999)

Birthday: May 24, 1960

Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK

Early in her career, it looked as though actress Kristin Scott Thomas was going to be relegated to playing the kind of elegantly bloodless British women she portrayed in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), but with her role as the aristocratic but passionate Katharine Clifton in The English Patient (1996), Scott Thomas broke the mold, proving herself capable of projecting a good deal of sensuality and heat as her character embarked on a tragic affair with a Hungarian adventurer (Ralph Fiennes). The daughter of a Royal Navy pilot who died in an air crash when she was five, Scott Thomas was born the eldest of five children, in Cornwall, on May 24, 1960. When she was 11, tragedy struck again when her stepfather, also a military pilot, met a demise identical to her father's. Scott Thomas was left to help her mother look after the family and -- in contrast to what her film roles would suggest -- her situation was far from aristocratic. Although she had an interest in acting, her mother loathed the idea and sent her daughter to the Cheltenham Ladies College. Scott Thomas dropped out at age 16, spent some time in a convent, and eventually enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama to take a teacher training course. Unable to resist the call of the stage, however, Scott Thomas quietly began studying drama. Unfortunately, the school's drama department advised her to pursue other professions. Scott Thomas was 18 at the time and in addition to being hurt by the drama department's rejection, she was also fed up with school. Seeking to gain perspective on her life, she went to visit some friends in Paris. What originally began as a two-week vacation ended in a permanent change of residence, after Scott Thomas took an au pair job and then fell in love with a Frenchman (she eventually married, and divorced, obstetrician François Olivennes, with whom she has two sons and a daughter).Though her new French friends teased her for being a funny little English girl, Scott Thomas found herself at home in Paris and decided to try acting again. At the encouragement of her friends, she enrolled in L'Ecole Nationale des Arts et Techniques de Theatres, honing her skills and finding the French school to be more supportive than its English counterpart. She gained experience playing small roles on-stage and soon went on to do some television work. After an inauspicious debut playing a headstrong heiress in Prince's Under the Cherry Moon (1986), she worked in a number of French films. In 1988, she was given her first lead in an English film, playing a cool-blooded aristocrat in A Handful of Dust.It wasn't until the 1990s that Scott Thomas began to attain recognition outside of Europe. Two years after starring as Hugh Grant's wife in Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon (1992), she came to the attention of an international audience in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Her second outing with Grant, the film was a sleeper hit, becoming the highest-grossing British film in the country's history. Following the film's success, Scott Thomas applied her talents to smaller films, appearing as Alfred Hitchcock's thorny assistant in the French-Canadian Le Confessionnal (1994) and a plain-Jane entomologist who finds herself embroiled in family dysfunction in Angels & Insects (1995). In 1996, the year of The English Patient, Scott Thomas fully stepped into the glare of the international spotlight, earning a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role in the widely acclaimed film. That same year, she did less-heralded but no less respectable work in Richard III, in which she played the enigmatic Lady Anne, and Mission: Impossible, her first truly big-budget film. With Hollywood now taking full notice, Scott Thomas was cast in a coveted lead role in Robert Redford's 1998 adaptation of Nicholas Evans' The Horse Whisperer. The film proved something of a disappointment, although the actress was praised for her strong performance. The following year, she found herself involved


Highest Rated Movies



75% Military Wives Kate 2020
51% Tomb Raider Ana MIller 2018
81% The Party Janet $0.4M 2018
38% In Your Hands (Au bout des doigts) La contessa 2018
84% Darkest Hour Clementine Churchill $28.1M 2017
76% Suite Française Actor $1.4M 2015
61% My Old Lady Chloe 2014
72% Before the Winter Chill Lucie 2014
75% The Invisible Woman Mrs. Ternan $1.3M 2013
41% Only God Forgives Crystal $0.8M 2013
88% In the House Jeanne $0.5M 2013
59% The Woman in the Fifth Margit $0.2M 2012
27% Bel Ami Virginie Rousset $0.9M 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Patricia Maxwell $4.8M 2012
56% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) Actor 2012
53% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Ann Ferguson $32.6K 2011
64% Love Crime Christine $0.6M 2011
72% Sarah's Key Julia Jarmond $7.7M 2011
60% In Your Hands (Contre Toi) Anna 2010
80% Nowhere Boy Mimi Smith $1.5M 2010
68% Leaving (Partir) Suzanne $0.2M 2010
52% Easy Virtue Mrs. Whittaker $2.7M 2009
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic Alette $44.3M 2009
No Score Yet Man to Man Elena Van Den Ende 2009
88% I've Loved You So Long Juliette Fontaine $3M 2008
No Score Yet Seuls Two Actor 2008
43% The Other Boleyn Girl Lady Elizabeth Boleyn $26.9M 2008
42% The Golden Compass Stelmaria $70.2M 2007
52% The Walker Lynn Lockner $43.7K 2007
70% The Valet Christine $2.2M 2007
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) Hélène Perkins $6.1M 2006
56% Keeping Mum Gloria Goodfellow $1.5M 2006
31% Chromophobia Iona Aylesbury 2005
No Score Yet Man to Man Elena van den Ende 2005
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Joséphine 2004
No Score Yet Petites coupures Beatrice 2003
86% Gosford Park Lady Sylvia McCordle $41.3M 2001
47% Life as a House Robin $15.5M 2001
No Score Yet Beckett on Film Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge) Imogen Saxton-Billing 2000
46% Up at the Villa Mary Panton 2000
15% Random Hearts Kay Chandler 1999
No Score Yet Force majeure (Uncontrollable Circumstances) Katia 1998
74% The Horse Whisperer Annie MacLean 1998
85% The English Patient Katherine Clifton 1996
17% The Pompatus of Love Caroline 1996
64% Mission: Impossible Sarah Davies 1996
97% Microcosmos Narrator (American Release) 1996
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Actor 1996
No Score Yet Unforgettable Summer Actor 1996
No Score Yet Souvenir Actor 1996
94% Richard III Lady Anne 1995
No Score Yet Le Confessional Assistant to Hitchcock 1995
71% Angels and Insects Matty Crompton 1995
No Score Yet Les Milles: The Train of Liberty Mary Jane Cooper 1995
No Score Yet Un été inoubliable (An Unforgettable Summer) Marie-Therese Von Debretsy 1994
96% Four Weddings and a Funeral Fiona 1994
No Score Yet Weep No More, My Lady Elizabeth 1993
No Score Yet Body & Soul Actor 1993
65% Bitter Moon Fiona 1992
No Score Yet Titmuss Regained Jenny Sidonia 1991
No Score Yet The Bachelor Sabine 1990
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Ian Fleming Leda St Gabriel 1990
No Score Yet Framed Kate 1990
No Score Yet The Endless Game Caroline 1989
No Score Yet The Tenth Man Therese 1988
No Score Yet A Handful of Dust Brenda Last 1988
No Score Yet La Méridienne Marie 1988
No Score Yet Agent trouble (The Man Who Loved Zoos) Julie 1987
36% Under the Cherry Moon Mary Sharon 1986
No Score Yet Paradise Postponed Jenny Sidonia 1986


100% Fleabag
Belinda 2019
100% My Grandparents' War
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
Appearing 2007
96% Absolutely Fabulous
Plum 2004
82% Alan Bennett's Talking Heads


Mrs. Ternan says: I have been married, and it can be the loneliest stae.

Julian says: Billy raped and killed a sixteen year old girl.

Crystal says: I'm sure he had his reasons, now sit.

Julian says: What have you done?

Crystal says: I tried to do right by Billy, and now I'm going to pay.

Crystal says: He's a very dangerous boy.

Crystal says: Just let me tell you, if the tables were turned, your brother, would have found your killer, and brought me his head on a platter!

Crystal says: He's coming after me next, and I have no one left to protect me. I know after your father I said I'd never ask you again, please Julian just this once. Take care of this for me, don't let him hurt me.

Crystal says: When I was pregnant with you, it was strange you were different. They wanted me to terminate, but I wouldn't. And you're right, I don't understand you. And I never will.

John says: Could you sign this, please?

Mimi says: Where do I sign?

John says: Where it says "parent or guardian".

Mimi says: But which am I?

John says: Both.

John says: I'll call you when I get to Hamburgo, ok?

John says: I'll call you when I get to Hamburgo, okay?

Mimi says: Don't forget. Please.

Mimi says: John! Glasses.

Annie MacLean says: We lived all over.

Ellen Booker says: Sometimes it (home) is more a place on the inside than the outside.

Annie MacLean says: Long before he used horses for his labors, he killed them for meat.The alliance with man would forever be fragile,for the fear he'd struck into their hearts was too deep to be dislodged. Since that Neolithic moment when a horse was first haltered, their were those among men who understood this. They could see into the creatures soul and soothe the wounds they found there. The secrets muttered softly into troubled ears. These men were known as the whisperers.

Lady Elizabeth Boleyn says: So, the Boleyn whores, two former ladies of mine. What did I do to upset you, that you should turn against me like this?

Anne Boleyn says: You fail giving him an hier.

Katherine of Aragon says: And that upsets you?

Anne Boleyn says: What upsets the king, upsets me.

John Whittaker says: Mother,this is my wife,Larita.

Larita Huntington says: Mrs Whittaker, the pleasure is all mine!

Veronica Whittaker says: Oh,you're American...

Colonel Jim Whittaker says: And very welcome!

Katharine Clifton says: New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire.

Count Almaszy says: New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire.

Margit says: Stay here with me.

Tom Ricks says: For how long?

Margit says: Indefinitely.

Julia Jarmond says: When stories are not told, they become something else....forgotten.

Katharine Clifton says: We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.

Patricia Maxwell says: Get on with it.

Ann Ferguson says: Our founder has past away.

Christine says: I refuse to be exposed.

Christine says: We're gorgeous, no?

Count Laszlo Almasy says: I just wanted you to know: I'm not missing you yet.

Katharine Clifton says: You will.

Julia Jarmond says: Mike. This was not the Germans, this was the French.

Julia Jarmond says: On the 16th and 17th of July 42 they arrested thirteen thousand Jews.