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

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
52% Tomb Raider Ana MIller 2018
81% The Party Janet $0.4M 2018
No Score Yet 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
60% 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
61% The Woman in the Fifth Margit $0.2M 2012
27% Bel Ami Virginie Rousset $0.9M 2012
66% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Patricia Maxwell $4.8M 2012
56% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) Actor 2012
50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Ann Ferguson $32.6K 2011
64% Love Crime Christine $0.6M 2011
71% 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
42% 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
84% The English Patient Katherine Clifton 1996
17% The Pompatus of Love Caroline 1996
63% 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
64% 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
34% Under the Cherry Moon Mary Sharon 1986
No Score Yet Paradise Postponed Jenny Sidonia 1986

TV

CREDIT
100% Fleabag
2016
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Appearing
  • 2007
96% Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
Plum
  • 2004

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