Birth Name: Emma Thompson
Birth Place: London, England, GB
With her uncanny ability to combine humor and poignancy, actress-writer Emma Thompson rose from the London stage to international film and television acclaim. Alongside her then-husband, revered Shakespearian actor-director Kenneth Branagh, she impressed with early film work in such projects as "Henry V" (1989) and "Dead Again" (1991). Thompson was touted as one of the finest actresses of the day after her performances in the Merchant Ivory productions, "Howard's End" (1992) and "The Remains of the Day" (1993) - the former of which earned her a Best Actress Oscar. More accolades came for her roles in the riveting IRA drama "In the Name of the Father" (1993), opposite Daniel Day Lewis, and "S...
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