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Emma Thompson

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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Paddington
Country: British
BirthDay: 15 April 1959
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.73m
Education: Beckford Primary School Camden School for Girls Newnham College
BIOGRAPHY

Emma Thompson was bornon 15 April 1959 in Paddington, British. Born into a show business family, actress-writer Emma Thompson rose from the London stage to international film and television acclaim. The ‘West End’ revival of the musical, ‘Me and My Girl’ catapulted her to great fame. She impressed both the critics and the audiences alike with her early films such as ‘Henry V’ and ‘Dead Again’. Throughout the early stages of her career she worked extensively with her then-husband Kenneth Branagh and Footlight co-stars Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Two of her best films were Merchant Ivory productions namely ‘Howard's End’ and ‘The Remains of the Day’, which earned her appreciation from all across the globe. She established herself as a brilliant artist with her performances in the riveting IRA drama, ‘In the Name of the Father’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’, in which she worked both as a screenwriter and actor. She gave sterling performance on television as well with productions like ‘Wit’ and the miniseries, ‘Angels in America’. Exceptionally competent, she took on recurring roles for the first time in the fantasy films, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’. This tremendously talented star continues to write and act and has become one of the most honored and respected actresses today.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$45 Million

TIMELINE
2014

‘Effie’, which she wrote and appears in, is scheduled for release in 2014

2009

A supporter of ‘Greenpeace’, in 2009, she purchased a land near the village of Sipson with 3 others, to obstruct a proposed third runway for Heathrow Airport

2003

One of her most commercially successful film was Richard Curtis's romantic comedy ‘Love Actually’, released in 2003

2001

In the 2001 HBO film, ‘Wit’, she portrayed a Harvard professor’s struggles after being diagnosed with cervical cancer

1995

She wrote the screen-play of the 1995 Ang Lee directed film, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, and acted alongside Kate Winslet

1993

Her sterling performance as the lawyer Gareth Pierce in 1993 film, ‘In the Name of the Father’, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, earned her a second Oscar nomination of the year

1992

Thompson was cast opposite Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave in the 1992 Merchant Ivory film, ‘Howards End’, based on E

1991

She received great critical acclaim for her supporting role as Duchess D'Antan in the 1991 film, ‘Impromptu’, depicting the life of novelist George Sand

1989

She portrayed Princess Katherine in Branagh's screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’, in 1989 and the following year acted alongside Branagh in his stage productions of ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ and ‘King Lear’

1985

She came to limelight in 1985, with the ‘West End’ revival of the musical, ‘Me and My Girl’

1982

After a minor role in the 1982 play, ‘Not the Nine O'Clock News’, Thompson worked for television with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in ‘There's Nothing To Worry About!’ and the ‘Alfresco’

1980

In 1980, she became the Vice President of Footlights, the university's sketch comedy troupe and also co-directed the troupe's first all-female revue, ‘Women's Hour’

1977

Thompson attended the Camden School for Girls and in 1977 she was enrolled to the ‘Newnham College’, at Cambridge

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