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Born: April 15, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1997:
Appeared on ABC sitcom "Ellen" as a British actress named 'Emma Thompson' who reveals she is a lesbian from Ohio
1998:
Cast as the wife of a presidential candidate (John Travolta) in Mike Nichols-directed "Primary Colors"
1983:
Worked with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in sketch comedy series "Alfresco"
2004:
Cast as Sibyl Trelawney, the ethereal and quirky professor of divination in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
1992:
Made memorable guest role on NBC sitcom "Cheers" as Nanny Gee, a woman from Dr. Frasier Crane's past
1994:
Played a rare comic lead in "Junior" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger
1994:
Starred in British TV drama "The Blue Boy"; first collaboration with mother Phyllida Law, who played her on-screen mother
1987:
Starred with Robbie Coltrane in six-hour BBC miniseries "Tutti Frutti"
2006:
Voiced the narrator dictating Will Ferrell's life in Marc Forster comedy "Stranger Than Fiction"
1987:
Played Harriet Pringle opposite Kenneth Branagh in BBC miniseries "Fortunes of War"
1984:
Wrote and performed one-woman show "Short Vehicle" at the Edinburgh Fringe
1989:
Cast opposite Kenneth Branagh in stage revival of "Look Back in Anger"; directed by Judi Dench
2008:
Co-starred with Dustin Hoffman in romantic comedy "Last Chance Harvey"
1997:
Played on-screen mother and daughter opposite her real-life mother in "The Winter Guest," directed by Alan Rickman
2007:
Reprised role of Professor Sybill Trelawney in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
2010:
Reprised title role and wrote screenplay for family comedy sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns"; also executive produced
2011:
Reprised role of Professor Sybill Trelawney for seventh and final installment "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," directed by David Yates
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for narrating <i>Nanny McPhee Returns</i>
2012:
Cast in "Men in Black III" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
2013:
Cast in dual role as Mrs. Lincoln and Sarafine in feature adaptation of young adult fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures"
2013:
Starred with Pierce Brosnan in the comedy "The Love Punch"
2014:
Wrote and co-starred in period drama "Effie Gray"
2015:
Co-starred with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in "A Walk in the Woods"
2018:
Played the British Prime Minister in Rowan Atkinson vehicle "Johnny English Strikes Again"
2019:
Lent her voice to Laika's stop-motion adventure "Missing Link"
1981:
Co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and performed with Cambridge's first all-female revue "Woman's Hour"
1993:
Received an Oscar nomination for her role as the lawyer for the Guildford Four in Jim Sheridan's "In the Name of the Father"
1979:
Acted with Cambridge University's theatrical club the Footlights
1989:
Made film debut in "The Tall Guy"
1988:
Hosted and wrote own BBC-TV comedy-variety series "Thompson"
1995:
Made screenwriting debut with adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," directed by Ang Lee; also co-starred
1989:
Acted role of Katherine in "Henry V"; again directed by Branagh, who also co-starred
1992:
Breakthrough screen role, co-starring with Anthony Hopkins in Merchant-Ivory production "Howards End"
2003:
Re-teamed with Nichols to play the Angel in HBO miniseries adaption of "Angels in America"; earned SAG and Emmy nominations
2001:
Returned to acting in Mike Nichols' TV adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit" (HBO), playing a professor who develops ovarian cancer; also co-wrote screenplay with Nichols; earned Emmy nominations for writing and acting
1985:
Co-starred opposite Robert Lindsay in hit West End musical "Me and My Girl"
1993:
Earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as a housekeeper in Merchant-Ivory's "The Remains of the Day"; again co-starred with Hopkins
2006:
Played a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in "Nanny McPhee"; also wrote screenplay
2003:
Starred in Richard Curtis' directorial debut "Love Actually"
2012:
Voiced Queen Elinor in Disney Pixar animated feature "Brave"
2013:
Starred as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers opposite Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks"
2016:
Portrayed Dr. Rawlings in "Bridget Jones's Baby"
2017:
Voiced Mrs. Potts in Bill Condon's live-action Disney remake "Beauty and the Beast"
2017:
Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman in the critically acclaimed comedy drama "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"
2017:
Co-starred with Stanley Tucci in Richard Eyre's "The Children Act," based on the novel by Ian McEwan

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