As Susan Stanton, Jack Stanton's wife and partner, EMMA THOMPSON
stars as a woman who longs to become a part of history.
Thompson made Academy Award history as the first Oscar-winning
actor (for her role in Merchant Ivory's Howard's End) to
also win an Academy Award for Best Screenplay Adaptation (for
Sense and Sensibility). The script also won Thompson the
Golden Globe Award, the USC Scripter Award and Best Screenplay
awards from the Writers Guild, the Boston Society of Film Critics,
the Broadcast Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics, the Los
Angeles Film Critics, the New York Film Critics and National Board
of Review. Additionally, her performance in Sense and Sensibility
earned her a BAFTA award and Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors
Guild Award nominations as Best Actress.
In addition to the Academy Award, Thompson's performance in Howard's
End won her Golden Globe, BAFTA, the New York Film Critics,
the Los Angeles Film Critics and the National Society of Film
Before graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in English
literature, Emma Thompson performed for three years with Cambridge
Footlights. She appeared in twelve revues, one of which, The
Cellar Tapes won the Perrier Pick of the Fringe at the Edinburgh
Thompson made her West End debut in 1985 in Me and My Girl,
starring opposite Robert Lindsay. In 1988, she was directed by
Dame Judi Dench in John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, co-starring
Kenneth Branagh. Following her own comedy series, Thompson,
she appeared alongside Robbie Coltrane in John Byrne's BAFTA award-winning
comedy drama series Tutti Frutti. Thompson won a BAFTA
award for Best Actress for her roles in Tutti Frutti and
in the 1986 seven-hour BBC series Fortunes of War.
In her second collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, Thompson
starred with Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day,
for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
That same year, Thompson was nominated for an Academy Award and
a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role
opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of
the Father. In 1994, she co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Danny DeVito in the comedy Junior, and then switched
gears to star opposite Jonathan Pryce in Christopher Hampton's
biographical drama Carrington.
Thompson most recently co-starred with her mother, Phyllida Law,
in Alan Rickman's The Winter Guest, a cinematic adaptation
of Sharman Macdonald's original play. Her numerous additional
feature film credits include Henry V, The Tall Guy,
Impromptu, Dead Again, Peter's Friends, and
Much Ado About Nothing.
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