THE HORSE WHISPERER
KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS (Annie MacLean) was nominated for
an Academy Award® as Best Actress for her performance as Katharine
Clifford in the 1996 Oscar®-winning Best Picture, "The
She also made an indelible impression on audiences in two films
released in 1994: Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon," in
which she played a spiteful wife, and "Four Weddings and
a Funeral," in which she appeared as a supremely elegant
and beautiful Englishwoman with an unrequited passion for the
film's hero. "Four Weddings and a Funeral" was one of
the most popular British films ever made, and earned her two of
England's most important acting prizes: the Evening Standard Award
and the Best Supporting Actress Award from the British Film and
Television Academy (BAFTA). Her performance in "Angels and
Insects" won her another Evening Standard Award, that time
as Best Actress.
Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Dorset and educated at the Central
School of Speech and Drama as well as the École Nationale
des Arts et Techniques de Théatre in Paris. She made her
film debut opposite the artist formerly known as Prince in "Under
the Cherry Moon," and then appeared in a series of French
films and in theater pieces by such authors as Marguerite Duras
and Roland Dubillard.
In 1988, Scott Thomas was cast in the leading role in Charles
Sturridge's screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "A Handful
of Dust," and won the Evening Standard Award as Best Newcomer.
That year, she also appeared on television in the Hallmark Hall
of Fame presentation of "The Tenth Man." A mix of films
in French and English followed, including "Force Majeure,"
"Titmus Regained," "Endless Game," "Aux
Yeux du Monde," "Body and Soul," "Unforgettable
Summer," and Ian McKellen's "Richard III." She
has also co-starred opposite Tom Cruise in the blockbuster "Mission:
Thomas will soon begin production on "Up at the Villa,"
starring with Sean Penn for director Philip Haas, based on the
Somerset Maugham novella.
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