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Multiple Oscar winner EMMA THOMPSON has an extensive background in film and television. Her early films include The Tall Guy co-starring Jeff Goldblum and the award-winning Henry V, directed by and co-starring Kenneth Branagh. Thompson's performance in Merchant Ivory's Howard's End brought her international recognition and an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In addition, she swept the year-end awards board, receiving Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes, New York Film Critics, LA Film Critics, the National Society of Film Critics and BAFTA.

Thompson continued to give acclaimed performances including her 1993 Oscar-nominated role in Remains of the Day, her second Merchant Ivory collaboration. The following year she received an Oscar nomination for Best Leading Actress for Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father co-starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

In 1995, Emma Thompson adapted the screenplay and starred in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. She won her second Oscar, this time for Best Adapted Screenplay, and received the BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Additional feature credits include Richard Curtis' romantic comedy Love Actually for which she received Best Supporting Actress awards from the Evening Standard Awards and the London Film Critics Circle, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2002 Thompson starred in and adapted the screenplay for Kirk Jones's Nanny McPhee, and co-starred with Will Ferrell in Marc Forster's Stranger than Fiction.

Thompson recently reprised her role as Professor Trelawney in David Yates's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, having appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. She can currently be seen in Joel Hopkins' Last Chance Harvey opposite Dustin Hoffman and in Brideshead Revisited, directed by Julian Jarrold.

Throughout her career, Thompson has starred in numerous British and American television productions including multiple roles in "Angels in America,” for which she received SAG and Emmy nominations. Her tour-de-force in Mike Nichols' HBO drama "Wit” earned her additional Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Golden Satellite Best Actress nominations. She received the Emmy Award for her guest-starring role on "Ellen” playing a fictionalized parody of herself.

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