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KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS is the recipient of a BAFTA Award, four Evening Standard British Film Awards, two London Critics' Circle Film Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, for her film work; and of a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire), for her services to drama. A bilingual actress equally at home playing French and English-language roles, she received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her starring role opposite Ralph Fiennes in Anthony Minghella's Best Picture Academy Award-winning The English Patient .

With her fellow actors from Robert Altman's Gosford Park , Kristin shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The cast was also honored with the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and the movie was a Best Picture Academy Award nominee, winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Julian Fellowes).

Her breakout role was in another Best Picture Oscar-nominated classic comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral , written by Richard Curtis and directed by Mike Newell, which brought her BAFTA and Evening Standard British Film Awards. Among her screen credits are Sam Taylor-Johnson's Nowhere Boy , for which she was a BAFTA and BIFA (British Independent Film Award) nominee; Sydney Pollack's Random Hearts; The Horse Whisperer , starring opposite director Robert Redford; Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible ; Irwin Winkler's Life as a House , opposite Kevin Kline; Philip and Belinda Haas' Angels and Insects, for which Kristin won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress, and U p at the Villa ; Richard Loncraine's Richard III ; Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon ; Guillaume Canet's hit Tell No One ; and Charles Sturridge's A Handful of Dust , for which she received her first Evening Standard British Film Award.

She received her fourth Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Catherine Corsini's Partir [ Leaving ], which also brought her a Cesar Award (France's Oscars equivalent) nomination for Best Actress. She was previously a CĂ©sar nominee for Philippe Claudel's Ily along tempsquejet' aime [ I've Loved You So Long], for which she was again a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee.

Among Kristin's recent films are The Invisible Woman , starring with director Ralph Fiennes; Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God For gives ; Francois Ozon's In the House ; Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, with Kevin Kline and Dame Maggie Smith, and Sally Potter's upcoming The Party .

Her theatre credits include Peter Morgan's The Audience ; and Ian Rickson's production of Electra at the Old Vic, which followed her appearances in Mr. Rickson's West End productions of Old Times and Betrayal and his acclaimed Royal Court staging of The Seagull. For her portrayal of Arkadina in The Seagull , she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress, and reprised the role on Broadway. Kristin's other stage work includes starring in West End productions of As You Desire Me and Three Sisters ; and starring in a production of Racine's Berenice that toured France.

Her television credits include the UK miniseries Body & Soul , directed by Moira Armstrong; and Jack Gold's telefilm version of The Tenth Man , in which she starred alongside Sirs Anthony Hopkins and Derek Jacobi.


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