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
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
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
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