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Bio For: Emily Watson
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One of the entertainment industry's most acclaimed actresses, EMILY WATSON came to the world film community's attention for her memorable performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves, which was her first movie. She received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award nominations; won the New York Film Critics Circle award, National Society of Film Critics award, and the Felix Award for Best Actress; and was named British Newcomer of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Ms. Watson was again nominated in the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA Awards, and at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, for her portrayal of real life classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre in Hilary and Jackie, opposite Rachel Griffiths and directed by Anand Tucker. The performance also earned her the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Actress.

Her other films include Philip Saville's Metroland, opposite Christian Bale; Jim Sheridan's The Boxer; Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock; Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes; Alan Rudolph's Trixie; Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love; Brett Ratner's Red Dragon; John Hillcoat's The Proposition; Richard E. Grant's Wah Wah; Tim Burton and Mike Johnson's Corpse Bride, in voiceover; Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies, with Tom Wilkinson; Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York; Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls; Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine, for which she was an Australian Film Institute Award nominee and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award winner as Best Actress; Steven Spielberg's War Horse; Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, also for Focus Features and Working Title Films; Some Girl(s), adapted by Neil LaBute from his play and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer; Brian Percival's The Book Thief; Ama Asante's Belle; and Robert Altman's Gosford Park, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble honored with the top prize of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

She was recently again a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, for her performance opposite Dominic West in the miniseries Appropriate Adult. Her portrayal of Janet Leach in the real life tale also earned Ms. Watson a BAFTA Award.

In 2015, she will be seen in several new films including Alejandro Monteverde's WWII drama Little Boy, with David Henrie, Michael Rapaport, and Tom Wilkinson; and Baltasar Kormakur's epic Everest, also for Working Title Films.

A veteran of the London stage, Ms. Watson's theatre credits include Three Sisters, The Lady from the Sea, and The Children's Hour at the Royal National Theatre. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in such productions as Jovial Crew, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well, and The Changeling. In the fall of 2002, she starred at the Donmar Warehouse in two shows concurrently, Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, both directed by Sam Mendes. These critically lauded productions also were staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City.

Movies For: Emily Watson
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13 Movies: Pg 1 of 1 Show:
BELLE (PG-13) On Video: 8/26/2014 At Theaters: 5/2/2014
THE BOOK THIEF (PG-13) On Video: 3/11/2014 At Theaters: 11/8/2013
WAR HORSE (PG-13) On Video: 4/3/2012 At Theaters: 12/25/2011
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (R) On Video: 3/10/2009 At Theaters: 10/24/2008
THE WATER HORSE (PG) On Video: 4/8/2008 At Theaters: 12/25/2007
MISS POTTER (PG) On Video: 6/19/2007 At Theaters: 1/12/2007
CORPSE BRIDE (PG) On Video: 1/31/2006 At Theaters: 9/23/2005
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (R) On Video: 6/24/2003 At Theaters: 11/1/2002
RED DRAGON (R) On Video: 4/1/2003 At Theaters: 10/4/2002
ANGELA'S ASHES (R) On Video: 7/18/2000 At Theaters: 12/25/1999
HILARY AND JACKIE (R) On Video: 7/6/1999 At Theaters: 1/22/1999
THE BOXER (R) On Video: 7/7/1998 At Theaters: 1/9/1998
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (PG-13) At Theaters: 11/7/2014
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