Over the last few decades, EMILY WATSON (Lady Mansfield) has become one of the
entertainment industry's most acclaimed actresses. She first caught the world's attention for her
memorable performance as 'Bess' in Lars Von Trier's BREAKING THE WAVES, her first feature
film. For her heartbreaking performance, she received Oscar and Golden Globe Award
nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for 'Best Actress," the Felix Award
for 'Best Actress,' and the London Film Critics Circle Award for 'British Newcomer of the Year'
Watson received her second Oscar and Golden Globe nominat ions, in addi t ion to SAG
and BAFTA nominations, for 'Best Actress' in 1999 for her riveting performance as 'Jackie' in
October Films' HILARY AND JACKIE.
Later this year, Watson will be seen in LITTLE BOY, a film that tells the story of a young
American boy who works to bring his father back from World War II, and earlier this year, she
starred in the Neil Labute penned SOME GIRL.
In 2012, she starred alongside Jude Law and Keira Knightley in ANNA KARENINA.
Directed by Joe Wright, the film follows 'Anna' (Knightley) as she looks for a better life while
trapped in a loveless marriage.
In 2011, Watson starred in three exceptional titles. The first film, ORANGES &
SUNSHINE, was adapted from the memoir Empty Cradles and tells the true story of Margaret
Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent
times. She was also seen as the mother of a son who leaves her behind when he goes off to war in
Steven Spielberg's Golden Globe and Oscar nominated WAR HORSE. On television, Watson
starred in the Sundance Channel's original film, "Appropriate Adult," which centers on the untold
story of 'Janet Leach' and her role in uncovering the crimes of murderous real-life couple Fred
and Rosemary West. Her performance garnered rave reviews and Golden Globe and SAG
nominations for 'Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.'
Past film credits include Charlie Kaufman's SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK; the
ensemble drama FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN opposite Julia Roberts and Willem Dafoe; MISS
POTTER with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor; WAH-WAH; THE PROPOSITION with
Guy Pearce, Liam Neeson, and John Hurt; CRUSADE; Tim Burton's CORPSE BRIDE;
SEPARATE LIES with Tom Wilkinson and Rupert Everett; THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER
SELLERS, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as 'Anne
Sellers'; Paul Thomas Anderson's PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE; RED DRAGON, the prequel to
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS; Robert Altman's GOSFORD PARK; Tim Robbin's CRADLE
WILL ROCK; the title character in Alan Parker's ANGELA'S ASHES, an adaptation of Frank
McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir; Alan Rudolph's TRIXIE in which she starred with
Nick Nolte. She also starred with John Turturro in THE LUZHIN DEFENSE, directed by
Marleen Gorris, based on the Nobokov novel; Jim Sheridan's THE BOXER with Daniel Day-
Lewis; and METROLAND with Christian Bale, which is based on the Julian Barnes novel.
Television credits include Lifetime's Television Movie "The Memory Keeper's
Daughter" starring opposite Dermot Mulroney and Gretchen Mol. The film, based on the best-
selling novel by Kim Edwards, follows a father as he separates his son from his twin sister at
birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Watson
also starred as 'Maggie Tulliver' in the acclaimed BBC Masterpiece Theatre production of
George Eliot's "The Mill on the Floss."
A veteran of the London stage, Ms. Watson's theatre credits include Three Sisters, The
Children's Hour at the Royal National Theatre and The Lady from the Sea. In the Fall of 2002,
Watson starred at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in two concurrent product ions -- Uncle Vanya
('Sonya') and Twel f th Night ('Viola'), both directed by Academy-Award winning di rector Sam
Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE ROAD TO PERDITION). These critically acclaimed
productions also ran in a very limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New
York City. She has also worked extensively wi th the Royal Shakespeare Company in such
productions as Jovial Crew, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well and The