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Emma Thompson

 
Bio:
Thompson's first successful effort on the London stage was a revival of the 1930s musical ME AND MY GIRL. After a 15-month run, Thompson was exhausted but, the role granted her a breakthrough. Her next breakthrough was in 1987 when she had leading roles in two television series: FORTUNES OR WAR and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Thompson's first successful effort on the London stage was a revival of the 1930s musical ME AND MY GIRL. After a 15-month run, Thompson was exhausted but, the role granted her a breakthrough. Her next breakthrough was in 1987 when she had leading roles in two television series: FORTUNES OR WAR and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production, 2022
Voice
  [West End]
West End, 2015
Mrs. Lovett
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Sally Smith [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1985
Sally Smith

Emma Thompson Biography

Thompson's first successful effort on the London stage was a revival of the 1930s musical ME AND MY GIRL. After a 15-month run, Thompson was exhausted but, the role granted her a breakthrough. Her next breakthrough was in 1987 when she had leading roles in two television series: FORTUNES OR WAR and TUTTI FRUTTI. In 1989, Thompson went back to the stage with her ex-husband Kenneth Branagh for a revival of LOOK BACK IN ANGER. Later that year, the pair starred in a televised adaptation of the play.

Thompson's first big-screen performance was in 1989 when she starred in the romantic comedy THE TALL GUY. While the film was not successful in the box office, Thompson received critical acclaim for her performance. She was seen later that year as Princess Katherine in Branagh's screen adaptation of Shakespeare's HENRY V. She continued her ventures with Shakespeare when she appeared on stage in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and KING LEAR.

Emma Thompson continued expanding her career by appear ing in such films as HOWARDS END, PETER'S FRIENDS, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY. These films cemented Thompson as an important British actress.

In 1994, Thompson made her Hollywood debut alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the blockbuster, JUNIOR. After her work on SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and PRIMARY COLORS, producers in Hollywood were lining up to hire Thompson. This pressure, among other things, caused her to take a year long break from the industry. And, after she became a mother in 1999, she decided to reduce her workload and only take on smaller roles instead of leads.

In the 2000s, Thompson starred in many extremely successful films including the HARRY POTTER film series, WIT, LOVE ACTUALLY, ANGELS IN AMERICA, NANNY MCPHEE, STRANGER THAN FICTION, LAST CHANCE HARVEY, MEN IN BLACK 3, and BRAVE.






Emma Thompson News

Andrea Riseborough Reveals That 'Loud' Was Filmed & Later Cut From MATILDA THE MUSICA Photo Andrea Riseborough Reveals That 'Loud' Was Filmed & Later Cut From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film
by Michael Major - Nov 28, 2022

Andrea Riseborough, who plays Mrs. Wormwood in the new film adaptation of Matilda the Musical, has revealed that the character's musical number 'Loud' was filmed and subsequently cut from the film.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Tops UK Box Office in Opening Weekend Photo MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Tops UK Box Office in Opening Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

The film adaptation of Matilda: The Musical topped the UK box office in its opening weekend. The film earned about 50% more than Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which took second place.

Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, UK cinemas Photo Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, UK cinemas
by Gary Naylor - Nov 25, 2022

Super fun for 7 year-olds to 77 year-olds with all that stage magic up there on the screen

VIDEO: Watch the MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie 'Spell It Out' Teaser Photo VIDEO: Watch the MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie 'Spell It Out' Teaser
by Michael Major - Nov 25, 2022

Watch a new promo for the new film adaptation of Matilda the Musical. The video features a new look at Alisha Weir (Matilda), Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey), Sindhu Vee (Miss Phelps), Charlie Hodson-Prior (Bruce Bogtrotter), and more in the new film.

 FOIL ARMS AND HOG Announces Extra Dates For 2023 Tour Photo FOIL ARMS AND HOG Announces Extra Dates For 2023 Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Foil Arms and Hog have added two extra dates to their Autumn 2023. Hogwash will now open at Theatre Royal Brighton on 28th  September and the dynamic trio have also added an extra date at London's iconic Palladium on 5th October.

VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Photo VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2022

A clip from 'Revolting Children' from the film adaptation of Matilda the Musical has been released. The film stars Alisha Weir (Matilda), Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey), Sindhu Vee (Miss Phelps), Stephen Graham (Mr. Wormwood), Andrea Riseborough (Mrs. Wormwood), and more. Watch the video clip now!

Wake Up With BWW 11/22: KPOP Opening Night, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reviews, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/22: KPOP Opening Night, A CHRISTMAS CAROL Reviews, and More!
by - Nov 22, 2022

Top stories include opening night coverage from KPOP the Musical, reviews for A Christmas Carol starring Jefferson Mays, and more!

VIDEO: Watch Stephen Graham & Andrea Riseborough in the 'Daddy's Back' Clip from MATI Photo VIDEO: Watch Stephen Graham & Andrea Riseborough in the 'Daddy's Back' Clip from MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

A new clip from the Matilda the Musical film has been released, featuring Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. Watch the 'Daddy's Back' video clip, which also features Alisha Weir as Matilda, now!

VIDEO: Watch MATILDA Movie Star Alisha Weir Perform 'Naughty' on THE LATE LATE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Watch MATILDA Movie Star Alisha Weir Perform 'Naughty' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Matilda the Musical movie star Alisa Weir appeared on The Late Late Show in Ireland to perform 'Naughty' from the hit musical. Weir stars in the title role of the new movie musical alongside stars Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, and Lashana Lynch. Watch a video of the performance now!

Netflix to Send Out MATILDA THE MUSICAL-Inspired Mobile Library Truck in New York, Lo Photo Netflix to Send Out MATILDA THE MUSICAL-Inspired Mobile Library Truck in New York, Los Angeles & More
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Netflix will send out a Matilda the Musical-inspired mobile library truck, coming to locations in New York, Los Angeles, and more to celebrate the release of the new film. Netflix is also currently hosting a Holiday House, which features an exploration of Matilda’s musical library. Check out where you can find the truck now!

Emma Thompson Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie

by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2022

A clip from 'Revolting Children' from the film adaptation of Matilda the Musical has been released. The film stars Alisha Weir (Matilda), Emma Thompson (Miss Trunchbull), Lashana Lynch (Miss Honey), Sindhu Vee (Miss Phelps), Stephen Graham (Mr. Wormwood), Andrea Riseborough (Mrs. Wormwood), and more. Watch the video clip now!

VIDEO: Watch Stephen Graham & Andrea Riseborough in the 'Daddy's Back' Clip from MATI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Stephen Graham & Andrea Riseborough in the 'Daddy's Back' Clip from MATILDA THE MUSICAL

by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

A new clip from the Matilda the Musical film has been released, featuring Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. Watch the 'Daddy's Back' video clip, which also features Alisha Weir as Matilda, now!

VIDEO: Watch MATILDA Movie Star Alisha Weir Perform 'Naughty' on THE LATE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch MATILDA Movie Star Alisha Weir Perform 'Naughty' on THE LATE LATE SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Matilda the Musical movie star Alisa Weir appeared on The Late Late Show in Ireland to perform 'Naughty' from the hit musical. Weir stars in the title role of the new movie musical alongside stars Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, and Lashana Lynch. Watch a video of the performance now!

LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released Videoplay
LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released

by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

'When I Grow Up' from the Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack has been released! Get a first listen to the new track below before the complete soundtrack is released. The new track features vocals from Alisha Weir as Matilda and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. The track follows the soundtrack's lead single 'Revolting Children.'

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Official Movie Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Official Movie Trailer

by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2022

Netflix has shared a new trailer and key art for the film adaptation of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The new movie musical stars Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu Vee, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch. Watch the new video trailer and check out the new film poster photo now!

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer

by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Learn about this brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, and more. Get the scoop on the film, and watch the first teaser trailer.

VIDEO: Emma Stone Recites Steve Martin's Monologue From PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES Videoplay
VIDEO: Emma Stone Recites Steve Martin's Monologue From PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2021

After she revealed how much she loves Steve Martin and that she watched Planes, Trains & Automobiles repeatedly as a kid, she perfectly recited his entire F**K monologue from the rental car scene.

VIDEO: Watch a New Sneak Peek at CRUELLA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Sneak Peek at CRUELLA

by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2021

Following its debut in last night‚Äôs 2021 GRAMMY Show, The Walt Disney Company has released the sneak peek plus three additional still images from its all-new live-action feature film ‚ÄúCruella,‚ÄĚ starring Academy Award¬ģ-winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, directed by Craig Gillespie. The film will be released on Friday, May 28.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Disney's CRUELLA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Disney's CRUELLA

by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2021

Academy Award¬ģ winner Emma Stone (‚ÄúLa La Land‚ÄĚ) stars in Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúCruella,‚ÄĚ an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious ‚Äď and notoriously fashionable ‚Äď villains.

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2021

During last night's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden, James checked in with fellow Broadway alum Annaleigh Ashford.


Emma Thompson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Emma Thompson been in?
Emma Thompson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Emma Thompson been in?
Emma Thompson has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Emma Thompson's first West End show?
Emma Thompson's first West End show was Me and My Girl which opened in 1985