Emma Thompson is indisputably considered as one of the leading actresses to have straddled contemporary British cinema. She embarked on her professional journey by performing as an onstage comedienne but garnered early success, thanks to her poignant performances in BBC TV series ‘Tutti Frutti’ and ‘Fortunes of War’.
Thompson bagged her debut movie role in the rom-com ‘Tall Guy’ and thereafter appeared in movies such as ‘Impromptu’, ‘Dead Again’, and ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. Enacting Margaret Schlegel in the historical movie ‘Howard’s End’ proved to be a turning point in her career as she bagged the prestigious ‘Academy’ and ‘BAFTA’ best actress awards for her performance. Some of her best roles were in the movies, ‘The Remains of the Day’, ‘In the Name of the Father’, ‘Brideshead Revisited’, and ‘Last Chance Harvey’.
She won an Academy Award for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ and BAFTA award for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Sense & Sensibility’.