Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Emma Thompson is a famous actress, and, screenwriter from the United Kingdom. Emma Thompson gained popularity by featuring in the series “Angels in America” and ” saving Mr. Banks”. Also, in the movie named “Effie Gray”.

Early Life and Childhood

Emma was born on 15 April 1959, in Paddington, London, United Kingdom. Currently, she is 63 years old and her real name is Emma Thompson. And she doesn’t have any nicknames.

She is the daughter of Eric Thompson (father), an actor, scriptwriter, and stage director, and Phyllida Law (mother), an actress. And she has one sister named Sophie Thompson, an actress.

Plus, she is delighted with her family members and loves to spend quality time with them. There is no information available like how she spent her childhood, who was her friends, her behavior with others, and so on.

All the information related to her childhood is secret. She is British by nationality, her zodiac sign is Aries, her religion is Christian and her ethnicity is private.


Emma studied at Camden School for girls and completed her schooling there. Then she studied at the University of Cambridge located in England. She was interested in acting, dance, and entertainment. Plus, in school, she used to participate in programs related to acting, dance, and entertainment.

There is no information available about how she was with her teachers and pals and her interest in studies and so on. Maybe in the future, she will give details related to her educational background at that time, and we will update her here.

Career and Professional Life

Emma is a trendy actress and screenwriter and in 1982, she played in “Not the Nine O’clock News”. After that, she appeared in  “There’s Nothing To Worry About!” and “Alfresco”. She started to gain her name and fame in 1985 after featuring in the music “Me and My Girl”. After two years, she appeared in the series “Fortunes of War” and “Tutti Frutti”.


Then she appeared in a movie titled “The Tall Guy” in 1989 and also in “Henry V” in the same year. She played in “A Midsummer night’s Dream” and “King Lear” and also played in “Impromptu” and collaborated with Judy Davis as well as Hugh Grant.

After that, she appeared in a movie named “Dead Again”. In 1992, she performed in “Peter’s Friends” which was directed by Branagh. She appeared in a movie named “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1993. In the same year, she played in the movie “The Remains of the day” in the role of Miss Kenton.

She played in “In the name of the father” as lawyer Gareth Pierce in 1993. In 2001, she appeared in the movie “WIT” as Harvard Professor’s struggles. We can see her in the hit movie “Love Actually”  which was released in 2003.  Besides movies, she appeared in many series.

She played in “Harry Poter and the prisoner of Azkaban”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” as well as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2”. Recently, she played in a movie named “Cruella”.

Additionally, she appeared in the series “Angels in America” and worked as a voice actress in the movie as Queen Elinor in “Brave”. In the year 2014, she played in the movie “Effie Gray” and she wrote this movie by herself. She appeared in the movie named “A Walk in the Woods” in the year 2015.

Also, she appeared in the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” in the year 2017 and in the same year in “Upstart Crow”. In the year 2019, she played in “Men in Black: International”. 

Emma began her career in her early days. Within a short time, she progressed in her job and was able to influence people through her work and gain widespread notoriety.

Her professional path eventually came full circle as she rose in popularity and she gained not just international fame but also fame in his native United Kingdom.

Emma Thompson during her movie shoot (Source Pinkvilla)

Caption: Emma Thompson during her movie shoot (Source Pinkvilla)

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about Thompson’s brand endorsement, promotion, or advertisement of its products. She might reveal details about the companies she has recommended in the future.

We looked through her social media sites but could not find any information on brand endorsements. Due to her privacy, she doesn’t want anyone to learn more about her or her personal or professional life.

Awards and Nomination

Thompson is a famous actress and screenwriter and has won many awards and nominations. She won Academy awards in 1992 for being the best actress in “Howards End” and in 1995 for the best-adapted screenplay in “Sense and Sensibility”. 

And she has been nominated for this award is 1992 for best actress in “The Remains of the Day” in 1993 for being a best-supporting actress in “In the name of the father” and in 1995 for best actress in “Sense and Sensibility”. 

Emma won BAFTA Awards in 1992 for being the best actress as a lead role in “Howards End” and in 1995 for the best-adapted screenplay in “Sense and Sensibility”. Also, nominated for best actress in a supporting role in “Love Actually “and best actress in a leading role in “Saving Mr.Banks” and “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande“.

She won Emmy Awards in 1998 for the sitcom “Ellen” and was nominated in the year 2001, 2004, 2012, 2015, and 2019 for outstanding writing limited series or movies, outstanding lead actress, and outstanding guest actress.

Also, she won Golden Globe Award in 1992 as the best actress in “Howards End”. In 1995, for best screenplay in “Sense and Sensibility”. 

She won Miscellaneous Awards in 1992 and 1995. In 2013, she won Empire Awards and in 1997, she won the National Board of Review Awards in 1992, 1995, and in 2013. Plus, she won the Writers Guild of America Awards in 1995. She won Critics awards and Miscellaneous awards many times.

Emma Thompson during her award ceremony (GoldDerby)

Caption: Emma Thompson during her award ceremony (GoldDerby)

Emma Thompson – Net Worth 2023

The estimated value of Thompson’s net worth is $40 million and her monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. Her work as an actress and screenwriter is her primary source of income.

Thompson now enjoys a luxurious lifestyle and various expensive vehicles thanks to sales and excellent jobs. If she provides her weekly, yearly, and monthly salaries then we will update her here.

Relationship Status

Emma married Kenneth Branagh in 1989 but their married life didn’t last long. Due to misunderstandings, they divorced each other in 1995. Then, she married Greg Wise in 2003 and they have two children together named Tindyebwa Agaba Wise and Gaia Romilly Wise.

She is very happy with Greg and they are still together and living their happy life together with children. Greg is a very loving and caring husband who loves his wife so much. In the past, she dated Hugh Laurie.

Emma Thompson with her husband (Source Instagram)

Caption: Emma Thompson with her husband (Source Instagram)


Even Emma’s professional life is kept private, as is any information about her. Plus, Emma has the skills to manage both his personal and business lives and she has never disclosed any information to the public.

Additionally, Emma has never been the focus of any controversies or rumors, and she is a famous actress and screenwriter from England.

Body Measurements

Her actual height is 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is also 59 kg. According to her images, her hair color is blonde and silky, and her eyes are also attractive and brown.

Her body type is slim with a great personality and other body measurements like biceps, chest, and waist, are  34-26-34 inches. She is concerned about her body but takes a proper diet and has clear skin.

Emma Thompson – Social Media

Emma is active on social media. On Instagram, she has 23.7K  followers and has followed 19 people there as well as she has posted 11 posts. And her Instagram account is not marked with a blue checkmark with the username “emmathompsonofficial”.

She is not active on Facebook and there are lots of accounts similar to her name. We didn’t find her official Twitter account. Maybe, in the future, she will be active on Facebook and Twitter at that time we will update her here.