E.T. lays down the law in new drama.

Emma Thompson is easy to love, whether she's in fantasy form ('Harry Potter'), Merchant Ivory territory, or something more left-of-center ('Stranger Than Fiction').

So it's a bloody delight to find her playing Lady Marchmain, the devious (or as she puts it, "incredibly complicated") mother in 'Brideshead Revisited,' a British import which put somewhat simplistically is like 'Atonement' meets 'The Dreamers.'

Could Oscar come calling yet again? It'd be hard to count this role out. Get a look at the film and hear from Thompson in this exclusive video.

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