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  • Emma Thompson

    Born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, England

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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Emma Thompson as "P.L. Travers"

Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Emma Thompson in the news

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Emma Thompson Says a Tear-Filled Goodbye in This Exclusive 'A Walk in the Woods' Preview

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Sep 1st 2015, 5:00AM

Sep 1st 2015, 5:00AM

Robert Redford Takes a Hike in First 'A Walk in the Woods' Trailer

Posted by
Phil Pirrello on May 27th 2015, 6:00AM

May 27th 2015, 6:00AM

'Beauty and the Beast' Now Has Release Date - Plus Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Mar 16th 2015, 10:33AM

Mar 16th 2015, 10:33AM

Jason Reitman Reveals the Filthiest Thing He Made Emma Thompson Say

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 9th 2014, 9:30AM

Oct 9th 2014, 9:30AM

Emma Thompson Learned About Sex From Sir Alec Guinness

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 25th 2014, 3:30PM

Mar 25th 2014, 3:30PM

Golden Globes 2014 Recap: The 14 Best and Worst Moments

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 13th 2014, 5:00AM

Jan 13th 2014, 5:00AM

Meryl Streep Calls Out Walt Disney During Epic Awards Dinner Speech

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 8th 2014, 9:30AM

Jan 8th 2014, 9:30AM

'Saving Mr. Banks' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Real-Life Disney Tale

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 12th 2013, 4:30AM

Dec 12th 2013, 4:30AM

Tom Hanks Says P.L. Travers Would Absolutely Hate 'Saving Mr. Banks'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 10th 2013, 12:45PM

Dec 10th 2013, 12:45PM

The 10 Most High-Maintenance Movie Characters of the Past Three Decades

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 10th 2013, 8:00AM

Dec 10th 2013, 8:00AM

Emma Thompson on Kissing Meryl Streep: 'You Have to Use Tongues'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 25th 2013, 1:45PM

Nov 25th 2013, 1:45PM

'Saving Mr. Banks' Preview: It Was Always Tom Hanks (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 19th 2013, 7:00AM

Nov 19th 2013, 7:00AM

Emma Thompson Forgives Helena Bonham Carter for Affair With Kenneth Branagh

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 12th 2013, 9:30AM

Nov 12th 2013, 9:30AM

'Love Actually' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Nov 7th 2013, 9:00AM

Nov 7th 2013, 9:00AM

'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer: Tom Hanks Is Walt Disney (VIDEO)

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Jul 11th 2013, 8:05AM

Jul 11th 2013, 8:05AM

'Saving Mr. Banks' First Look: Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 10th 2013, 10:30AM

Jul 10th 2013, 10:30AM

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Beautiful Creatures

Posted by
Dan Persons on Feb 18th 2013, 6:14AM

Feb 18th 2013, 6:14AM

16 Reasons 'Beautiful Creatures' Is Nothing Like 'Twilight'

Posted by
Rick Mele on Feb 14th 2013, 10:31AM

Feb 14th 2013, 10:31AM

Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013) is *almost* fantastic...

Posted by
Scott Mendelson on Feb 13th 2013, 9:51AM

Feb 13th 2013, 9:51AM

Which Stars Should Join the Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 18th 2011, 3:45PM

Aug 18th 2011, 3:45PM

Emma Thompson Accused of Plagiarism by Playwright Over Upcoming Film 'Effie'

Posted by
John Mitchell on Apr 25th 2011, 1:00PM

Apr 25th 2011, 1:00PM

'Men in Black III' Casting News: Here Comes Emma Thompson

Posted by
Simon Abrams on Oct 1st 2010, 12:20PM

Oct 1st 2010, 12:20PM

Review: Nanny McPhee Returns

Posted by
Joe Utichi on Aug 20th 2010, 7:15AM

Aug 20th 2010, 7:15AM

Moviefone Minute: We Chat with the Stars of 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Aug 20th 2010, 5:00AM

Aug 20th 2010, 5:00AM

Scenes We Love: Stranger Than Fiction

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 10th 2010, 2:46PM

Aug 10th 2010, 2:46PM

Onscreen Mother-and-Child Collaborations

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on May 6th 2010, 3:10PM

May 6th 2010, 3:10PM

British Film Giants Back Labour in General Election

Posted by
Johnny Dee on May 5th 2010, 10:44PM

May 5th 2010, 10:44PM

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of March 30: 'Sherlock Holmes' and More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Mar 29th 2010, 3:00PM

Mar 29th 2010, 3:00PM

Carey Mulligan Inches Closer to Starring in 'My Fair Lady' Remake

Posted by
Gary Susman on Mar 26th 2010, 10:30AM

Mar 26th 2010, 10:30AM

Where Do Oscar Winners Keep Their Oscars?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 17th 2010, 12:18PM

Feb 17th 2010, 12:18PM

Exclusive: Watch the Full-Length Trailer For Nanny McPhee 2

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Dec 18th 2009, 5:03AM

Dec 18th 2009, 5:03AM

UPDATE: Keira Knightley Officially 'My Fair Lady' for Joe Wright

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Oct 26th 2009, 7:18AM

Oct 26th 2009, 7:18AM

Scenes We Love: In the Name of the Father

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Mar 8th 2009, 8:33AM

Mar 8th 2009, 8:33AM

Discuss: Characters That Should Reunite for the Holidays

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 23rd 2008, 2:02PM

Dec 23rd 2008, 2:02PM

Hogwarts Says Goodbye to Sybill Trelawney

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 12th 2008, 12:02PM

Nov 12th 2008, 12:02PM

AFI Review: Last Chance Harvey

Posted by
James Rocchi on Nov 12th 2008, 8:02AM

Nov 12th 2008, 8:02AM

Exclusive: 'Last Chance Harvey' Images

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 3rd 2008, 1:07PM

Nov 3rd 2008, 1:07PM

Behind the Scenes of 'Brideshead Revisited'

Posted by
Kevin Polowy on Aug 6th 2008, 10:00AM

Aug 6th 2008, 10:00AM

Review: Brideshead Revisited

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jul 25th 2008, 1:02PM

Jul 25th 2008, 1:02PM

Emma Thompson Tackles the Proust Questionnaire

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 24th 2008, 4:02PM

Jun 24th 2008, 4:02PM


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