Emily Watson biography

Emily Watson

Actor, Film actor

1967 –

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Who is Emily Watson?

Emily Margaret Watson is an English actress who gave an acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee and a BAFTA Award winner.

Watson began her career on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her roles as Bes McNeil in the 1996 film Breaking the Waves and Jacqueline du Pré in the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie. In 2002, she returned to the stage in Twelfth Night at the Donmar Warehouse. Also at the Donmar in 2003, she starred in Uncle Vanya and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actress. In 2011, she starred in the ITV drama Appropriate Adult, for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.

Her other films include, The Boxer, Angela's Ashes, Gosford Park, Punch-Drunk Love, Red Dragon, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, War Horse and The Book Thief.

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Born
Jan 14, 1967
Islington
Also known as
  • Emily Anita Watson
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Bristol
  • Drama Studio London
  • St James Independent Schools
Lived in
  • Islington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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