Out of all the modern day actresses people admire, I particularly like Emma Thompson. She is a British woman; a literary critic, screenwriter, and a lovely actress. She loves Shakespeare and Jane Austen itself (what a concept; she’s not just after fame and fortune, but has mastered her craft as only she can.)
She has written dialogue for numerous Shakespearean themed movies, but also has enough of a down to earth quality about her that she can play parts outside her comfort zone. If I decided who received the Emmys, my first one would go to her.
I was first exposed to Emma Thompson in her movie, “Sense and Sensibility.” She not only starred in it, but she wrote the screenplay as well. This movie is sure to divide the sexes, but I don’t care. I fell in love with Jane Austen’s work after seeing Emma’s beautiful written representation of it on screen.
- My Fair Lady- 2012 (I wonder if it will be as good as the old one with Audrey Hepburn.)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 2011
- Last Chance Harvey- 2008
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- 2007
- Stranger Than Fiction- 2006
- Nanny McPhee- 2005 (also wrote screenplay)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- 2004
- Sense and Sensibility- 1995 (also wrote screenplay)
- Much Ado About Nothing- 1993
Originally posted 2010-11-18 10:36:51.
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