Emma Thompson Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Emma Thompson net worth is
$45 Million

Emma Thompson Wiki Biography

Emma Thompson was born on 15 April 1959, in Paddington, London UK, of English and Scottish (mother) descent.Emma Thompson is an extremely well-known British actress who has made a successful career, starring in a long list of films that made her very popular, often in period dramas and literary adaptions. but is also known for her natural, often self-deprecating sense of humour, and in fact used to be a comedian. Besides being an actress, Emma is also a screenwriter, and so not only is she one of the most famous UK actresses today, but she is also quite wealthy.

So how rich is Emma Thompson and how did she become so wealthy? It is estimated that Emma’s net worth reaches $64 million, which she has accumulated through acting and screenwriting during a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 30 years.

Emma Thompson Net Worth $64 Million

Emma Thompson was born into a theatrical family; both her father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law were actors, her mother subsequently starring with Emma in several films. Emma was educated at Camden School for Girls, and then graduated with a BA in English Literature from Newnham College, Cambridge University. While studying, she also made her debut in 1982 when she appeared in the comedy sketch show Cambridge Footlights Revue, with such notable celebrities as Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, with whom she collaborated later in TV shows. She then toured with the stage version of the popular TV series ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’.

Since then Emma Thompson has appeared in a number of television series such as ‘The Fortunes of War’, ‘Tutti Frutti’, and ‘Thompson’, the latter self-written too, but not very successful. Thompson’s early filmography also includes a few television films such as ‘Wit’, ‘The Song of Lunch’, and ‘Walking the Dogs’. In 1989 she appeared in the British film ‘Henry V’ as Katharine, daughter of Charles VI.All these activities improved her net worth considerably.

However, Emma rose to prominence in 1989 through her performance in the film ‘The Tall Guy’, featuring Jeff Goldblum and Rowan Atkinson. This role significantly increased Emma Thompson’s popularity and net worth. She has subsequently starred in many successful films, including ‘The Remains of the Day’ with Anthony Hopkins, ‘In the Name of the Father’, with Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Love Actually’ together with an ensemble cast of well-known celebrities, and in three of the ‘Harry Potter’ series of films.

Emma has also won a number of awards. In 1992 for her performance in the film ‘Howards End’ she won the Academy Award for The Best Actress. The movie ‘Sense and Sensibility’, a screen adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen, earned Thompson a BAFTA award for Best Actress.

In addition though, Emma is a versatile personality, whose career revolves not only around cinema and television but also in theatre. She has starred in eight plays, ranging from ‘Henry V’ to, in 2014, starring in the musical ‘Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, portraying Mrs. Lovett.

Throughout her acting career Emma Thompson has built a loyal fanbase and has become a household name in the cinema. This is unsurprising as she has appeared in over 40 films and more than 20 TV productions, as well as continuing to perform on the stage. All of her performances have contributed to her net worth

Emma Thompson proved herself not only as a professional actress but also as a successful writer. As a screenwriter, Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for the film ‘Sense and Sensibility’. which won her an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moreover, in 2012 Thompson also wrote ‘The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit’, the sequel to The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. and the book was a bestseller. Another book ‘The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit’ appeared in 2013. Consequently, these involvements added significantly to the total amount of Emma Thompson’s net worth.

In her personal life, Emma Thompson has been married twice. Her first husband was Kenneth Branagh, whom she married in 1989 but divorced in 1995. Since 2003 Thompson has been married to Greg Wise. Together they have two children, daughter Gaia Romilly Wise and an adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba Wise.



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Full Name Emma Thompson
Net Worth $45 Million
Date Of Birth April 15, 1959 (age 56
Place Of Birth Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Profession Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Author, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Education Newnham College, Cambridge, Camden School for Girls, University of Cambridge
Nationality United Kingdom
Spouse Greg Wise (m. 2003), Kenneth Branagh (m. 1989–1995)
Children Tindyebwa Agaba Wise, Gaia Romilly Wise
Parents Eric Thompson, Phyllida Law
Siblings Sophie Thompson
Nicknames 愛瑪·湯普森 , 愛瑪·湯普森 , 艾瑪·湯普遜 , Томпсон, Эмма
MySpace http://www.myspace.com/emmathompsontearoom
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000668
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Act…
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Gui…
Movies Sense and Sensibility, Saving Mr. Banks, Love Actually, Howards End, The Remains of the Day, Bridget Jones’s Baby, The Love Punch, Brave, Last Chance Harvey, Stranger than Fiction, Dead Again, In the Name of the Father, Nanny McPhee, Men in Black 3, Effie Gray, Much Ado About Nothing, The Legend of …
TV Shows Angels in America, Fortunes of War, Alfresco, Playhouse Presents, Thompson
Title Salary
Junior (1994) $1,500,000
# Quote
1 I leaned an awful lot about screenwriting from Tutti Frutti (1987) – about how important the standard of screenwriting is. Tutti Frutti was some of the best material I’ve ever had to work on – just sublime. It’s got comedy, tragedy, all the elements – but it’s written in such a way that they can all live and subsist together, because they were written by a genius and not by somebody who thinks, “Now I’ll do the sad bit.” You see that in film after film and TV programme after TV programme, where it’s writing by numbers. You look at Tutti Frutti and you say to every screenwriter, “Watch this.”
2 [on renowned author E.M. Forster] I’ve always been fascinated by the 19th Century, and his characters walk right off the page.
3 I never expected to be a film actress and I wasn’t terribly ambitious about it. And film acting and stage acting are not the same thing. In the theatre, you have to wear all your energy on the outside in order to project the character to the guy in the back row, but if you do that for film, it’s too much. You have to internalize because a thought can be translated by a muscle in your face, and a film audience will be able to read that.
4 Films are like history, and I think as people get older, they’re so much more interesting. When you’re doing theatre, people see the play, go home and don’t remember it, but with film you can leave a lot of cannisters behind and can live in people’s memories.
5 Books are like people, in that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.
6 When my mum was young, everyone wanted to be in their thirties. Now people are desperate to put the clock back, and there’s something absolutely tragic about that. And the loss of our engagement with our aging and getting older and wiser and having more skills – a wider palette – we’ve lost that. We have granted youth power that it doesn’t have.
7 [on her career moments] I said to my agent, “I need to earn money. Get me a job.” The first three that came up were a very, very old lady in a wheelchair, Bradley Cooper’s mother, and Mother Theresa. I thought, “Well, clearly I have to do something to turn around the Nanny McPhee image as it’s gone into people’s minds and stayed there.” In the end, other things turned up. It was very funny, but Mother Theresa would have just put the tin lid on it really.
8 To be perfectly frank, I sometimes think that the young must get very bored with the parts that they are required to play. It’s not as though there are that many very complex, interesting roles for anyone. The guys are now required to stand around looking beautiful and be superheroes. And I’m very, very bored. They must be bored too. Where are all the dramas we used to love? Where are all the stories?
9 [on working with Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)] It was such fun. You can imagine. He’s a darling and such a good actor. We’ve known each other on a social level for some time and we always said “What can we do? What can we do?”. And this turned up and it was sort of perfect.
10 I have the same career trajectory as Maggie Smith. I was passionate about comedy. I wanted to be Lily Tomlin. I wanted that career. Write my own stuff and play it. And I did it for awhile. I had my own series which was so badly reviewed by he critics I thought I can’t do this anymore.
11 I would rather have a root canal treatment for a year than go on Twitter or Facebook. The irony of Facebook is [that you speak out but] don’t say it to anybody’s face. It revolts me, repels me.
12 [on her appearance on ‘the red carpet’, clad in a hot pink number] It’s Stella McCartney. It was actually much shorter on the runway, but when I tried it on it was a bit mutton-dressed-as-a-lamb, so I had it lengthened. I like my legs but not the top bits very much.
13 Why insist on building a new border between human beings in an ever-shrinking world where we are still struggling to live alongside each other?
14 [Walt] Disney had a very Dickensian childhood. Disneyland was a way of rendering the world a safe place for himself and other children.
15 Th nanny story is essentially the western. It’s the stranger from out of town who comes into the situation of conflict, solves the issues using unorthodox methods and then must depart. Shane and Buffalo Bill turn up as Nanny McPhee and Mary Poppins in the female world.
16 Once you’re a mom, you’ve been split into two people. Like Peter Pan and his shadow.
17 [on being reminded she once claimed that picturing the men she had slept with helped her drift off] I haven’t done that in a long time. I’m more likely to rehearse casserole recipes, which perhaps is a sad indictment of my state of mind.
18 My godfather said that ‘story’ was about taking the chaotic jigsaw of life, making it into a picture and putting a frame around it so that we could look at it, have control over it. Story and art are the humanizing elements in us.
19 [on the personality of P.L. Travers and Saving Mr. Banks (2013)] She is a rather extraordinary combination of things. I suppose that was the scary thing about playing her. In film, we often get to play someone who is emotionally or morally consistent in some way, and she was not consistent in any way.
20 [1992] We just did Hamlet with Sir John Gielgud and it was so luvvy it wasn’t true.
21 I’m very lucky I write as well. I don’t see how I could be as effective a mother as I’d like to be if I had to go away and act all the time. So I’ve sort of pulled back from acting, which is fine, because I’ve found over the years – and this was a surprise to me – that I can get the same kind of creative satisfaction from writing as I have heretofore gotten out of acting. It’s very encouraging, really.
22 The first time I was nominated, I didn’t know anything about the Oscars. That was almost 15 years ago. I just did Oscar week and enjoyed it very much because I was with my mum. Even so, each time it’s happened I’ve come down with some ghastly infection. It is overwhelming for people. It has nothing to do really at all with your performance. It comes down to if you get an Oscar for your film, then the revenue for your film goes up. They mean a great deal. I can’t deny it.
23 Acting simply cannot be about how you look. It would be very difficult to make a film where you have to be beautiful in every shot. You have to put so much effort into it; you have to hold your head at particular angles, put the light in a certain way and I don’t like acting like that. I like to act unconscious of how I look.
24 I’ve realized that in all the great stories, even if there’s a happily-ever-after ending, there’s something sad.
25 Children are much more understanding of the suddenness and arbitrariness of death than we are. The old fairy tales contain a lot of that, and we’ve stolen from them, just as they stole from Greek myth, which has that same mixture of pre-Christian chaos.
26 Liam Neeson, quite frankly, is sex on legs. Always has been.
27 I mind having to look pretty, that’s what I mind, because it is so much more of an effort.
28 But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I’ve failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don’t get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me. But in small matters, I am not calm at all. My worst quality is impatience.
29 My appearance has changed a lot over the years, but it has far more to do with how I feel about being a woman. I’ve never thought of myself as vain. When I was at Cambridge, I shaved my head and wore baggy clothes. What I did was to desexualise myself. It was partly to do with the feminism of that time: militant and grungy. That’s all changed now, though I don’t think it is liberating to get your tits out. I don’t hold with that. But I am much more comfortable with being a woman now than I was in my twenties.
30 I have periods of intense activity, then stop. My ideal is to work hard in the morning until I pick Gaia up from school. Just putting an empty square in my diary seems to make a space in my head, too. You have to be very good at saying no.
31 I am who I am and there is nothing I can do about that.
32 I can’t stand this new culture of the instant disposable celebrity. It’s all so vulgar.
33 [on her role in the Harry Potter film] I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is, of course, a typical scene from my daily life, so isn’t much of a stretch.
# Fact
1 Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, she is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. She was nominated for Best Actress for The Remains of the Day (1993) and Best Supporting Actress for In the Name of the Father (1993) at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994. Hunter was likewise nominated for both awards at the 66th Academy Awards, winning Best Actress for The Piano (1993).
2 Shares her birthday with her Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson (April 15).
3 When she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Howards End (1992), she received that from Sir Anthony Hopkins, who had been her co-star in that movie. The next year, she presented the Best Actor Oscar to Tom Hanks for his performance in Philadelphia (1993). The two would co-star in Saving Mr. Banks (2013).
4 Is the only cast member to have a Shakespearian role directly after a British premiere attendance, upon the same day as the role other co-stars matched Emma Thompson’s attended/support of a Shakespeare themed event. [May 1989]
5 She appeared in four films directed by her then husband Kenneth Branagh: Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Peter’s Friends (1992) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993).
6 Both of her Oscars were presented to her by Sir Anthony Hopkins.
7 Did an uncredited final polishing of the script for Paddington (2014).
8 Was the 105th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (1992) at The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) on March 29, 1993.
9 As of 2017, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Howards End (1992), In the Name of the Father (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Sense and Sensibility (1995) and An Education (2009).
10 Has won two Oscars and at both ceremonies, her statuettes were presented to her by frequent co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins.
11 Thompson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl, Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Award nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Departed (2006), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Rush (2013),Nightcrawler (2014) and Arrival (2016), respectively.
12 According to a 2012 Guardian profile of Emma Thompson, in 2003, she and Greg Wise (who had already had their daughter, Gaia), informally adopted a teenage boy. Their son, Tindyebwa (“Tindy”) Agaba, was a former child soldier from Rwanda whom Thompson first met when he was 16 at a party for the charity organization the Refugee Council. Tindy’s family had died before or during the Rwandan genocide, and after he escaped from his forced child soldier-hood, he lived on the streets of London before receiving aid from the Refugee Council.
13 Has been best friends with Simon McBurney ever since they were teenagers.
14 Several of her Harry Potter castmates have appeared in her Nanny McPhee films as well: Imelda Staunton, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith and Rhys Ifans.
15 Prior to giving birth to her daughter Gaia in 1999, Thompson became pregnant by her then-husband Kenneth Branagh in 1994 and partner Greg Wise in 1997; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions. Thompson and Wise used IVF to conceive Gaia.
16 On August 7, 2010, she was awarded a Star (#2416) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right outside the ‘British’ landmark pub the Pig ‘n’ Whistle. Longtime friend Hugh Laurie was on hand to deliver fond words of commendation.
17 First experience of Los Angeles occurred in 1973 when, at age 14, she accompanied her father Eric Thompson who was scheduled to direct a theatrical production of Alan Ayckbourn‘s “The Norman Conquests” at the Ahmanson Theatre. Coincidentally, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (adjacent to the Ahmanson) would be where, 20 years on, Thompson was awarded her first Best Actress Oscar for Howards End (1992) in 1993.
18 Met husband-to-be Greg Wise on the set of Sense and Sensibility (1995).
19 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 6, 2010. Among those who helped her celebrate were Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie.
20 Good friends with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hayley Atwell.
21 Returned to work eight months after giving birth to her daughter Gaia in order to begin filming Wit (2001).
22 Ex-sister-in-law of Joyce Branagh.
23 Whilst working on the Oscar winning script for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma’s computer developed a serious problem and she was unable to locate the file. She took the computer to Stephen Fry who, after seven hours, finally managed to retrieve the script.
24 Was to executive produce the film “Johnny Hit and Run Pauline”, that was to be written and directed by Fay Efrosini Lellios (1998). Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Miranda Richardson and Paul McGann were involved in the project. The shooting was set to start in June 1998 in New Hampshire. The film was canceled due to financial withdrawal.
25 Though she is not seen in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) after her character is fired, it is her voice that speaks the prophecy that Harry retrieves at the film’s ending.
26 Good friends with Meryl Streep after starring with her in Angels in America (2003).
27 Was considered for the lead role of Emma Peel in the high-profile film adaptation of The Avengers (1998), which went to Uma Thurman.
28 Won both of her Oscars for films that also featured actors she would work with again in the Harry Potter films. Helena Bonham Carter, who appeared in Howards End (1992), also played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Alan Rickman, who appeared in Sense and Sensibility (1995), had played Professor Severus Snape in most of the films so far.
29 Has played Hugh Grant‘s love interest in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and his sister in in Love Actually (2003).
30 She was a member of the Cambridge Footlights and in 1981, along with Stephen Fry, Tony Slattery, Hugh Laurie, Paul Dwyer and Paul Shearer, she became the winner of the first ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
31 Her performance as Miss Kenton in The Remains of the Day (1993) is ranked #52 on Premiere magazine’s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
32 Used to keep her Oscar statuettes in her bathroom but had to move her Oscars to make room for her daughter Gaia’s artwork. She now keeps them in her office.
33 Read English Literature at Cambridge University.
34 Accepted the role of Professor Trelawny in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) to impress her daughter, Gaia.
35 Is the only person to have won Academy awards for both acting and writing. She won Best Actress for Howards End (1992), and Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995).
36 Has one song dedicated to her and named after her, on famous French singer Georges Moustaki‘s album “Moustaki” (2003).
37 Is one of only ten actors who have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Cate Blanchett, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Julianne Moore and Jamie Foxx. Holly Hunter received her double-nomination in the same year that Thompson did.
38 She was ranked fifth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of greatest British film actresses.
39 Her brother-in-law is Richard Lumsden, a British actor-comedian.
40 Resides across the street from her mother and down the street from her sister.
41 Speaks French and Spanish fluently.
42 She was initially cast as the lead role in Basic Instinct (1992), but refused later on. About Sharon Stone‘s appearance she said: “As far as I can see, from Sharon Stone‘s love scene in Basic Instinct (1992), they molded her body out of tough Plasticine. She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved. If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye.”.
43 Turned down the role of Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999), which went to Jodie Foster.
44 Was originally slated to play the role of “God” in Kevin Smith‘s Dogma (1999). She was unable to perform due to her pregnancy.
45 Her father was stage director Eric Thompson.
46 Her mother is Phyllida Law, who has appeared in several movies with her.
47 Was named to the Board of Advisors for Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival (previously Fahrenheit Theater Company) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
48 Elder sister of Sophie Thompson.
49 She co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed Cambridge University’s first all-female revue “Woman’s Hour” (1983).
50 Attended and graduated from Camden School for Girls, and the all-women Newnham College of Cambridge University with an English degree (1982). Jodhi May also attended Camden School for Girls.
51 Ranked #91 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. [October 1997]
52 Gave birth to her first child at age 40, a daughter Gaia Romilly Wise on December 4, 1999, and jokingly called her “jane.com”. Child’s father is her husband Greg Wise.

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