Emma Thompson on Mike Nichols: ‘He lifted us all up’

Working with him was like going to an eclectic, unorthodox, and highly original university. We would all get to wander about in the corridors and high ceilings of his mind—for free, mind you—each making different discoveries according to our tastes and aptitudes. Then, later, we would find that those discoveries applied to the rest of our lives.
It was also like being at some party where the drinks were always excellent and everyone who ever said anything worth hearing was either present or being accurately quoted.

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Missing Event Photos in the Gallery

A big update to the Everything Emma Thompson Gallery with all the missing photos from 2014.


Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Events > 06-11: Walking On Sunshine – UK Premiere
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Events > 09-11: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Photocall
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Events > 09-20: BAFTA’s Screenwriter Lecture Series
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Events > 10-02: Emma Thompson Signs Copies Of “The Spectacular Tale Of Peter Rabbit”
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Events > 10-06: Estee Lauder: Hear Our Stories, Share Yours




Emma is on Live with Kelly & Michael Tomorrow

Set the DVR – Emma is a guest on Live with Kelly & Michael tomorrow.




Emma Thompson to Help Rewrite ‘Unlikeable’ Script

he won an Oscar for her adaptation of Sense And Sensibility, and now Emma Thompson is reportedly set to turn her hand to saving the third Bridget Jones film.
The 55-year-old actress is said to have been recruited to rescue the ailing movie after cast members gave the proposed storyline the thumbs down.
Bosses at Working Title Films have called in the British star to ‘rewrite the first draft’ of Bridget Jones Baby, which was originally penned by Bridget creator Helen Fielding and One Day author David Nicholls.

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Emma Thompson Talks Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Gender Differences

At a BAFTA event, she explains how she uses a yoga mat and vacuum cleaner when writing and says jokes reflect our “orgasmic nature”

Emma Thompson discussed her screenwriting process, differences between the genders and her appreciation for Clint Eastwood and Billy Wilder at a BAFTA and BFI screenwriters lecture in London on Saturday night.?

Eastwood has always been “a great hero” of hers, she said. “I grew up on westerns.” Since she grew up watching them with her father every night, she said “I was very much influenced by that form.”

Speaking at the BFI Southbank location, she recalled when she won an Oscar for her work in Howards End (1992), while Eastwood won for Unforgiven. She said the actor put his Oscar next to hers and said: “Well, we did it.” She added: “I said: ‘weeee!?’ It was so moving. It was like, I don’t know, being knighted or something.” She added about Eastwood that he was “divine” to her and her mother.

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Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying

Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson‘s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning Sense And Sensibility.

The event, a Thompson-directed variation on a regular series of screenwriter conversations, continued a mini-season of high-wattage names visiting the British Academy, which started with James Schamus on Thursday and David Fincher on Friday. And Thompson tapped her acting and sketch comedy background to give the sell-out crowd a good show.

She was already on stage as the audience started filing in, dressed down in denim overalls and a thick navy coat so that few noticed her at first. She sat barefoot at a tiny writing desk, and in between scribbling on a notepad, she dabbed her eyes with tissues, mouthed lines to herself and occasionally stepped up to pace the stage, or practice a yoga pose on a bright purple mat. She then got a vacuum out and swept the stage before finally stepping out of the theater altogether, to laughs and applause.

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Emma bringing Sweeney Todd to the English National Opera

Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and international star Bryn Terfel reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd in Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Find out the macabre secret behind Mrs Lovett’s irresistibly delicious pies when this acclaimed staging comes to ENO in spring 2015, following sell-out performances at New York’s Lincoln Center.

English National Opera is thrilled to celebrate Sondheim’s 85th birthday with this thrilling semi-staged production of one of his most popular works.

Performed by an all-star cast and showcasing some of the composer’s most memorable melodies, this grisly entertaining tale at the London Coliseum is not to be missed!

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Emma Thompson ‘wept’ over stage return in Sweeney Todd

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has revealed her recent stage comeback in New York was a “beautiful, inspiring” experience that brought her to tears.

“It was magical to be in front of an audience again,” she said of her role in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Center. “It made me weep.”

Thompson and co-star Bryn Terfel will reunite in 2015 when their production is revived at the London Coliseum.

The semi-staged production will have a limited run of 13 performances only.

Thompson said it was “like a dream coming true” to be invited to bring Sweeney Todd to London following its five-performance run in New York in March.

“It was so terrible to think of it ending,” explained the actress, who plays eccentric pie-maker Mrs Lovett to Terfel’s serial-killing Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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First Trailer for Effe!