Emma Thompson

1959 - Today

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Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress and writer. Her accolades, covering a career spanning more than four decades, include two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma Thompson has received more than 25,245,600 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Emma Thompson is the 262nd most popular actor (up from 375th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 524th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Actor.

Emma Thompson is most famous for her role as Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter series.

Memorability Metrics

  • 25M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 72

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Emma Thompson ranks 262 out of 13,578Before her are Reese Witherspoon, James Coburn, Angela Lansbury, Alan Bates, Bill Murray, and Sylvia Kristel. After her are Talia Shire, Giuliano Gemma, Colin Firth, John Cazale, Jean Seberg, and Nancy Reagan.

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Among people born in 1959, Emma Thompson ranks 9Before her are Jens Stoltenberg, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Luc Besson, Morrissey, Kevin Spacey, and Klaus Iohannis. After her are Val Kilmer, Evo Morales, Alberto Fernández, Luciano Spalletti, Boris Nemtsov, and Hugh Laurie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Emma Thompson ranks 354 out of 8,785Before her are G. K. Chesterton (1874), Angela Lansbury (1925), Christopher Marlowe (1564), Alan Bates (1934), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), and Thomas Paine (1737). After her are Richard Wright (1943), Christopher Nolan (1970), Colin Firth (1960), Benny Hill (1924), Philip Larkin (1922), and Anthony Burgess (1917).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Emma Thompson ranks 43Before her are John Hurt (1940), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Ian McShane (1942), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Angela Lansbury (1925), and Alan Bates (1934). After her are Colin Firth (1960), Benny Hill (1924), Hugh Grant (1960), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Ian Holm (1931), and Daniel Craig (1968).

Television and Movie Roles

The Baroness
In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Elinor (voice)
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Mérida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Mérida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin, the surly Lord Macintosh, and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall.
Saving Mr. Banks
P.L. Travers
Author P.L. Travers looks back on her childhood while reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.