Emma Thompson

1959 - Today

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Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, screenwriter, producer, activist, author, and comedian. One of Britain's most acclaimed actresses, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Born in London to English actor Eric Thompson and Scottish actress Phyllida Law, Thompson was educated at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she became a member of the Footlights troupe, and appeared in the comedy sketch series Alfresco (1983–84) alongside Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Robbie Coltrane. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emma Thompson has received more than 16,254,560 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Emma Thompson is the 328th most popular actor (up from 498th in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 705th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 16M

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  • 73.15

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  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Emma Thompson ranks 328 out of 10,030Before her are Alan Arkin, Sam Neill, Frances Farmer, Heath Ledger, Ali MacGraw, and Robert Mitchum. After her are Matt Damon, Wentworth Miller, John Cleese, Sophie Marceau, John Malkovich, and Joan Crawford.

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Among people born in 1959, Emma Thompson ranks 6Before her are Luc Besson, Kevin Spacey, Carlo Ancelotti, Morrissey, and Jens Stoltenberg. After her are Magic Johnson, Evo Morales, John McEnroe, Klaus Iohannis, Maurizio Sarri, and Hugh Laurie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Emma Thompson ranks 477 out of 6,924Before her are Gregory Bateson (1904), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Stanley Matthews (1915), William Baffin (1584), Harthacnut (1018), and Gustav Holst (1874). After her are James Callaghan (1912), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Vivienne Westwood (1941), James Hutton (1726), and Thomas Harriot (1560).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Emma Thompson ranks 50Before her are Ralph Fiennes (1962), Colin Firth (1960), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Deborah Kerr (1921), Donald Pleasence (1919), and Sam Neill (1947). After her are Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Daniel Craig (1968), Kate Winslet (1975), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Charles Laughton (1899).

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