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Encyclopedia > Emily Watson
Emily Watson

Emily Watson at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002
Birth name Emily Anita Watson
Born January 14, 1967 (1967-01-14) (age 40)
Flag of England London, England
Spouse(s) Jack Waters

Emily Anita Watson (born 14 January 1967) is an Oscar nominated English actress best known for her acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves. Image File history File links Emily_watson. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier, April 30, 1956) is a Danish film director closely associated with the Dogme95 collective, calling for a return to plausible stories in filmmaking and a move away from artifice and towards technical minimalism. ... Breaking the Waves is a 1996 film, set in the Scottish Highlands in the 1970s, which tells the story of Bess McNeill, who marries oil-man Jan, despite the apprehensions of her community and Calvinist church. ...

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Background

Watson was born in Islington, London, England, the daughter of an architect and an English professor. She trained at Drama Studio London. She married Jack Waters, whom she had met at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 1995; their daughter, Juliet, was born in autumn 2005.[1] , Islington is the central district of the London Borough of Islington. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ...


Film debut

Watson was virtually unknown until director Lars von Trier chose her to star in his controversial Breaking the Waves after the first choice, Helena Bonham Carter, dropped out over the uncompromisingly bleak eroticism the role demanded. Her performance as Bess McNeill, a simple yet devout woman who slips into prostitution because she believes it will heal her paralysed husband, was her first in front of a camera, and became the most critically acclaimed of 1996. She won the Los Angeles, London and New York Critics Circle Awards, the US National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, and ultimately an Oscar nomination.[2] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (481x711, 39 KB)This image meets the fair use criterion stated in the tag: It is an image of an actress portraying a role in a specific film which is referenced in this article. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (481x711, 39 KB)This image meets the fair use criterion stated in the tag: It is an image of an actress portraying a role in a specific film which is referenced in this article. ... Breaking the Waves is a 1996 film, set in the Scottish Highlands in the 1970s, which tells the story of Bess McNeill, who marries oil-man Jan, despite the apprehensions of her community and Calvinist church. ... Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier, April 30, 1956) is a Danish film director closely associated with the Dogme95 collective, calling for a return to plausible stories in filmmaking and a move away from artifice and towards technical minimalism. ... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated British actress, known for her roles in the films A Room with a View, Howards End, and Fight Club. ... The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) was founded in 1975. ... The London Film Critics Circle, also known as the Critics Circle, was started in 1913 as an association for working British critics. ... New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Subsequent career

She came to public notice again in another controversial role, as cellist Jacqueline du Pre in Hilary and Jackie, for which she learned to play the cello herself, and received another Oscar nomination. Despite this, many of du Pre's friends and fans decried the film's portrayal of her as inaccurate and unfair. She also played a leading role in Cradle Will Rock, a story of a theatre show in the 1930s, directed by Tim Robbins. Though she won the title role of Frank McCourt's mother in the adaptation of his much-loved memoir, Angela's Ashes, the film underperformed. Later, she appeared as a member of Robert Altman's ensemble piece Gosford Park.[3] Jacqueline Mary du Pré (1945-1987) was an English cellist. ... Hilary and Jackie is a 1998 movie directed by Anand Tucker and written by acclaimed British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, starring Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths as the sisters Jacqueline du Pré and Hilary du Pré. The movie is based on Hilary du Pres book about her sister Jacqueline. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For the original 1937 musical, see The Cradle Will Rock. ... Tim Robbins at Cannes, 2001 Height: 6 ft 4 in / 1. ... Frank McCourt (born August 19, 1930, New York City) is an Irish-American teacher and author. ... Angelas Ashes is a 1999 film based on the memoir of the same title by Frank McCourt, born in the United States of Irish descent. ... Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In 2002 she starred as Reba McClane in the adaptation of Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs prequel, Red Dragon, as the romantic interest of Adam Sandler in Paul Thomas Anderson's curious and quirky Punch-Drunk Love, and in the sci-fi action thriller Equilibrium alongside Christian Bale. Reba McClane is a fictional character from the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, the first in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, and also appears in the film adaptations Manhunter (played by Joan Allen) and Red Dragon (played by Emily Watson. ... Thomas Harris. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Red Dragon is a 2002 thriller film, based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris featuring the brilliant psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970[1] in Studio City, California) is a two-time Oscar nominated American filmmaker. ... Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... DVD case cover for Equilibrium, US version Equilibrium is a 2002 action/science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh-born English[2][3] method actor who is known for his roles in the films American Psycho, Shaft, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins and The Prestige, among others. ...


The following year she took time off from the cinema to play two roles in Sam Mendes's dovetailed stage productions of Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, first at Mendes's Donmar Warehouse in London and later at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her performance was widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and garnered her an Olivier Award nomination.[4] Sam Mendes Samuel Alexander Mendes, CBE (born August 1, 1965) is an English stage and film director born in Reading, Berkshire, England. ... Anton Chekhov (left) and Maxim Gorky in Yalta. ... Twelfth Night has at least three meanings: Twelfth Night (holiday), celebrated by some Christians Twelfth Night, or What You Will, a comedic play by William Shakespeare Twelfth Night (band), a progressive rock band This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The Donmar Warehouse is a small theatre in the Covent Garden area of the West End of London. ... Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ...


In 2004 she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Peter Sellers's first wife, Anne Howe, in the HBO movie, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ... The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (DVD) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was a 2004 film about the life of Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewiss book of the same name. ...


2005 saw her starring in four films: Wah-Wah, Richard E. Grant's autobiographical directorial debut, for which she attended the UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival; Separate Lies, directed by Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes; Tim Burton's animated film Corpse Bride, alongside Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, and Nick Cave's Australian-set western, The Proposition. Seventh release by Manchester indie rock group, James. ... Richard E. Grant depicted as the unofficial Ninth Doctor. ... There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Separate Lies is a 2005 romantic drama film made by Celador Films, DNA Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Fellowes as Lord Kilwillie Julian Fellowes (born August 17, 1949 in Egypt, although he is British) was an actor for over twenty years before winning the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 2001 for Gosford Park. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, writer and designer. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... Helena Bonham Carter (born May 26, 1966) is an Academy Award-nominated British actress, known for her roles in the films A Room with a View, Howards End, and Fight Club. ... Nicholas Edward Cave (born September 22, 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional actor. ... The Proposition is a 2005 movie directed by John Hillcoat and written by Nick Cave. ...


In 2006 she took a supporting role in Miss Potter, a biopic of children's author Beatrix Potter from Babe director Chris Noonan, with Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger. Her upcoming projects include an adaptation of Thea Beckman's children's novel Crusade in Jeans, The Waterhorse, an adaptation of the Dick King-Smith children's novel about the origin of the Loch Ness Monster,[5][6] starring with Julia Roberts and Carrie-Ann Moss in Fireflies in the Garden.[7] Miss Potter is an upcoming film from Chris Noonan, the director of the childrens film Babe. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... (Helen) Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author and illustrator, botanist, and conservationist, best known for her childrens books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit. ... Babe is an Academy Award-winning 1995 Australian film that tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheep dog. ... Chris Noonan (b. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress. ... Thea Beckman (23 July 1923, Rotterdam – 5 May 2004, Bunnik) was a famous Dutch author of childrens books. ... Crusade in Jeans (1973) is a childrens novel written by Thea Beckman. ... The Waterhorse is a film due in 2007 directed by Jay Russell based on the screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs and the novel by Dick-King Smith. ... dick king smith was a writer who wrote books such as. ... For other uses, see Loch Ness Monster (disambiguation). ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American film actress and former fashion model. ... Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. ... Fireflies in the Garden is an upcoming 2008 drama film starring Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds. ...


Charity

Emily Watson is a committed supporter of the British children's charity, the NSPCC. In 2004 she was inducted into the society's hall of fame for spearheading the successful campaign to appoint a Children's Commissioner for England.[8] Receiving her award in the crowded House of Commons, she spoke out against the possibility that the Children's Commissioner become a figurehead with little real power.[9] The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a UK charity working in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. ... Type Lower House Speaker of the House of Commons Leader of the House of Commons Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Harriet Harman, QC, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Theresa May, PC, (Conservative) since December 6, 2005 Members 646 Political groups...


Missed roles

Emily Watson has often had as much impact with the roles she didn't get as with those she did. Most notably, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet wrote the character Amélie for her (Amélie was originally named Emily) but she eventually turned the role down due to difficulties working in French and a desire not to be away from home. The role went on to make an international star of Audrey Tautou.[10] She was also the first choice to play Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur's film Elizabeth, the role that ultimately made a star of Cate Blanchett.[11] Jean-Pierre Jeunet (born 3 September 1953) is a French film director. ... Amélie (Tautou), her father Raphaël (Rufus), and the travelling garden gnome. ... Audrey Tautou (IPA: ; , born August 9, 1978) is a French film actress, known to worldwide audiences for playing the title character in the award-winning French film Amélie (2001, Le Fabuleux Destin dAmélie Poulain) and as Sophie Neveu in The Da Vinci Code (2006). ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Shekhar Kapur, born 6 December 1945 in British India (in an area which became part of Pakistan) is a renowned filmmaker from India. ... Elizabeth is a 1998 movie about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born on May 14, 1969) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ...


Selected Credits

Awards
Preceded by
Jennifer Jason Leigh
for Georgia
NYFCC Award for Best Actress
1996
for Breaking the Waves
Succeeded by
Julie Christie
for Afterglow

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References

  1. ^ The great pretender.
  2. ^ IMDB: Awards for Emily Watson
  3. ^ Emily Watson - IVTR
  4. ^ London Theatre Guide: Paltrow and Watson nominated for Best Actress Olivier
  5. ^ Comingsoon.net: Emily Watson joins Miss Potter and Shantaram
  6. ^ Black Magic: The Waterhorse
  7. ^ Julia Roberts and Carrie Ann Moss plant Fireflies in the Garden
  8. ^ NSPCC Hall of Fame 2004: Emily Watson
  9. ^ Celebrating five years of FULL STOP campaign
  10. ^ Amelie Director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet – Je Voudrais Une Oscar
  11. ^ Cutting a regal figure

External links

  • Emily Watson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Premiere Magazine: Emily Watson Q&A and podcast
  • Emily Watson at the Edinburgh Festival

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Emily Watson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (664 words)
Emily Anita Watson (born January 14, 1967) is an English actress.
She was born in Islington, London, England, UK; the daughter of an architect and an English professor.
Emily Watson has often had as much impact in the roles she didn't get as in those she did.
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