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Encyclopedia > Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
Birth name Kristin Scott Thomas
Born May 24, 1960 (1960-05-24) (age 47)
Flag of England Redruth, Cornwall, England
Spouse(s) Francois Olivennes

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Biography

Kristin Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall. Her father was a pilot for the Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964, and she is the older sister of the actress Serena Scott Thomas. She is the niece of Admiral Sir Richard Thomas, who was Black Rod in the House of Lords, and a more distant grand niece of Capt. Robert F. Scott, who was the ill fated explorer who lost the race to the South Pole. Her last name is an amalgam of the last names of those two families. Map sources for Redruth at grid reference SW700420 Redruth (Cornish: Rysrudh) is a town in the south-west of Cornwall, Britain. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Serena Scott Thomas is a British actress, younger sister of Kristin Scott Thomas. ... The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, generally shortened to just Black Rod, is an official in the parliaments of a number of Commonwealth countries. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Captain Sir Robert Falcon Scott (June 6, 1868 - March 29, 1912) was a British Naval officer and Antarctic explorer. ... For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ...


Scott Thomas's childhood home was Dorset, England. Her mother remarried another Royal Navy pilot, who also died in a flying accident six years after the death of her father. Scott Thomas was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College and St Antony's Leweston School for Girls, in Dorset, and on graduation attended drama college. But on being told she would never be a good enough actor, she left at the age of 19 to work as an au pair in Paris.[1] Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... It is located in Cheltenham, a spa town in the English Cotswolds. ... St Antonys Leweston School is an Independent School near Sherborne in Dorset , UK. Categories: | ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Au pair is an anglicization of the French term au pair, which means on par or equal to and describes a young person living on an equal basis with a host family in a foreign country. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Speaking French fluently, she studied acting at the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre (ENSATT) in Paris, and on graduation was cast opposite pop star Prince as the French girl in the film Under the Cherry Moon. This article is about the capital of France. ... For another person sometimes known as The Artist, see Michael Haynes III. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Kristin Scott Thomas was given an OBE in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours list, and was also awarded the Légion d'honneur by the French government in 2005. She has also played in many TV movies, and as an actress in the theatre. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The honours system of the United Kingdom is a means of rewarding personal bravery, achievement or service to the country. ... Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ...


Television

Scott Thomas starred in the 2003 Book Clubbin episode of Absolutely Fabulous; her character was called Plum Berkeley. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. ...


In the British motoring programme Top Gear, she was used as a standard of reference for "good taste." During the "Cool Wall" segment of the programme, presenter Jeremy Clarkson would rate a car's coolness based mostly on what he thinks Kristin Scott Thomas's level of distaste for it would be. For the original series, see Top Gear (original format). ... The Cool Wall is a recurring segment on the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear, in which Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond decide which cars are cool, and which arent, by placing photographs of them onto various sections of a large board. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ...


She made her long-awaited appearance as the "Star In A Reasonably Priced Car" on the episode broadcast on 25/02/2007. On this episode, amid excessive kow-towing from Clarkson and joking from Richard Hammond and James May because Clarkson has shown much affection for Kristin in the past, she proceeded to rubbish most of the decisions Clarkson had made over the past years of the Cool Wall. She also ridiculed the car that Jeremy Clarkson had just ordered, a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. As a result, the yard stick was changed to Fiona Bruce on the first episode of season six. The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is the convertible version of the Lamborghini Gallardo ... Fiona Bruce (born 25 April 1964 in Singapore) is a British journalist and television presenter in the United Kingdom. ...


She completed her lap in a time of 1.54, placing her just above Phillip Glenister although still near the bottom of the leaderboard. Philip Glenister (born February 10, 1963 in London, England) is a British actor, the son of director John Glenister and the brother of actor Robert Glenister. ...


Personal life

She is married but separated from French gynaecologist Dr François Olivennes, and has three children: Hannah (1988), Joseph (1991), and George (2000). She continues to live in Paris in a 19th century country house with her two youngest children. The shamefulness associated with the examination of female genitalia has long inhibited the science of gynaecology. ... For other uses, see Doctor. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Living in Paris, she counts Charlotte Rampling, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Birkin and Juliette Binoche among her social circle.[2] Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ... Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu, CQ (born 27 December 1948,  ) is an Academy Award-nominated French actor. ... Birkin in 2005 Jane Birkin OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an actress and singer. ... Juliette Binoche (French IPA: ) (born March 9, 1964 in Paris) is an Oscar-winning and Golden Globe nominated French film actress. ...


Awards and nomination

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Selected filmography

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References

  1. ^ http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/features/article1903514.ece
  2. ^ http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/features/article1903514.ece

External links

  • An Appreciation of Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Kristin Scott Thomas at the Internet Movie Database
  • Ryan Gilbey, The three stages of Kristin, (interview) The Guardian, 27 July 2007
  • Mark Anstead, Kristin Scott Thomas: The Ice Maiden thaws, (interview) Daily Mail, 8 June 2007
Awards
Preceded by
Miriam Margolyes
for The Age of Innocence
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1994
for Four Weddings and a Funeral
Succeeded by
Kate Winslet
for Sense and Sensibility

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Kristin Scott Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Kristin Scott Thomas OBE (born May 24, 1960) is an English actress, born in Redruth, Cornwall and educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College.
She is the older sister of the actress Serena Scott Thomas.
Kristin Scott Thomas was given an OBE in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours list and was also awarded the Légion d'honneur by the French government in 2005.
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