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Emma Thompson (1959-), Actress

Sitter in 2 portraits
Thompson read English at Newnham College, Cambridge and began her career playing in the Cambridge Footlights with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Her award-winning film roles include Margaret Schlegel in Howards End (1992) and Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995) for which she also won an Oscar for the screenplay. To a younger generation she is recognisable as Sybill Trelawney in the Harry Potter series of films.

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Emma Thompson

by Tim Richmond
bromide print, November 1988
NPG x32111


Emma Thompson

by Alistair Morrison
colour print, July 1995
NPG x76967