Dame 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.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below