Birthday: 14/04/1967 Year
Age: 47 years
Place of Birth: London, UK
In 1992, she joined the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where she had to play a very small role, among which the most notable was Violentyev in Shakespeare’s “All’s well that ends well.” First success she has achieved already after leaving the company, in 1994, playing a schoolgirl Mary Lillian Hellman’s play “The Children’s Hour.”
Emily Anita Watson was born on January 14, 1967 in London. Her father was an architect, his mother – a professor of English. After Emily graduated from the Department of English Literature, University of Bristol, she tried to go to the London studio of Dramatic Art, but the first attempt was unsuccessful. For three years she worked as a waitress then, the clerk at the various institutions, after which it still took to the studio. In 1992, she joined the troupe of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, where she had to play a very small role, among which the most notable was Violentyev in Shakespeare’s “All’s well that ends well.” First success she has achieved already after leaving the company, in 1994, playing a schoolgirl Mary Lillian Hellman’s play “The Children’s Hour.” The following year, Emily married actor Jack Waters, which played in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Soon, she received an offer from director Lars von Trier on the role plaid Bess in his new film “Breaking the Waves” (1996) instead of the originally planned actress Helena Bonham Carter, at the last moment refused to shoot. Her film debut surpassed all expectations – played by Emily young woman sacrifices himself for the sake of a loved one, paralyzed, and the rest of their days chained to the bed, made a lasting impression on the audience and made from aspiring actress star. For this role she was nominated for the most prestigious film industry awards – “Oscar”, the British Academy of Film and Television, “Golden Globe” and gathered a lot of other awards, including the “Evening Standard”, the European Film Academy and the US National Society of Film Critics.
This was followed by a number of different roles – strong and independent Maggie Talliver in the television version of a Victorian novel by George Eliot’s “The Mill on the Floss” (1997, dir. Thaxton Graham), Marion comedy novel by Julian Barnes “Metroland” (1997, dir. Philip Saville) and Maggie, the beloved former prisoner in the Irish film “The Boxer” (1997, dir. Jim Sheridan), where she starred in a pair with Daniel Day-Lewis. The next major breakthrough for her was the psychological drama “Hilary and Jackie” (1998, dir. Anand Tucker). This time it was the heroine of the famous British cellist Jacqueline du Pr?. Told in this film the life story of the famous singer that has achieved international recognition, but never managed to find his personal happiness, was based on the memories of the sister Jacqueline, Hilary. This role brought Emily Watson British Independent Film Award and a number of nominations, including “Oscar” for best actress in a leading role.
Not less successful acting job for it was the role of Angela McCourt, mother of numerous poor Irish family in the drama “Angela’s Ashes” (1999, dir. Alan Parker). The success was accompanied in such roles as an unemployed actress Olive Stanton in the film “Cradle Will Rock” (1999, dir. Tim Robbins), Natalia Katkov in the film adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel “The Luzhin Defence” (2000, dir. Marlene Gorris) and the maid Elsie detective in “Gosford Park” (2001, dir. Robert Altman). In 2002, she returned to the stage, playing Sonya in “Three Sisters” Chekhov and Viola in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at the stage of London’s “Donmar Wharehouse” (directed by Sam Mendes). The following year, for the role of Sonya, she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award, one of the most prestigious theater awards in the UK.
After three quite diverse Hollywood movies with her participation – the romantic comedy “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson), sci-fi thriller “Equilibrium” (2002, dir. Kurt Wimmer), in which she played with her partner on “Metroland” Christian Bale and dark thriller “Red Dragon” (2002, dir. Brett Ratner), the final part of a trilogy about the serial killer Hannibal Lecturer, Emily Watson starred in the biopic “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” (2004, dir. Stephen Hopkins), which played Ann Sellers, the first wife of the famous comedian. Heartfelt and sincere acting Watson made this image truly authentic, warm and lyrical. No less interesting were her roles in British films of recent years – Ruby, the wife of a senior official, trying to find common ground with his stepson in an autobiographical film “wah” (2005), delivered a famous actor Richard Grant and Anne in the psychological drama “Different lie “(2005), which became the directorial debut of screenwriter Julian Fellowes known.
2008 Synecdoche, New York
2008 Fireflies in the Garden
2007 Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
2006 Miss Potter
2006 Kruistocht in spijkerbroek
2005 Separate Lies
2005 Corpse Bride
2004 Life and Death of Peter Sellers
2004 Back to Gaya
2002 Punch-Drunk Love
2002 Red Dragon
2001 In Search of the Assassin
2001 Gosford Park
2000 Luzhin Defence
1999 Angela’s Ashes
1999 Cradle Will Rock
1998 Hilary and Jackie
1997 Mill on the Floss
1996 Breaking the Waves
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