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MISS POTTER PREMIERE IN LONDON
British actress Emily Watson attends the World premiere of "Miss Potter" at Odeon, Leicester Square in London on December 3, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Emily Watson (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress. She gave an acclaimed debut film performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves.

Watson was born in Islington, London, England, the daughter of an architect father and an English professor mother. She was brought up as an Anglican.

Watson was educated at Notting Hill and Ealing High School, an independent school for girls in Ealing in west London, which she has described as a 'progressive' school. She attended the University of Bristol, where she obtained a B.A. (1988, English). Following university, she trained at Drama Studio London, and later received a M.A. (2003, honorary) from Bristol University.

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