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Emma Thompson receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
British actress Emma Thompson celebrates toasts with a pig honoring her with the 2,416th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of the Pig 'n Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on August 6, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedian and screenwriter. Her first major film role was in the 1989 romantic comedy The Tall Guy. In 1992, Thompson won multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress, for her performance in the British drama Howards End. The following year Thompson garnered dual Academy Award nominations, as Best Actress for The Remains of the Day and as Best Supporting Actress for In the Name of the Father.

In 1995, Thompson scripted and starred in Sense and Sensibility, a film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Other notable film and television credits have included the Harry Potter film series, Wit (2001), Love Actually (2003), Angels in America (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Last Chance Harvey (2008), An Education (2009), and Nanny McPhee Returns (2010).

Thompson is also a patron of the Refugee Council and President of the Teaching Awards.

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