Emma Thompson to Discuss Her Career at U.K. BAFTA Event
LONDON – Double Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson will be center of attention for a BAFTA "A Life In Pictures" event later this month.
Having won three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards herself, Thompson will discuss her 30-year screen career onstage at BAFTA's central London HQ.
Thompson picked up her first BAFTA at the British Academy Television Awards in 1988 for her work on Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, and won a British Academy Film Award in 1993 for her turn in Howards End, for which she was also awarded her first Oscar and Golden Globe.
In 1996, Thompson secured her third BAFTA for best actress for Sense and Sensibility and her BAFTA-nominated script for the same film also earned her the Oscar for best adapted screenplay and a second Golden Globe.
She was also BAFTA-nominated for her roles in The Remains of the Day and Love Actually and won an Emmy for her performance on Ellen in 1998.
In 2010, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, which was written and produced by and starred Thompson, was nominated for a British Academy Children’s award for best feature film.
Her turn as Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers in Disney's Saving Mr. Banks, which closed this year’s London Film Festival, opens in the U.K. on Nov. 29.
The BAFTA event, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, is scheduled for Nov. 24.
"BAFTA A Life In Pictures" is a long-running series of onstage interviews in which some of the film world’s leading talent discuss their life and career and share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their crafts.
Previous people who have taken part include Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kenneth Branagh and Helen Mirren.