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Emma Thompson to Narrate Daniel Ellsberg Documentary ‘How to Stop Nuclear War’ (Exclusive)

Emma Thompson is set to narrate a feature doc about Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg, dubbed “the most dangerous man in America” by then U.S. President Richard Nixon. The Hollywood actress will lend her voice to director Paul Jay’s How to Stop a Nuclear War, which is based on the book Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear […]

Emma Thompson Says Getting Injured While Filming ‘Matilda the Musical‘ Was Reminder She’s “No Longer” Invulnerable

Emma Thompson says an injury on the set of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical made her stop and reflect on life as an aging performer. Speaking to People ahead of the movie’s Dec. 25 streaming release, the Oscar-winning actress shared how she navigated an ankle fracture she got while filming the musical, which stars the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Emma Thompson (‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’)

Emma Thompson, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a British actress and screenwriter who is the only person who has ever won Academy Awards for both acting and writing. In addition to those two Oscars, the former for 1992’s Howards End and the latter for 1995’s Sense and […]

“What Is a Queen?”: Cate Blanchett, Danai Gurira and Emma Thompson Pen Tributes to Their Collaborators

Danai Gurira on Angela Bassett Actress and playwright Gurira recalls a moment on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever set — spoiler alert! — when her co-star reiterated to her the true meaning of acting royalty. I knew her as Tina, as Stella, a powerhouse who always delivered memorable, resonant, unforgettable, iconic performances. I looked to her […]

‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Stars Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack on Getting Vulnerable (and Naked): “It Was Definitely Our Space”

As Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack log on to Zoom to discuss their Hulu film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, their ease with each other is immediately clear. They’ve been texting, trying to find time to hang out, and before they get into interview mode, they talk about their mutual love of the brand […]

‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical’ Trailer Teases a “Great Escape” From Emma Thompson’s Terrible Miss Trunchbull

Netflix has released the first full trailer for its big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. The two-minute teaser dropped Thursday, giving Matilda fans their first extended look at Emma Thompson as the terrible Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as the sweet and caring Miss Honey and Alisha Weir as the titular (smart and brave) Matilda Wormwood. Soundtracked to the film’s musical numbers, […]

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Lots of Children Raise Curtain on London Film Festival with ‘Matilda the Musical’ World Premiere

Although gray autumnal clouds may have made an unwanted appearance over the British capital for the opening night of the 2022 BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, the noise, color and upbeat song and dance nature of curtain-raiser Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical — getting its world premiere at the Royal Festival Hall — ensured it was […]

‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ Review: A Pitch-Perfect Lily James Headlines a Vibrant Multicultural Rom-Com

Emma Thompson and Shazad Latif also star in Shekhar Kapur's first foray into the traditional romantic comedy arena, premiering at the Toronto Film Festival.

Queen Elizabeth II in Hollywood: 15 Stars Who’ve Played the British Monarch

From Helen Mirren to Claire Foy — and even Fred Armisen — many famous faces portrayed the Queen during various periods in her record-breaking reign.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch in history and one of the world’s most recognizable — and most portrayed — figures in modern times, died Thursday. She was 96.  After 70 years of rule, Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she had spent the summer, the royal family announced. She will […]

Emma Thompson Says Intimacy Coordinators Are “Fantastically Important”: “No, You Can’t Just Let It Flow”

Emma Thompson supports the use of intimacy coordinators on TV and movie sets, calling them “fantastically important” in a recent interview. Speaking on the Fitzy & Wippa radio show, the Good Luck to You, Leo Grande star was asked about Snowpiercer and Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean’s recent comments on the use of intimacy coordinators on […]

‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ World Premiere to Open London Film Festival

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The annual fest, scheduled for Oct. 5-16 and held in partnership with American Express, unveiled its opening night gala on Thursday. Matilda will gets its world premiere in London on Oct. 5 at the Southbank Centre, “ahead of Sony Pictures U.K. and […]