Emma Thompson is the sole recipient of an Academy Award for both acting (Howards End) and
screenwriting (Sense and Sensibility). In June 2018 she was appointed Dame Commander of the
Order of the British Empire.
Film credits include Sense and Sensibility; The Remains of the Day; In the Name of the Father; Love, Actually; Saving Mr. Banks; The Meyerowitz Stories; Nanny McPhee; Henry V; Much Ado About Nothing; and Stranger Than Fiction. Television credits include HBO’s Wit and Angels in America; Song of Lunch; Walking the Dog; Alfresco; and Thompson. Stage credits include New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd, reprised with the English National Orchestra; Me and My Girl at Leicester and London’s West End; and Look Back in Anger at the Lyric Theatre. Thompson was commissioned to write the 24th, 25th, and 26th Peter Rabbit stories, the only author since Beatrix Potter to do so.