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HOUSE star HUGH LAURIE looks back on his relationship with The British actor enjoyed a romance with Thompson when the pair "Watching Emma was like watching the sun or wind or some other elemental force. BBC News: ' Skating on thin ice' Naga Munchetty issues warning to Carol Kirkwood. With his boggling eyes and idiotic grimaces, Hugh Laurie has 'He is very loveable,' says Emma Thompson, who was, many years . He has close friends, a good marriage with his wife Jo, three beloved children (Charlie, Bill, Rebecca). He did, though, have 'problems' with his mother, 'and she with me. Emma Thompson is a Londoner born into a family of actors in , hence began a relationship with fellow Footlights colleague Hugh Laurie.
That relationship continued for another five years until they too broke up, without ever marrying, in Emma lived alone after the collapse of her marriage and slipped into clinical depression.
Although unsuccessfully nominated for an acting Oscar for the third time in a row the previous two being for In the Name of the Father and The Remains of the Day, both inshe picked up her second statuette for writing the Sense and Sensibility screenplay.
During the shooting of the film she and actor Greg Wise, he played John Willoughbycommenced a relationship that eventually led to marriage in They have two children. Emma had suffered two miscarriages already, one to Branagh and one to Wise, before she and Greg used IVF to conceive their daughter Gaia. Their adopted son Tindy was a former Rwandan child-soldier whose parents had died in the genocide.
Emma and Greg adopted him when he was sixteen and he became a British citizen in Both actors share a great sense of humour and seem more than happy to poke fun at themselves in public. Indeed, both are fearless self-satirists, an admirable quality not often seen in actors with high profiles. Emma herself confirmed the accuracy of the story on The Graham Norton Show recently.
One was the lead in Basic Instinct In fact, she was actually cast, but later had a change of heart. Never one to mince words, she said of her replacement Sharon Stone: She was shagging Michael Douglas like a donkey, and not an inch moved.
If that had been me, there would have been things flying around hitting me in the eye. She also took the lead role, alongside Colin Firth and Angela Lansburyin what was a highly personal project. Reviews for the film were generally favourable. Critics were unenthusiastic about the film,  but several picked Thompson out as its highlight.
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Critics praised the chemistry between the two leads, and both received Golden Globe nominations for their performances. Her screenplay transported the story to Britain during the Second World Warand incorporated a new cast including Maggie Gyllenhaal. Building on the first film's success, it was another UK box office number one and the sequel was widely seen as an improvement.
The film aimed to capitalise on the success of The Twilight Sagabut was poorly reviewed and a box office disappointment. Banks depicted the making of Mary Poppinsand starred Thompson as P. Traverscurmudgeonly author of the source novel, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.
The actress considered it the best screenplay she had read in years and was delighted to be offered the role. She considered it to be the most challenging of her career because she had "never really played anyone quite so contradictory or difficult before", but found the inconsistent and complicated character "a blissful joy to embody".
Meryl Streep stated that she was "shocked" to see that Thompson did not receive an Academy Award nomination for the film.
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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She appeared in the musical for five nights, and her "playful" performance of Mrs Lovett was highly praised; the critic Kayla Epstein wrote that she "not only held her own against more experienced vocalists, but wound up running off with the show". The American playwright Gregory Murphy said that Thompson's screenplay was an infringement on his play and screenplay The Countesswhich he claimed he had submitted to Thompson through a mutual friend in to consider the role of Elizabeth Eastlake in a proposed film of his play, and to Thompson's husband Greg Wise through a casting director to consider the role of John Ruskin in the play's West End production.
Griesaafter allowing Thompson to submit a second revised screenplay into evidence from which Murphy claimed "some of the most troubling material" had been removed,  ruled that while there were similarities, the screenplays were "quite dissimilar in their two approaches to fictionalising the same historical events".Hugh Laurie speaks French
In Octoberthe film was withdrawn from the Mill Valley Film Festival in California due to "unforeseen circumstances" according to producer Rosenfeld. They both declined to promote the film. Where is Thompson's passion and commitment, or any hint of what she intended to achieve. Her role was his year-old mother, a Glaswegian foul-mouthed, chain-smoking former prostitute.
Neither film was a critical success, although the latter received some positive reviews and Empire magazine wrote that Thomson was "unforgettable". She also co-wrote the screenplay for Bridget Jones's Baby and appeared in the comedy as a doctor.
InThompson appeared as Mrs. Potts played by Angela Lansbury in the animated film in Disney 's live action film Beauty and the Beastdirected by Bill Condon and starring with her Harry Potter collaborator Emma Watson in a leading role.
She also had a supporting role as a hippy in Noah Baumbach 's dramedy The Meyerowitz Storieswhich played in competition at Cannes and received critical acclaim. Inshe provided the voiceover for Iceland's Christmas advert.
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The advert was banned from TV for being too political. You just think 'I'm in proper hands here. She's up there with the great, I mean really great, British female performers".