This week’s hottie is another wonderful and talented actress, the enchanting Emma Thompson.
She was born in London in 1959, daughter of actors Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law. With that heritage it is no wonder she ventured into the world of acting herself. She went to Cambridge with fellow Vili Flik hottie Stephen Fry and the lovely Hugh Laurie (a probable future hottie…) and the glorious trio were all in the prestigious comedy troupe the Footlights together.
Emma has won two Oscars: one for best actress for her performance in Howards End (1992), and another for best screenplay for her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility (1995). She has also won multiple Baftas (the British equivalent of the Oscars, for those who are not familiar with this one), including several best actress awards for her work in films as well as television. As a recipient for both best actress and best writer awards, she has proven her intellectual capacity as well as her wonderful talent as an actress – a true Vili Flik hottie! Not to mention the fact that she is indeed very pretty. And hilarious! An example: her acceptance speech for her best screenplay Golden Globe award for Sense & Sensibility:
So far, she has 53 titles to her acting resymé on imdb, and 11 credited titles for writing. Not bad for a woman who is in her early fifties (and who still looks as gorgeous as ever)! This wonderfully talented woman can be seen in such brilliant films as Howards End, Peter’s Friends (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Remains of the Day (1993), Sense & Sensibility, The Winter Guest (1997) (where she starred alongside her mother, and which was directed by frequent co-star Alan Rickman), Love Actually (2003), the Harry Potter-films (2001-11), and An Education (2009) among many others.
Emma has a daughter and an adopted son – a 16-year-old Rwandan refugee who they adopted to stop him from being deported – with actor Greg Wise.
Clever, funny, beautiful and talented, in addition to seeming like a really interesting and kind person, Emma Thompson is truly a hottie, and as such, deserves her place in our hall of fame. And again, I will leave you with a Vili Flik favourite, which we’ve featured a few times before. However, this cannot be seen to often! Oh yes, it’s the Footlights sketch with Emma and Stephen! Enjoy its gloriousness and fentestical fentesticality!