Emma Thompson Net Worth

Emma Thompson is a British actress, screenwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $40 million. After rising to prominence with her roles in the BBC television miniseries “Tutti Frutti” and “Fortunes of War” in 1987, she went on to appear in such high-profile films as “Henry V,” “Howards End,” “In the Name of the Father,” “The Remains of the Day,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Love Actually,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and the “Harry Potter” franchise. Thompson has won multiple Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs throughout her career.

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Emma Thompson Info
Net Worth$40 Million
Date of BirthApril 15, 1959 (age 63 years)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
ProfessionActor, Author, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor


Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in London, England to Scottish actress Phyllida Law and English actor Eric Thompson. She has a sister named Sophie, who’s also an actress. As a youth, Thompson went to Camden School for Girls. She spent much of her childhood in Scotland, and frequently visited her grandparents and uncle in Ardentinny. For her higher education, Thompson attended Newnham College in Cambridge to study English. There, she joined the school’s famed sketch comedy troupe, the Cambridge Footlights, becoming its first-ever female member. In 1980, she became the group’s vice president, and co-directed its first all-female revue, entitled “Woman’s Hour.” The very next year, Thompson and the Footlights won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their show “The Cellar Tapes.”

Personal Life

In 1989, Thompson wed actor and director Kenneth Branagh, whom she had met while they were filming “Fortunes of War.” The pair worked together in numerous films, and received significant coverage from the media. They divorced in 1995; later, it was discovered that Branagh was having an affair with actress Helena Bonham Carter. Subsequently, Thompson started dating her “Sense and Sensibility” costar Greg Wise. The two married in 2003, and have a daughter named Gaia and an informally adopted son named Tindyebwa, a former child soldier from Rwanda. Thompson and Wise have residences in West Hampstead, London and Venice, Italy.

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This morning, I went to wipe my hands on a tea towel, and while I was using it, it seemed like it felt a bit light. I unfolded it and realized my daughter had cut little bits out of it to make frocks for her dolls!

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One is a child when one has a child. No one says, 'You will never be the same again.' Which is the truth! And we're all supposed to be happy all the time. What is that about?

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A lot of people in my world - in the acting world - have either lost friends to Aids or live with HIV because its origin in our culture, in New York for instance, was in the gay community.

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Sometimes I get to put on posh frocks and be Madam Glamour, the vendor of my wares. My lovely friend Kath, a stylist, puts me into things I'd never dream of. But my real life is very different. It's very, very home-based - an intense domestic life, that's the core of everything.

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I understand what it's like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, 'She's got her daughter; she's got her husband.' Yeah, but she hasn't got anyone else.

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