Meet Emily Watson
One of the entertainment industry's most acclaimed actresses, Emily Watson came to the world film community's attention for her memorable performance in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves, which was her first movie. She received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award nominations; won the New York Film Critics Circle award, National Society of Film Critics award, and the Felix Award for Best Actress; and was named British Newcomer of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards.
Emily was again nominated in the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA Awards, and at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, for her portrayal of Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie, directed by Anand Tucker. The performance also earned her the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Actress.
Her previous films include Philip Saville's Metroland; Jim Sheridan's The Boxer; Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock; Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes; Alan Rudolph's Trixie; Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love; Brett Ratner's Red Dragon; John Hillcoat's The Proposition; Richard E. Grant's Wah-Wah; Tim Burton and Mike Johnson's Corpse Bride; Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies; Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York; Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls; Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine, for which she was an Australian Film Institute Award nominee and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award winner as Best Actress; Steven Spielberg's War Horse; Joe Wright's Anna Karenina; Some Girl(s), adapted by Neil LaBute from his play and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer; Brian Percival's The Book Thief; Ama Asante's Belle; and Robert Altman's Gosford Park, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble honored with the top prize of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
She was again a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, for her performance opposite Dominic West in the miniseries Appropriate Adult. Her portrayal of Janet Leach in the real-life tale also earned Emily a BAFTA Award.
Most recently Emily has starred in films including Alejandro Monteverde's WWII drama Little Boy; Baltasar Kormákur's epic Everest; James Kent's Testament of Youth; Julian Jarrold's Girls' Night Out; and Peter Hewitt's 33 Liberty Lane. Emily just wrapped filming the LIFETIME biopic, Marilyn, starring across Susan Sarandon, and she was most recently seen in The Theory of Everything for director James Marsh.