Emily Watson



Place of birth:

Islington, London, England, UK:


Emily Margaret Watson OBE is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie, winning the BIFA Award for Best Actress for the latter.

Film Credits

King Lear (2018)
as Regan
The Happy Prince (2018)
as Constance Wilde
Weinstein: The Inside Story (2018)
as Narrator
On Chesil Beach (2018)
as Violet Ponting
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
as Chief of Staff Fox
Happy Family (2017)
as Emma Wishbone (voice)
The Dresser (2015)
as Her Ladyship
Everest (2015)
as Helen Wilton
A Song for Jenny (2015)
as Julie Nicholson
A Royal Night Out (2015)
as Queen Elizabeth
Little Boy (2015)
as Emma Busbee
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015)
as Miss Trinklebury
The Theory of Everything (2014)
as Beryl Wilde
Testament of Youth (2014)
as Mrs. Brittain
The Book Thief (2013)
as Rosa Hubermann
Some Girl(s) (2013)
as Lindsay
Belle (2013)
as Lady Mansfield
Anna Karenina (2012)
as Lidia Ivanovna
War Horse (2011)
as Rose Narracott
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
as Margaret Humphreys
Cemetery Junction (2010)
as Mrs. Kendrick
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
as Evgenia Ginzburg
Cold Souls (2009)
as Claire
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
as Tammy
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
as Caroline Gil
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
as Jane Lawrence
The Water Horse (2007)
as Anne MacMorrow
Miss Potter (2006)
as Millie Warne
Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek (2006)
as Mary Vega
The Proposition (2005)
as Martha Stanley
Separate Lies (2005)
as Anne Manning
Corpse Bride (2005)
as Victoria Everglot (voice)
Wah-Wah (2005)
as Ruby Compton
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
as Anne Sellers
Blossoms & Blood (2003)
as Lena Leonard
Equilibrium (2002)
as Mary O'Brien
Ballchewer (2002)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
as Lena Leonard
Red Dragon (2002)
as Reba McClane
Gosford Park (2001)
as Elsie
The Luzhin Defence (2000)
as Natalia Katkov
Trixie (2000)
as Trixie Zurbo
Angela's Ashes (1999)
as Angela McCourt
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
as Olive Stanton
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
as Jackie Du Pré
The Boxer (1997)
as Maggie
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)
The Mill on the Floss (1997)
as Maggie Tulliver
Metroland (1997)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
as Bess McNeill
Meerkats 3D ()
as Narrator
The Angel Makers ()