Emily Watson

Emily Watson - an acclaimed English actress of stage and screen. Although famous now for a series of highly-acclaimed roles in cinema, Emily Watson started her career in theatre, working for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and other troupes for five years before landing (at the last minute, when Helena Bonham Carter pulled out of the project) the starring role in Lars Von Trier's Breaking the Waves, a role for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Other films for which she recieved major awards nominations include Hilary and Jackie and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Watson has also worked as a screenwriter, co-writing with her husband a script entitled Mood Indigo.