Thursday, 14 January 2010

Emily Watson

Happy Birthday to

Emily Watson

43 today

It's hard to believe but Emily's film debut was in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves in which she earned the first of her two oscar nominations (the other being for Hilary and Jackie). In the fifteen years since then she has continually been involved in some challenging and beautiful projects, only rarely choosing the easy route. Over the next year we'll see her in the Ricky Gervais comedy Cemetary Junction (as Mrs. Ralph Fiennes) and making a sophie's choice in the Siberian gulags from Within the Whirlwind.

1 comment:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Blasphemy but I've never seen Breaking the Waves, and don't care to. The only Watson performance I recall clearly is Gosford Park where she was partially steamrolled by most everyone. To be fair though, not steamrolled just not as important. Oh well, here's to the future.