elizabethottosson at cableinet.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 04:07:39 EDT 2001
> (As a grace note, the actress who portrayed Mary and Miss Bates
> in Paltrow's
> Emma, (I understand she is Thompson's sister?) is an excellent character
> actress. I certainly did not recognize her from the one role to the next.)
Would this not be Phyllida Law, who is actually Thompson's mother? Although
there are now faint bells ringing about Emma Thompson having a sister, as
well, so please correct me if I am wrong - I'd be interested to know!
Phyllida Law has played the mother figure, if not biological mother, to Emma
Thompson in a couple of films, including Much Ado About Nothing (one of my
favourite films as a teenager) and The Winter Guest.
I haven't seen Persuasion, but quite enjoyed the very arch Paltrow/Northam
version of Emma although, as usual, it couldn't live up to the book - Emma
is my favourite Jane Austen.
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