hallieod at indigo.ie
Thu Jun 7 05:44:18 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!
The things I learn from being on this list! I looked up the actress
who played Miss Bates, and she's Sophie Thompson. I'd never realised
ET had a sister who also acts. I'd think it must be her sister -
surely she's far too young to be Emma T's mother.
And I'd also watched both films several times before catching that it
was the same actress - there was a facial gesture she made as Miss
Bates when Emma did the awful put-down that I suddenly remembered
from Mary in Persuasion.
>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.
Who is she in Much Ado About Nothing (still one of my favourite films)?
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