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T is for Emma Thompson

emmathompsonEmma Thompson is just so funny and cool – not only is she a great actress and writer but she’s incredibly down to earth and fun. I’ve liked just about everything I’ve seen her in and there’s so many more films of hers I want to see. The only film I wasn’t a huge fan of was Love Actually (2003), mainly because I have a deep dislike of Hugh Grant, but I did love Emma’s character and she played it so well.

Emma Thompson is one of those elite British actors who were in the Harry Potter series – she played Professor Sybil Trelawney and in my mind she was perfect for the role. She was both weird and sensitive and also pretty awesome.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013) might be my favourite film of Emma Thompson’s. It’s heartfelt and sweet and I loved finding more about the history of Mary Poppins. I’m super excited about the live-action Beauty and the Beast film coming out in a few years and Emma Thompson is going to play Mrs. Potts, the tea pot – who was my favourite character from the Disney animated film.