With her uncanny ability to combine humor and poignancy, actress-writer Emma Thompson rose from the London stage to international film and television acclaim. Alongside her then-husband, revered Shakespearian actor-director Kenneth Branagh, she impressed with early film work in such projects as "Henry V" (1989) and "Dead Again" (1991). Thompson was touted as one of the finest actresses of the day after her performances in the Merchant Ivory productions, "Howard's End" (1992) and "The Remains of the Day" (1993), the former of which earned her a Best Actress Oscar. More accolades came for her roles in the riveting IRA drama "In the Name of the Father" (1993), opposite Daniel Day Lewis, and "Sense and Sensibility" (1995), where her double duty as screenwriter earned her another Academy Award. The actress was soon in high demand for such U.S. productions as the political satire "Primary Colors" (1998) and masterful adaptations of the revered stage dramas "Wit" (HBO, 2001) and "Angels in America" (HBO, 2003). The incredibly adroit Thompson took on leading roles in fantasy films like "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), "Nanny McPhee" (2005) and "Beauty and the Beast" (2017), as well as more adult fare including the existential whimsy of "Stranger Than Fiction" (2006), Hollywood biopic "Saving Mr. Banks" (2013) and comedy-drama "A Walk in the Woods" (2015). Through it all, her puckish wit and sly self-confidence made her one of the world's most endlessly quotable movie stars.