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Emily Watson has quickly become one of the world's most acclaimed actresses. She is currently starring in two films, playing the title role in Alan Parker's Angela's Ashes, the adaptation of Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, and Tim Robbin's 1930's ensemble film, Cradle Will Rock.

Watson first caught the world's attention in 1997 for her memorable performance as Bess in Lars Von Trier's Breaking The Waves, which was her first feature film. She received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Felix Award for Best Actress, and the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, in addition to SAG and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress in 1999 for her portrayal of famed classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre in Anand Tucker's Hilary and Jackie. Watson's other films include Jim Sheridan's The Boxer with Daniel Day-Lewis, and Metroland, with Christian Bale. Upcoming is Marleen Gorris' The Luzhin Defense.

On television, she has starred as Maggie Tulliver in the BBC Masterpiece Theatre production of George Eliot's The Mill On The Floss. A veteran of the London stage, Watson's theatre credits include Three Sisters, The Children's Hour at the Royal National Theatre and The Lady From The Sea. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company on such productions as A Jovial Crew, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well and The Changeling.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (15-May-2002)


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