More Kristin Scott Thomas Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Kristin Scott Thomas was last seen on screen as Annie MacLean in Robert Redford's western epic The Horse Whisperer. She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance as Katharine Clifford in 1997's Best Picture The English Patient. She also made an indelible impression on audiences in two films released in 1994: Roman Polanski's Bitter Moon, in which she played a spiteful wife, and Four Weddings and a Funeral, in which she appeared as a supremely elegant and beautiful Englishwoman with an unrequited passion for the film's hero. Four Weddings, one of the most popular British films ever made, earned her two of England's most important acting prizes, The Evening Standard Award and Best Supporting Actress Award from the British Film and Television Academy (BAFTA). Her performance in Angels and Insects, directed by Philip Haas, won her another Evening Standard Award, this time as Best Actress.
Born in Dorset and educated at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the Ecole Nationale des Arts et Techniques de Theatre in Paris, Scott Thomas made her film debut opposite the artist formerly known as Prince in Under the Cherry Moon. She then appeared in a series of French films and theater pieces by such authors as Marguerite Duras and Roland Dubillard.
In 1988, she was cast in the leading role in Charles Sturridge's screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust and won the Evening Standard Award as Best Newcomer. That year she also appeared on television in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Tenth Man. A mix of films in French and English followed including Force Majeur, Titmus Regained, Endless Game, Aux Yeux du Monde, Body and Soul, Unforgettable Summer and Ian McKellen's Richard III. She also co-starred in the blockbuster Mission: Impossible, and will soon be seen in Up at The Villa, which reunites her with director Philip Haas.
Scott Thomas lives with her husband and children in Paris, France.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures (01-Jan-2000)