Celebrity Profile

Dame Emma Thompson

Dame Emma Thompson is a British actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian.

She was born in London in 1959 and started her acting career at Cambridge University where she joined the Footlights acting troupe. In 1987 she went on to star in two popular British comedy dramas, Tutti Frutti and Fortunes of War, both of which she won BAFTA awards for.

In 1992 she received an Academy Award for Howards End and later went on to win a second Academy Award for Best Adapted screenplay for Sense and Sensibility (1995), making her the only person to win for both acting and writing.

Some of Emma Thompson’s most loved roles are those in Love Actually (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), the Harry Potter franchise and can be seen in the upcoming Last Christmas, to be released later in 2019.

Emma Thompson regards herself as an activist, she is an ambassador for the charity ActionAid and a patron of the Refugee Council. She is also an active environmentalist, championing Green Peace and attending events held by Extinction Rebellion.

We are so honoured to have Emma donate her shoes for the first time this year, she has donated a gorgeous pair of black and white patent leather block heels by Stella McCartney in a size 38, which she has signed ‘Love Emma Thompson’ and drawn hearts on.