Emma Thompson: The iconic actress has a £32 million net worth

Emma Thompson is an iconic actress and has starred in several popular films. Thanks to her career, Thompson has a jaw-dropping net worth.

Emma Thompson net worth
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Emma Thompson net worth

Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959, making her 65 years old at the time of writing this. Thompson was born in London to a Scottish mother and an English father. Younger, Thompson had a passion for literature and language, she went on to study English at Cambridge University.

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It was at university that Emma Thompson discovered a love for acting when she joined the esteemed sketch comedy troupe, Cambridge Footlights, other members included Robbie Coltrane, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, as per The Sun.

Now that we have a bit of Emma Thomspon’s background, we can have a look at the iconic actress’s career and her jaw-dropping net worth.

Emma Thompson’s acting career started on stage

As reported by Express, Emma Thompson’s acting career started in 1982 when she toured on a stage version of Not the Nine O'Clock News, then in 1985, Thompson was cast in the West End revival of the musical Me and My Girl.

In 1992, Emma Thompson won her first awards, she won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Best Actress awards for her role in Howard’s End. Thompson made her Hollywood debut in 1994 in Junior, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

Since then, Emma Thompson’s acting career has boomed, in 1995, she starred in Sense and Sensibility, and in 2003 she starred in one of her iconic films, Love Actually and she has previously given insight on her infamous crying scene.

Some of Thompson’s other iconic roles include Nanny McPhee, she also plays Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter franchise and she played Mrs Potts in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Thompson’s jaw-dropping net worth

Now that we are all caught up on Emma Thompson’s career, we can have a look at her net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Emma Thompson’s net worth is around $40 million, which is roughly £32 million.

As per Express, Emma Thompson previously revealed on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she doesn’t watch Love Actually and admitted that she wasn’t paid well.

She told Jimmy Fallon:

No. That was 20 years ago. You're just saying, 'I don't think I was very well paid for that. There was that terrible trailer with the loo that really stank and had that sort of....' That's the things you remember, not the good ones.

Emma Thompson currently lives in West Hampstead, London, in a £3 million house which she shares with her husband, Greg Wise, whom she met in 1995 while filming Sense and Sensibility. As per Express, Emma’s current home is on the same road as her childhood home.

Emma and Greg also own a holiday home in Scotland, located on the shore of Loch Eck on the Cowal peninsula.

In November 2018, Emma Thompson was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to Drama.

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Sources used:

Express: ‘Emma Thompson has eye-watering fortune - but she wasn't 'very well paid' for Love Actually’

The Sun: ‘ALL ABOUT A DAME Is Emma Thompson married and what’s her net worth?’

Celebrity Net Worth: ‘Emma Thompson Net Worth $40 Million’

Express: ‘Dame Emma Thompson’s quiet life in London suburb where the average home fetches £1million’

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