Emma Thompson

Sir Michael Caine Blasts Fame-Hungry Young Actors

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sir Michael Caine has blasted the new generation of actors, who he feels are more concerned with advancing their celebrity status than working on thei...

Angry Farmer Sprays Tanker Full Of Poo At Oscar-Winning Actress

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK

A farmer sprayed manure at Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson after she broke a court injunction to protest against fracking on his land. Thompson an...

Welcome to the Frack Free Bake Off!

Emma Thompson | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Emma Thompson

I can say with certainty that these are words I've never uttered before: This morning I'm in a field in Lancashire, helping set up a makeshift kitchen and getting ready to take part in a baking-themed protest over plans to frack for gas under the ground I'm stood on. It's an unusual way of protesting. So why, dear reader, would I do such a thing? For almost five years, Lancashire has been in the midst of a battle to stop the shale gas industry. And despite huge local opposition, fracking firm Cuadrilla is determined to set up its rigs and drill.

She's Ba-ack! A Lot's Changed For Bridget Jones In This New Trailer

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

The film event we’ve been waiting more than a decade for is edging ever closer, and now, a new trailer has been unveiled for ‘Bridget Jones’s Ba...

An Open Letter to the Heathrow 13

Emma Thompson | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK
Emma Thompson

Dear Heathrow 13... As long-standing opponents of a third runway at Heathrow, we want to express our support and solidarity to you all. Recently, hardly a month has gone by without a new temperature record being broken, fresh floods bringing misery to communities across the UK, or yet another study warning about the impacts of air pollution on our health. The consequences of our dependence on dirty fossil fuels are getting more visible with every passing day, yet our political leaders' willingness to deal with the problem isn't.

BBC Question Time: June Sarpong's Curious Views On 'French Tarts In Our Bakeries'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

The prospect of the EU referendum campaign being dominated by high-minded debate got off to a troubled start as the BBC’s flagship political show di...

The Waugh Zone February 17, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday February 17, 2016… 1) YOUNG MINDS MATTER In case you missed it, The Duchess of Cambridge is gu...

'UK Is A Cake-Filled Misery-Laden Grey Old Island' Says Emma Thompson As She Warns Against Brexit

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has been accused of “doing our country down” after describing the UK as “a cake-filled misery-laden grey old...

Emma Thompson Makes Funny, Moving Tribute To Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Emma Thompson had previously penned a moving tribute to her close friend, Alan Rickman, following the beloved actor's death from cancer last month. ...

Emma Thompson Pays Tribute To 'Ultimate Ally' Alan

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Emma Thompson has paid tribute to her frequent co-star Alan Rickman, following the sad news that he has died at the of 69. READ MORE: Alan Rickma...

Emma Thompson Threatens To Go All Nanny McPhee On Paris Climate Talks Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined tens of thousands in central London on Sunday for what's being called the biggest climate march in British history,...

Shell Quitting the Arctic Is a Monumental Victory - Let's Keep Campaigning for a Greener Future

Emma Thompson | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Emma Thompson

Yesterday Shell announced it was quitting its Arctic drilling programme. Let me just repeat that in case you, like me, couldn't quite fathom this wonderful piece of news: Shell is quitting its hunt for dirty oil in the Arctic. The thing is about these oil companies is they try and make us believe they rule the world, that their tomorrow is the only tomorrow. But today shows that the future can be rewritten. Shell execs might not publicly admit that our movement stopped them - but reading between the lines we can all see public outrage on Arctic drilling was a huge concern for them.

Why I'm Crossing the Line to Stop Shell

Emma Thompson | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Emma Thompson

I know that I'll be called naive or hypocritical, or both. The world needs oil and we all drive cars. But things are changing at impressive speed. Silicon Valley is building more electric vehicles than you can shake a stick at. Batteries are getting better all the time and soon will be in our homes and businesses. It's not hard to imagine a future where the petrol pump is a museum exhibit that children will be boggled by. But Shell wants us to believe that this vision of the future is impossible, that renewable energy is a passing fad.

Even Bradley Cooper's Caught The 'Bake Off' Bug...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Never has cookery on screen been so popular, and now even Bradley Cooper's caught the GBBO bug, it seems. However, The four-time Oscar nominee mak...

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: 'I Think It's Completely S*** Actually'

PA | By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, and has revealed that “sexism and ...

The Brits Riding High In This Year's Emmy Award Nominations

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Emmy Awards nominations were announced this afternoon in Los Angeles, and first glance at the list reveals an impressive number of British names i...

Communications Breakdown at Britain's Banks

Tom Maddocks | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tom Maddocks

It's been a dreadful month for HSBC, which has seen its reputation in tatters and its bosses dragged in front of the Commons Treasury Select Committee to answer MPs' questions about what it admitted were 'unacceptable' practices at its Swiss private bank.

Actors Emma Thompson And Greg Wise In HSBC Tax Boycott

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Actor Greg Wise has vowed to stop paying tax until those involved in the HSBC scandal are jailed. Wise, who is married to Oscar winner Emma Thompso...

Emma To Save The Third 'Bridget Jones' Film?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emma Thompson has reportedly been called upon to save the third Bridget Jones film after cast members gave the original script the thumbs down. The...

Screenwriters: The Hidden Talent Behind Every Great Film

Jeremy Brock | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Brock

Now in their fifth year, the International Screenwriters' Lectures, hosted jointly by BAFTA and the BFI, have cemented their worldwide reputation as the most prestigious forum for celebrating the peculiar genius of screenwriting.

The Village With No Girls

Firoz Patel | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Firoz Patel

Every day, children in Nepal are at risk of being trafficked; a problem that is getting worse. Trafficked children face daily abuse and exploitation - harm that no child should ever have to face. It is our duty to ensure that children are aware of the dangers of trafficking and to protect them from being subjected to such abuse and exploitation.

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

This American producer, director, writer and actress caused a stir with Another Earth. She was only 27 at the time. Now 30 and with 13 films under her belt. She was even on the front cover of Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood edition. She has written four films and directed one.

'I'd Rather Have A Root Canal Than Join Twitter'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emma Thompson has spoken about her hatred of Twitter, claiming it’s destroying an entire generation of users. The Oscar-winning star says that sh...

'It's A Tragic Mistake To Make Films Just For Older People'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emma Thompson has criticised filmmakers who create movies aimed specifically at older audiences, stating that it would be a “tragic mistake” if wr...

Joey Essex Meets Ed Miliband At Event For Labour Supporters

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

A minor British celebrity with strange teeth and a testy family relationship… met Joey Essex on Wednesday evening. According to his Twitter feed...