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Also Known As: Kristin A. Scott Thomas Died:
Born: May 24, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cornwall, England, GB Profession: actor

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One of the most well-regarded actresses of the 1990s and new millennium, England's Kristin Scott Thomas was an Oscar nominee whose poised and elegant work in such films as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "The English Patient" (1996) impressed critics and moviegoers alike. After an auspicious debut in the Prince-directed "Under the Cherry Moon" (1986), she quickly proved herself capable of holding her own with such esteemed film legends as Judi Dench and Alec Guinness in "A Handful of Dust" (1988) before establishing herself as an international star with "The English Patient." A stint in Hollywood yielded hits like "Mission: Impossible" (1996) and "The Horse Whisperer" (1998), but she was soon back in Europe for independent-minded productions. Her profile was raised considerably by acclaimed performances on stage in "The Seagull" in 2007 and in the French feature "I've Loved You So Long" (2008), both of which cemented her status as one of the United Kingdom's most enduring and acclaimed actresses.

One of the most well-regarded actresses of the 1990s and new millennium, England's Kristin Scott Thomas was an Oscar nominee whose poised and elegant work in such films as "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994) and "The English Patient" (1996) impressed critics and moviegoers alike. After an auspicious debut in the Prince-directed "Under the Cherry Moon" (1986), she quickly proved herself capable of holding her own with such esteemed film legends as Judi Dench and Alec Guinness in "A Handful of Dust" (1988) before establishing herself as an international star with "The English Patient." A stint in Hollywood yielded hits like "Mission: Impossible" (1996) and "The Horse Whisperer" (1998), but she was soon back in Europe for independent-minded productions. Her profile was raised considerably by acclaimed performances on stage in "The Seagull" in 2007 and in the French feature "I've Loved You So Long" (2008), both of which cemented her status as one of the United Kingdom's most enduring and acclaimed actresses.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Suite Francaise (2014)
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 In the House (2013)
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 Bel Ami (2011)
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 Sarah's Key (2011)
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 Love Crime (2010)
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Left drama school in London to work as an au pair in Paris
1983:
Made stage debut in "La Lune déclinante sur 4 ou 5 personnes qui dansent" in Paris
1985:
Film debut, "Under the Cherry Moon" opposite pop star Prince
1988:
Co-starred in "A Handful of Dust" opposite Judi Dench and James Wilby
1992:
Gained international recognition starring opposite Hugh Grant in Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon"
1994:
Breakthrough role as Fiona in Mike Newell's "Four Weddings and a Funeral"; second collaboration with Hugh Grant
1996:
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient"
1996:
Had a small role opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible"
1998:
Co-starred opposite Robert Redford in "The Horse Whisperer"; also directed by Redford
1999:
Teamed with Harrison Ford for the Sydney Pollack directed "Random Hearts"
2000:
Re-teamed with Minghella in the short film "Play," adapted from the Samuel Beckett drama
2001:
Played Kevin Kline's ex-wife in "Life as a House"
2001:
Joined an ensemble cast in Robert Altman's "Gosford Park"
2003:
Starred in the play "Three Sisters" at the Playhouse Theatre in London
2006:
Played a bored housewife opposite Rowan Atkinson in the British comedy "Keeping Mum"
2007:
Played Daniel Auteuil's chilly wife in "The Valet"
2007:
Cast as volatile Arkadina in the London production of "The Seagull"
2008:
Cast as Lady Elizabeth Boleyn (Mary and Anne's mother) in "The Other Boleyn Girl"
2008:
Made Broadway debut, reprising her role as Arkadina in the New York revival of "The Seagull"
2008:
Starred in the French feature "I've Loved You So Long," written and directed by Philippe Claudel
2008:
Nominated for the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture ¿ Drama ("I've Loved You So Long")
2009:
Co-starred in "Easy Virtue," an adaptation of the play by Noël Coward
2000:
Appeared in the romantic comedy "Confessions of a Shopaholic," adapted from the books written by Sophie Kinsella
2010:
Played Lennon's Aunt Mimi in "Nowhere Boy," a British biopic about John Lennon's adolescence
2011:
Cast in a revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" at the West End's Comedy Theatre
2012:
Cast opposite Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," based on the novel by Paul Torday
2012:
Co-starred with Robert Pattinson in the Parisian-set period drama "Bel Ami," based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant
2012:
Cast opposite Ethan Hawke in thriller "The Woman in the Fifth"
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Education

Cheltenham Ladies' College: -
Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -
Ecole Nationale des Arts et Techniques de Theatre: -

Notes

"Recently in a restaurant in London, I overheard someone say, 'See you in another obscure European movie.' Well, better that than run-of-the-mill TV stuff in England. In Paris, I can have friends who aren't in films and don't care about that world. Perhaps that's a shallow thing to say, but then I'm just a shallow, shallow person." -- Scott Thomas in Movieline, May 1995.

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husband:
Francois Olivennes. Obstetrician.

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sister:
Serena Scott Thomas. Actor. Appeared regularly on the CBS TV series "Nash Bridges"; younger.
daughter:
Hannah Olivennes. Born c. 1988.
son:
Joseph Olivennes. Born in March 1991.
son:
George Olivennes. Born in September 2000.
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