Kristin Scott Thomas
Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1960-05-24
76 Movies · 4 TV Series
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Dame Kristin Ann Scott Thomas (born 24 May 1960) is an English-French actress. A five-time BAFTA Award and Olivier Award nominee, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2008 for the Royal Court revival of The Seagull. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The English Patient (1996). Scott Thomas made her film debut in the Prince-directed Under the Cherry Moon (1986), and won the Evening Standard Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer for A Handful of Dust (1988). Her work includes Bitter Moon (1992), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Gosford Park (2001), The Valet (2006), and Tell No One (2007). She won the European Film Award for Best Actress for Philippe Claudel's I've Loved You So Long (2008). Her other films include Leaving (2009), Love Crime (2010), Sarah's Key (2010), Nowhere Boy (2010), Only God Forgives (2013), Darkest Hour (2017), and Tomb Raider (2018).
Scott Thomas is divorced from François Olivennes, a French gynaecologist, with whom she has three children: Hannah (1988), Joseph (1991) and George (2000). She has lived in France since she was 19, brought up her three children in Paris, and sometimes considers herself more French than British.In March 2013, The Guardian listed her as one of the 50 best-dressed women over 50.
Scott Thomas was born in Redruth, Cornwall. Her mother, Deborah (née Hurlbatt), was brought up in Hong Kong and Africa, and studied drama before marrying Kristin's father, Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas, a pilot in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm who died in a flying accident when Kristin was aged five. She is the elder sister of actress Serena Scott Thomas, the niece of Admiral Sir Richard Thomas (a former Black Rod, the parliamentary ceremonial officer in the House of Lords), and the great-great-niece of the ill-fated explorer Captain Scott, who lost the race to the South Pole.Scott Thomas was brought up as a Roman Catholic. Her childhood home was in Trent, Dorset, England. Her mother remarried, to another Royal Navy pilot, Lt Cdr Simon Idiens (of Simon's Sircus aerobatic team flying Sea Vixens) who also died in a flying accident, flying a Phantom FG1 off the North Cornwall coast, six years after the death of her father. Scott Thomas was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College and St Antony's Leweston in Sherborne, Dorset, both independent schools. On leaving school in 1978, she moved to Hampstead, London, and worked in a department store. She began training to become a drama teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama, enrolling on a BEd in Speech and Drama. During her time at the school, she requested to switch degree courses to acting but was refused. After a year at Central, speaking French fluently, she decided to move to Paris to work as an au pair and studied acting at the École Nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre (ENSATT). When she was 25, she was cast as Mary Sharon in the film Under the Cherry Moon (1986).
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My Grandparents' War
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One Red Nose Day and a Wedding
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French television documentary about author Daphne du Maurier.
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My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
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My Old Lady
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Before the Winter Chill
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The Invisible Woman
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Only God Forgives
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Looking for Hortense
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In the House
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In Your Hands
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Confessions of a Shopaholic
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I've Loved You So Long
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The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
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2 Alone in Paris
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The Other Boleyn Girl
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The Golden Compass
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Four Wings and a Prayer
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Tell No One
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Man to Man
An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
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A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
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Life as a House
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The Revengers' Comedies
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The Horse Whisperer
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The Pompatus of Love
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The English Patient
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Four Weddings and a Funeral
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The Governor's Party
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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming
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Cela s'appelle l'amour
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The Endless Game
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A Handful of Dust
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The Tenth Man
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