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Emma Thompson

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Latest 5 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

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Final Oscar nomination predictions, plus Bill Nighy and Emma Thompson

The Awardist

We break down who we think will be nominated in the top six categories, including who could be a surprise and who would be considered a snub. Can a late surge from Andrea Riseborough put her in the Best Actress race? And we discuss how the Critics Choice Awards could affect the Oscar nominations. Plus, EW awards correspondent Dave Karger talks to Living star Bill Nighy and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande star Emma Thompson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 23mins

23 Jan 2023

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Emma Thompson, Matilda the Musical, Bones and All, She Said & Pinocchio

Kermode & Mayo’s Take

The monstrous Miss Trunchbull is played by Dame Emma Thompson in the new musical film ‘Matilda the Musical’ - Simon talks to Dame Emma about this extraordinary role, and how Emma’s comprehensive prosthetics started at 5am each day! Mark reviews ‘Bones and All’ - a romantic horror road film by Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance, ‘She Said’ - a biographical drama based on the 2019 book that follows the New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein, ‘Matilda the Musical’ - based on the 1988 book by Roald Dahl with music by Tim Minchin, and the stop-motion animated ‘Pinocchio’ - a spin on the classic tale directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Plus your correspondence, the Box office Top 10, What’s On, the Laughter Lift and much more! You can contact the show by emailing correspondence@kermodeandmayo.com or you can find us on social media: @KermodeandMayo EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/take Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

25 Nov 2022

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Emma Thompson - 'Good Luck to You, Leo Grande'

Awards Chatter

The only person who has ever won Oscars for both acting and writing reflects on how her pursuit of sketch comedy gave way to dramatic acting, the roots of her deep feminism and why, at 63, she took on one of the most intimidating parts of her career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

15 Nov 2022

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London Film Festival, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and the latest Halloween releases

Backstage - TV & Film

This week's backstage features the London Film Festival, chats with award winners and reviews of the latest spooky films.This week, Claire Gregory was joined by regular pundit Stevie Wong and Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Chris Robertson as they delve into this week's biggest film and TV news and all the newest releases.The team talk London Film Festival, with Claire grabbing a candid chat with Matilda The Musical's Emma Thompson and Stephen Graham as they hit the red carpet for gala night.They also discuss the new Billy Eichner film Bros and if big screen romcoms have had their day, as well as Apple TV+'s controversial future Will Smith release.Oscar-winner Viola Davis talks all about her new film The Woman King in this week's big interview - you can listen to the full chat at the end of the podcast.The start of October means a tranche of new Halloween films and shows (much to Stevie's delight) so the team reviews the new Mike Flanagan horror The Midnight Club, Marvel's surprise release Werewolf By Night, and vampire remake Let The Right One In.


7 Oct 2022

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Interview: Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You Leo Grande)

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The iconic actress gives her first interview since entering the Oscar race— surprisingly!— with the Searchlight Pictures film that never played in U.S. theaters. But she's got much more than awards on her mind in this wide-ranging conversation.For a transcript of this episode, please follow this link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


4 Oct 2022

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Ep. 65 - 1993 Emma Thompson

Best Actress

The year is 1993 and the nominees are:Susan Sarandon - Lorenzo’s Oil 2. Emma Thompson - Howards End 3. Michelle Pfeiffer - Love Field 4. Catherine Deneuve - Indochine 5. Mary McDonnell - Passion Fish-In 1993 Emma Thompson was nominated for, and won, every single competitive acting award for Howards End. If you’ve listened to this podcast before you know how much this movie bored me. This will shock and amaze you but I have become a Howards End enthusiast after this episode. Other nominees included Michelle Pfeiffer in Love Field and Catherine Deneuve in Indochine. They were unlikely to take home the prize that evening. Thompson’s biggest competition was likely Susan Sarandon in Lorenzo’s Oil and Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish. This was a fun episode to discuss! Join host Kyle Brownrigg with guest host Josh Murray as they discuss. 

15 Sep 2022

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Katy Brand: writing Emma Thompson’s sexiest role yet

Postcards From Midlife

Lorraine and Trish meet the author and comedy actor Katy Brand, aka the genius behind the poignant and compelling comedy drama Good Luck To You Leo Grande, starring Emma Thompson as a 60-year old woman who hires a sex worker to explore her sexuality. All the taboos around midlife women and sex, representation and body image will be exploded!Plus: How to beat stress and anxiety, brain fog bloopers & a nostalgia noodle back to the 90s  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


19 Jun 2022

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Ep 120: Emma Thompson talks Good Luck to You, Leo Grande at Sundance London Film Festival

Girls On Film

In this very special #SundanceLondon episode recorded live from Picturehouse Central, Girls On Film open the festival with an episode all about GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE!Anna interviews the marvellous stars Emma Thompson and (a very rare MALE guest) Daryl McCormack, as well as writer Katy Brand, and director Sophie Hyde.First up are Emma and Katy who discuss how the project developed and the influence of DIRTY DANCING on the film.Sophie and Daryl then join Anna on stage, detailing the rehearsal process and the research they both did into sex work. Our guests then go on to discuss realistic female representation on screen and how we still have a long way to come.The episode closes with a fabulous Q&A where audience members ask our amazing guests their burning LEO GRANDE questions.Film and TV mentions across the episode include: GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE; BELLE DE JOUR; DIRTY DANCING; LETHAL WEAPON 3; SEX EDUCATION; ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES; SECRETARY; EIGHTH GRADE; YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN; ANIMALS.


17 Jun 2022

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Emma Thompson (Extended Cut) | Watch, Riot, Repeat

The Late Show Pod Show with Stephen Colbert

A member of the seditionist group Proud Boys complained to a judge about being mentioned on The Late Show, and President Biden might be the only American who feels good about the economy right now. Dame Emma Thompson returns to The Late Show for a Pod Show exclusive extended interview where she tells Stephen all about the intimate details of her new film, “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande." Hear Emma talk about how she prepared for the nude scene in her new film, and offers some advice to anyone bothered by the sight of themselves naked in the mirror. Plus, find out where Emma Thompson's house guests might stumble upon her Oscar trophies... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Jun 2022

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Dame Emma Thompson


Today, we're joined by one of the U.K's most celebrated actresses, Dame Emma Thompson. Activism has been a key component of her career off-screen, so we wanted to hear about her extensive work in fighting trafficking and modern slavery.From finding out a friend was kept prisoner in a local massage parlour to adopting a survivor of child slavery, join us for some incredible stories and lessons she's learned along the way.For more info, visit our website or click the links below. Helen Bamber foundationThe JourneyRefugee councilUN: Human Trafficking Awareness / Video PSA by Emma Thompson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 May 2022