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VIDEO: Emma Thompson A Life In Pictures (BAFTA Guru)

Today is Emma Thompson day here at ActorSpeak.com (because we love her and her work), so here is another video and bonus audio of Emma being interviewed as part of the A Life In Pictures, courtesy of BAFTA Guru.

In the video, you’ll hear about what happened when she won her first Oscar, as well as her thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger, among other things.

The audio is the full-length interview with Emma, where she talks about how she started in comedy, working with Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Ang Lee and others (and her writing) and much more.


On Sunday, the 2015 British Academy Awards (BAFTAS) were presented in London to a room packed with actors and screen practitioners from around the globe.

It was, as usual, a classy night of presentations, with some moments of pure gold (in our opinion – ‘scuse the pun).

Our favourite moments?

This …


and this …

and, yes, this insightful, funny, beautiful and gracious speech from Mike Leigh …

Here is the list of winners in full:

Outstanding British Film – The Theory of Everything

Original Music – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Documentary – Citizen Four

Hair & Makeup – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

British Short – Boogaloo and Graham

British Short Animation – The Bigger Picture

Editing – Whiplash

Sound – Whiplash

Animated Film – The Lego Movie

Special Visual Effects – Interstellar

Supporting Actor – JK Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding British Contribution to Film - BBC Films

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Cinematography – Birdman

Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Pride

Original Screenplay – Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Film in a Foreign Language – Ida

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Theory of Everything

Costume – The Grand Budapest Hotel

EE Rising Star Award – Jack O’Connell

Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Lead Actor – Eddie Redmayne

Lead Actress – Julianne Moore

Best Film – Boyhood

The Fellowship BAFTA – Mike Leigh

Congratulations to all those who were nominated, and those who walked away with their very own gold mask.

Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor gong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor gong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

May the London cinema lights continue to shine bright.