Emma Thompson was born into a family full of cinema as her mother was an actress and her father was a director. Her passion for acting began when Thompson was a student at Cambridge University. She was a part of the Cambridge Footlights Theater Club along with actors like Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Even though she had a short stint with stand-up comedy, she didn’t find it appealing for her acting sensibilities. With the revival of the 1930s musical ‘Me and My Girl,’ Thompson became a popular name of the London theater. She worked in a number of projects with Kenneth Branagh, which include the critically acclaimed ‘Fortunes of War,’ ‘Henry V’ and ‘Dead Again.’ The magnificent pairing culminated in their wedding of 1989.
With a power-packed performance in ‘Howards End’ opposite Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson emerged as an A-lister. Her stunning portrayal of the female lead, Margeret earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Movies like ‘In The Name Of the Father,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘The Remains of the Day,’ and ‘Nanny McPhee,’ cemented her reputation as one of the best performers of her generation. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Emma Thompson movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Emma Thompson films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Emma Thompson movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
7. Late Night (2019)
‘Late Night’ is an upcoming dramedy featuring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in the lead roles. The movie is written and directed by Mindy Kaling. Emma Thompson plays a talk show host and Mindy Kaling appears as a writer hired by Thompson’s firm. Thompson’s Katherine Newbury is the celebrity host of a successful late-night talk show. But the rating of her program is falling day-by-day. With a slew of new generation shows surfacing, she struggles to find her ground. When Molly, a fledgling writer played by Mindy Kaling, joins Newbury’s writing team, the host gets a new idea. Being the only African American around, Molly becomes Newbury’s trump card to boast off diversity concerns within the team.
Eventually, Molly becomes pivotal in Newbury’s resurrection efforts. But as an African-American woman, she struggles to find her identity in a workplace driven by white patriarchy. Nisha Ganatra directs the movie which has John Lithgow, Amy Ryan, Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Max Casella, John Early, Denis O’Hare, and Ike Barinholtz in key roles. Amazon takes ‘Late Night‘ to theaters on June 7, 2019.
6. Missing Link (2019)