Emma Thompson

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Emma Thompson.

Sense and Sensibility, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing and Howards End are just a handful of her notable screen credits in a dazzling career that has seen her pick up Oscars for both acting and writing.

She appears to have pulled off that rare trick of being both a star and one of us - she famously keeps her brace of Oscars in the downstairs loo, still lives across the road from her mum and holidays in a cottage in Scotland where, she says, she and her husband spend a third of the year 'digging in like a pair of old potatoes.'

Record: Corarsik
Book: Homer's Odyssey
Luxury: A saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 2 Apr 2010 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestEmma Thompson

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