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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

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First broadcast: Sun 28 Mar 2010

Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian

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.'

Choices

Patrick Doyle

1.

Castaway's favourite

Patrick Doyle

Corarsik

Orchestra: The Hungarian Studio Orchestra Conductor: Patrick Doyle

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Eric Thompson

2.

Eric Thompson

Florence, It's a Lovely Morning from the film version of the Magic Roundabout – Dougal and the Blue Cat

Others who chose this artist

Benjamin Britten

3.

Benjamin Britten

A Ceremony of Carols

Choir: The Choir of King’s College Cambridge Conductor: Sir David Willcocks

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Inti-Illimani

4.

Inti-Illimani

Candidos

Artist: John Williams, Paco Pena

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Richard Lumsden

7.

Richard Lumsden

Some of Your Planes

Joe Cocker

8.

Joe Cocker

With a Little Help From My Friends

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Book

Odyssey by Homer

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Luxury item

A saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle

Others who chose a similar luxury

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