Kirsty Young's castaway is actress and writer Emma Thompson.
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.'
Book: Homer's Odyssey
Luxury: A saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle.