BRITISH actress Emma Thompson and her mother Phyllida Law will be honoured by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this summer.
The acting duo will be awarded honorary doctorates in drama by the Glasgow-based institution in July.
Also receiving honorary doctorates on the same day will be opera singer Patricia MacMahon and Jenny Sealy, a producer at the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Unveiling the line-up, Royal Conservatoire principal Professor John Wallace CBE said: “Graduation is always a time for celebration and a great moment for us to not only congratulate those students who have completed their journey with us.
“It is also a time for us to recognise those artists who have helped create a far-reaching voice for the arts in the UK – a voice which is listened to throughout the world.”
Nanny McPhee star Thompson won an Oscar for her leading role in 1992′s Howards End and a second Academy Award in 1996 for best adapted screenplay for Sense And Sensibility.
The well-known actress, married to Royal Conservatoire alumnus Greg Wise, has starred in several films with her mother, including The Winter Guest.
Phyllida Law was born in Glasgow and was married to actor Eric Thompson from 1957 until his death in 1982.
She has appeared in many documentaries and interviews concerning her late husband’s work on The Magic Roundabout and was in the original London cast of La Cage aux Folles at the London Palladium.
The honours for the mother and daughter team will see them join the likes of singer Annie Lennox, comedian Billy Connolly and actress Tilda Swinton, who have all received honorary doctorates from the Royal Conservatoire, previously the RSAMD.
This year’s graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday July 2.
Emma to be honoured by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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New Beautiful Creatures Featurette
EW has put up a new feature about “Beautiful Creatures” – watch it HERE
Beautiful Creatures – New Release Date of Feb 14th
Warner Bros has moved the release date for the supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures to February 14, 2013, one day later than its original February 13 date. It will now open against Escape From Planet Earth, A Good Day To Die Hard and Safe Haven. Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson star in the coming-of age story set in the South. Beautiful Creatures is directed by Richard LaGravenese from his screenplay based on the first of a series of novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
HUGE Movie Screencaptures Update
Like the title says a HUGE Update – over 2000 new screencaps from some of Emma’s projects.
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Movies > The Winter Guest (1997)
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Movies > Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Movies > In the Name of the Father (1993)
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Emma Thompson Wins ‘Effie’ Lawsuit
Screenwriter and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson has prevailed in a lawsuit against another writer who penned a script about a love triangle involving art critic John Ruskin, his teenage wife Effie Gray and pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.
Thanks to a ruling Tuesday, Thompson can release her film, Effie, without fear of infringing two other screenplays about a sex scandal that rocked 19th century England. The film is set to come out next year and stars Dakota Fanning, Robbie Coltrane and Thompson.
Emma at One Night Only At The Ivy – Photos
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“Beautiful Creatures” New Poster!
I’ve updated the Everything Emma Thompson gallery with the new movie poster for Beautiful Creatures.
Everything Emma Thompson Gallery > Movies > Beautiful Creatures > Posters