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An esteemed actress, known both for her portrayals of flinty, dry-witted women and her real-life role as the mother of actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson, Phyllida Law has been acting in her native Britain for over 40 years. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1932 and married to fellow actor Eric Thompson until his death in 1982, Law has spent much of her career working as a character actress both on television and in film. She has done particularly notable work in Douglas McGrath's 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, which cast her as the meddlesome Mrs. Bates (and daughter Sophie Thompson as her equally meddlesome daughter Miss Bates); Alan Rickman's acclaimed drama The Winter Guest, in which she and daughter Emma starred as an estranged mother and daughter; and Nigel Cole's Saving Grace (2000), a comedy in which she portrayed the busybody neighbor of a woman (Brenda Blethyn) who has taken to growing pot in her backyard. ~ Rebecca Flint, All Movie Guide

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Emma had just devorced Kenneth Brannagh, when she met Greg Wise in 1995. It was during the filming of "Sense and Sensibility" the couple met. Greg Wise was born 15 May 1966, in Newcastle, England. Greg's first professional job out of drama school, was the starring role in the musical "Good Rockin Tonight" which was based on the life of TV producer Jack Good, it was basically an excuse for a singalong, but it was an enjoyable night at the theatre. His later work include "Sense and Sensibility", "Mad Cows", "Johnny English", "Hornblower" and "The Discovery of Heaven". In December 1999, Greg and Emma had a baby girl. They named her Gaia Romilly Wise. He married Emma Thompson in pouring Scottish rain on July 31, 2003.

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Emma Thompsons only child, daughter Gaia Romilly Wise was born December 4th, 1999 at the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth in North London. Her father is Greg Wise. Emma Thompson accepted the role as Cybill Trelawney in "Harry Potter and the prizoner of Azkabahn" to impress her now four year old daughter.

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While still attending the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sophie Thompson had already worked on television, including the BBC TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", and performed on-stage in numerous plays. After two seasons with the Old Vic, Thompson moved to London's West End performing in several prestigious Shakespearian productions, including "Much Ado About Nothing" (directed by Judi Dench), "As You Like It" and "Hamlet (directed by Derek Jacobi); and innumerable contemporary stage works such as Tennessee Williams' "A Period of Adjustment", "The Real Thing", and "A Month in the Country". Thompson's other stage work includes the lead in "Romeo and Juliet", Sir Peter Hall's production of "All's Well That Ends Well", Alan Ayckbourn's "Wildest Dreams" (for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress), "Company" (earning a second Olivier nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical and garnered the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Performance). On film, she is unforgettable for her roles in Mike Newell's hit romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, Persuasion, and the Miramax Films production of Jane Austen's Emma. A television veteran (including her early comedies with sister Emma Thompson and mother Phyllida Law), Thompson's current projects include the television comedy series Blind Men, and the Donmar Warehouse stage production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods". She's married to "Sense and Sensiblity" actor Richard Lumsden.