“I am devoted to tea; it’s something I’ve always loved ever since I was really quite little. I only use Williamson Magor, which has been running since 1869. I like to eat oatcakes for breakfast – I warm them up and have them with a bit of honey”.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson drinking tea

Elinor, Edward and Lucy

Lunchtime. Long rehearsal with Imogen Stubbs as Lucy, in the scene where Edward comes in and finds her with Elinor. There are eighteen setups. It will take two days. […] Very difficult scene and all a little tired but good concentration nonetheless. Four people in a room, each with entirely different motives and reactions to the same situation… – Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility Diaries)

Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull in Netflix’s Matilda

Dame Emma Thompson will play scary headteacher Miss Trunchbull in Netflix’s musical adaptation of Matilda.

Matilda is based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel of the same name.

It follows the story of a young girl named Matilda, who has the gift of telekinesis, and who uses her power for good against her mean parents and terrifying school principal, Miss Trunchbull, who will be played by Emma Thompson.

The lead role of Matilda will go to 11-year-old newcomer Alisha Weir.

The film is directed by Matthew Warchus.

Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull

Did you know that…

… part of the cast of Bridget Jones’s diary appears in Harry Potter?

Jim Broadbent (who plays Bridget’s father in the film), Gemma Jones (who plays her mother), Emma Thompson (the gynecologist) and Shirley Henderson (BFF Jude) all four starred in the Harry Potter saga.

Their roles in fact were those of Professor Horace Slughorn, Madam Poppy Pomfrey, Professor Sybil Trelawney and Moaning Myrtle.

What is your favorite Elinor moment?

I personally prefer the scene where Marianne, Margaret and Mrs Dashwood, all crying retire to their own room off the same landing and Elinor stands still with Marianne’s cup of tea in her hand, then she sits on the stairs and drinks tea.

The scene is both hilarious and desperate and I love it.