The beginnings of Emma’s brilliant career

Emma studied at Cambridge University where she became a member of the Footlights troupe.

This is a 1982 song, and yet it’s a topical argument!

The Cambridge Footlights has been the lifeblood of British comedy for decades and led to success many young actors who later became movie stars, such as Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. They were cast together also in the awesome comedy variety show “Alfresco”, with sketches and spoofs on 80s pop culture.

Emma Thompson and…

Hugh Laurie!

Hugh Laurie

Emma and Hugh have been friends for a long time; they met through the Footlights, the University of Cambridge’s drama club, in which they were both members between the 70s and 80s.

They worked together in Alfresco, the crystal cube, Peter’s friends, Maybe baby and Sense and sensibility.

“She is a truly remarkable person, a very good friend, and I could not be prouder,” Laurie says talking about Emma.

During Hugh Laurie’s speech at Emma’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, Laurie talked about their breakup, revealing she “dumped me for a mime artist.”