Emma Thompson Visits the Free Library!

By Michelle S. Tue, August 24, 2010

On Friday, August 13, Academy Award-winning acress Emma Thompson visited the Parkway Central Library in conjunction with her new film, Nanny McPhee Returns. She spent time answering questions about acting, writing, and movie magic and signing books for a special group of children from several area non-profit organizations, including the Spring Garden Academy and Kids 4 Change.

Thompson wrote the screenplay for Nanny McPhee Returns and its predecessor, Nanny McPhee, in addition to playing the title character. She has portrayed Professor Sybil Trelawney in the Harry Potter movies and Miss Elinor Dashwood in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, among many notable roles. Personally, I loved her in the British rom-com holiday mush fest, Love Actually. Read more about Emma Thompson’s visit in the Inquirer!


Man, I love Emma Thompson. Her work is incredible. The only thing I am sad about is that I just found this post letting me know she was in town. Oh well, I still will follow her work. Thanks Jay
Jay - Philadelphia Fri, August 27, 2010
I have yet to read Emma Thompson's works, but after reading this, I think I will in the future!
Jeff - San Diego Sat, August 28, 2010
Emma Thomson Great Public service i become fan of you lee owner of
john - sydney, nssw, australia Mon, August 30, 2010
How can we find out more about such visits? Last year when my daughter met Jeff Kinney at the FLP it had a huge impact on her reading and writing. Truly inspirational. I know that teachers at her school are interested in taking their classes to FLP for future visits.
Laurie - Philadelphia Mon, October 04, 2010
I know I love Emma Thompson and that teachers at her school are interested in taking their classes to FLP for future visits.
Jamal - Tue, April 19, 2011

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