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"Children are the most wonderful audiences. What's struck me most is that that they watch it so silently, until the end when they shriek and shout and clap."
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Dame Emma Thompson, DBE, is a distinguished British actress, born 15 April 1959 in Paddington, London, and best known for a lot of Merchant Ivory movies, as well as Sense and Sensibility, Dead Again, Stranger Than Fiction, Nanny McPhee and Saving Mr. Banks. Introduced Fry to Laurie, thus making her responsible for a veritable English institution. Also almost played God (it was decided that Alanis Morissette would be funnier). Has a very vitriolic friendship with Stephen Fry, who, despite being gay, has apparently seen her naked.

Thompson is also the only person who's won Academy Awards in both screenwriting (Sense and Sensibility) and acting (Howards End). Compare with Barbra Streisand, Laurence Olivier, George Clooney, and Michael Douglas, who also have unusual Oscar combinations.


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Beatrice realizes she's in love with Benedick when she's tricked into thinking he's in love with her.

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