Kristin Scott Thomas – British actress
Kristin Scott Thomas is a British actress, nominated for Oscar for the film The English Patient. She is one of the most famous actresses in modern British history. This pretty woman performed many wonderful roles in her career. For many years she has worked with young directors and recognized classics.
Kristin Scott Thomas was born on May 24, 1960 in Redruth, Cornwall, UK. Her father, who served in the British air forces, died when she was only five years old. Then Kristin and four other children of the family were brought up by their mother. Soon their mother remarried, however, the stepfather also died in a plane crash.
Kristin was a very shy and quiet child. As a teenager, she got into the London section of the speech and drama, but was soon expelled. They said she didn’t suit for the acting profession. The episode provoked a nervous breakdown, but some time later, a young Englishwoman still managed to recover. After graduating from secondary school Kristin went to Paris, where she later began to work as a nanny. During the time spent in France, she perfectly learned French. Earning enough money Kristin entered the National Academy of Dramatic Arts. She debuted on television in 1984 playing a cameo role in the miniseries Mistral’s Daughter. The work of the actress remained practically unnoticed. She went on to play in the productions of the National School of Arts, and the theater eventually became a springboard for her career.
In 1986, Kristin received one of the main roles in the film directed by British singer Prince’s – Under the Cherry Moon. The project was a complete failure and the actress was nominated for Golden Raspberry. Young Englishwoman continued to act both in British and French films. As a result she was able to make two parallel careers – in continental Europe and the British Isles. Bitter Moon, scandalous project of Roman Polanski, brought fame to the actress.
The on-screen duo of Kristin Scott and Hugh Grant in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral was a huge success.
In 1994, she starred in the French historical drama Unforgettable Summer (nomination for the Golden Palm), and a year later she played the main role in The English Patient. The last of these works was so bright that brought nomination in four prestigious film awards.
In 1994 the actress was awarded BAFTA in the category Best Actress for her role in the film Four weddings and a Funeral.
In 1997, she was nominated for Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for her role in the movie The English Patient.
In 2009, Kristin Scott was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globe for her role in the film I’ve Loved You So Long.
In 2010, she was nominated for BAFTA for her role in the film Nowhere Boy and for Cesar for her role in the movie Leaving. Thomas was awarded Order of the British Empire in 2003 and Order of the Legion of Honor in 2005.
The actress was married to François Olivennes. She has three children.