Who is Emily Watson?

Emily Watson is an English actress who has actively worked in the entertainment industry from 1991 to date. She initially began her acting career from a theatre and performed various played in the Royal Shakespeare Company. Seeing her incredible acting talent, she eventually landed up getting television and film roles. Likewise, she received recognization from her debut film ‘Breaking the Waves’ where she played the role of Bess McNeill. Moreover, this role also earned her prestigious nominations and awards. Apart from acting, her hands are also in the charity who helps different children organization. Additionally, she is also a supporter of NSPCC and is one of the London children’s charity Scene & Heard patrons.

Quick Info
Full NameEmily Margaret Watson
Profession Actress, Theatre artist
Birth Date14 January 1967
Birth PlaceIslington, London, England
Parents NameRichard Watson Katharine Venables
Siblings1 sister - Harriet Watson
SpouseJack Water (1995-present)
Children2 children
ResidenceGreenwich, London
Net Worth 2020$10 million

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Emily Margaret Watson was born on 14 January 1967 in Islington, London, England. She was born to middle-class parents Richard Watson and Katharine Venables. They worked as an architect and English teacher respectively. Moreover, she also grew alongside her sister named Harriet Watson. Additionally, she is currently 53 years old with a Capricorn star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats 

Emily Watson holds British nationality, and as per her ethnicity, she belongs to White. She is of English and Scottish descent. Moreover, her religious views are Anglican Christianity. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 8 inches (173cm/1.73m) tall and weighs around 60 kg (156lbs). She has a slim body type with a dimpled chin and high cheekbones. Additionally, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and dark brown hair color.


Emily Watson attended St James Independent Schools and then enrolled at the University of Bristol. She graduated in 1988 with a BA degree. Moreover, she had also received an MA honorary degree in 2003. Later, she also joined Drama Studio London to study acting.


Emily Watson does not have an official social media accounts though she has many fan accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Personal Life

Talking about her private life, Emily was happily married to Jack Water in 1995. This couple has two children; the first daughter born in 2005, and the second son born in 2009. She currently lives in Greenwich with her family.

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Movies of Emily Watson

Emily Watson landed her debut film role in the 1996 film ‘Breaking the Waves as Bess McNeill. This role brought her into the limelight, and she received different nominations and awards. She then appeared in different films like ‘Metroland,’ ‘The Boxer’ in 1997, ‘Hilary and Jackie’ in 1998, ‘Cradle Wil Rock,’ ‘Angela’s Ashes’ in 1999, and ‘Trixie’ in 2000. Likewise, she also starred as Elsie in the satirical black comedy mystery film ‘Gosford Park’ in 2001. In 2002, she featured in three films, and her next film in 2004 had her voice role as Atlanta in ‘Boo, Zino & the Snarks.’ Her other film in 2005 also had her voice role in ‘Corpse Bride’ as Victoria Everglot. The same year, she appeared in ‘Separate Lies,’ Wah-Wah,’ and ‘The Proposition.’

From 2006 to 2011, she became casts of the different genres of films. She starred in ‘Miss Potter’ in 2006, ‘Fireflies in the Garden’ in 2008, ‘Cold Souls’ in 2009, ‘Cemetery Junction’ in 2010 and ‘Oranges and Sunshine’ in 2011, etc. Similarly, in 2013, she appeared in three films, out of which the British period drama film ‘Belle’ became one of the notable ones. She played as Lady Mansfield, where she shared the screen alongside stars like Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, and James Norton. The next year, she featured as Beryl Wilde in ‘The Theory of Everything,’ and as Mrs. Brittain in ‘Testament of Youth.’


Furthermore, from 2015 to date, Emily has appeared in seven films. In 2015 she played three films, ‘A Royal Night Out,’ ‘Everest,’ and ‘Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism.’ Likewise, in 2017 she acted in three films, and her last played film is ‘The Happy Prince’ in 2018.

TV shows

Unlike movies, Emily has not appeared much in television roles. Her first TV role was in the television film ‘A Summer Day’s Dream’ in 1994. She then appeared in various other television films like ‘The Mill on the Floss’ in 1997, ‘A Song for Jenny’ in 2015, and ‘King Lear’ in 2018. Likewise, she also appeared in various series like ‘Appropriate Adult’ in 2011, ‘ The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe’ in 2015, ‘Genius’ in 2017, and many more. Her latest played series is ‘Chernobyl’ in 2019, where she played as Ulyana Khomyuk.

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Emily Watson has won different critics awards for her debut film role, ‘Breaking the Waves’ in 1996. She also won the British Independent Film Award and the London Film Critics Award in 1998 for her acting role in ‘Hilary and Jackie.’ Moreover, she also received awards from Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, etc., for her film role ‘Gosford Park’ in 2001. Furthermore, she recently won the BAFTA Award and Golden Nymph Award for her film ‘Appropriate Adult’ in 2011.

Net Worth of Emily Watson

Emily Watson earns from her professional career. She has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2020.