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Emma Thompson Writes Touching Tribute to Frequent Co-Star Alan Rickman

Emma Thompson just wrote a very touching tribute to her friend and frequent collaborator Alan Rickman, who passed away on Thursday (January 14) at the age of 69 from cancer.

“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye. What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view,” the 56-year-old actress said in a statement to Just Jared.

“I learned a lot from him. He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him. He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely. He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again,” Emma concluded.

Emma and Alan worked together on several films including Sense and Sensibility, The Song of Lunch, The Winter Guest, Judas Kiss, the Harry Potter franchise, and Love Actually.

Emma Thompson Constructs Giant Polar Bear Statue to Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Emma Thompson and her fellow protesters construct a giant polar bear outside of the Shell building to protest Arctic drilling on Wednesday (September 2) in London, England.

The 56-year-old actress also helped place giant paw print stickers on the outside of the building. The stickers contain the names of seven million people who signed up to support the movement.

In addition, the polar bear statue is just feet away from the front entrance to the building and will remain there until Shell’s drilling window ends later in the month.

“Shell haven’t been listening. Shell have ignored the science. They want to drill in the Arctic up to the year 2030. It seems to me a monumental act of selfishness and greed. We cannot go on extracting oil in the way that we have,” Emma said about the Arctic’s fragile environment. She’s also urging people to “get the f*ck involved” in the movement.

25+ pictures inside of Emma Thompson protesting at the Shell building… More Here! »

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Emma Thompson & Kevin Kline Cast in 'Beauty & The Beast,' Release Date Revealed!

Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have officially joined the cast of the live-action Beauty and the Beast film!

The actors will be playing the roles of Mrs. Potts and Belle’s father Maurice, respectively. Emma has been long-rumored for the role and we’re excited that it has been confirmed finally.

It was also just announced that the film will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017. Also confirmed for the movie are Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

Alan Menken will score the film and write some new songs with Tim Rice to accompany his classic Oscar-winning songs from the original animated film.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Alicia Vikander Are Gorgeous Nominees at the British Film Awards!

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alicia Vikander look so gorgeous while arriving at the 2014 Moet British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate Market on Sunday (December 7) in London, England.

The two ladies – who were both nominated that evening in the Best Actress category – were joined at the event by Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Anne Marie Duff, Sophie Turner, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, and more.

Gugu ended up winning the best actress award for her work in Belle, beating out Alicia for Testament of Youth among many other actresses.

FYI: Gugu is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and shoes, a Michael Kors bag, and Monica Vinader jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alicia Vikander, and more at the British Independent Film Awards… More Here! »

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Emma Thompson Tries to Figure Out The Password On 'Tonight Show' - Watch Now!

Emma Thompson rocks a chic scarf while making an appearance at Good Morning America to promote her new book The Spectacular Tales of Peter Rabbit on Thursday (October 2) in New York City.

The next day, the 55-year-old English actress dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about the book and showed her fun side by playing a game of Password with host Jimmy Fallon, Michael Cera, and Jim Parsons. Watch the video below!

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In case you didn’t know, The Spectacular Tales of Peter Rabbit is now available to purchase!


Emma Thompson – ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

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Luke Evans Gets Photobombed by Emma Thompson! (Video)

Luke Evans poses with his co-star Sarah Gadon while attending a photo call for their movie Dracula Untold on Friday morning (October 3) at Hotel Melia in Rome, Italy.

The 35-year-old actor made an appearance on this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show and he appeared alongside Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant.

If you can remember awards season well, you probably recall Emma‘s amazing photobombs that she did of people like Lupita Nyong’o and others. Well, the topic of course came up in conversation and she couldn’t help but give Luke his own photobomb right there on the couch!


Luke Evans Gets Photobombed by Emma Thompson!

25+ pictures inside of Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon at the photo call… More Here! »

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Jennifer Garner & Ansel Elgort Star in 'Men, Women & Children' Trailer - Watch Now!

Jennifer Garner and Ansel Elgort star in the first trailer for their highly anticipated film Men, Women & Children.

The Jason Reitman film takes a look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world.

Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, JK Simmons, Will Peltz, and more star in the flick, which is set to be released sometime this year.

Ansel made an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday (August 19) to debut the official trailer – check out his pics below!

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