Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Emma Thompson and mum Phyllida Law receive doctorates in Glasgow STV 2 July 2013 08:48 BST (STV)

Emma Thompson and her mother Phyllida Law have received honorary doctorates in drama from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which is based in Glasgow.

The women were awarded with doctorates in drama from the renowned educational centre, formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama (RSAMD).

Oscar-winner Emma, who has starred in a number of titles in the genres of television and film, from her stint in eighties series Alfresco and Tutti Frutti to movies such as Love Actually to the Harry Potter movies, is also an accomplished screenwriter, having penned scripts for works including the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.

It is just the latest honour for the star, with Emma picking up a number of Baftas and Oscars throughout her long-running career.

Emma was born into a family of actors. Her father was Eric Thompson, creator of The Magic Roundabout and her mother is also a successful actress. Her sister is actress Sophie Thompson, and Emma's husband is Royal Conservatoire alumnus Greg Wise.

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