Emily Watson was born in England in 1967 and in War Horse, she magnificently portrays Rose, the mother of Albert Naraccott.
Watson attended the University of Bristol and got a BA in English. Later on, she trained at the Drama Studio London but as many other actors struggled in the beginnings of her career. Actually, her acting career began on stage, where she took part in various plays: The Children’s Hours, Three Sisters, Much Ado About Nothing and so on. Later on, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company with All’s Well That Ends Well, The Changeling and A Jovial Crew, among the rest.
Her movie debut happened when she was cast to play Bess McNeill in Breaking the Waves in 1996, a rather controversial role for the time – she only got it because Helena Bonham Carter dropped out last minute!
Watson is so passionate about her roles that for her role as Jacqueline in Hilary and Jackie – another controversial role – she learned how to play the cello in mere three months! Other popular appearances of her include starring in the movies The Boxer, Red Dragon, Corpse Bride, Oranges and Sunshine and The Theory of Everything.
Among other significant nominations and awards, Watson received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in Breaking the Waves. In 1998, she won the BIFA Award for Best Actress for her role as Jacqueline in Hilary and Jackie. She lives in London with her husband, whom she met at the Royal Shakespeare Company and their two children and finds great joy in actively supporting children charities.