Kristin Scott Thomas Biography
Kristin Scott Thomas is very fluent in French, and this enabled her to study acting at the ENSATT in Paris. When she graduated, she starred in the movie Under the Cherry Moon in 1986 opposite pop singer Prince. In 2003, Kristin Scott Thomas was awarded the OBE at the Queens Birthday Honors List, making her an officer of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The French government in 2005 has also awarded her with Légion d'honneur, which is the highest civilian award in France.
Kristin Scott Thomas began her American acting career in 1994s Four Weddings and a Funeral, where she starred as Fiona. She won a BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Role in the movie. Her versatility has allowed her to do theater, television, and movie roles. Kristin Scott Thomas has done several international films, including the 1991 French movie Aux Yeux du monde/In the Eyes of the World, and the Romanian movie An Unforgettable Summer in 1994. She was also selected as a jury for the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Kristin Scott Thomas also appeared in television shows, including Body and Soul, Hallmarks Graham Greenes The Tenth Man, Endless Game, and Framed. Her rosters of movies include Richard III, Angels and Insects, and Mission Impossible where she costarred with Tom Cruise. Kristin Scott Thomass performance in The English Patient where she starred alongside Ralph Fiennes earned her an Oscar nomination. Other movies include The Horse Whisperer with Robert Redford, Random Hearts, Up at the Villa, and Gosford Park.
Kristin Scott Thomas was married to French obstetrician François Oliviennes, and the pair have three children but are currently separated. She lives in Paris with her two younger children. Empire magazine has made Kristin Scott Thomas number 50 on their 1995 list of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history, as well as one of People magazines one of 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.