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Emily Margaret Watson (born 14 January 1967) is an English actress. She began her career on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. In 2002, she starred in productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse, and was nominated for the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actress for the latter. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996) and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie (1998), winning the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for the latter. For her role as Margaret Humphreys in Oranges and Sunshine (2010), she was also nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other films include The Boxer (1997), Angela's Ashes (1999), Gosford Park (2001), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Red Dragon (2002), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), Miss Potter (2006), Synecdoche, New York (2008), War Horse (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and The Happy Prince (2018). For her role in the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for playing Janet Leach in the 2011 ITV television biopic Appropriate Adult and was nominated for the International Emmy Award for Best Actress for the 2017 BBC miniseries Apple Tree Yard. Early life Watson was born in London. Her father, Richard Watson, was an architect, and her mother, Katharine (née Venables), was an English teacher at St David's Girls' School, West London. She was brought up as an Anglican. She has described her childhood-self as 'a nice middle-class English girl ... I'd love to say I was a rebellious teenager, but I wasn't.' She is a childhood friend of actress and writer Clara Salaman, and starred in the screen adaptation of Salaman's novel Too Close.Watson was educated at St James Independent Schools in west London which were founded by the School of Economic Science. Whilst there, she witnessed "incidents of extreme cruelty" that were "very scarring for people going forward in their lives". She attended the University of Bristol, where she obtained a BA (1988, English). She later received an MA (2003, honorary) from Bristol University. Watson later trained at Drama Studio London. Watson was a member of the School of Economic Science until 1996, when aged 29 she was expelled following her part in Breaking the Waves. She describes the organisation as a "very repressive regime" and a "system where you were supposed to think a certain way and you weren’t really allowed to think any other way". Breaking out of it, she says, was a "very powerful release" in her life. Theatrical career Watson's career began on the stage. Her theatre credits include The Children's Hour (at the Royal National Theatre), Three Sisters, Much Ado About Nothing and The Lady from the Sea. Watson has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in A Jovial Crew, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well and The Changeling. In 2002, she took time off from cinema to play two roles in Sam Mendes' repertory productions of Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, first at Mendes' Donmar Warehouse in London and later at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her performance was widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and she was nominated for an Olivier Award nomination for Uncle Vanya. Film career Film debut Watson was virtually unknown until director Lars von Trier chose her to star in Breaking the Waves (1996) after Helena Bonham Carter dropped out. Watson's performance as Bess McNeill won her the Los Angeles, London and New York Critics' Circle Awards for Best Actress, as well as the US National Society of Film Critics' Award for Best Actress and nominations at the Academy Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Subsequent career Watson came to public notice again in another controversial role, that of cellist Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie, for which she learned to play the cello in three months, and received another Oscar nomination. She also played a leading role in Cradle Will Rock, a story of a theatre show in the 1930s, directed by Tim Robbins. Though she won the title role of Frank McCourt's mother in the adaptation of his acclaimed memoir, Angela's Ashes, the film underperformed. In 2001, she appeared with John Turturro in The Luzhin Defence and in Robert Altman's ensemble piece Gosford Park. The following year, she starred as Reba McClane in the adaptation of Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs prequel, Red Dragon, as the romantic interest of Adam Sandler in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love and in the sci-fi action thriller Equilibrium with Christian Bale. In 2004, Watson received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Peter Sellers's first wife, Anne Howe, in the HBO film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. 2005 saw Watson star in four films: Wah-Wah, Richard E. Grant's autobiographical directorial debut; Separate Lies, directed by Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes; Tim Burton's animated film Corpse Bride, with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter; and John Hillcoat's Australian-set "western", The Proposition. In 2006, Watson took a supporting role in Miss Potter, a biographical drama about children's author Beatrix Potter, from Babe director Chris Noonan, with Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger; and also in an adaptation of Thea Beckman's children's novel Crusade in Jeans. In 2007, she appeared in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, an adaptation of the Dick King-Smith children's novel about the origin of the Loch Ness Monster.In 2008, Watson starred with Julia Roberts and Carrie-Anne Moss in Fireflies in the Garden, the Lifetime Television movie The Memory Keeper's Daughter (based on the novel with the same name), and in screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York. In 2009 she appeared in the film Cold Souls, from first-time director Sophie Barthes, and Within the Whirlwind, a biographical film of Russian poet and Gulag survivor Evgenia Ginzburg from The Luzhin Defence director Marleen Gorris. Watson considers Ginzburg her best recent role; however, the film was not picked up for distribution.In 2010, she starred in Oranges and Sunshine, a film recounting the true story of children sent into abusive care homes in Australia, directed by Jim Loach, and also the following year (2011) in War Horse, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's prizewinning novel, directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2011, she played Janet Leach in the ITV two-part film Appropriate Adult, about serial killer Fred West, for which she won a BAFTA.In 2014, Watson had supporting roles in The Book Thief, alongside Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse, and the Oscar-nominated film The Theory of Everything, portraying Jane Wilde, Hawking's mot.... Discover the Margaret Watson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Margaret Watson books.

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An Honorable Man

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Two years earlier, Detective Luke McKinley had gone too far, and it had cost him his badge.  He was left with nothing but a burning anger at the woman he blamed for his dismissal....

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THE VOWSecret Agent Griff Fortune faced his greatest challengewhen charged with the task of protecting Willa Simms.Her life was in his hands and to make certain she stayedalive, ...

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The Marriage Protection Plan

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Deputy Ben Jackson, a man determined to avoid commitment, needs a wife immediately.  A traumatized eight-year-old child, smuggled out of a war torn country, trusts only Ben.  And B...

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Catch Me

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When Chicago Bearcats baseball player Sam Marini witnesses a brutal confrontation outside a bar, he can’t help the victim.  So he does the next best thing – shoots a video of the at...

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Police officer Mia Donovan is studying for the detective's exam when her captain offers her an assignment – be Finn O'Rourke's personal bodyguard for the next three weeks.  He's in to...

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When evil invades her office building, Dr. Rowan Burke discovers her 'gifts' in the nick of time.  After Detective Jack Murphy helps her avert a massacre, it's clear he's another 'gift'...

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Watch Me

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Just This Once

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Sierra Baker has no idea she’s in danger – until a frightening and unsettling traffic stop late one night.  When Cody Parker shows up the next day and announces he’s her bodyguard...

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Tough, tender-hearted Frankie Devereux doesn’t have time to babysit a smooth- talking football player who’s supposed to be doing community service at her after-school center ...

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Raine Taylor has one goal – justice for her murdered sister.  She knows Genie's husband strangled her and left her in an alley – Peter had been threatening to kill his wife for year...

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Love Me

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When Helen Brody needed her office repaired, she never expected that the contractor would be Jamie Evans, the man with whom she shared an unforgettable night a year earlier.  Jamie hasn...

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After his parents died, Nathan Devereux raised his siblings and ran the family restaurant, even though it wasn’t the career he wanted. Now that they’re adults, he can focus o...

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After a number of threatening incidents, Chef Julia Stewart seeks help from Blackhawk Security.  They recommend bodyguard Nico Elliott.  The Seattle chef is reluctant, but finally ...

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When attorney Alexandra comes home early and overhears her husband Jerry hiring a hitman to kill her, she runs.  Heads toward Seattle.  After being a street kid there, she knows ho...

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Seth Anderson arrives in Sturgeon Falls determined to prove two things -- he never fathered a child, and Kat Macauley is a counterfeiter. Fiercely protective, passionate and lovi...

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When Walker Barnes walked into Jen Summers' catering event, all the shame, guilt and regret for what she'd done to him in high school roared back to life.  As well as the feelings she's...

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Zoe McInnes is used to the stares.  The whispers.  They started when she and her sisters were young – the triplet daughters of a famous father.  Now, the people of Spruce La...

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Mac McDougal has an urgent case to solve, and he’s not going to let victim’s advocate A.J. Ferguson stand in his way.  His suspect is involved in the disappearance of a young waitre...

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Musician Cassidy Drake has no idea who she really is until a brutal attack on her mother reveals truths she never could have imagined.  Finn Brody, the mysterious man she meets at the h...

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Maddie's teenage crush humiliated her fifteen years ago.  Now Quinn runs the Otter Tail pub that Maddie inherited and needs to sell.  Too bad Maddie's high school crush on Quinn is...

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Acting on a tip, FBI agent Jesse Coulton arrives in Cameron to investigate a woman accused of smuggling criminals into the country.  After he talks his way into a job on his suspect's r...

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State's Attorney Livvy Marini and Detective Ryan Ward have many reasons to dislike each other.  Starting with Livvy's sister once arresting Ryan.  But when Livvy's boss assigns her...

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See Me

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When single mother Gabriella Stefano arrives home from work, she's shocked to find her ex-husband waiting for her in her kitchen.  He's supposed to be in prison. Gaby manage...

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Disturbing things are happening in the small town of Eagle Ridge.  Veterinarian Tory Holt had come here seeking sanctuary after her life in Chicago fell apart.  But the violence sh...

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Chicago cop Brendan Donovan loves the adrenaline rush of his role on a tactical team.  So when he's assigned to an undercover job to ferret out the supplier of a new and deadly sex drug...

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This boxed sent includes the first TWO books in the popular Cameron Cowboys romantic suspense series that readers call “heartfelt stories full of emotion, secrets, mystery and roman...

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A KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE…A MAN WITH NO MEMORY STANDS ACCUSED…ONE NURSE PUTS HER LIFE ON THE LINE…No one knew who “Tom Flynt” was. But Tina White, the nurse tending to t...

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After witnessing the murder of an FBI agent in a parking garage late one night, Lizzy Monroe meets with the FBI and agrees to work with a sketch artist.  But on her way out of the offic...

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When Lainey becomes trapped in a burning building with her almost-divorced husband’s body, Brody rescues her just in time.  And when she realizes the killer is now after her, she take...

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Darcy Gordon is hiding, watching for her past to catch up with her. So when her boss is injured in a suspicious accident, she’s certain it was meant for her. But instead of fle...

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No Place Like Home

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Running away is what Bree McInnes does best.  So when the single mother returns to Spruce Lake to help clean out her father's house, she plans on getting the job done and getting out ag...

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Eleanor Perkins wants more excitement in her life.  But the man with a gun who carjacks and kidnaps her as she leaves the library one night?  So not what she had in mind.

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Nick Boone is a brilliant architect, focused completely on his job.  In his personal life, he's a serial dater, with no interest in marriage or even a long-term relationship.  And ...

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Family on the Run

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Chase Remington had been hired to rescue a woman and her baby from the war-torn country of San Marcos.  A simple job for the former Army Ranger and CIA agent – until he discovers that...

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Firefighter Gianna Fallon struggles to hide her unusual talents – especially her ability to control fire.  But when she and Callan Doyle are tasked with taking down a compound creatin...

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This boxed set includes the first TWO books in the popular romantic suspense Into the Storm series that readers call  “a wonderful mix of emotion, three-dimensional characters,...

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Dark Matter

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Sloan Parker, social worker and justice warrior, has lived her life on the edge of shadows, hiding who she is.  What she is.  She builds a family in those shadows, fostering...

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Family First

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Never get involved with your patients. Police department psychologist Kira McGinnis lives by that rule.  She has enough on her plate – caring for her five-year-old ...

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Secret ou trahison

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Jen ne s’était jamais sentie aussi crispée de sa vie. Tandis que Walker Barnes la tenait fermement par le bras — comme il se doit pour un garçon d’honneur qui accompagne la demoisel...

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Small-Town Secrets

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Although she doesn’t realize it, Kendall is drowning in secrets.  About her husband Carter, who died in a car crash.  About Gabe, who was driving the night Carter died.  Abo...

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Hometown Girl

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Claire Kendall ran away from her small town after high school and never looked back, leaving her sister behind. Now Janice’s sudden death forces Claire to go home.  She’...

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The Donovan Family Bundle (Love Me, Watch Me, Find Me)

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The first three books in the USA Today Bestselling romantic suspense series.  Readers call it "impossible to put down."  Susan Elizabeth Phillips, NYT Bestselling Author, says, “...

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To Save His Child

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Caine O'Roarke regretted vanishing into thin air and leaving Lexie Hollister asleep in his bed – but he had no choice.  The mercenary had been called in for an urgent mission in the m...

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Small-Town Family

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Although she doesn’t realize it, Kendall is drowning in secrets.  About her husband Carter, who died in a car crash.  About Gabe, who was driving the night Carter died.  Abo...

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Home at Last

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When Fiona escaped Spruce Lake, she had a plan – art school and jewelry design.  Ten years later, she's succeeded beyond her wildest dreams.  She returns to Spruce Lake to help h...

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Rodeo Man

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Rodeo star Grady Farrell is devastated when a gruesome leg injury ends his career.  The rodeo was his life, and retirement gives him too much time to think about Becca Johnson, the woma...

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For the Children

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His assignment is FBI agent Damien Kane's worst nightmare – guarding two young children who witnessed a murder.  Since he lost his family, Damien goes out of his way to avoid children...

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Life Rewritten

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Delaney Spencer erased every trace of Chantal – the wildly popular rocker she used to be.  She's a carpenter now.  Her only connection to her old life is drumming in a local band...

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Cowboy with a Badge

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Carly Fitzpatrick is determined to find justice for her murdered brother.  Using her job as a reporter as a cover, she returns to her childhood home in Cameron, Utah to dig into the pas...

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An Innocent Man

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Twelve years ago, Connor MacCormac roared out of the small town of Pine Butte on his motorcycle, vowing never to return.  The town's bad boy had been accused of a despicable act, and ev...

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Darcy Gordon lives in fear of the past catching up with her. So when a horrible accident injures her boss, she can't shake the thought that it was meant for her. And her problems only worsen...

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