"Don't sigh, don't cry!" Emma Thompson on THAT Love Actually scene, Harry Potter and Late Night.

  • Published on Jun 5, 2019
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    Dame Emma Thompson talks to Radio 1's Film Critic Ali Plumb about new movie Late Night, and she looks back at her acclaimed career, including Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee and The Remains of the Day. Plus, she reveals what it was like washing a sheepdog with Jimmy Fallon.
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Comments • 471

  • BBC Radio 1
    BBC Radio 1  4 months ago +85

    Watch the full show on BBC iPlayer in the UK for more on Howards End, Beauty and the Beast and Brave, plus Emma's hidden gems: bbc.in/2JYPk45

    • Leah Krevit
      Leah Krevit 3 months ago +3

      You should note that access is limited only to UK residents when you post links like this. People visit the BBC website, create accounts, and then head off to the Player to watch only to discover that they do not have access to the very thing that brought them there in the first place. Bad user experience. Bad customer relations. Be up front about it. Thanks.

    • Dale
      Dale 4 months ago +6

      Why can't I watch it here in the U.S that's so irritating. I would have loved to see the whole interview.

    • Vault Hunter
      Vault Hunter 4 months ago +1

      No MIB 3 and 4?

    • Kelda Kellie
      Kelda Kellie 4 months ago +5

      Just the UK?

  • Tanvi Koushik
    Tanvi Koushik 20 hours ago

    Holy buckets Emma Thompson was Professor Trelawney. How did I not know this I am a huge HUGE HUGE Harry Potter fan (mostly the books. I guess that explains it).

  • ordinary56
    ordinary56 2 days ago

    the way she called emma watson “em” melted my heart

  • Tabitha Yamauchi
    Tabitha Yamauchi 3 days ago

    I fall in love with Emma Thompson acting in Sense & Sensibility

  • Imher Hernandez
    Imher Hernandez 9 days ago

    She’s my fav!! such a special actress, but better human being!! She inspires me.

  • bollox21
    bollox21 16 days ago +1

    Not her biggest fan but that scene in Love Actually breaks my heart everytime

  • carollabanca
    carollabanca 17 days ago

    Not only the UK! People all around the world relate and cry together with that scene of Love Actually around Christmas time. Me included. ❤️

  • Piff Paff
    Piff Paff 18 days ago

    Great matchers here! LOL

  • icycream1406
    icycream1406 21 day ago

    What a wonderful interview 🤩. Kudos to the interviewer 👍🏼

  • N MM
    N MM 25 days ago

    6:14 love that scene!

  • Sue D Nim
    Sue D Nim 25 days ago

    Seriously. The best crying scene in any movie. Ever.

  • Sue D Nim
    Sue D Nim 25 days ago

    It's not pronounced Tra-FAL-gar?

  • Tom Cooling
    Tom Cooling 27 days ago


  • Michelle Belle
    Michelle Belle 28 days ago

    The costuming in Harry Potter made her look COMPLETELY different!

  • TheCMLion
    TheCMLion 29 days ago

    I adore Emma Thompson. She can do no wrong in my book.

  • Donna Hauptmann
    Donna Hauptmann 29 days ago

    In the scene from Love Actually where she cries and the way that she puts her hands up with her palms toward her face...she does that in Late Night also, and it makes me cry in both films. She is perfection professionally and personally.

  • emily cheetham
    emily cheetham Month ago

    Love her most in Harry Potter, nanny McPhee and love actually.

  • Jo Sullivan
    Jo Sullivan Month ago

    That Love Actually scene breaks me every time I watch it, and the soundtrack over that piece is stunning. Bravo Emma 👏🏻

  • Yumicornn
    Yumicornn Month ago


  • Joseph Scally
    Joseph Scally Month ago

    The talk about Love Actually was particularly interesting to me because, as is often the case I thought it was just me who admired that scene so much. In addition, I originally didn't like Joni Mitchell's remake of Both Sides now but was coming around to it having heard it a number of times. When I heard it in this scene however --- I got it. It hit me hard. This version was the bookend. A mature woman with a lifetime of experience singing, not some lighthearted young girl. A perfect song choice to amplify a stellar acting performance.

  • Christine Pellew-Faucette

    Emma can slice through my soul every time, no matter how many times I've seen the movie. Remains of the day, I cry, but it's silent tears. Love Anyway, is ugly crying, huge lump in my throat, total mess, ugly cry. Every time I see it. Sense and sensibility, pretty cry. Joni Mitchell song played during Love Actually, ugly cry. And. Of course, she is brilliant, the soul of wit (you've seen Wit, right? Another weeper) and one of the funniest women on the planet. Plus she's known Fry and Laurie for about a century, so all in all, one of my favourite actors ever.

  • RDH-D Alias JB
    RDH-D Alias JB Month ago

    "Fill me with your little babies!"

  • Natalie Jones
    Natalie Jones Month ago

    Really enjoyed this

  • Zena Braithwaite
    Zena Braithwaite Month ago

    What about The Tall Guy ? Emma and Jeff Goldblum -brilliant !

  • Miss Misfit
    Miss Misfit Month ago +1

    I love this interviewer, and I think he is really good at his job. But I am afraid this was an exception. You have Emma Thompson and you chose Harry Potter and stayed on that more than any of her other works. By the way, I am fan of Harry Potter movies, but we are talking about Emma Thompson.

  • Dawn Phillips
    Dawn Phillips Month ago

    Emma Thompson is one of the Queens of our age. She can do no wrong and I will adore anything that she is in and pay money to see it.

  • Daria Luhova
    Daria Luhova Month ago

    Can you do a susbtitles? It would me more better for people from other countries to undestand the whole interview. Thank you.

  • Gabriella Hill-Smith

    I full on wheezed at "he's gone very quiet"

  • Pen
    Pen Month ago

    okay ngl, didn't know she played trelawney :')

  • wpl
    wpl Month ago

    Didn't like Love Actually as much as Four Weddings and a Funeral. I thought the gratuitous nudity took away much from the film's better parts. Because of that it was disjointed. Four Weddings and a Funeral was a much smoother ride and more meaningful.

  • Ella
    Ella Month ago

    anyone confused by the way she says trafalgar 1:43?

  • soonsims
    soonsims Month ago +1

    Emma: delivers an amazing and genuine performance during the crying in the bedroom scene.
    Also Emma: Oh, it's all Richard's writing
    LOL she's very humble

  • Arioch IV
    Arioch IV Month ago

    Ah, see... I've been saying for years that the first crying scene in Sense and Sensibility cheapens the second, more important one at the end... and here Emma agrees with me! And yet presumably she wrote that...

  • tubeyou89119
    tubeyou89119 2 months ago

    Just watched "Wit" with Emma. Absolutely extraordinary script, writing and acting.

  • Deco Dolly
    Deco Dolly 2 months ago

    "Don't sigh, don't cry". Are you listening Juliette Stevenson?! Truly, Madly, Deeply = snot-fest.

  • Linn Svensdotter
    Linn Svensdotter 2 months ago +2

    She’s such a beautiful actress both young and older

  • Adline Writes
    Adline Writes 2 months ago

    I love this interviewer. And Emma.. one word ... luminant!

  • Norbert Sarkozy
    Norbert Sarkozy 2 months ago

    She is absolutely excellent actress !!!

  • Dave Congalton
    Dave Congalton 2 months ago

    Love-Love-Love Emma Thompson. Hate-Hate-Hate "Late Night."

  • stumpali
    stumpali 2 months ago

    This journalist needs to get over himself. We're interested in the artist, not you.

  • Lucky Lawrence
    Lucky Lawrence 2 months ago

    Anne Hathaway.... Take notes, CRY ONCE!! coughLesMiscough!

  • O.R. Melling
    O.R. Melling 2 months ago

    I thought Late Night was absolute shite. But all her other films are brilliant. Saving Mr Banks definitely should have been mentioned!

  • BiBaBo49
    BiBaBo49 2 months ago +2

    lovely - they picked my fav emma thompson moments (must be swarm intelligence) - 'love actually' and 'sense..' (must have seen that about a dozen times :-)) .... and another great one: howard's end!

  • Vin1681
    Vin1681 2 months ago +1

    Claire Danes cries all the bloody time in Homeland. And you do think “God, there she goes again!”

  • Walti W.
    Walti W. 2 months ago

    GREAT Woman!!!...

  • antonia houben
    antonia houben 2 months ago

    i adore Emma Thompson so so much

  • aurora.rockets
    aurora.rockets 2 months ago

    I actually found the don’t sigh and don’t cry tip very useful! I’m currently rehearsing for a play where, all my scenes, I’m talking about the death of my husband and our short life together. It’s so easy to want to revert to sadness and tears, but there are 4 other stages of grief to be explored! Thanks, Emma! 😎

  • Thilo Grimm
    Thilo Grimm 2 months ago

    As if her career never had anything to do with the genius that is Kenneth Branagh... he literally jump started everything that came afterwards. it´s strange and sad that this is how the bbc portrays it.

    DUMBLEDORY DOOR 2 months ago

    Love her

  • Tahiri Perera
    Tahiri Perera 2 months ago

    A GEM

  • Reina de Grillos
    Reina de Grillos 2 months ago

    I find the interviewer really annoying, boring, bombastic. I didn't like him.

  • Evelina Russo
    Evelina Russo 2 months ago +1

    That scene always gets me. It’s heartbreaking. She is so real in it and the music makes it so deep.

  • Rudina Obydi
    Rudina Obydi 2 months ago

    When she talked about crying I thought of Jane the virgin 😂😂

  • MissCroft09
    MissCroft09 2 months ago

    Emma is such a brilliant actress, I adore her.

  • Leonardo Ives
    Leonardo Ives 2 months ago

    That back and forth intro was everything

  • elizabeth dunne-baxter
    elizabeth dunne-baxter 2 months ago

    Obviously when he says the script is okay he’s referencing her Oscar for best screen play?

  • ivy655
    ivy655 2 months ago

    Damn I wish they did WIT

  • LaDonna Washington
    LaDonna Washington 2 months ago

    Love Actually. One of my favorite films. One of my favorite scenes.

  • Harriet Thomas
    Harriet Thomas 2 months ago

    what's this guy's name? I love his interviews :)

  • i am nickiii
    i am nickiii 2 months ago

    Emma and the interviewer are amazing