Who is the woman behind the famous actress and author? THE MANY FACES OF EMMA THOMPSON explores the incredible versatility of actress, comedian, screenwriter and author Emma Thompson. From her university days at Cambridge with comedy friends Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry to first TV shows in the 1980s, from her film collaborations with first husband Kenneth Brannagh to winning Oscars for acting as well as screen writing, not to forget her political activism - the list of Emma Thompson's talents and projects seems endless. It is held together by a personality that very much sets her own rules. Interviews with close friends and colleagues like fellow actress Imelda Staunton and award-winning screenwriter James Schamus paint a very personal picture of the exceptional artist.