What a great actress!\
Blown away by her performances in "I''ve Loved You So Long" and "Leaving".\
Fantastic and very underrated actress.
Melody Scott Thomas
I love her!\
Her performance in "The English Patient" is one of my favorites. Stunning.\
And she was deserved a nomination for "I''ve Loved you so long".
Like Deneuve, she''s lost some of her coldness with age. That new sensuality makes her far more attractive now then when she was younger. \
This is a great, recent interview with her:\
''Most of her interviewers over the years have explained her capacity for scene stealing, for always drawing your eye to her in a crowd, in terms of her cheekbones, the way the camera loves them. It seems to me it was as much to do with her rare ability to appear entirely alone on screen, to be self-contained. In her more recent films she seems able to play that ability off against a new kind of vulnerability. Does she recognise that shift?\
"I do feel that," she says. "I am not sure what it means. It''s part of all this being less defensive. I have let my curiosity kick in much more%E2%80%A6"''
I''ll bet she has a filthy mouth in private and always gets the joke.
She''s great as Nikki Newman, but the character has become someone one-dimensional.
Katharine Clifton Chancellor
She must have taken some acting lessons since The English patient - she was fucking terrible in that.
Loved her in that movie about John Lennon !
forgot what it was called !
R8 --I think you mean "Nowhere Boy."
I beat her out for the role of Dr. Kate Winograd. Therefore I''m a better actress.
From a stripper at the Bayou to the drunken whore of Genoa City, she''ll never amount to anything.
Victor Newman''s Hemorroid Creme
Except cashing those alimony payments and fucking every guy in GC on YOUR ranch. Not a bad gig, eh, Mumbles?
Kristin Scott Thomas as Twilight''s Nikki Reed Newman Hellstrom
Currently doing "Betrayal" in the West End and, by accounts, is brilliant.
Saw it Friday; the production is not the best, but she is spellbinding.
Love her...very watchable.
My only problem with 4 WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL is that Hugh Grant would choose Andie over her.
I saw Betrayal during previews: Scott-Thomas is excellent in it, olooks incredible and is one of the few actresses out there who really knows how to deliver Pinter''s lines (to be fair to other actresses, I think HP''s style sits more naturally on male speakers). She''s great at pauses!\
She''s let down by the production and the guy playing her lover (Douglas Henshall) who is totally uncharismatic.
I love her - but the English Patient was not her finest hour.
Another vote for her in the criminally neglected "Nowhere Boy". She takes a stock role and imbues it with such clarity and intelligence that she easily walks away with the movie.
[quote]I love her - but the English Patient was not her finest hour%0D\
The English Patient wasn''t anyone''s finest hour, least of all mine.
A former movie goer.
I loved her in Keeping Mum, which also featured Maggie Smith.
Op, KST may be many things but "underrated" isn''t one of them.\
She is constantly praised; she gets plenty of due from critics and awards shows for her work so no pity party for Kristin.
She was wonderful in THE SEAGULL on Broadway. I love her in GOSFORD PARK, she''s so funny in that.
Maybe my favorite actress ever. I fell in love with her in Four Weddings and a Funeral. I liked her in The English Patient and most everything I''ve seen her in. Angels and Insects is different....if you haven''t seen it, check it out.
Add her to the list of celebrities fluent in French.
Oddly enough, I only find her appealing in her French movies. Brilliant and moving in ''I''ve Loved You So Long'' and fantastic in ''Tell No One.'' It seems like the Gallic vowels warm up the coldness of her presence in English movies.
R35, KST said that was, by far, her worst performance.
[quote]Like Deneuve, she's lost some of her coldness with age. That new sensuality makes her far more attractive now then when she was younger
the last movie I saw her in was Ozon's In the House. A cute movie. She was good in it.
I like her French stuff, the two mentioned by OP anyway. Are there any where they don't write something in about her character being English? It's amazing cause the accent seems undetectable, but not if you're French.
I wondered if the fact she wasn't French was why she didn't win at the Cesars but Yolande Moreau in Seraphine is a stunning performance, very bad luck to be up against that.
She's funny in Salmon Fishing in Yemen.
yes, she is R40
She's married to a Frenchman.
She's a top actress in France, or at least used to be not so long ago. I've loved you so long did very very well. Saw it twice at the cinema, very effective film.
The guy who plays Her sister's husband in the movie is Serge Hazanavicius, Michel Hazanavicius' brother (director of The Artist).
She's gorgeous. I never found her particularly attractive when she was younger, but age has made her very beautiful and sexy.
She was the best thing in Oz. Blew Mila Kuntis out of the water.
I like KST, there's a vulnerability and sexiness to her face. Same with Juliette Binoche.
What's with this OP and her ilk who keep declaring actresses as underrated? Thomas has been widely and enthusiastically celebrated.
Learn another adjective, asshole.
[quote]She's married to a Frenchman.
She divorced her gynecologist husband a while ago, if that's the one you mean. He was not an attractive man. In fact, next to him, Cate Blanchett's husband seems a looker.
I do know of rumors that she had an affair on the set of The Horse Whisperer when they were shooting in Montana. No, not with Redford.
I love the DL trend of calling well-respected actors who are highly-regarded "underrated."
I doubt you would find any critic who would call Thomas a bad actress.
She may not be the most famous actress in the world, but that is different from being underrated.
In fact, it is usually the more famous actors who are truly underrated.
I was captivated by her in The English Patient, not sure why.
Kristin looking statuesque, and Juliette and some French dude:
If Catherine is La Deneuve,
And Isabelle is La Huppert,
And Juliette is La Binoche,
What is Kristin?
[quote] What is Kristin?
Are there any other good Frenchie films with La Scott Thomas besides I've Loved You So Long, Leaving, Sarah's Key and In the House?
I missed In the House which looks good, was less interested in Sarah's Key but that's meant to be good.
One reviewer loved her in ILYSL and Leaving and said she was now the melancholy French movie star that deep down she always was.
There's big buzz for KST's performance in the upcoming movie, Only God Forgives. It's directed by the same guy who made Drive and also starring Ryan Gosling.
Check out this clip of Kristin serving up some foul-mouthed Donatella Versace realness.
R53, Tell No One (French title "Ne le Dis à Personne") from 2006. She plays a lesbian, cool to the nth degree.
Ooh I do love that film and forgot/didn't realize she was in it r55, but I know of which scene you refer.
I need to watch that again, I rented it from Blockbuster and there was a bad section of it toward the end I had to forward past so missed 10 minutes. Big downside to DVD rentals. Why can't people keep their fingerprints off it.
Kristin Scott Thomas: 'I cannot cope with another film'
[italic]Kristin Scott Thomas has had enough. She has been working flat out for 30 years, and made 65 films: having lived in Paris since the age of 19, she effectively has two careers, one in English and one in French. Even her cleaner thinks her workload is insane. Last September, for the first time in her life, she reached a point where she could no longer go on. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film," she says. "I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping." Having always been a workaholic, she now likes to think of herself, she jokes, as a "recovering actress".[/italic]
Sexy, attractive and moody. What's not to love...