Fabulous Female: Emma Thompson
This week’s Fabulous Female is Emma Thompson, and while she’s probably most famous for being an Oscar-winning actress with roles in The Remains of the Day, Sense and Sensibility, An Education, Love Actually and the Harry Potter movies, she’s actually also a screen writer (she adapted Sense and Sensibility for the screen herself) and a human rights activist, a supporter of Greenpeace and a patron of the Refugee Council. Furthermore she is a supporter of Palestinian rights, as a member of the British ENOUGH! coalition which seeks to end the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Human Trafficking is a cause that is especially dear to Emma Thompson, as she has worked with the Helen Bamber Foundation and the UN to help promote awareness of the cause, and help to stop human trafficking.
Please be aware that even though the second video is acting, it is still not for the light of heart and brought tears to my eyes, but do watch it because it is such an important issue that we need to speak up about.
What do you think of Emma Thompson, her acting and her work against trafficking?
Do you have any other suggestions for fabulous ladies I can feature?