Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author known for her roles as Captain Amelia in the 2002 Disney animated film Treasure Planet and Queen Elinor in the 2012 Disney/Pixar film Brave. She also plays P.L. Travers in the 2013 Disney biographical drama film Saving Mr. Banks. She is also set to play Mrs. Potts in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.
She's also featured in the Nannie McPhee films.