Kristin Ann Scott Thomas was born on 24th May 1960 in Redruth, Cornwall in England her nationality English. Her father was a pilot for the British Royal Navy and died in a flying accident in 1964. Her stepfather, Lt. Cdr Simon Idiens, was also a pilot and died six years later under similar circumstances. Her childhood home was Dorset, England. She left at the age of 19 to work as an au pair in Paris. She was married to French doctor François Oliviennes, with whom she had three children, Hannah, Joseph, and George.
Kristin Scott Awards
Year Category Play Result
2004 Best Actress Three Sisters Nominated
2008 Best Actress The Seagull Won
2012 Best Actress Betrayal Nominated
2013 Best Actress Old Times Nominated
2015 Best Actress Electra Nominated
Five times a BAFTA Award nominee and five-times Olivier Award nominee, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2008 for the Royal Court revival of The Seagull. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The English Patient (1996).
In 1986 Scott Thomas made her film debut in the Prince-directed Under the Cherry Moon and won the Evening Standard Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer for A Handful of Dust (1988). She has worked in French cinema, including in The Valet (2006), Tell No One (2007), Leaving (2009), Love Crime (2010), Sarah’s Key (2010), and won the European Film Award for Best Actress for Philippe Claudel’s I’ve Loved You So Long (2008). Her other films include Bitter Moon (1992), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Gosford Park (2001), Nowhere Boy (2010), Only God Forgives (2013), Darkest Hour (2017), and Tomb Raider (2018)
Eray life of Scott Thomas
Her mother, Deborah (née Hurlbatt), was brought up in Hong Kong and Africa and studied drama before marrying Kristin’s father, Lieutenant Commander Simon Scott Thomas, a pilot in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm who died in a flying accident when Kristin was aged five. She is the elder sister of actress Serena Scott Thomas, the niece of Admiral Sir Richard Thomas (a former Black Rod, the parliamentary ceremonial officer in the House of Lords), and the great-great-niece of the ill-fated explorer Captain Scott, who lost the race to the South Pole.
Her life span with her mother
Scott Thomas was brought up as a Roman Catholic. Her childhood home was in Trent, Dorset, England. Her mother remarried, to another Royal Navy pilot, Lt Cdr Simon Idiens (of Simon’s Sircus aerobatic team flying Sea Vixens) who also died in a flying accident, flying a Phantom FG1 off the North Cornwall coast, six years after the death of her father. Scott Thomas was educated at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and St Antony’s Leweston in Sherborne, Dorset, both independent schools. On leaving school in 1978 she moved to Hampstead, London, and worked in a department store. She began training to become a drama teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama, enrolling on a B.Ed in Speech and Drama. During her time at the school, she requested to switch degree courses to acting but was refused. After a year at Central, speaking French fluently, she decided to move to Paris as an au-pair and studied acting at the École Nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâtre (ENSATT). At age 25, was cast opposite pop star Prince as Mary Sharon, a French heiress, in the 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon.
François Olivennes divorced Scott Thomas, a French gynaecologist, with whom she has three children: Hannah (1988), Joseph (1991) and George (2000). She has lived in France since she was 19, brought up her three children in Paris, and sometimes considers herself more French than British.
Kristin Scott Thomas is an English-French actress who has a net worth of $12 million dollars.
Kristin Scott Thomas Boyfriend
Kristin Scott she dating Arpad Busson who is a French financier. Busson entered the world of hedge funds in 1986 working in New York. He is the founder and Chairman of the EIM Group, a fund of funds company. Busson is also active in a number of philanthropic causes around the globe.
She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed women over 50 by The Guardian in March 2013.
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