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Emma Thompson Gets Tacky and Frumpy in These Amazing Set Photos

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood July 3, 2014 at 10:38AM

Emma Thompson's name conjures images of poise and grace, bringing to mind her sincere and moving performances in films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Remains of the Day."
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Emma Thompson's name conjures images of poise and grace, bringing to mind her sincere and moving performances in films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Remains of the Day."  But, of course, the actress seems just as comfortable whipping off her spike heels at the Golden Globes or donning a fake nose and a snaggletooth for a role like "Nanny McPhee."

Thompson is currently at work on "The Legend of Barney Thomson," actor Robert Carlyle's directorial debut based on a novel by Douglas Lindsay about a barber in Glasgow who lives a dull, pointless life until he crosses paths with an unstable serial killer.

Carlyle plays the titular character, with Emma Thompson playing his dowdy mother.  (Yet another actress plays far above her actual age.) Based on these on-set photos, all we can say is that it looks like she's going to knock this one out of the park.  Check out the rest of them, after the jump.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.