Emma Thompson's Husband Greg Wise Is a Big Part of the Actress's Life — Meet Him

Emma Thompson, 61, is a British actress who s famous for films like “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Nanny McPhee.” However, behind the successful star is her husband who’s always by her side.

Some people don’t know that Thompson is married to her husband and fellow actor Greg Wise. The pair shares a daughter, Gaia Wise, who was born on December 4, 1999.

The couple also has an adopted son, Tindyebwa Agaba, a Rwandan orphan and former child soldier who was born in 1987. Before marrying Wise, the actress was wed to actor Kenneth Branagh in 1989.

Emma Thompson at the "Alone in Berlin" press conference during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin on February 15, 2016, in Germany | Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Emma Thompson at the "Alone in Berlin" press conference during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin on February 15, 2016, in Germany | Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Thompson’s relationship with Branagh

In 1987, the pair starred together in the BBC television miniseries “Fortunes of War.” They appeared in the miniseries as an English ex-patriate couple living in Eastern Europe as World War II begins.

Kate Winslet told me that Emma’s marriage was over

Thompson won a BAFTA Award for her work on the program. She and Branagh continued to work together professionally and even formed a production company before divorcing in 1995.

Greg Wise and Emma Thompson at the "Last Christmas" New York Premiere on October 29, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Greg Wise and Emma Thompson at the "Last Christmas" New York Premiere on October 29, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Meeting her future husband

In 1995, Wise played the role of John Willoughby in Ang Lee's “Sense and Sensibility” alongside Thompson who also co-wrote the movie. That’s where the pair first met, however, Wise was trying to date their co-star, Kate Winslet.

Winslet and Wise fail at a relationship

He’d also assumed Thompson was still married at the time. Winslet and Wise’s relationship wasn’t working and according to the latter, the actress was the one who thought he and Thompson would work.

Winslet nudges Wise in the right direction

Wise said: "[Kate] pointed out that we were right for each other and told me that Emma’s marriage was over.” Helen, a friend of Wise, had initially told him he would meet his future partner in the film.

Thompson and Wise get married

True to her word, the pair ended up getting married in 2003 in Dunoon, Scotland. Thompson and Wise will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in May 2020.

Who is Greg Wise

Matthew Gregory Wise, 53, was born on May 15, 1966. He is an English actor and producer who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

Some of his acting credits

He’s appeared in many TV shows and films, but is probably best known for his role in “Sense and Sensibility.” More recently, the star played Lord Louis Mountbatten in “The Crown.”

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