What is Kristin Scott Thomas’s Net Worth?
Kristin Scott Thomas is an English-French actress who has a net worth of $12 million. Kristin Scott Thomas is known for her performances in such films as “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “The English Patient,” “Gosford Park,” “I’ve Loved You So Long,” and “Nowhere Boy.” On stage, she won the Olivier Award for her work in the 2007 West End revival of “The Seagull.” Scott Thomas’s other credits have included the television miniseries “Mistral’s Daughter” and “Titmuss Regained” and the regular series “Fleabag” and “Slow Horses.”
Early Life and Education
Kristin Scott Thomas was born on May 24, 1960 in Redruth, Cornwall, England to Deborah and Royal Navy Fleet Air Lieutenant Commander Simon. She has a younger sister named Serena who also became an actress. When Scott Thomas was five, her father died in a flying accident. Her mother subsequently remarried to another Royal Navy Fleet Air Lieutenant Commander named Simon, who also died in a flying accident. For her education, Scott Thomas went to the independent schools Cheltenham Ladies’ College and St Antony’s Leweston. She later moved to London, where she worked at a department store and attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. After a year there, she became fluent in French and decided to move to Paris. In France, Scott Thomas worked as an au pair and studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre.
Film Career, Part 1
Scott Thomas made her feature film debut in the infamous 1986 romantic musical “Under the Cherry Moon,” directed by and starring pop musician Prince. A critical and commercial bomb, it garnered her two Golden Raspberry Award nominations. She fared better with her second film, 1987’s “Agent Trouble.” In 1988, Scott Thomas was in two acclaimed films: the Swiss-French drama “Lounge Chair” and the British literary adaptation “A Handful of Dust.” After that, she appeared in a few French films. Scott Thomas then starred alongside Keith Carradine and Miranda Richardson in the historical drama “The Bachelor.” In 1992, she starred opposite Hugh Grant in Roman Polanski’s erotic thriller “Bitter Moon.” Scott Thomas reunited with Grant in 1994 for the hugely popular romantic comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” for which she won BAFTA and Evening Standard British Film Awards. The same year, she starred in the Romanian-French drama “An Unforgettable Summer.” Scott Thomas had her most prolific year on the big screen yet in 1995, appearing in six films; they included “The Confessional,” “Angels & Insects,” and “Richard III.”
Scott Thomas had another huge year in 1996. After appearing opposite Tom Cruise in the action spy film “Mission: Impossible,” she starred opposite Ralph Fiennes in the epic romantic war drama “The English Patient.” Both films were massive hits, with the latter earning Scott Thomas an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Although she didn’t win in her category, “The English Patient” ended up taking home nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Scott Thomas went on to star in “Amour et Confusions,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Sweet Revenge,” and “Random Hearts.”
Film Career, Part 2
Kicking off the 21st century, Scott Thomas starred in the romantic drama “Up at the Villa.” In 2001, she starred opposite Kevin Kline in “Life as a House” and was part of the SAG Award-winning ensemble cast of Robert Altman’s mystery film “Gosford Park.” Scott Thomas’s subsequent credits included the adventure crime film “Arsène Lupin,” the historical drama “Man to Man,” the ensemble film “Chromophobia,” and the black comedy “Keeping Mum.” In 2006, she was in two acclaimed French films, the comedy “The Valet” and the thriller “Tell No One.” The year after that, she starred in Paul Schrader’s “The Walker” and voiced the character Stelmaria in the fantasy adventure “The Golden Compass.” In 2008, Scott Thomas appeared in five films, including the historical romantic drama “The Other Boleyn Girl” and the romantic comedy “Easy Virtue.” Her most lauded performance that year was in the French-Canadian drama “I’ve Loved You So Long,” in which she played a former doctor being released from prison. Scott Thomas earned numerous awards nominations for the performance, and won the European Film Award for Best Actress. She garnered more nominations for her performances in the 2009 films “Leaving” and “Nowhere Boy.”
Scott Thomas continued to win praise in 2010 with her leading role in the French drama “Sarah’s Key,” for which she won the Lumières Award for Best Actress. Also that year, she starred in the French films “Love Crime” and “In Your Hands.” Scott Thomas went on to appear in such titles as “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; “The Woman in the Fifth”; “Bel Ami”; “In the House”; “Only God Forgives”; “The Invisible Woman”; “My Old Lady”; and “Suite Française.” In 2017, she earned multiple nominations for her performances in both the black comedy “The Party” and the historical war drama “Darkest Hour,” in which she portrayed Clementine Churchill. Scott Thomas’s other credits have included “Tomb Raider,” “Military Wives,” “Rebecca,” and “My Mother’s Wedding,” which also marks her directorial debut.
Scott Thomas has acted in many television films and miniseries over the decades. Her first miniseries was 1984’s “Mistral’s Daughter,” based on Judith Krantz’s novel. After that, she appeared in the television films “Sentimental Journey” and “The Tenth Man” and the miniseries “The Endless Game.” In the early 90s, Scott Thomas starred in the television films “Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming” and “Framed,” as well as in the miniseries adaptation of John Mortimer’s novel “Titmuss Regained.” Her other credits during the decade included the miniseries “Body & Soul,” “Belle Époque,” and “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Scott Thomas acted less frequently on television starting in the 2000s. Her only credit in the first decade of the new millennium was a 2003 episode of the British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous.” Some 16 years after that, she made an Emmy-nominated guest appearance on the series “Fleabag.” In 2022, Scott Thomas began her first main role on a regular series, starring opposite her former “Darkest Hour” costar Gary Oldman on the Apple TV+ spy thriller “Slow Horses.”
On stage, Scott Thomas has been in productions in France, the UK, and the US. Her credits include “Naïves Hirondelles,” “Three Sisters,” “Betrayal,” “Old Times,” “Electra,” and “The Audience.” Scott Thomas’s most acclaimed stage role was as Arkadina in the 2007 West End revival of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” for which she won the Olivier Award for Best Actress. She reprised the role on Broadway in 2008.
In 1987, Scott Thomas married French obstetrician and gynecologist François Olivennes. The couple had three children named Hannah, Joseph, and George before divorcing in 2005.