15. Emma Thompson as Dora Carrington
Character: Dora Carrington
Year Released: 1996
The film follows the platonic but powerful relationship of painter Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey during WWI in England. This saga of cottage love affairs is held firmly together by the performances of Thompson and a delightfully weird Jonathon Pryce as the two leads. The young Thompson proves the apple to the many eyes of this unique bedchamber drama, with an infectious energy and integrity that showed reach well beyond her years.