Here’s how much Emma Thompson is really worth
Emma Thompson is not only a respected actress, but she is also a writer and producer. While this brought him enviable success, it also brought him legal problems. For example, in 2012, Thompson was sued by “another writer who wrote a screenplay about a love triangle involving art critic John Ruskin, his teenage wife Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais,” according to Hollywood journalist. Eve Pomerance claimed that the Thompson story – which became the movie “Effie Gray” – violated “two [copyrighted] screenplays, “The King of the River of Gold” and “The Secret Essays of Effie Gray”, both relating to the same topic that Thompson wrote. “While the star won the lawsuit, it was just a legal battle involving the film.
Thompson also faced off against playwright Gregory Murphy who claimed she “copied her play” The Countess “and a subsequent screenplay for a film version” of the story “Effie Gray,” according to the Daily mail. The two had even met to possibly work together, but “negotiations broke down on when the money would be paid.” While Thompson won on the plagiarism issue, in 2015 Murphy “managed to overturn part of the decision on costs”, and Thompson and his team had to “foot a large part of the bill” – a whopping £ 325,000 (around $ 460,000).
Lucky for Thompson, she could afford it. According to Celebrity Net Worth, it’s worth $ 50 million today.