Emma Thompson is an English Academy Award-winning actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She has acted in such films as Howard's End, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Wit, Primary Colors, In the Name of the Father, and An Education. 
In an article by The Australian entitled 'Acting on Ouspoken Beliefs' from Oct. 15, 2008, she is quoted as saying, "I'm an atheist; I suppose you can call me a sort of libertarian anarchist. I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It's not enough to say that I don't believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I am offended by some of the things said in the Bible and the Koran, and I refute them."