How old was Emily Watson in her first movie: Breaking the Waves?

Emily Watson was 28 in Breaking the Waves when she played the character 'Bess McNeill'.

That was over 28 years ago in 1996.

This was her first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be her first actual acting role).

Today she is 57, and has starred in 60 movies in total, 52 of those since Breaking the Waves was released.

How old do you think she looks in the movie?

In Breaking the Waves, I think Emily Watson looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Lars von Trier has worked with Emily Watson just once in her career.
  • Emily Watson's first movie was as 'Bess McNeill' in Breaking the Waves, released in 1996 when she was 28
  • Breaking the Waves scores 7.5 out of 10 on TMDB.

Emily Watson's other movies