Emma Thompson reveals husband thought Kate Winslet was 'future wife'

Emma Thompson reveals her husband Greg Wise thought Kate Winslet would be his ‘future wife’ after visiting psychic… only for Glastonbury date to end in disaster

They will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this May.  

But Emma Thompson says her husband initially thought he would get together with Kate Winslet – but discovered he was wrong on a trip to Glastonbury.

Appearing in Friday’s Graham Norton Show, Emma, 60, told the host how The Crown producer, 53, was convinced his future partner would be Kate, 44, after a psychic told him he would meet ‘The One’ on set of Sense and Sensibility.

Love story: Emma Thompson says her husband initially thought he would get together with Kate Winslet – but discovered he was wrong on a trip to Glastonbury

‘Before he did the job, he went to see a friend of his who was a bit witchy and she said he would meet his future partner on the film,’ Emma, who also starred in Sense and Sensibility, said.

‘He assumed it wasn’t me because I was married and quite lot older than him so he thought it might be Kate (Winslet).

‘He took her to Glastonbury, and she was so bored, and he thought, “This isn’t going to work, who can it be?” 

‘Then things happened that probably shouldn’t have happened, and it’s been 25 years in May.’  

Romance: Appearing in Friday’s Graham Norton Show, Emma, 60, told the host how The Crown producer, 53, was convinced his future partner would be Kate, 44, (pictured in 2010)

Greg and Emma began dating after the end of the actress’s marriage to Sir Kenneth Branagh.

They met on the set of Sense And Sensibility, the 1995 film that also starred Winslet.

Emma, who appeared on the show to promote her new film Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr., was teased by the actor about her eccentric blue feathered suit.  

Emma joked ‘I went into Selfridges and asked if they had anything that would make me look like a parrot.

Psychic hearing: ‘Before he did the job, he went to see a friend of his who was a bit witchy and she said he would meet his future partner on the film,’ Emma said

Marriage: Emma and Greg are set to celebrate their 25th anniversary in May 

‘When I came out, I then realised that they had made me look like a parrot that had mated with Elton John! But I’m quite happy.’ 

Acting great Hugh Laurie also joined Emma and Robert on the sofa and the Nanny Mcphee star discussed the longstanding friendship she and Hugh share, having met as undergraduates at Cambridge.

‘It’s so odd sitting here now aged 60 because I clearly remember Hugh walking into the Footlights club room aged 19 dressed entirely in khaki,’ Emma said.

FunnyL Emma continued:’He assumed it wasn’t me because I was married and quite lot older than him so he thought it might be Kate (Winslet)’

Star-studded cast: Host Graham Norton with (seated left to right) Terry Gilliam, Robert Downey Jr., Emma and Hugh Laurie

‘He did an audition as the emperor of China and I turned to my friend and said, “He’s a star”.’

Hugh added: ‘ ‘I only went to Cambridge so I could row and nothing else, and I ended up doing all this la de da stuff.’

Robert cheekily asked the pair if they ever had a “little nooky”, to which Hugh gallantly replied, ‘We stepped out for a little bit.’

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday at 10.35pm. 

Must watch: The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday at 10.35pm

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