Magazine article Variety

Emily HAMPSHIRE

Magazine article Variety

Emily HAMPSHIRE

Article excerpt

Transplanted Canadian thesp works her way back to Toronto for the right 'Reasons'

CLAIM TO FAME

Montreal-bom Emily Hampshire took an ill-fated ride with Alan Rickman in "Snow Cake" (2006)and co-starred with Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg^ "Cosmopolis" before teaching Jonas Chernick the ropes - literally - in last year's "My Awkward Sexual Adventure." The thesp is particularly well known in Canada, having earned three Genie nominations for her work in TV as well as film. Her next pic, "All the Wrong Reasons," debuts at the Toronto fest.

NORTHERN BEGINNINGS

A casting director saw her in a play, and put her in her first movie. At that film's Montreal premiere, she once again found herself making travel plans. "One of the producers was driving to Toronto, and at that time Toronto was where it was at. So I hitched a ride with him and I spent the summer in Toronto, and just didn't stop working after that."

MOVIE MENTOR

Hampshire made "Snow Cake" just before she moved to Los Angeles, and co-star Rickman took her under his wing. …

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