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03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Emma Thompson Ages 40 Years For New Film

She has won plaudits for a stunning makeover that wiped a decade off her 48 years - but Emma Thompson had no trouble transforming herself into a white-haired chatelaine for her new role in Brideshead Revisited.

The Oscar-winning actress stars as Lady Marchmain in the £15 million movie remake of Evelyn Waugh's classic, currently being filmed in London.

Lady Marchmain - a staunch Catholic - is the mother of the story's dissolute central character Sebastian Flyte and the estranged wife of Lord Marchmain, played by Michael Gambon.

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