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Friday's Connector: Emma Thompson

August 10th, 2010
08:27 PM ET

Actress Emma Thompson is one of the most popular actresses in the world and is known for both her work in both comedic and dramatic roles.

Emma Thompson is your Connector of the Day.

Emma Thompson is your Connector of the Day.

Thompson is currently viewed as one of Britain's' most celebrated actresses and also has a huge profile on the global stage.

Thompson has played everything from a Jane Austen heroine to an unsightly nanny, but the glitz and the glam have had little impact on her.

Thompson remains as level-headed as the day she first stepped into the limelight.

Growing up in a theatrical household, it didn't take long for Thompson to hone her acting chops.

After a series of stage and television gigs, she went on to star in more than 30 films – including hits such as "Love Actually" and the "Harry Potter" series

Off the screen,  Thompson has been just has influential. In 2007, she established the project "Journey" to bring the brutal issue of child trafficking to light.

Recently, Thompson has added "creenwriting to her list of accomplishments.

This month she is promoting her self-written sequel to Nanny Mcphee - "Lady Mcphee Returns."

Making success look effortless - Emma Thompson is your Connector of the Day.

Have you ever lost your cool?

August 10th, 2010
04:12 PM ET

Flight attendant Steven Slater has been bailed after grabbing a beer and leaving his job via the plane's emergency slide (NY1)

(CNN) - At one time or another most people have found themselves in job they loathe, but few would have quit in such spectacular style as flight attendant Steven Slater.

After being inflamed by a passenger's failure to apologise for banging him on the head with a suitcase, authorities say the Jet Blue steward grabbed a beer and triggered an inflatable emergency chute for his dramatic exit from the plane, and employment, at a JFK Airport terminal in New York.

And that was only after he shared a few expletive-filled words with the entire cabin over the intercom. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly but it delicately when it said it appeared Slater was quitting during his intercom flameout.

Bail set for cursing, beer-grabbing flight attendant

Have you ever lost your cool on the job?

Better still, have you ensured your place in workplace folklore by leaving in such spectacular style it's been gossiped about for years? Share your stories with us and be sure to tell us where you're writing from.

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