Emma Thompson unwinds on £200m superyacht - after bringing London to standstill on eco-warrior protest boat

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson spoke at an XR protest on board a pink boat

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 01/09/2023

- 11:48

The actor blocked traffic in Central London as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest in 2019

Oscar-nominated actor Dame Emma Thompson has been pictured on-board a £200million superyacht on the water in Venice.

The gargantuan vessel belongs to billionaire Fox News co-founder Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg.

Von Furstenberg is also a household name thanks to her globally successful designer fashion brand.

And the trio weren't the only A-listers on-board the yacht as the likes of Diane Sawyer and Candice Bergen were also spotted.

The outing is worlds away from a previous famous boat incident involving Thompson dating back to 2019.

The actor joined Extinction Rebellion protestors on the streets of London where she irked the public by blocking traffic in protest.

Bruce Bozzi

Bruce Bozzi shared a snap alongside Emma Thompson's fellow guests


Alongside fellow protestors, Thompson boarded a bright pink "boat" on the streets of London, bringing traffic to a standstill.

However, she was criticised at the time for the hypocrisy of jetting back and forth from LA to London to attend the protests.

She even read aloud a fake weather report during the protest as she preached about the world heading for "irreversible change".

Thompson defended her actions by claiming she was racking up far fewer air miles since taking part in climate change activism.

The actor has homes in the US, UK and Venice itself alongside her husband and fellow actor, Greg Wise.

Also joining her onboard the superyacht was Mujen Spirits co-founder Bruce Bozzi who shared a snapshot of his time in Venice alongside the stars.

Bozzi posted a snap of a dinner he shared with the A-listers and their families as he captioned: "Most beautiful fish caught last night fed this family of friends!

"Family owned small restaurant, great white wine, loving conversation with close friends ....my favorite! Hello Saturday."

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson took part in a protest in London in 2019


Thompson is in Venice to attend the Diana Von Furstenberg [DVF] awards at which she's nominated for a gong.

The awards self-proclaim it "recognises and supports extraordinary women who are dedicated to transforming the lives of other women".

Joining Thompson at the awards will be human rights lawyer Amal Clooney who is also up for an award.

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