She’s played opposite a wide and diverse range of leading men, from Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Day-Lewis to Geoffrey Rush and Adam Sandler, and is equally at home in wrenching dramas or comedies of manners. It’s perhaps a testament to her talents, though, that Emily Watson remains just to the left of indistinctive for most mainstream audiences — not unexceptional or anonymous, but unable to be immediately placed. In her latest film, Watson again gives voice to another remarkable yet “ordinary” woman, starring in Oranges and Sunshine as Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham social worker who in the 1980s uncovered a decades-long program of forced deportation/immigration which sent tens of thousands of children from England to Australia. I recently had a chance to speak to the Oscar-nominated actress, about her work on that film, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming War Horse, and the difficulties of juggling work and family. The conversation is excerpted over at ShockYa, so click here for the read.