Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

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    • March 12th, 1956
Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award-winning actress of theatre, film, and television, and has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), and Secrets & Lies (1996), and her performance in Phantom Thread (2017), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also had a supporting role in Maleficent (2014). Manville's extensive stage career includes roles in As You Like It, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Alchemist. Her film debut was in Dance with a Stranger (1985).


Acting (40 Credits)

2022Mrs Harris Goes to Paris as Ada Harris
2020Let Him Go as Blanche Weboy
2020Misbehaviour as Dolores Hope
2020Love Life (2020) as Narrator (voice)
2019Ordinary Love as Joan
2019Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Flittle
2019World on Fire as Robina Chase
2017Phantom Thread as Cyril Woodcock
2017Hampstead as Fiona
2016Rupture as Dr. Nyman
2016Mum as Cathy
2015Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism as Miss Adderstone
2015The Go-Between as Mrs. Maudsley
2015River as Chrissie Read
2014Maleficent as Flittle
2014Mr. Turner as Mary Somerville
2014Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond as Evelyn Fleming
2013The Christmas Candle as Bea Haddington
2013An Adventure in Space and Time as Heather Hartnell
2013A Five Star Life as Kate Sherman
2013Romeo and Juliet as The Nurse
2013Mayday (2013) as Gail Spicer
2012Spike Island as Margaret
2010Another Year as Mary
2010Womb as Judith
2009A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
2007Sparkle as Jill
2005The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael as Sarah
2004Vera Drake as Mrs. Wells
2002All or Nothing as Penny
2000David Copperfield as Mrs. Micawber
1999Topsy-Turvy as Lucy Gilbert
1997Painted Lady
1996Secrets & Lies as The Social Worker
1989The Firm as Sue Bissell
1988High Hopes as Lætitia Boothe-Brain
1987Sammy and Rosie Get Laid as Margy
1985Dance with a Stranger as Maryanne


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