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Brenda Blethyn


After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved. Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there, she took a risk and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Henry Hugglemonster (TV Series)
Ernestine Enormomonster
- The Henry Show/Mega Bouncers (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster (voice)
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
Martha
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Nina
- King of the Teds (2012) ... Nina
 2011 My Angel
Headmistress
 2009 Dead Man Running
Mother
 2009/III The Calling
Sister Ignatious
 2009 London River
Elisabeth
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Linnie Malcolm
- Persona (2008) ... Linnie Malcolm
 2006 Mysterious Creatures (TV Movie)
Wendy Ainscow
 2005 Marsha Potter Gets a Life (TV Movie)
Marsha Potter
 2005 On a Clear Day
Joan
 2004 A Way of Life
Annette
 2004 Belonging (TV Movie)
Jess Copplestone
 2003 Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series)
Hazel Delany
 2003 Blizzard
Aunt Millie
 2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (TV Movie)
Dr. Florence Montfitchett (voice)
 2002 Undertaking Betty
Betty Rhys-Jones
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Mrs. Fairgood (voice)
 2002 Sonny
Jewel
 2001 Yes You Can (Short)
Fish Lady
 2001 On the Nose
Mrs.Delaney
 2001 Seven Roses (TV Movie)
Pamela
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Louella Parsons
 1998 In the Winter Dark
Ida Stubbs
 1998/I Night Train
Alice Mooney
 1998 Girls' Night
Dawn Wilkinson
 1997 Remember Me?
Shirley
 1994-1996 Outside Edge (TV Series)
Miriam Dervish
- Episode #3.7 (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Episode #3.6 (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Episode #3.5 (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Episode #3.4 (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Episode #3.3 (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
Margaret Amir
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Gwen
- The Bullion Boys (1993) ... Gwen
 1993 Wales Playhouse (TV Series)
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Rose
 1991 All Good Things (TV Series)
 1984-1990 Smith & Jones (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (1990)
- Episode #6.4 (1990)
- Episode #6.3 (1990)
- Episode #6.2 (1990)
- Episode #6.1 (1990)
 1989-1990 The Labours of Erica (TV Series)
Erica Parsons / Erica Rogers
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1990) ... Erica Parsons
- A Far, Far Better Thing (1990) ... Erica Parsons
- Lighting Up (1990) ... Erica Parsons
- Plain Sailing (1990) ... Erica Parsons
- Cider with Jean-Pierre (1990) ... Erica Parsons
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Miss A.
- The Shawl (1989) ... Miss A.
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Mini-Series)
Storyteller's Wife
- A Story Short (1988) ... Storyteller's Wife
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Ticki Tocquet
 1987 Sunday Premiere (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Claws (1987) ... Sylvia
 1984-1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Alison Little
- The Wedding (1986) ... Alison Little
- Pre-Matrimonial Tension (1986) ... Alison Little
- The Once and Future Chance (1986) ... Alison Little
- The Blessing (1986) ... Alison Little
- Guess Who's Not Coming for Dinner (1986) ... Alison Little
 1985 That Uncertain Feeling (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Lewis
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Jean Saunders
- Singles Weekend (1984) ... Jean Saunders
 1984 Who Dares Wins (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.5 (1984)
 1983 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Pauline
- Rumpole and the Genuine Article (1983) ... Pauline
 1980-1983 Play for Today (TV Series)
Janice / Mary
- Floating Off (1983) ... Janice
- The Imitation Game (1980) ... Mary
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Angela Foley
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Angela Foley
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Angela Foley
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Angela Foley
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Angela Foley
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Angela Foley
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Carol Hutchins
- Hit and Run (1983) ... Carol Hutchins
 1982 King Lear (TV Movie)
Cordelia
 1981 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Joan Littler
- The Greasy Pole (1981) ... Joan Littler
 1981 Say No to Strangers (Short)
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Gloria
- Grown-Ups (1980) ... Gloria
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
Kate
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(January, April, June-December 1980) She acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire of Athol Fugard's play, "A Lesson From Aloes," Peter Shaffer's play, "Amadeus," William Shakespeare's plays, "As You Like It," "Othello," and Richard III;" Arthur Miller's plays, "Death of a Salesman and "The Crucible;" David ... See more »

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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)
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[on not having children]: It just didn't happen. I don't know if it's selfishness. It's the most natural thing in the world, what we're here to do, but I just wasn't brave enough to make that decision. Sometimes I wonder..." See more »

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Married Michael Mayhew after a 35-year engagement in a small, private ceremony held in a Peckham registry office. See more »

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