STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 44 this week

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 »

"No Small Parts" IMDb Exclusive: Dominic Cooper

British actor Dominic Cooper is the star of AMC's newest and much talked-about show, "Preacher." What are some other roles he's played throughout his career?

Watch the video

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 people
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 people
created 01 Apr 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 people
created 24 Jun 2014
 
a list of 40 people
created 25 Feb 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Brenda Blethyn's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Atonement
Atonement Grace Turner
(2007)
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet
(2005)
Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies Cynthia
(1996)
Little Voice
Little Voice Mari Hoff
(1998)

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actress: TV (43 credits)
 2013-2015 Henry Hugglemonster (TV Series)
Ernestine Enormomonster
- Ivory's Birthday Bash/Huggle Bubbles (2015) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- Runaway Summer (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- The Monster Coin (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- The Huggleflower/Monster Lullaby (2013) ... 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
 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
 2004 Belonging (TV Movie)
Jess Copplestone
 2003 Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series)
Hazel Delany
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Hazel Delany
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Hazel Delany
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Hazel Delany
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Hazel Delany
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Hazel Delany
 2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (TV Movie)
Dr. Florence Mountfitchett (UK) (voice)
 2001 Seven Roses (TV Movie)
Pamela
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Louella Parsons
 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
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Margaret Amir
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Margaret Amir
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Margaret Amir
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Margaret Amir
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Gwen
- The Bullion Boys (1993) ... Gwen
 1993 Wales Playhouse (TV Series)
Eileen
- Sleeping with Mickey (1993) ... Eileen
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Rose
 1991 All Good Things (TV Series)
Shirley Frame
- Marriage Guidance (1991) ... Shirley Frame
- The Trip North (1991) ... Shirley Frame
- The Flat (1991) ... Shirley Frame
- Reading Lessons (1991) ... Shirley Frame
- The Suicide (1991) ... Shirley Frame
 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 The Play on One (TV Series)
Miss A.
- The Shawl (1989) ... Miss A.
 1988 The Storyteller (TV 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
 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
 1983 Floating Off (TV Movie)
Janice
 1983 Death of an Expert Witness (TV Mini-Series)
Angela Foley
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... 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
 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
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Gloria
- Grown-Ups (1980) ... Gloria
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie)
 1980 Bedroom Farce (TV Movie)
Kate
 1980 Can We Get on Now, Please? (TV Series)
Miranda Plumley
- Variations in Two Flats (1980) ... Miranda Plumley
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Mary
- The Imitation Game (1980) ... Mary
Show Show Actress: Movie (33 credits)
Show Show Actress: Short (3 credits)
Show Show Actress: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Writer: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (49 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (7 credits)
Show Show Self: Documentary (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Nell Dunn's play, "Steaming," first performed at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England and later at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Georgina Hale, Maria Charles, Patti Love, directed by Roger Smith. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was a novice as far as film was concerned. I'd been working for 20 years at the time, then all that happened. [In reference to Secrets & Lies (1996) and her Academy Award nomination.] See more »

Trivia:

Was born with an extra finger. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ALGUIEN DE HABLA HISPANA QUE VISITE ESTE FORO??... myrleykerr
Little Voice patrickclohessy
umbridge in harry potter thespookykids
HAPPY BIRTHDAY....BRENDA myrleykerr
On the Clear Day zeljkacg
OSCARLESS FOR SECRETS + LIES????!!!! pasteur
Discuss Brenda Blethyn on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page