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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 17 wins & 37 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)

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 2013-2015 Henry Hugglemonster (TV Series)
Ernestine Enormomonster
- Is a Fella Isabella?/Dudes' Day Off with Daddo (2015) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- Ivory's Birthday Bash/Huggle Bubbles (2015) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- Rain, Rain, You're Not a Pain/Runaway Summer (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- Iron Granny/The Monster Coin (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
- Carried Away/Monster in Charge (2013) ... Ernestine Enormomonster
 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
 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 Alas 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)
Lady Froth
 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
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TV commercial for British Gas (2005) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Took part in the 2002 London Marathon. See more »

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