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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

Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet
(2005)
Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies Cynthia
(1996)
Little Voice
Little Voice Mari Hoff
(1998)
Saving Grace
Saving Grace Grace
(2000)

Filmography

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 2011-2018 Vera (TV Series)
DCI Vera Stanhope
- Darkwater (2018) ... DCI Vera Stanhope
- Home (2018) ... DCI Vera Stanhope
- Black Ice (2018) ... DCI Vera Stanhope
- Blood and Bone (2018) ... DCI Vera Stanhope
- The Blanket Mire (2017) ... DCI Vera Stanhope
 2016 Ethel & Ernest
Ethel Briggs (voice)
 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
 2014 Two Men in Town
Emily Smith
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
Martha
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Nina
- King of the Teds (2012) ... Nina
 2011 My Angel
Headmistress
 2010 Super Duper Super Sleuths (Video)
Mama Heffalump (voice)
 2009 Dead Man Running
Mother
 2009/III The Calling
Sister Ignatious
 2009 Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (Video)
Ma Heffalump (voice)
 2009 London River
Elisabeth
 2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Angela Kimble
- Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? (2008) ... Angela Kimble
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Linnie Malcolm
- Persona (2008) ... Linnie Malcolm
 2007 War and Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
 2007 Atonement
Grace Turner
 2007 Introducing the Dwights
Jean 'Jeannie' Dwight
 2006 Mysterious Creatures (TV Movie)
Wendy Ainscow
 2005 Pride & Prejudice
Mrs. Bennet
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Nesta Pett
 2005 Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Mama Heffalump (voice)
 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
 2004 Beyond the Sea
Polly Cassotto
 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 Blizzard
Aunt Millie
 2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (TV Movie)
Dr. Florence Mountfitchett (UK) (voice)
 2002 Undertaking Betty
Betty Rhys-Jones
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Mrs. Fairgood (voice)
 2002 Sonny
Jewel
 2002 Pumpkin
Judy Romanoff
 2001 Yes You Can (Short)
Fish Lady
 2001 On the Nose
Mrs.Delaney
 2001 Lovely & Amazing
Jane Marks
 2001 Daddy and Them
Julia Montgomery
 2001 Anne Frank: The Whole Story (TV Mini-Series)
Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
 2001 The Yellow Bird (Short)
Mrs. Louise Tutwiler
 2001 Seven Roses (TV Movie)
Pamela
 2000 Saving Grace
Grace
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Louella Parsons
 1998 Little Voice
Mari Hoff
 1998 In the Winter Dark
Ida Stubbs
 1998/I Night Train
Alice Mooney
 1998 Girls' Night
Dawn
 1997 Remember Me?
Shirley
 1996 Secrets & Lies
Cynthia
 1994-1996 Outside Edge (TV Series)
Miriam Dervish
- The Blessing (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Match Cancelled? (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- Lost (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- A Happy Event (1996) ... Miriam Dervish
- The First Match (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
 1992 A River Runs Through It
Mrs. Maclean
 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)
 1990 The Witches
Mrs. Jenkins
 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 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 Tensions (1986) ... Alison Little
- The Once and Future Chance (1986) ... Alison Little
- The Blessing (1986) ... Alison Little
- Guess Who's Not Coming to 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
 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
 1983 The First Part of Henry the Sixth (TV Movie)
Joan La Pucelle
 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)
Teresa's Mum (uncredited)
 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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Other Works:

She acted in Thomas Bernhard's play, "The Force of Habit," in a National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Philip Locke, Gawn Grainger, Oliver Cotton, and Warren Clarke in the cast. Elijah Moshinsky was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

Daughter of William (1894-1985) and Louisa (née Supple) Bottle (1904-1992). Engaged for 20 years, they did not marry until 1944. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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