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Linda Bassett was born in the Kentish village of Pluckley - location for the television series The Darling Buds of May (1991). She was brought up in Pimlico, South London, by her typist mother and police officer father. She became interested in acting as a child when she was frequently taken to see plays in London, most notably at the Old Vic, the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

East Is East
East Is East Ella Khan
(1999)
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots Melanie
(2005)
Calendar Girls
(2003)
The Hours
The Hours Nelly Boxall
(2002)

Filmography

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 2015-2018 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Nurse Phyllis Crane / Phyllis Crane
- Episode #7.1 (2018) ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
- Christmas Special (2017) ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
- Episode #6.8 (2017) ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
- Episode #6.7 (2017) ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
- Episode #6.6 (2017) ... Nurse Phyllis Crane
 2017 Carnage: Swallowing the Past
Dr. Yasmine Vondenburgen
 2015-2016 Twirlywoos (TV Series)
Narrator
- More About Smaller (2016) ... Narrator
- More and More (2016) ... Narrator
- Upside Down (2015) ... Narrator
- Pop (2015) ... Narrator
- Soft (2015) ... Narrator
 2014 Effie Gray
Anna
 2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series)
Malka Rosen
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Malka Rosen
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Malka Rosen
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Malka Rosen
 2012 The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Smike
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Mrs. Smike
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Mrs. Smike
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Mrs. Smike
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Mrs. Smike
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Mrs. Smike
 2008-2011 Lark Rise to Candleford (TV Series)
Queenie Turrill / Queenie Warner
- Episode #4.6 (2011) ... Queenie Turrill
- Episode #4.5 (2011) ... Queenie Turrill
- Episode #4.4 (2011) ... Queenie Turrill
- Episode #4.3 (2011) ... Queenie Turrill
- Episode #4.2 (2011) ... Queenie Turrill
 2010 West Is West
Ella Khan
 2008 The Reader
Ms. Brenner
 2008 Cass
Doll
 2008 Sense & Sensibility (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs Jennings
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Mrs Jennings
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mrs Jennings
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Mrs Jennings
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Eileen Carnack
- The Animal Within (2007) ... Eileen Carnack
 2005 The English Harem (TV Movie)
Monica Pringle
 2005 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Beryl Palmer
- Burden of Proof (2005) ... Beryl Palmer
 2004-2005 The Brief (TV Series)
Mo Tyler / Maureen Tyler
- The Architect's Wife (2005) ... Mo Tyler
- Forever on the Mind (2005) ... Mo Tyler
- Lack of Affect (2005) ... Mo Tyler
- Blame (2005) ... Mo Tyler
- A Sort of Love (2004) ... Maureen Tyler
 2005 Kinky Boots
Melanie
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Trolley Lady
 2005 Separate Lies
Maggie
 2004 Spivs
Auntie Vee
 2004 Calendar Girls: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Cora
 2003 Calendar Girls
Cora
 2003 This Little Life (TV Movie)
Nurse Nina
 2002 The Hours
Nelly Boxall
 2002 The Last Time (Short)
Evelyn
 2001 The Martins
Anthea
 2001 The Martins: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Anthea
 2001 The Martins: Outtakes (Video short)
Anthea
 2000 Lounge Act (Short) (voice)
 2000 Losing It (TV Movie)
Tom's Mother
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Housekeeper
 1999 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Peggy
- Trouble (1999) ... Peggy
 1999 Beautiful People
Sister
 1999 East Is East
Ella Khan
 1998 Out of Hours (TV Mini-Series)
Carol-Anne Kumar
 1998 Far from the Madding Crowd (TV Movie)
Maryann Money
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Abby Potterson
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Abby Potterson
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Abby Potterson
 1998 The Life and Crimes of William Palmer (TV Movie)
Mary Thornton
 1998 Spoonface Steinberg (TV Movie)
Mrs. Spud
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Betty Stratton
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Miss Haddon QC
- Mute of Malice (1997) ... Miss Haddon QC
 1996 Alive and Kicking
Doctor
 1996 No Bananas (TV Mini-Series)
Ellen Slater
- Blitz (1996) ... Ellen Slater
- Raids (1996) ... Ellen Slater
- Cricket (1996) ... Ellen Slater
- A Soldier's Story (1996) ... Ellen Slater
- Dunkirk (1996) ... Ellen Slater
 1996 Mary Reilly
Mary's Mother
 1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Olwyn Humphries
- Asking for Miracles (1996) ... Olwyn Humphries
 1995 Haunted
Madame Brontski
 1995 The Boss (TV Series)
Iris Jennings
- Pilot (1995) ... Iris Jennings
 1995 Loved Up (TV Movie)
Mother
 1995 Bramwell (TV Mini-Series)
Maud
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Maud
 1990-1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Shena Jackson / Chrissie Bates
- Old Habitats (1995) ... Chrissie Bates
- Testimony (1990) ... Shena Jackson
- Plato for Policemen (1990) ... Shena Jackson
 1995 A Village Affair (TV Movie)
Gwen
 1994 Frank Stubbs Promotes (TV Series)
Eileen
- Babies (1994) ... Eileen
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Loveless / Susan
- In the Cold Light of Day (1994) ... Mrs. Loveless
- Skallagrigg (1994) ... Susan
 1994 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Mrs Cornish
- Nothing to Hide (1994) ... Mrs Cornish
 1994 Love Hurts (TV Series)
Janice
- Blue Heaven (1994) ... Janice
 1991 A Small Dance
Sandra Matkin
 1991 Let Him Have It
Mrs. Miles
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Phyllis Twigg
- Say Hello to the Real Dr. Snide (1991) ... Phyllis Twigg
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Virginia Lyddon
- News Hounds (1990) ... Virginia Lyddon
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Mrs. Sheridan
- In It for the Monet (1989) ... Mrs. Sheridan
 1989 Traffik (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Lithgow
- The Courier (1989) ... Rachel Lithgow
- The Chemist (1989) ... Rachel Lithgow
- The Criminal (1989) ... Rachel Lithgow
- The Addict (1989) ... Rachel Lithgow
 1988 Paris by Night
Janet Swanton
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Meg Crawford
- Making Waves (1988) ... Meg Crawford
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Gertrude Stein
- Waiting for the Moon (1987) ... Gertrude Stein
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She acted in Julian Garner's play, "The Awakening" at the Hampstead Theatre in London, England with Paul Copley, Con O'Neill, and Gabrielle Reidy in the cast. See more »
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