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The eldest of three sisters, Shirley Henderson was born into a working-class family in the village of Kincardine in Fife, Scotland. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. Her first break came when she watched a singer on the Opportunity Knocks (1956) TV talent program and decided she could do as well. She entered and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Trainspotting
(1996)
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Aunt Sophie
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Stan and Ollie (filming)
Lucille Hardy
 2017 Okja (completed)
Jennifer
 2016/II On the Road
 2015 Urban Hymn
Kate Linton
 2015 Tale of Tales
Imma
 2015/I The Caravan
Elaine
 2014 Set Fire to the Stars
Shirley
 2014 Jamaica Inn (TV Mini-Series)
Hannah
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Hannah
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Hannah
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Hannah
 2013/I Filth
Bunty
 2013 The Selkie's Lover (Short)
The Raconteur (voice)
 2013 Southcliffe (TV Mini-Series)
Claire Salter
- All Souls (2013) ... Claire Salter
- Sorrow's Child (2013) ... Claire Salter
- Light Falls (2013) ... Claire Salter
- The Hollow Shore (2013) ... Claire Salter
 2013 Bob Servant Independent (TV Mini-Series)
Kirsty
- Women and God (2013) ... Kirsty
 2013 The Look of Love
Rusty Humphries
 2012/I Anna Karenina
Opera House Wife
 2012/I Everyday
Karen
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Meg Hawkins
 2011 The Gruffalo's Child (TV Movie)
Gruffalo's Child (voice)
 2011 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
DS Angela Young
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... DS Angela Young
 2011 A Portentous Death (Short)
Ros
 2010 Meek's Cutoff
Glory White
 2009 May Contain Nuts (TV Movie)
Alice
 2007 Wedding Belles (TV Movie)
Kelly
 2006 Ma Boy (Short)
Ali
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Ursula Blake
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Kate Minola
- The Taming of the Shrew (2005) ... Kate Minola
 2005 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Mileva Maric
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie)
Mileva Maric
 2005 The Girl in the Red Dress (Short)
Gaynor
 2005/I Frozen
Kath
 2004 Dirty Filthy Love (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 2004/I Yes
Cleaner
 2003 AfterLife
Ruby
 2003 Fishy (Short)
Glenda Sands
 2003 American Cousins
Alice
 2002 Close Your Eyes
Janet Losey
 2002 Villa des roses
Ella
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series)
Marie Melmotte
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Marie Melmotte
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Marie Melmotte
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Marie Melmotte
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Marie Melmotte
 2001 In a Land of Plenty (TV Series)
Anne Marie
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Anne Marie
 2000 The Claim
Annie
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Malmhin
 1999 Wonderland
Debbie
 1998 Speak Like a Child
Woman in Dream (uncredited)
 1997 Bumping the Odds (TV Movie)
Lynette
 1995-1997 Hamish Macbeth (TV Series)
Isobel Sutherland
- Destiny: Part 2 (1997) ... Isobel Sutherland
- Destiny: Part 1 (1997) ... Isobel Sutherland
- More Than a Game (1997) ... Isobel Sutherland (uncredited)
- The Trouble with Rory (1997) ... Isobel Sutherland
- The Good Thief (1997) ... Isobel Sutherland (uncredited)
 1995 Rob Roy
Morag
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Kelly Rogers
- Down and Out (1994) ... Kelly Rogers
 1992 Desire
Mary
 1991 Clarissa (TV Series)
Sally
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Sally
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Sally
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Sally
 1991 Advocates I (TV Mini-Series)
Andrea
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Pauline McPherson
- Dreaming (1991) ... Pauline McPherson
 1990 Casualty (TV Series)
Denise
- Results (1990) ... Denise
 1987 Shadow of the Stone (TV Series)
Elizabeth Finlay / Elizabeth Findlay
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Elizabeth Finlay
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Elizabeth Finlay
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Elizabeth Finlay
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Elizabeth Finlay
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Elizabeth Finlay
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Other Works:

She acted in Chris Hannan's play, "Shining Souls, " in a Peter Hall Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Alison Peebles, Conleth Hill, Brian Pettifer, an Tom Mannion in the cast. Chris Hannan was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

5' 0½" (1.54 m)
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Personal Quote:

Filming is long - you get very tired, and your skin breaks out and you get lumps and bumps. It's easier if you're allowed to have bags under your eyes. See more »

Trivia:

Currently filming May Contain Nuts, a two-part comedy drama for ITV1 with Sophie Thompson. The Tiger Aspect production is shooting around London till November for a 2008 release. See more »

Trademark:

Soft, raspy, squeaky, childlike voice See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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