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Lesley Manville


Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Ghosts
Helene Alving
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series)
Evelyn Fleming
 2013 An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie)
Heather Hartnell
 2013/II Romeo & Juliet
Nurse
 2013 A Five Star Life
Kate Sherman
 2013 Mayday (TV Mini-Series)
Gail Spicer / Gail
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Gail Spicer
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Gail Spicer
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Gail Spicer
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Gail Spicer
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Gail
 2012/I Ashes
Cath
 2012 Spike Island
Margaret
 2009-2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Phyllis Gladstone
- Alesha (2009) ... Phyllis Gladstone
- Vice (2009) ... Phyllis Gladstone
 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Phoebe Archbold
- Fit for Murder (2011) ... Phoebe Archbold
 2010 Clone
Judith
 2010 Playhouse: Live (TV Series)
 2009 The Queen (TV Series)
Margaret Thatcher
 2009 Suicide Man (Short)
Councillor Deakins
 2008 The Escort (Short)
Lesley
 2007 Cranford (TV Series)
Mrs. Rose
- May 1843 (2007) ... Mrs. Rose
- April 1843 (2007) ... Mrs. Rose
- November 1842 (2007) ... Mrs. Rose
- August 1842 (2007) ... Mrs. Rose
- June 1842 (2007) ... Mrs. Rose
 2007 Richard Is My Boyfriend (TV Movie)
Michelle
 2007 Sparkle
Jill
 2006 Perfect Parents (TV Movie)
Sister Antonia
 2005 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mrs Lorrimer
- Cards on the Table (2005) ... Mrs Lorrimer
 2005 The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
Sarah Carmichael
 2004 North & South (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Hale
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Maria Hale (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Maria Hale
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Maria Hale
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Maria Hale
 2004 Vera Drake
Mrs. Wells
 2004 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Professor Diane Marquis
- Episode #2.4 (2004) ... Professor Diane Marquis
- Episode #2.3 (2004) ... Professor Diane Marquis
 2003 Promoted to Glory (TV Movie)
Capt. Annie Sullivan
 2002 Bodily Harm (TV Mini-Series)
Mandy Greenfield
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Mandy Greenfield
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Mandy Greenfield
 2002 Plain Jane (TV Movie)
Dora Bruce
 2002 All or Nothing
Penny Bassett
 2001 The Cazalets (TV Series)
Villy Cazalet
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Villy Cazalet
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Villy Cazalet
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Villy Cazalet
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Villy Cazalet
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Villy Cazalet
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mrs. Micawber
 2000 Other People's Children (TV Series)
Nadine
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Nadine
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Nadine
 2000 Black Cab (TV Series)
Yvonne
- Lost & Found (2000) ... Yvonne
 1999 Toy Boys (Short)
Mrs. Allen
 1999 Real Women II (TV Series)
Karen
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Karen
 1999/I Milk
Fiona
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
Lucy Gilbert
 1998 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Suzy Franklin
- Fallen Idol: Part 1 (1998) ... Suzy Franklin
 1998 Real Women (TV Series)
Karen
- The Hitch (1998) ... Karen
- The Hangover (1998) ... Karen
- The Hen Night (1998) ... Karen
 1997 Painted Lady (TV Movie)
Susie Peel
 1997 Holding On (TV Mini-Series)
Hilary
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... Hilary
- Episode #1.7 (1997) ... Hilary
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Hilary
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Hilary
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Hilary
 1997 Dual Balls (Short)
Joanna
 1996 The Bite (TV Mini-Series)
Ellie Shannon
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Ellie Shannon
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Ellie Shannon
 1996 Secrets & Lies
Social Worker
 1996 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Lucy Cartwright
- True Commitment (1996) ... Lucy Cartwright
 1995 Tears Before Bedtime (TV Series)
Beattie Freeman
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Beattie Freeman
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Beattie Freeman
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Beattie Freeman
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Beattie Freeman
 1994 Little Napoleons (TV Mini-Series)
Judith Silver
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1994) ... Judith Silver
- The Godfathers of Education (1994) ... Judith Silver
- The Big Interview (1994) ... Judith Silver
- Path to Power (1994) ... Judith Silver
 1994 A Skirt Through History (TV Series)
Bessie Parkes
- A Lady's Portion (1994) ... Bessie Parkes
 1989-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Sophie / Sue
- O Mary This London (1994) ... Sophie
- The Firm (1989) ... Sue
 1993 Crime Story (TV Series)
Gail
 1993 A Statement of Affairs (TV Mini-Series)
Carol
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Carol
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
Margot
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Margot
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Margot
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Margot
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Penny Armitage
- Bad Girl (1992) ... Penny Armitage
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Marlene
- Top Girls (1991) ... Marlene
 1988 High Hopes
Laetitia Boothe-Braine
 1987 High Season
Carol
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Karen Tait
- The Name of the Game (1985) ... Karen Tait
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Maryanne
 1984 Angels in the Annexe (TV Movie)
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Vivienne
- Dog Ends (1984) ... Vivienne
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
- High Hopes (1984)
 1982 Objects of Affection (TV Series)
Liz
- Our Winnie (1982) ... Liz
 1982 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Jill Mason
- Episode #1.2211 (1982) ... Jill Mason
- Episode #1.2208 (1982) ... Jill Mason
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mandy
- Grown-Ups (1980) ... Mandy
 1980 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Shirley Davies / Shirley Davis
- Loyalties (1980) ... Shirley Davies
- Hammer (1980) ... Shirley Davis
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Tina Butler
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... Tina Butler
 1978 Wings (TV Series)
Francoise
- Dawn Attack (1978) ... Francoise
 1977 King Cinder (TV Series)
Nikki
- On the Track (1977) ... Nikki
- Home Truths (1977) ... Nikki
- Speedway (1977) ... Nikki
- Spider's Web (1977) ... Nikki
- Todd (1977) ... Nikki
 1977 A Bunch of Fives (TV Series)
Helen Wyatt
- The Critic (1977) ... Helen Wyatt
- Do It Yourself (1977) ... Helen Wyatt
 1977 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
Julie
- The Fetch (1977) ... Julie
 1976 The Emigrants (TV Series)
Janice Parker
- 13,000 Miles Away (1976) ... Janice Parker
- Endeavour (1976) ... Janice Parker
- Chances for the Children (1976) ... Janice Parker
 1975 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.256 (1975) ... Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.255 (1975) ... Rosemary Kendall
 1975 Barlow (TV Series)
Christine West
- Protection (1975) ... Christine West
 1974 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Janet
- Pop Goes the Weasel (1974) ... Janet
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Merle
- Dancing in the Dark (1974) ... Merle
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Other Works:

: Played "Lindsay" in "Some Girls", a play by Neil LaBute (Gielgud Theatre, London, England, UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leslie Manville

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on having portrayed the mother of Matt Smith, James Corden and Colin Morgan]: All those boys have done rather well since they worked with me as their mother. They owe me big time. They're all wealthier than me - they can have a whip round. See more »

Trivia:

Some of her favorite co-stars are Lesley Sharp, Timothy Spall and Deborah Findlay. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in Mike Leigh films.

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