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Shirley Henderson: I'm every woman

3 April 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ghosts, little girls, Victorian do-gooders, Bridget Jones's pal . . . what can't Shirley Henderson play?

Shirley Henderson isn't famous. Or at least she hopes she isn't. "I don't think I'd be comfortable," says the actor, "if people were spotting me every five seconds. You need to be able to go about your business." Still, with more than 70 roles in TV, theatre, and film to her name, her face – angular, expressive, punctuated by thick, dark eyebrows – will be familiar to many. Children may  know her as Moaning Myrtle, the ghost from Harry Potter; others are likely to remember her as helium-voiced Jude in the Bridget Jones movies.

But the majority of Henderson's roles have been in under-the-radar indie films or TV series, with each part quite a transformation: in ITV1's May Contain Nuts – a 2009 comedy drama about pushy parents – she played an 11-year-old girl; then, in last year's Life During Wartime, »

- Laura Barnett

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Shirley Henderson: I'm every woman

3 April 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ghosts, little girls, Victorian do-gooders, Bridget Jones's pal . . . what can't Shirley Henderson play?

Shirley Henderson isn't famous. Or at least she hopes she isn't. "I don't think I'd be comfortable," says the actor, "if people were spotting me every five seconds. You need to be able to go about your business." Still, with more than 70 roles in TV, theatre, and film to her name, her face – angular, expressive, punctuated by thick, dark eyebrows – will be familiar to many. Children may  know her as Moaning Myrtle, the ghost from Harry Potter; others are likely to remember her as helium-voiced Jude in the Bridget Jones movies.

But the majority of Henderson's roles have been in under-the-radar indie films or TV series, with each part quite a transformation: in ITV1's May Contain Nuts – a 2009 comedy drama about pushy parents – she played an 11-year-old girl; then, in last year's Life During Wartime, »

- Laura Barnett

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2 items from 2011


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