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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 actress of theatre, film, and television, and has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), and Secrets & Lies (1996), and her performance in Phantom Thread (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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(2017)
(2010)
Maleficent Flittle
(2014)
Topsy-Turvy Lucy Gilbert (Kitty)
(1999)

Filmography

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 2020 Misbehaviour (filming)
Dolores Hope
 2019 World On Fire (TV Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
 2020 Maleficent 2 (post-production)
Flittle
  The Agency (Short) (completed)
Anthea
 2016-2018 Mum (TV Series)
Cathy
- Episode #3.1 (2018) ... Cathy
- November (2018) ... Cathy
- September (2018) ... Cathy
- July (2018) ... Cathy
- June (2018) ... Cathy
 2017-2018 Harlots (TV Series)
Lydia Quigley
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Lydia Quigley
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... Lydia Quigley
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Lydia Quigley
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Lydia Quigley
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Lydia Quigley
 2018 To Provide All People (TV Movie)
Consultant Psychiatrist
 2017 Phantom Thread
Cyril
 2017 Hampstead
Fiona
 2016 Domestic Policy (Short)
 2016/I Rupture
Dr. Nyman
 2015 River (TV Mini-Series)
Chrissie Read
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Chrissie Read
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Chrissie Read
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Chrissie Read
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Chrissie Read
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Chrissie Read
 2015 The Go-Between (TV Movie)
Mrs Maudsley
 2014/I Ghosts
Helene Alving
 2014 Maleficent
Flittle
 2014 Mr. Turner
Mary Somerville
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series)
Evelyn Fleming
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Evelyn Fleming
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Evelyn Fleming
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Evelyn Fleming
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Evelyn Fleming
 2013 The Christmas Candle
Bea Haddington
 2013 An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie)
Heather Hartnell
 2013/II Romeo & Juliet
Nurse
 2013 Viaggio sola
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
 2011 North & South: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Maria Hale (uncredited)
 2009-2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Phyllis Gladstone
- Tick Tock (2011) ... Phyllis Gladstone
- Alesha (2009) ... Phyllis Gladstone
- Vice (2009) ... Phyllis Gladstone
 2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Phoebe Archbold
- Fit for Murder (2011) ... Phoebe Archbold
 2010 Womb
Judith
 2010 Playhouse: Live (TV Series)
Meryl
- Ghost Story ... Meryl
 2010 Another Year
Mary
 2009 The Queen (TV Series)
Margaret Thatcher
- The Rivals (2009) ... Margaret Thatcher
 2009 A Christmas Carol
Mrs. Cratchit
 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 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 #1.3 (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
- Katie Phelan: Part 2 (2004) ... Professor Diane Marquis
- Katie Phelan: Part 1 (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
 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
 1998-1999 Real Women (TV Series)
Karen
- Episode #2.4 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #2.3 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... Karen
- Episode #2.1 (1999) ... Karen
- The Hitch (1998) ... Karen
 1999/I Milk
Fiona
 1999 Topsy-Turvy
Lucy Gilbert (Kitty)
 1998 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Suzy Franklin
- Fallen Idol: Part 2 (1998) ... Suzy Franklin
- Fallen Idol: Part 1 (1998) ... Suzy Franklin
 1997 Painted Lady (TV Movie)
Susie Peel
 1997 Dual Balls (Short)
Joanna
 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
 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
 1994 Ain't Misbehavin (TV Series)
Melissa Quigley
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Melissa Quigley
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Melissa Quigley
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Melissa Quigley
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Melissa Quigley
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Melissa Quigley
 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 Goggle Eyes (TV Mini-Series)
Rosalind Killin
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Rosalind Killin
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Rosalind Killin
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Rosalind Killin
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Rosalind Killin
 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 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Rachel Fortune / Rachel Elliot
- The Last Post (1992) ... Rachel Fortune
- Lost and Found (1992) ... Rachel Fortune
- Lifelines (1992) ... Rachel Fortune
- A Touch of the Sun (1992) ... Rachel Elliot
- A Man's Life (1992) ... Rachel Elliot
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Penny Armitage
- Bad Girl (1992) ... Penny Armitage
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Marlene
- Top Girls (1991) ... Marlene
 1988 High Hopes
Lætitia
 1987 High Season
Carol
 1985 Christmas Present
Judy Tall
 1985 The Moon Over Soho (TV Movie)
Sally Spencer
 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)
Jenny Bailey
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Vivienne
- Dog Ends (1984) ... Vivienne
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
June
- High Hopes (1984) ... June
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Alma
 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 Davis
- Loyalties (1980) ... Shirley Davis
- Hammer (1980) ... Shirley Davis
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Tina Butler
- Episode dated 17 January 1980 (1980) ... Tina Butler
 1977-1978 A Bunch of Fives (TV Series)
Helen Wyatt
- Celebration (1978) ... Helen Wyatt
- Making Deals (1978) ... Helen Wyatt
- The Letter (1978) ... Helen Wyatt
- The Mock (1978) ... Helen Wyatt
- Playback (1978) ... Helen Wyatt
 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 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
 1975-1976 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.314 (1976) ... Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.313 (1976) ... Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.312 (1976) ... Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.311 (1976) ... Rosemary Kendall
- Episode #1.310 (1976) ... Rosemary Kendall
 1975 Barlow at Large (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:

She acted in Caryl Churchill's play, "Top Girls", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Deborah Findlay and Lesley Sharp in the cast. Max Stafford-Clark was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Leslie Manville

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Maleficent (2014)]: It's a massive epic Disney film based on Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie in the title role. Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and myself play the three pixies. They are hilarious. It was just the most happy, happy time. Some of the time in the film we're life-sized, but for the rest of it we're little ditty pixies. It was done by motion capture, so we spent three weeks ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Frequently works with director Mike Leigh

Star Sign:

Pisces

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