Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn

Highest Rated: 97% Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Lowest Rated: 14% Dead Man Running (2009)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1946

Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK

After decades of acclaimed performances on stage and British television, Brenda Blethyn expanded her audience to include international theatergoers during the 1990s. With her spry and feisty manner, she showed a flair for comedy with her acclaimed starring roles in "Little Voice" (1998), "Saving Grace" (2000) and several British sitcoms. But ultimately the stage veteran revealed herself to be one of her country's most versatile character actors, bringing a down-to-earth accessibility to ubiquitous costume dramas like "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) as well as offering many portraits of contemporary women struggling to define themselves in "Secrets and Lies" (1996) and "Lovely and Amazing" (2001). Much in-demand in her native country and by filmmakers from the U.S. to Australia, Blethyn could always be counted to add her humorous touch to characters undergoing the most difficult of personal situations.

Highest rated movies

Secrets & Lies
RKO 281
The Witches
London River
Pride & Prejudice
A Way of Life
Daddy and Them
Lovely & Amazing

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% No Score Yet Charlotte Grossmama (Voice) - 2021
97% 86% Ethel & Ernest Ethel Briggs (Voice) - 2016
47% 25% Two Men in Town Emily Smith (Character) - 2014
56% 64% Mary and Martha Martha (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Angel Headmistress (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Calling Sister Ignatious (Character) - 2009
91% 67% London River Elisabeth (Character) - 2009
14% 52% Dead Man Running Mother (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 84% My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too Ma Heffalump (Voice) - 2009
83% 80% Atonement Grace Turner (Character) $50.9M 2007
51% 50% Introducing the Dwights Jean (Character) $378.9K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysterious Creatures Wendy Ainscow (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 58% Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie Mama Heffalump (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 51% Piccadilly Jim Nesta Pett (Character) - 2005
68% 72% On a Clear Day Joan (Character) - 2005
86% 89% Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet (Character) $38.4M 2005
80% 69% Pooh's Heffalump Movie Mama Heffalump (Voice) - 2005
86% 75% A Way of Life Annette (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belonging Jess Copplestone (Character) - 2004
42% 64% Beyond the Sea Polly Cassotto (Character) $6.1M 2004
No Score Yet 67% The Sleeping Dictionary Aggie (Character) - 2003
67% 53% Blizzard Aunt Millie (Character) - 2003
37% 56% Pumpkin Judy Romanoff (Character) $305.7K 2002
50% 66% Undertaking Betty Betty Rhys-Jones (Character) - 2002
23% 42% Sonny Jewel (Character) $17.6K 2002
80% 51% The Wild Thornberrys Movie Mrs. Fairgood (Voice) $39.9M 2002
86% 54% Daddy and Them Julia Montgomery (Character) - 2001
86% 63% Lovely & Amazing Jane Marks (Character) $4.2M 2001
No Score Yet 88% Anne Frank Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% On the Nose Mrs.Delaney (Character) - 2001
63% 83% Saving Grace Grace (Character) $12.1M 2000
93% 76% RKO 281 Louella Parsons (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance in a Million Unknown (Character) - 1999
33% 67% Music From Another Room Grace Swan (Character) $63.0K 1998
No Score Yet 60% Night Train Alice Mooney (Character) - 1998
83% 57% In the Winter Dark Ida Stubbs (Character) - 1998
79% 74% Little Voice Mari Hoff (Character) $4.6M 1998
No Score Yet 50% Girls' Night Dawn Wilkinson (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me? Shirley (Character) - 1997
95% 91% Secrets & Lies Cynthia Rose Purley (Character) $13.4M 1996
80% 83% A River Runs Through It Mrs. Maclean (Character) $43.4M 1992
93% 70% The Witches Mrs. Jenkins (Character) $8.7M 1990
No Score Yet 74% Grown-Ups Gloria (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 79% Vera DCI Vera Stanhope (Character) 2011-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Koji Kate (Character) 2020
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Linnie Malcolm (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne Frank Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outside Edge Unknown (Character) 1994-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maigret Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Labours of Erica Unknown (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Carol Hutchins (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Cordelia (Character) 1982
No Score Yet 100% Yes, Minister Joan Littler (Character) 1981