Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

Highest Rated: 100% High Hopes (1988)

Lowest Rated: 18% Rupture (2016)

Birthday: Mar 12, 1956

Birthplace: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

A versatile character actress and occasional lead in British films and television, Lesley Manville was an important member of Mike Leigh's improvisational acting company, with committed and deeply moving turns in films like "All Or Nothing" (2002), "Vera Drake" (2004)" and "Another Year" (2010). Manville's career began as a teenager on television and the English stage, but after meeting Leigh in 1979, she soon became a regular in his features after 1988's "High Hopes." Though her feature appearances were sporadic - she was found more frequently on television, most notably in "The Firm" (BBC, 1988) with her one-time husband, Gary Oldman, and on stage - her work with Leigh, as well as in other films like "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987) and "Sparkle" (2009), marked her as an exceptional talent whose true star quality was yet to be fully discovered.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Him Go Blanche Weboy (Character) - 2020
83% No Score Yet Misbehaviour Dolores Hope (Character) - 2020
93% 69% Ordinary Love Joan (Character) $321.4K 2019
40% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Flittle (Character) $113.9M 2019
43% 41% Hampstead Fiona (Character) $146.4K 2017
91% 71% Phantom Thread Cyril (Character) $20.9M 2017
18% 16% Rupture Dr. Nyman (Character) - 2016
29% 40% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Miss Adderstone (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Go-Between Mrs Maudsley (Character) - 2015
54% 70% Maleficent Flittle (Character) $241.4M 2014
97% 56% Mr. Turner Mary Somerville (Character) $4.2M 2014
96% 92% An Adventure in Space and Time Heather Hartnell (Character) - 2013
64% 48% I Travel Alone Kate Sherman (Character) $306.4K 2013
21% 75% The Christmas Candle Bea Haddington (Character) $2.1M 2013
No Score Yet 47% Romeo & Juliet Nurse (Character) $1.2M 2013
43% 42% Spike Island Margaret (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 15% Ashes Unknown (Character) - 2012
93% 74% Another Year Mary (Character) $3.2M 2010
35% 45% Womb Judith (Character) - 2010
52% 58% Disney's A Christmas Carol Mrs. Cratchit (Voice) $137.9M 2009
78% No Score Yet Sparkle Jill (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 80% Perfect Parents Sister Antonia (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table Mrs. Lorrimer (Character) - 2005
40% 30% The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael Sarah Carmichael (Character) - 2005
92% 84% Vera Drake Mrs. Wells (Character) $3.8M 2004
82% 81% All or Nothing Penny (Character) $112.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Plain Jane Dora Bruce (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 29% Milk Fiona (Character) - 1999
89% 79% Topsy-Turvy Lucy Gilbert ('Kitty') (Character) $6.2M 1999
No Score Yet 60% Painted Lady Susie Peel (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness: Fallen Idol Suzy Franklin (Character) - 1997
95% 91% Secrets & Lies Social Worker (Character) $13.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mushroom Picker Margot (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Girl Penny Armitage (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Women Karen (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 82% The Firm Sue (Character) - 1988
100% 86% High Hopes Laetitia Boothe-Brain (Character) $28K 1988
60% 14% High Season Carol (Character) $29.2K 1987
No Score Yet 73% Grown-Ups Mandy (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Heads Susan (Character) 2020
100% No Score Yet Save Me Jennifer Charles (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet World on Fire Robina Chase (Character) 2019
97% 92% Harlots Lydia Quigley (Character) 2017-2019
100% 100% Mum Cathy (Character) 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
100% 95% River Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timeshift Narrator 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Evelyn St. Croix Fleming (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayday Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Mrs Rose (Character) 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet North & South Maria Hale (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holding On Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier, Soldier Rachel Fortune (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentle Touch Shirley Davis (Character) 1980

QUOTES FROM Lesley Manville CHARACTERS

Mary says: It's so exciting, isn't it? I feel like Thelma and Louise. This little car is going to change my life.

Gerri says: Life's not always kind, is it?

Mary says: No, it isn't, Gerri.

Mary says: He didn't. But he wasn't a bad person. He loved me.

Tom says: Sounds to me like he was a duplicitous shit.

Mary says: I bet he regrets it, deep down. I hope he does. (She leans in a doorway.) He was my big love. But he was married. Well, what can you do, Tom? You can't walk around with a label saying, “Don't fall in love with me, I'm married”, can you?

Mary says: I bet he regrets it, deep down. I hope he does. He was my big love. But he was married. Well, what can you do, Tom? You can't walk around with a label saying, "Don't fall in love with me, I'm married," can you?

Mary says: I feel like I'm being somebody else.

Mrs. Wells says: You are looking very flat chested. Have you lost weight?

Mary says: On a scale of one to ten, how happy would you say you are, Janet?

Gerri says: On a scale of one to ten, how happy would you say you are, Janet?

Janet says: One.

Mary says: One. I think there's room for improvement there, don't you?

Gerri says: One. I think there's room for improvement there, don't you?