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Lesley Manville

Highest Rated:   100% High Hopes (1988)
Lowest Rated:   18% The Christmas Candle (2013)
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A member of director Mike Leigh's hardworking repertory cast, British actress Lesley Manville started acting in U.K. television dramas during the early '80s. After her debut feature in 1985 for the crime drama Dance With a Stranger, she found her place in comedy-dramas with Clare Peploe's High Season. The next year, she began her longtime collaboration with Mike Leigh for the comedy High Hopes, followed by Secrets and Lies and Topsy-Turvy. She married actor Gary Oldman and had a son, but the couple divorced soon after they both appeared in the made-for-TV movie The Firm in 1988. She continued to work in British miniseries, TV movies, and short films throughout the '90s, including an appearance as Mrs. Micawber in a TNT version of David Copperfield. Manville finally gained a lead role in Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002, as Penny, a grocery store clerk married to taxi cab driver Phil (frequent Leigh leading man Timothy Spall).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
42% Rupture
  • Dr. Nyman
2017
48% Spike Island
  • Margaret
2015
98% Mr. Turner
  • Mary Somerville
2014
65% A Five Star Life
  • Kate Sherman
2014
50% Maleficent
  • Flittle
$190.9M 2014
18% The Christmas Candle
  • Bea Haddington
$2.3M 2013
95% An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Heather Hartnell
2013
21% Romeo and Juliet
  • Nurse
$1.2M 2013
No Score Yet Ashes
  • Cath
2012
35% Womb
  • Judith
2012
92% Another Year
  • Mary
$3.2M 2010
78% Sparkle
  • Jill
2010
54% Disney's A Christmas Carol
  • Mrs. Cratchit
$137.9M 2009
No Score Yet Richard Is My Boyfriend
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Cranford
  • Mrs. Rose
2007
No Score Yet Perfect Parents
  • Sister Antonia
2006
44% The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
  • Sarah Carmichael
2005
92% Vera Drake
  • Mrs. Wells
$3.7M 2004
83% All or Nothing
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Milk
  • Fiona
2001
No Score Yet All or Nothing
  • Penny
2001
No Score Yet Plain Jane
  • Actor
2001
89% Topsy-Turvy
  • Lucy Gilbert
1999
No Score Yet Painted Lady
  • Actor
1998
94% Secrets & Lies
  • Social Worker
1997
No Score Yet Top Girls
  • Actor
1991
100% High Hopes
  • Laetitia
1988
No Score Yet The Firm
  • Sue
1988
88% Sammy and Rosie
  • Margy
1987
60% High Season
  • Carol Lamb
1987
90% Dance with a Stranger
  • Maryanne
1985
No Score Yet Grown Ups
  • Mandy
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Harlots
2017
  • Lydia Quigley
  • 2017
100% River
2015
  • Chrissie Read
  • 2015
57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond
2014
  • Eve Fleming
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Villy Villy Cazalet
  • 2001
No Score Yet North & South
2004
  • Maria Hale
No Score Yet Timeshift
2006
  • Narrator

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