Linda Bassett

Linda Bassett

Highest Rated: 84% Let Him Have It (1991)

Lowest Rated: 26% Mary Reilly (1996)

Birthday: Feb 4, 1950

Birthplace: Kent, England, UK

Linda Bassett, a policeman's daughter, was born in the Kentish village of Pluckley - location for the television series 'The Darling Buds of May', but she was brought up in Pimlico, South London. She became interested in acting as a child when she was frequently taken to see plays in London, most notably at the Old Vic, the famous classical theater. On leaving school Linda went to work at the Old Vic as an usherette and catering manager, before going to read English at Leeds University. However, she dropped out after a year and became involved in a local drama group which put on plays in community-based locations, such as schools. She regards this as her theatrical schooling, having had no formal training. She made her London stage debut at the age of thirty-two in 1982 and in 1991 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Although she was a well-regarded stage performer it was the 1999 film version of the play 'East is East' (in which she had been an original stage cast member) which brought her to a larger audience, and throughout the 2000s she has been a familiar face in a variety of films and television series. In the late 1980s she returned to live in Pluckley.

Highest Rated Movies



42% Effie Gray Anna 2015
64% West Is West Ella $1.5M 2011
53% Cass Doll 2008
51% Color Me Kubrick Trolley Lady $37.7K 2007
56% Kinky Boots Mel $1.7M 2006
71% Separate Lies Maggie $0.9M 2005
No Score Yet Spivs Vee 2004
74% Calendar Girls Cora $31M 2003
80% The Hours Nelly Boxall $41.5M 2002
No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots) Anthea 2001
No Score Yet Don Quixote Housekeeper 2000
65% East/West Actor 2000
80% Beautiful People Nurse 2000
78% East Is East Ella Khan 1999
66% Oscar and Lucinda Betty Stratton 1997
83% Alive and Kicking Doctor 1997
26% Mary Reilly Mary's Mother 1996
80% Haunted Madame Brontski 1995
84% Let Him Have It Mrs. Miles 1991
No Score Yet Traffik Rachel 1989
No Score Yet Paris by Night Janet Swanton 1988
43% Waiting for the Moon Gertrude Stein 1987


89% Call the Midwife
Nurse Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane 2020
71% Spies Of Warsaw
Malka Rosen 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Mrs. Jennings 2008


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