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Linda Bassett

Highest Rated:   83% Alive and Kicking (1997)
Lowest Rated:   26% Mary Reilly (1996)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Effie Gray
  • Anna
2015
68% West Is West
  • Ella
$1.5M 2011
50% Cass
  • Doll
2008
50% Color Me Kubrick
  • Trolley Lady
$37.7k 2007
57% Kinky Boots
  • Mel
$1.7M 2006
72% Separate Lies
  • Maggie
$0.9M 2005
No Score Yet Spivs
  • Vee
2004
74% Calendar Girls
  • Cora
$31M 2003
81% 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
81% Let Him Have It
  • Mrs. Miles
1991
No Score Yet Traffik
  • Rachel
1989
No Score Yet Paris by Night
  • Janet Swanton
1988
40% Waiting for the Moon
  • Gertrude Stein
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Call the Midwife
2012
  • Nurse Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
64% Spies Of Warsaw
2013
  • Malka Rosen
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mrs. Jennings
  • 2008

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