Marion Bailey

Marion Bailey

Highest Rated: 97% Mr. Turner (2014)

Lowest Rated: 50% I'll Be There (2003)

Birthday: May 5, 1951

Birthplace: Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Marion Bailey was a prolific British TV, film and theater actress who had a long and extensive working relationship with the Academy Award-nominated director Mike Leigh. Raised in the historic English county of Middlesex, Bailey always set her sights on an acting career. As a young girl she honed her craft as a member of Britain's prestigious National Youth Theatre, where Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Firth and Helen Mirren were among her contemporaries. When it came time to enroll in college, Bailey enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, thus further advancing her understanding of the craft. After college Bailey wasted no time in auditioning for TV roles, and soon nabbed recurring parts on several British mini-series, including "Jury" (CBC, 1974), "Charlie" (BBC, 1984), and "To Have and to Hold" (BBC, 1986). In 1984 she appeared in Mike Leigh's comedy-drama "Meantime," thus beginning a long-lasting working relationship that would see Bailey cast in several of the director's films, including "All or Nothing" (2002) and "Vera Drake" (2004). Bailey's film and TV career continued to thrive well into the 2010s, but through it all she never gave up her first love of theater. Throughout her screen acting career, Bailey appeared in several productions on London's West End, and in 2011 reteamed with Leigh once again in the National Theatre's production of "Grief," which he directed. In 2014 Bailey appeared in her fourth Mike Leigh directed film, the period biographical drama, "Mr. Turner." The film debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and received unanimous praise from both critics and audiences.

Highest rated movies

Mr. Turner
All or Nothing
Dead in a Week
I'll Be There




No Score Yet No Score Yet Brighton Dinah (Character) - 2019
67% 42% Peterloo Elizabeth (Character) $116.7K 2018
52% 58% Dead in a Week Penny (Character) - 2018
60% 64% Allied Mrs. Sinclair (Character) $39.8M 2016
97% 56% Mr. Turner Sophia Booth (Character) $4.2M 2014
50% 57% I'll Be There Mary (Character) - 2003
82% 81% All or Nothing Carol (Character) $112.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Neighbours Jean Peach (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel and Pascoe: A Killing Kindness Lorraine Wildgoose (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet No More Dying Then Ros Swan (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Way Upstream June (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Bay 5B Fran Pierce (Character) - 1988
78% 80% Meantime Barbara (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet 92% Shakespeare and Hathaway -- Private Investigators Edie Brosnan (Character) 2022
90% 91% The Crown The Queen Mother (Character) 2019
100% 84% Being Human Ruth (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 100% Inspector Morse Fran Pierce (Character) 1989