Ruth Sheen

Ruth Sheen

Highest Rated: 100% High Hopes (1988)

Lowest Rated: 46% Run Fat Boy Run (2007)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK

Ruth Sheen was a prolific British stage and screen actress who was best known for her work in several movies directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Mike Leigh. Sheen's screen acting career began in the late 1980s, when she started nabbing plum roles in both movies and TV shows. She landed recurring parts on British shows like "Downton Lagos" (BBC, 1992) and "Holding On" (BBC, 1997), as well as the female lead in Leigh's comedy-drama, "High Hopes" (1988). Sheen gained fame and recognition in her native country in 1995 after nabbing the role of Nurse Ethel Carr on the period drama, "Bramwell" (ITV, 1995-98). Sheen continued to appear in dozens of films and TV shows throughout the 2000s, most notably Mike Leigh's Oscar-nominated "Vera Drake" (2004) and the BBC adaptation of John Cleland's erotic novel, "Fanny Hill" (2007). In 2014 Sheen appeared in Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," a biographical drama about the eccentric British artist, J.M.W Turner. It was Sheen's sixth appearance in a Mike Leigh film in over 25 years, thus signaling that her working relationship with the famed director had shown no signs of slowing down.

Highest rated movies

High Hopes
Mr. Turner
Secrets & Lies
Another Year
Vera Drake
The Young Poisoner's Handbook




85% 92% VS. Fiona (Character) - 2018
77% 76% A Street Cat Named Bob Elsie (Character) $35.1K 2016
74% 56% A Royal Night Out Joan (Character) $226.0K 2015
86% 55% SuperBob Pat (Character) - 2015
97% 56% Mr. Turner Sarah Danby (Character) $4.2M 2014
93% 74% Another Year Gerri (Character) $3.2M 2010
46% 64% Run Fat Boy Run Claudine (Character) $6.0M 2007
92% 84% Vera Drake Lily (Character) $3.8M 2004
82% 81% All or Nothing Maureen (Character) $112.9K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Never Sandra (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 46% Virtual Sexuality Jackie (Character) $43.9K 1999
95% 91% Secrets & Lies Laughing Woman (Character) $13.4M 1996
86% 84% The Young Poisoner's Handbook Molly (Character) $532.0K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Voice Helen Baldwin (Character) - 1990
100% 85% High Hopes Shirley (Character) $28.0K 1988


98% 92% It's a Sin Sandra (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy McGovern's Moving On Maggie (Character) 2019
91% 94% Unforgotten Lizzie Wilton (Character) 2015 2017-2018
80% 64% The Woman in White Mrs Clements (Character) 2018
100% 97% Inside No. 9 Elizabeth Gadge (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot Madame Rosentelle (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holding On Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996-1997 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berkeley Square Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bramwell Nurse Ethel Carr (Character) 1995-1996