Shirley Henderson

Highest Rated: 93% Stan & Ollie (2019)
Birthday: Nov 24, 1965
Birthplace: Kincardine, Fife, Scotland, UK
Spotted singing in a talent competition as a teen while on a family holiday, which led to her playing gigs at local working men's clubs, singing the likes of Abba, The Carpenters and Barbara Streisand. Could only afford the train fare to attend a single audition for drama school. Made her breakthrough in 1995 in comedy drama Hamish Macbeth. Played the role of a 14-year-old ghost, Moaning Myrtle, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the age of 35, making her the oldest actor to play a Hogwarts student. Was the first actress to have won the Best Actress award at the Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish and British Film twice. Dated musician John Simm in 2012. Frequently collaborates with director Michael Winterbottom. In 2017, was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress for her performance in Never Steady, Never Still. In 2018, won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Elizabeth in the original production of Girl from the North Country.

Highest Rated Movies



93% Stan & Ollie Lucille Hardy 2019
No Score Yet Helan & Halvan Actor 2019
79% Never Steady, Never Still Judy 2018
87% Okja Jennifer 2017
58% Urban Hymn Actor 2017
80% T2 Trainspotting Actor $2.4M 2017
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Jude $24.1M 2016
83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) Imma 2016
58% Set Fire To The Stars Shirley $4.8K 2015
65% Filth Bunty $23.6K 2014
40% In Secret Suzanne $0.4M 2014
74% Everyday Actor 2013
53% The Look of Love Actor $0.3M 2013
No Score Yet The Selkie's Lover Actor 2013
62% Anna Karenina Opera House Wife $12.9M 2012
No Score Yet The Gruffalo's Child Gruffalo's Child 2012
56% Treasure Island Meg Hawkins 2012
No Score Yet Kidtoons: The Gruffalo, Pocoyo & The Wiggles Actor 2012
86% Meek's Cutoff Glory White $1M 2011
0% The Nutcracker in 3D The Nutcracker $0.3M 2010
69% Life During Wartime Joy $0.3M 2010
41% Wild Child Matron 2008
78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Edythe $12.3M 2008
No Score Yet I Really Hate My Job Alice 2007
No Score Yet Wedding Belles Actor 2007
No Score Yet Shakespeare Retold Actor 2007
56% Marie Antoinette Aunt Sophie $16M 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Moaning Myrtle $290M 2005
89% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story Susannah/Shirley Henderson $1.2M 2005
52% Yes Cleaner $0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Dirty Filthy Love Actor 2005
No Score Yet Frozen Kath 2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Jude $40.3M 2004
No Score Yet Last King: The Power And Passion Of Charles Ii, The Queen Catherine 2004
85% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Alice 2004
No Score Yet American Cousins Alice 2003
51% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Shirley 2003
No Score Yet AfterLife Ruby 2003
73% Intermission Sally $0.8M 2003
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Moaning Myrtle $261.9M 2002
No Score Yet Villa Des Roses Ella 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People Lindsay Wilson $1.1M 2002
46% Close Your Eyes Janet Losey 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Jude 2001
62% The Claim Annie 2000
63% Wonderland Debbie 2000
89% Topsy-Turvy Leonora Braham 1999
No Score Yet Bumping the Odds Lynette 1997
90% Trainspotting Gail 1996
73% Rob Roy Morag 1995
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin Mary 1992


72% The ABC Murders
Miss Rose Marbury
  • 2019
100% Happy Valley
Frances Drummond
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn
  • 2014
58% Death in Paradise
DS Angela Young
  • 2013
No Score Yet Treasure Island
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Honoria Waynflete Marie Melmotte
  • 2009
  • 2002
94% Doctor Who
Ursula Blake
  • 2006
No Score Yet NOVA
Mileva Maric
  • 2005
92% Southcliffe
Claire Salter
No Score Yet The Crimson Petal and the White
Emmeline Fox
No Score Yet The Way We Live Now
Marie Melmotte