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Shirley Henderson

Lowest Rated:   0% Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
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Birthplace:   Kincardine, Fife, Scotland, UK
A former childhood thrush who has since moved on to find success as an actress, Scottish-born stage and screen star Shirley Henderson has come a long way from her working-class roots with roles in such internationally popular features as Bridget Jones's Diary, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The eldest of three sisters whose striking voice set her apart from the pack, Henderson found early success on the local music circuit before moving on to study drama at Kirkaldy Technical College. Her tenure at Kirkaldy eventually led her to study at the acclaimed Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and it wasn't long before Henderson made an impression on the stages of The National Theater, The Royal Court, and the Hampstead Theater. Equally adept at performances of both the classical and contemporary variety, Henderson's stage experience served her well when she appeared opposite Robert Carlyle in the 1995 television series Hamish Macbeth. After going international the following year with a role in the big-screen hit Rob Roy, Henderson would next appear opposite Carlyle once again in the heroin-flavored arthouse hit Trainspotting. A key role in director Michael Winterbottom's 1999 drama Wonderland, coupled with critical acclaim for her role in the same year's Topsy-Turvy, gave Henderson a reputation for versatility and talent onscreen, with subsequent supporting roles in The Claim and 24 Hour Party People finding her becoming something of a stock player for Winterbottom. A role as the eponymous characters' best friend in the 2001 comedy Bridget Jones' Diary found Henderson's profile rising on the other side of the Atlantic, and in 2002, the then-36-year-old actress pulled off the unlikely feat of portraying Hogwarts student Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Arthouse success in Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself served well to balance out Henderson's mainstream success, and after appearing in a series of shorts, the increasingly busy actress appeared in no less than three films in 2004, including the eagerly anticipated sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% T2 Trainspotting
  • Actor
2017
76% Bridget Jones's Baby
  • Jude
2016
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti)
  • Imma
2016
56% Set Fire To The Stars
  • Shirley
2015
67% Urban Hymn
  • Actor
2015
64% Filth
  • Bunty
2014
41% In Secret
  • Suzanne
2014
72% Everyday
  • Actor
2013
54% The Look of Love
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Selkie's Lover
  • Actor
2013
63% Anna Karenina
  • Opera House Wife
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
2011
0% Nutcracker in 3D
  • The Nutcracker
2010
69% Life During Wartime
  • Joy
2010
42% Wild Child
  • Matron
2008
77% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  • Edythe
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
55% Marie Antoinette
  • Aunt Sophie
2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Moaning Myrtle
2005
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
  • Susannah/Shirley Henderson
2005
52% Yes
  • Cleaner
2005
No Score Yet Dirty Filthy Love
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Frozen
  • Kath
2005
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  • Jude
2004
No Score Yet Last King: The Power And Passion Of Charles Ii, The
  • Queen Catherine
2004
86% 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
2003
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Moaning Myrtle
2002
No Score Yet Villa Des Roses
  • Ella
2002
86% 24 Hour Party People
  • Lindsay Wilson
2002
46% Close Your Eyes
  • Janet Losey
2002
No Score Yet Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now
  • Actor
2001
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
72% Rob Roy
  • Morag
1995
No Score Yet Salt on Our Skin
  • Mary
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
100% Happy Valley
2014-2016
  • Frances Drummond
No Score Yet Treasure Island
2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Death in Paradise
2011
  • DS Angela Young
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Honoria Waynflete Marie Melmotte
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Mileva Maric
88% Doctor Who
2006
  • Ursula Blake
No Score Yet The Crimson Petal and the White
2011
  • Emmeline Fox

Quotes from Shirley Henderson's Characters