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Lesley Manville is a Actor British born on 12 march 1956 at Brighton (United-kingdom)

Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 march 1956 (63 years) at Brighton (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Lesley Manville OBE (born 12 March 1956) is an English actress of film, theatre and television who frequently collaborates with director Mike Leigh. For her work in his 2002 film All or Nothing and his 2010 film Another Year, she won the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. For the latter, she also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Manville's extensive stage career includes roles in As You Like It (RSC 1985), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (RSC 1986), His Dark Materials (National Theatre 2005), The Alchemist (National Theatre 2006), All About My Mother (Old Vic 2007) and Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic 2010). In 2012, she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in Leigh's play Grief (National Theatre 2011), before going on to win the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in the revival of Ghosts (Almeida 2013).

Biography

She met her first husband Gary Oldman while working at the Royal Court Theatre. Oldman left her in 1989, three months after their son, Alfie, was born. Her second marriage was to Joe Dixon. In 2007 Manville was living with her son in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Best films

Phantom Thread (2018)
(Actress)
Another Year (2010)
(Actress)
Vera Drake (2004)
(Actress)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
(Actress)
Mr. Turner (2014)
(Actress)

Usually with

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(8 films)
Richard Pope
Richard Pope
(6 films)
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
(6 films)
Ruth Sheen
Ruth Sheen
(6 films)
Peter Wight
Peter Wight
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lesley Manville (30 films)

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Actress

Phantom Thread, 2h10
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes La mode
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee, Brian Gleeson
Roles Cyril Woodcock
Rating74% 3.7483.7483.7483.7483.748
Dans le monde de la mode du Londres des années 1950, le couturier Reynolds Woodcock, proche de sa sœur Cyril, est engagé pour dessiner les vêtements des gens de la haute société, tel que les stars de cinéma, les héritières ou les mondains, et de la famille royale. Un jour, il rencontre Alma, une jeune femme qui devient sa maîtresse et surtout sa muse.
Rupture
Rupture (2016)
, 1h42
Directed by Steven Shainberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé, Lesley Manville, Michael Chiklis, Ari Millen
Roles Dr. Nyman
Rating48% 2.4047352.4047352.4047352.4047352.404735
Renée est une mère célibataire qui vit avec son jeune garçon Evan et s'avère être terrifiée par les araignées. Un jour, lorsque sa voiture tombe en panne, elle est kidnappée par un groupe d'étrangers. Elle se réveille ligotée dans un laboratoire où elle est interrogée par ces derniers à propos de son parcours médical et notamment sa peur des arachnides. Tout en apprenant qu'elle a en elle une nature extraterrestre, ils lui injectent des produits chimiques censés la révéler.
The Go-Between
Directed by Pete Travis
Genres Drama
Actors Ben Batt, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Joslin, Lesley Manville, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Mrs. Maudsley
Rating68% 3.4462153.4462153.4462153.4462153.446215
Leo, an elderly man, is travelling back to the place where he spent the summer of 1900 as the guest of a much wealthier school friend, Marcus Maudsley. On his journey he recalls the events surrounding his original visit, during which he had celebrated his thirteenth birthday and also become besotted with his friend’s older sister Marian, whose family strongly hoped that she would marry local aristocrat Viscount Trimingham.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles Flittle
Rating69% 3.4999753.4999753.4999753.4999753.499975
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
The Theory of Everything, 2h3
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics, Films about disabilities
Actors Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox
Rating77% 3.8517153.8517153.8517153.8517153.851715
In 1963, Cambridge University astrophysics student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) begins a relationship with literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Although Stephen excels at mathematics and physics, his friends and professors are concerned over his lack of thesis topic. After Stephen and his professor Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis) attend a lecture on black holes, Stephen speculates that black holes may have been part of the creation of the universe and decides to write his thesis on time.
Mr. Turner
Mr. Turner (2014)
, 2h30
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Timothy Spall, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Jamie Thomas King, Lesley Manville
Roles Mary Somerville
Rating67% 3.397863.397863.397863.397863.39786
A look at the last quarter century of the great British painter J. M. W. Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his esteemed father, loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby, whom he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close and loving relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.
Romeo & Juliet, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Théâtre, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Ed Westwick
Roles The Nurse
Rating58% 2.914982.914982.914982.914982.91498
During the Late Middle Ages in Verona, two wealthy families, the Montagues and Capulets, have been feuding for centuries. One day at the market place, the feuding families start a brawl which infuriates the Prince and he threatens that if the peace of Verona is disturbed again, he shall take their lives. Meanwhile, Romeo is a young Montague who reveals that he is in love with Lord Capulet's niece, Rosaline.
An Adventure in Space and Time, 1h23
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors David Bradley, Brian Cox, Reece Shearsmith, Jamie Glover, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan
Roles Heather Hartnell
Rating82% 4.143594.143594.143594.143594.14359
In 1966, William Hartnell (David Bradley) is in his dressing room at the BBC. He insults a stagehand who calls him to the set, where the delay caused by his absence is noticed. Hartnell enters in costume, ready to film his last moments as the First Doctor and stands in front of the TARDIS console.
The Christmas Candle, 1h40
Directed by John Stephenson, John Stephenson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Films about religion
Actors Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Barbara Flynn
Roles Bea Haddington
Rating61% 3.0996353.0996353.0996353.0996353.099635
Dans le petit village anglais de Gladbury, une légende prétend que tous les vingt-cinq ans, à la Noël, un ange apparaît chez le fabricant de bougies et accomplit un miracle en effleurant une chandelle. Mais en l'an 1890, les anciennes croyances se heurtent aux esprits rationalistes comme celui du jeune pasteur David Richmond, au moment où Edward Haddington, confronté à une demande qui s'amenuise avec la venue des temps modernes, rencontre des difficultés avec son ancestrale fabrique de bougies…
A Five Star Life, 1h25
Directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Lesley Manville, Bruno Wolkowitch
Roles Kate Sherman
Rating62% 3.1408453.1408453.1408453.1408453.140845
Irene est une femme d'environ quarante ans, libre qui exerce un travail qui lui plait : elle visite et note incognito les grands et luxueux ensembles hôteliers, son travail prend tout son temps, ses seuls contacts se résumant à sa sœur Silvia et son ancien fiancé Andrea.
Spike Island, 1h45
Directed by Mat Whitecross
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Elliott Tittensor, Matthew McNulty, Nico Mirallegro, Emilia Clarke, Lesley Manville, Jordan Murphy
Roles Margaret
Rating63% 3.1528053.1528053.1528053.1528053.152805
Set in May 1990, the movie follows the exploits of five lads. Gary 'Tits' Tichfield, Darren 'Dodge' Howard, Chris 'Zippy' Weeks, 'Little' Gaz Duffy and 'Penfold' Andrew Peach. The Stone Roses fans and wannabe band Shadowcastre. It starts 60 hours prior to The Stone Roses legendary gig at Spike Island, Cheshire. When the group get an idea to give The Stone Roses their cassette tape from Sally a girl which both 'Tits' and 'Dodge' show interest in, although 'Dodge' has never spoken to her. They hatch a plan to get tickets to the gig and kickstart their career 'Tits' brother 'Ibiza Steve' gets the boys on the guest-list for the gig. But when 'Tits' dad gets increasingly ill during the 60 hours, he fails to turn up and on the morning of the gig his dad worsens but his dad tells 'Tits' to go to the gig.'Penfolds' dad burns his top in an effort to stop him from going and when he goes to hit him 'Penfolds' stands up to his dad after his dad has been abusing him and heads to the gig.They lure 'Uncle Hairy' out of his van and steal it but when they run out of gas they have to stop but 'Penfold' convinces them to walk to the M6. They hide in the baggage hold of the bus until they arrive at Spike Island, Cheshire .Once arrived they jump out of their hiding place and are chased by police and the bus driver but lose them in the crowd.They lose 'Penfold' and are unable to find him, so they carry on to the entry zone. But are thrown away because they don't have tickets and they don't have guestlists. The remaining 4 make their way to the outside of the venue. They meet Sally who has lost her friends in the crowd and doesn't want to go in alone and gives 'Dodge' her ticket.'Dodge' heads for the gig without the cassette tape because he was afraid "to fuck it up". On his way back to the boys, he sees Sally and 'Tits' hooking up.'Tits' and 'Dodge' later argue but when 'Tits' dad eventually dies they make up.At the end of the movie it's shown that 'Tits' and Sally are together and all the boys have moved on as School has finished.The ending scene shows 'Tits' and looking at 'Dodge' from his window while 'Dodge' walks down the lane with his guitar and bags.
Another Year, 2h9
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, David Bradley, Peter Wight, Imelda Staunton
Roles Mary
Rating72% 3.648813.648813.648813.648813.64881
Tom Hepple, a geologist, and Gerri Hepple, a counsellor, are an older married couple who have a comfortable, loving relationship. The film observes them over the course of the four seasons of a year, surrounded by family and friends who mostly suffer some degree of unhappiness. Gerri's friend and colleague, Mary, works as a receptionist at the health centre. She is a middle-aged divorcee seeking a new relationship, and despite telling everyone she is happy, appears desperate and depressed. She often seems to drink too much. The Hepples' only child, Joe, is 30 and unmarried and works as a solicitor giving advice on housing.
Womb
Womb (2010)
, 1h47
Genres Science fiction, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality
Actors Eva Green, Matthew Smith, Lesley Manville, Hannah Murray, Peter Wight, Natalia Tena
Roles Judith
Rating63% 3.1986753.1986753.1986753.1986753.198675
The film commences with a pregnant woman (Eva Green) telling her unborn child that the father has departed for good, but that together they will start a new life. A love story is then told between two children, Rebecca and Tommy, who swear each other eternal love. When Rebecca departs suddenly for Japan with her mother, the two are separated. Twelve years later, Rebecca returns as a young woman to find that Tommy (Matt Smith) not only remembers her, but still cares deeply for her. The two begin a new relationship.
A Christmas Carol, 1h36
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Steve Valentine, Sammi Hanratty, Colin Firth
Roles Mrs. Cratchit
Rating67% 3.399943.399943.399943.399943.39994
In 1843, Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender at a London counting house holds everything that embodies the joys and spirit of Christmas in contempt. He refuses to visit his cheerful nephew, Fred, at his Christmas dinner party with his family, and he forces his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg to take the day off for his own family. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who had died seven years prior and is now forced to spend his afterlife carrying heavy chains forged from his own greedy ways. Marley warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he does not repent. He then tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits that will help guide him.