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Ruth Sheen is a Actor British born on 1952 at London (United-kingdom)

Ruth Sheen

Ruth Sheen
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1952 (67 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Ruth Sheen (born 1952) is an English actress.

Born in London, Sheen began her career by training at the East 15 Acting School, and has appeared regularly on British television and in British films since 1988. On television she played Maureen Tacy in the series Doc Martin (2002), she had recurring roles as Nanny Simmons in Berkeley Square (1998),and as Nurse Ethel Carr in the series Bramwell (1995–98). She has also appeared as four different characters in six episodes of The Bill between 1989 and 2004.

She has also appeared in six Mike Leigh films: most recently in Mr. Turner (2014 film), in the female lead role of Shirley in High Hopes (1988); as Laughing Woman in Secrets & Lies (1996); as Maureen in All or Nothing (2002), as Lily in Vera Drake (2004) and as Gerri in Another Year (2010). Her role in High Hopes won her the Best Actress award at the 1989 European Film Awards.

In 2007, she played the role of Lyn, opposite Ben Whishaw's Steven, in the world premiere of Philip Ridley's stage play, Leaves of Glass at the Soho Theatre, London.
Also in 2007, she appeared in TV mini-series drama titled Fanny Hill, based on an erotic novel written by John Cleland. She played the role of Mrs Jones. She also played the mother of Jim Sturgess's character, Jamie, in Philip Ridley's 2009 feature film, Heartless. She appeared in the 2013 Welcome to the Punch, and was the titular Elizabeth in "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge", a 2015 episode of Inside No. 9.

Best films

Another Year (2010)
(Actress)

Usually with

Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(6 films)
Richard Pope
Richard Pope
(5 films)
Phil Davis
Phil Davis
(5 films)
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ruth Sheen (22 films)

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Actress

A Street Cat Named Bob, 1h43
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about writers, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Caroline Goodall, Beth Goddard
Roles Elsie
Rating74% 3.7005353.7005353.7005353.7005353.700535
Réfugié dans la drogue depuis l'adolescence, James Bowen est un jeune sans-abri anglais en manque de repères. Un jour, il trouve un chat abandonné qui s'appelle Bob et les deux deviennent inséparables. Un duo improbable et une amitié hors du commun qui vont aider James à sortir de l'enfer. Il rencontre l'amour et renoue avec sa famille, tout en devenant un livreur de journaux en compagnie de son nouvel animal de compagnie.
SuperBob
SuperBob (2015)
, 1h25
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Superhero films
Actors Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock, Ruth Sheen, David Harewood, Ricky Grover
Roles Pat
Rating56% 2.8034552.8034552.8034552.8034552.803455
SuperBob tells the story of a day in the life of Peckham's (and the world's) only superhero; former postman and socially awkward civil servant Bob Kenner. His first date in six years is thrown into chaos as the pressures of saving the world and finding love collide.
A Royal Night Out, 1h37
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson, Roger Allam
Roles Jack's Mum
Rating64% 3.249693.249693.249693.249693.24969
On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace is declared across Europe and London is celebrating, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed to join the celebrations, against the Queen's wishes. The King, impressed by Elizabeth's pleading, asks her to report back on the people's feelings towards him and his midnight speech on the radio.
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 Sarah Danby
Rating67% 3.3978653.3978653.3978653.3978653.397865
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.
Welcome to the Punch, 1h35
Directed by Eran Creevy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors David Morrissey, James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, Elyes Gabel
Roles Iris Warns
Rating60% 3.0483153.0483153.0483153.0483153.048315
Welcome To The Punch relates the story of a former English criminal Jacob Sternwood (Strong), who comes out of hiding in Iceland, in an effort to save his son when a heist goes wrong. Sternwood is the one man that London detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) has always been after. During their cat-and-mouse game, the two become unlikely allies, working together to expose a deeper conspiracy. Solve it, they live; fail, they die.
Elephants Can Remember, 1h30
Directed by John Strickland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Greta Scacchi, Zoë Wanamaker, Iain Glen, Adrian Lukis, Annabel Mullion
Roles Madame Rosentelle
Rating81% 4.086054.086054.086054.086054.08605
Les Ravenscroft sont retrouvés tous les deux morts d'une balle dans la tête. La police conclut alors à un double suicide sans trop y croire, le couple étant connu pour filer le parfait amour.
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 Gerri
Rating72% 3.649083.649083.649083.649083.64908
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.
Heartless
Heartless (2009)
, 1h54
Directed by Philip Ridley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Jim Sturgess, Joseph Mawle, Noel Clarke, Clémence Poésy, Timothy Spall, Luke Treadaway
Roles Marion Morgan
Rating60% 3.000663.000663.000663.000663.00066
Jamie Morgan (Jim Sturgess) is a lonely, troubled photographer with a large heart-shaped birthmark that covers nearly half of his face. He is still a virgin at 25 because a lifetime of alienation and bullying have left him unable to make friends or attract women. At the photographic studio he shares with his brother and nephew Lee, he meets aspiring model Tia (Clémence Poésy).
Run Fatboy Run, 1h40
Directed by David Schwimmer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films
Actors Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort
Roles Claudine
Rating65% 3.298863.298863.298863.298863.29886
Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée. However, he gets cold feet and runs away on the day of the wedding. Five years later, Dennis discovers that Libby, who has their son, Jake, has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria) and realizes what he has lost. He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby and his son, he decides to run the race himself. He receives motivation from his two "coaches", Gordon (Dylan Moran), a well-meaning slacker who is Libby's cousin and Dennis' best friend, who has made a hefty bet on Dennis succeeding, and Mr. Ghosh Dastidar (Harish Patel) his landlord, who uses unorthodox methods of training, such as using a spatula to spank him. Days before the race, Whit proposes to Libby at her birthday party. Libby accepts and this puts Dennis in a state of deep depression. Meanwhile, Jake, who has formed a crush on a girl in his class, runs away angry when he discovers that she prefers another boy just because he has a ponytail. Dennis, upon being informed by a frightened Libby, tracks him down and explains to him that he will find many things he does not like in his life and he should just stand up to them and face them, rather than running away. Having made that mistake himself, he decides to race after all.
Fanny Hill (2007 serial), 1h46
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rebecca Night, Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer, Samantha Bond, Carli Norris, Emma Stansfield
Roles Mrs. Jones
Rating65% 3.296143.296143.296143.296143.29614
Dans l'Angleterre du XVIII siècle, Fanny Hill, une jeune femme orpheline originaire du Lancashire, accepte la proposition de son amie Esther Davies de la rejoindre à Londres. Celle-ci travaille dans la maison close de madame Brown, qui engage aussitôt Fanny. Lors de sa première nuit à Londres, la jeune femme, qui pense avoir été embauchée en tant que servante, en apprend un peu plus sur ce qu'on attend d'elle. Phoebe, qui partage sa chambre, lui révèle la nature exacte de leurs activités. Le lendemain, Fanny est confrontée à son premier client, monsieur Crofts...
Imagine Me & You, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Darren boyd
Roles Mrs. Webster
Rating68% 3.403123.403123.403123.403123.40312
The film opens on Rachel (Piper Perabo) and Hector's (Matthew Goode) wedding day in North London, England. Rachel's bossy and overbearing mother, Tess (Celia Imrie), is in charge, and dazed dad Ned (Anthony Head) and
Vanity Fair, 2h22
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Political films, Napoleonic Wars films, French Revolution films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, James Purefoy, Angelica Mandy, Gabriel Byrne, Eileen Atkins
Roles Miss Pinkerton
Rating61% 3.0981153.0981153.0981153.0981153.098115
1802, London. The mysterious Lord Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) goes to a painter's studio where he has agreed to buy a painting of a young woman. The young Rebecca "Becky" Sharp (Angelica Mandy), then a girl of ten, insists on having ten guineas, instead of four guineas, as the price of the painting. The painter explains that the model in the painting is Becky's mother, the painter's late wife. Steyne agrees to pay the higher amount and leaves with the painting. The young Becky is seen moving to Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies after her father's death.
Vera Drake
Vera Drake (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Imelda Staunton, Richard Graham, Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Mays, Lesley Manville
Roles Lily
Rating76% 3.847953.847953.847953.847953.84795
Vera Drake (Imelda Staunton) is devoted to her family, looking after her husband and children, her elderly mother, and a sick neighbour. Her shy daughter, Ethel (Alex Kelly), works in a lightbulb factory, and her son, Sid (Daniel Mays), tailors men's suits. Her husband, Stanley (Phil Davis), is a car mechanic. Although Vera and her family are poor, their strong family bonds hold them together. During her working day as a house cleaner, Vera performs constant small acts of kindness for the many people she encounters.
Cheeky
Cheeky (2003)
, 1h40
Directed by David Thewlis
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, Johnny Vegas, Lesley Sharp, Mark Benton, Ian Hart
Roles Tamara
Rating62% 3.101743.101743.101743.101743.10174
Un homme participe à un étrange jeu télévisé pour respecter les dernières volontés de sa femme défunte.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Maureen
Rating75% 3.797383.797383.797383.797383.79738
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.