Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-03-1956
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Brighton, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Lesley Ann Manville

  • Popularity: 13.96
  • Homepage: N/A


Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award-winning actress of theatre, film, and television, and has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), and Secrets & Lies (1996), and her performance in Phantom Thread (2017), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also had a supporting role in Maleficent (2014). Manville's extensive stage career includes roles in As You Like It, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Alchemist. Her film debut was in Dance with a Stranger (1985).




Year Movie Character
2005 The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael as Sarah
2002 All or Nothing as Penny
2010 Another Year as Mary
2014 Ghosts as Helene Alving
2015 Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism as Miss Adderstone
2015 A Very British Brothel as Herself - Narrator (voice)
2017 A Very British Brothel 2 as Narrator (Voice)
1989 The Firm as Sue Bissell
2010 14 Actors Acting as Herself
1999 Toy Boys as Mrs. Allen
2022 Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris as Ada Harris
1999 Milk as Fiona
2010 Womb as Judith
1991 Top Girls as Marlene
2013 The Christmas Candle as Bea Haddington
2012 Ashes
2003 Promoted to Glory as Capt. Annie Sullivan
2017 Phantom Thread as Cyril Woodcock
1985 Christmas Present as Judy Tall
2019 Ordinary Love as Joan
1994 O Mary This London as Sophie
1992 Screenplay: Bad Girl as Penny
2002 Bodily Harm as Mandy Greenfield
1999 Topsy-Turvy as Lucy Gilbert
2014 Maleficent as Flittle
1980 Grown-Ups as Mandy
2016 Rupture as Dr. Nyman
1985 The Moon Over Soho as Sally Spencer
1970 The Agency as Anthea
2020 Let Him Go as Blanche Weboy
2002 Plain Jane as Dora Bruce
1977 The Fetch as Julie
1970 The Critic
1987 Sammy and Rosie Get Laid as Margy
2007 Sparkle as Jill
2013 An Adventure in Space and Time as Heather Hartnell
2014 Mr. Turner as Mary Somerville
2015 The Go-Between as Mrs. Maudsley
2006 Perfect Parents as Sister Antonia
2017 Hampstead as Fiona
1984 Dog Ends as Vivienne
1970 A Statement of Affairs as Carol
1989 High Hopes as Lætitia Boothe-Brain
1987 High Season as Carol
2013 A Five Star Life as Kate Sherman
2020 Misbehaviour as Dolores Hope
1996 Secrets & Lies as The Social Worker
2022 Everything I Ever Wanted To Tell My Daughter About Men as The Mother
2014 The One and Only Mike Leigh as Herself
2013 Romeo & Juliet as The Nurse
2004 Vera Drake as Mrs. Wells
2012 Spike Island as Margaret
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Flittle
1985 Dance with a Stranger as Maryanne
2018 LOVE as Herself/Introduced By
2018 To Provide All People as Consultant Psychiatrist
2009 A Christmas Carol as Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
2001 David Copperfield as Mrs. Micawber
1982 Mike Leigh: Making Plays as (Archive Material)
2022 Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
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1980 The Gentle Touch (2 episode)
1996 Silent Witness (1 episode)
2009 Law & Order: UK (2 episode)
2007 Cranford (7 episode)
1994 Ain't Misbehavin' (12 episode)
1971 Barlow (1 episode)
2000 Other People's Children (4 episode)
1985 Bulman (1 episode)
1997 Painted Lady (2 episode)
2001 The Cazalets (6 episode) as Villy Cazalet
2009 The Queen (5 episode) as Margaret Thatcher
2014 Fleming (4 episode) as Evelyn Fleming
2017 Harlots (16 episode) as Lydia Quigley
2013 Mayday (5 episode) as Gail Spicer
2015 River (6 episode) as Chrissie Read
2016 Mum (18 episode) as Cathy
2002 Rose and Maloney (2 episode)
1995 Kavanagh Q.C. (1 episode) as Lucy Cartwright
1977 King Cinder (6 episode) as Nikki
1993 Goggle Eyes (4 episode) as Rosalind Killin
1997 Holding On (8 episode)
2019 World on Fire (7 episode) as Robina Chase
1994 Little Napoleons (4 episode) as Judith Silver
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot (1 episode) as Mrs. Lorrimer
1970 Play for Today (1 episode) as Vivienne
1991 Performance (1 episode) as Marlene
1982 Objects of Affection (1 episode) as Liz
2020 Love Life (10 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1996 The Bite (2 episode) as Ellie Shannon
2004 North & South (2 episode) as Maria Hale
2022 Magpie Murders (6 episode) as Susan Ryeland
2019 I Am... (1 episode) as Maria
2016 The Crown (0 episode) as Princess Margaret
2020 Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (1 episode) as Susan
2022 Sherwood (6 episode) as Julie Jackson
1970 Dangerous Liaisons (8 episode) as Genevieve de Merteuil
1970 Disclaimer (1 episode) as Nancy
2022 Life After Life (4 episode) as Narrator
2019 I Am... (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)

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