Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Anne Blethyn is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. Blethyn has received two Academy Award nominations, two SAG Award nominations, two Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one. In addition, she has won a BAFTA, an Empire Award and a Golden Lion, and has earned a Theater World Award and both a Critics' Circle Theatre Award and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her theatrical work. Born into a working class home in Ramsgate, Kent, Blethyn pursued an administrative career until her early 30s before enrolling in the Guildford School of Acting after the dissolution of her marriage in 1973. She subsequently joined the Royal National Theatre and received credits for her performances in Troilus and Cressida (1976) and Mysteries (1979). In 1981, Blethyn earned her first critical acclaim for Steaming. In 1980, Blethyn made her television debut in Mike Leigh's film Grown-Ups; then, after a modest number of guest spots in several productions, in the mid-1980s she garnered leading roles in the short-living sitcoms Chance in a Million and The Labours of Erica. Having followed her big screen debut with smaller supporting roles in films such as The Witches (1990) and A River Runs Through It (1992), she made her real cinema breakthrough with her role in the 1996 dramedy Secrets & Lies, for which she received rave reviews. Blethyn has since appeared in an eclectic range of films, including independent comedies such as Saving Grace (2000), Plots with a View (2002) and Clubland (2007), music-themed films like Little Voice (1998) and Beyond the Sea (2004) and big-budget dramas such as Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007). In addition, Blethyn has appeared in television productions including The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), Belonging (2004) and War and Peace (2007). Her most recent leading role in TV drama is the title role in Vera (2011), playing Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brenda Blethyn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK
    Birthday
    2/20/1946
Saving Grace
Saving Grace
6.5
Undertaking Betty
Undertaking Betty
6.1
Girls' Night
6.8
Secrets & Lies
Secrets & Lies
7.6
Little Voice
Little Voice
6.6
Belonging
Belonging
5.6
London River
London River
6.7
Clubland
Clubland
5.2
In the Winter Dark
In the Winter Dark
5.6
The Calling
0
Claws
Claws
0
Sonny
Sonny
4.9
On a Clear Day
On a Clear Day
6.4
Lovely & Amazing
Lovely & Amazing
6.1
Grown-Ups
Grown-Ups
6.7
Mary and Martha
Mary and Martha
6.5
My Angel
My Angel
4.3
Henry VI Part 1
Henry VI Part 1
7.5
Night Train
7
Ethel & Ernest
Ethel & Ernest
7.3
Mysterious Creatures
Mysterious Creatures
8
Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen
Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen
0
King Lear
King Lear
6
Blizzard
Blizzard
6
The Shawl
The Shawl
0
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice
8.1
The Sleeping Dictionary
The Sleeping Dictionary
6.5
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
5.9
On the Nose
On the Nose
5.5
Two Men in Town
Two Men in Town
5.4
Say No to Strangers
7
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
6.5
Daddy and Them
Daddy and Them
5.7
The Many Faces of... Michael Caine
0
A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It
7
The Yellow Bird
The Yellow Bird
0
The Bullion Boys
The Bullion Boys
0
Mike Leigh: Making Plays
0
Beyond the Sea
Beyond the Sea
6.3
Music from Another Room
Music from Another Room
5.6
Piccadilly Jim
Piccadilly Jim
6.5
Bedroom Farce
6
Atonement
Atonement
7.6
A Way of Life
A Way of Life
6.8
The Witches
The Witches
6.9
Dead Man Running
Dead Man Running
5.9
Inside the Golden Statue
Inside the Golden Statue
6.3
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
6.8
RKO 281
RKO 281
6.4
Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
6.2
Remember Me?
4
Charlotte
Charlotte
6.6
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