Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1946-02-20 (76 years old)

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Brenda Blethyn (née Bottle; 20 February 1946) is an English actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and two Academy Award nominations.

Blethyn pursued an administrative career before enrolling in the Guildford School of Acting in her late 20s. She subsequently joined the Royal National Theatre and gained attention for her performances in Troilus and Cressida (1976), Mysteries (1979), Steaming (1981), and Benefactors (1984), receiving an Olivier nomination for the latter.

In 1980, Blethyn made her television debut in Mike Leigh's Grown-Ups. She later won leading roles on the short-run sitcoms Chance in a Million (1984–1986) and The Labours of Erica (1989–1990). She made her big-screen debut with a small role in Nicolas Roeg's 1990 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. She experienced a major career breakthrough with her leading role in Mike Leigh's 1996 drama Secrets & Lies, for which she received multiple awards, including Best Actress at Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award nomination. She earned her second Academy Award nomination two years later, for her performance in Little Voice (1998).

Blethyn has since appeared in a range of big-budget and independent features, including Girls' Night, Music from Another Room, Night Train (all 1998), Saving Grace (2000), Lovely and Amazing (2001), Pumpkin, Sonny, Plots with a View (all 2002), Beyond the Sea, A Way of Life (both 2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Clubland, and Atonement (both 2007). In addition, she has continued to appear frequently on television, in productions such as Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001) and War and Peace (2007). Since 2011, she has played the title role of DCI Vera Stanhope in the British crime drama series Vera.

Filmography

All 85

Movies 55

TV Shows 30

Self 11

Voice 2

Narrator 1

Grossmama
Charlotte

Charlotte (2022)

Movie
Kate
Kate & Koji

Kate & Koji (2020)

TV Show
Narrator
Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen

Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen and Milkmen (2018)

Movie
Ethel Briggs
Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Movie
Emily Smith
Two Men in Town

Two Men in Town (2014)

Movie
Martha
Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha (2013)

Movie
Nina
Playhouse Presents

Playhouse Presents (2012)

TV Show
Headmistress
My Angel

My Angel (2011)

Movie
Self / Mari Hoff
The Many Faces of... Michael Caine

The Many Faces of... Michael Caine (2011)

Movie
DCI Vera Stanhope
Vera

Vera (2011)

TV Show
4.72
Sister Ignatious
The Calling

The Calling (2010)

Movie
Self
Spur der Bären

Spur der Bären (2010)

Movie
Mama Heffalump (voice)
Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too

Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (2009)

Movie
8
Elisabeth Sommers
London River

London River (2009)

Movie
Mother
Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running (2009)

Movie
Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
War and Peace

War and Peace (2007)

TV Show
Grace Turner
Atonement

Atonement (2007)

Movie
6.64
Mama Heffalump
My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths

My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths (2007)

Movie
Jean 'Jeannie' Dwight
Clubland

Clubland (2007)

Movie
Herself
The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV Show
9.5
Wendy Ainscow
Mysterious Creatures

Mysterious Creatures (2006)

Movie
Self - Guest
The One Show

The One Show (2006)

TV Show
The New Adventures of Old Christine

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)

TV Show
1
Mrs. Bennet
Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Movie
7.73
Joan
On a Clear Day

On a Clear Day (2005)

Movie
Mama Heffalump (voice)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)

Movie
6
Dr. Florence Mountfitchett (UK)
Bob the Builder: The Knights of Can-A-Lot

Bob the Builder: The Knights of Can-A-Lot (2004)

Movie
Polly Cassotto
Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Movie
Annette
A Way of Life

A Way of Life (2004)

Movie
Nesta Pett
Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim (2004)

Movie
Jess Copplestone
Belonging

Belonging (2004)

Movie
Hazel Delany / Hazel / Peter's wife
Between The Sheets

Between The Sheets (2003)

TV Show
Aunt Millie
Blizzard

Blizzard (2003)

Movie
Aggie
The Sleeping Dictionary

The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

Movie
9
Betty Rhys-Jones
Undertaking Betty

Undertaking Betty (2002)

Movie
Jewel
Sonny

Sonny (2002)

Movie
Judy Romanoff
Pumpkin

Pumpkin (2002)

Movie
Mrs. Louise Tutwiler
The Yellow Bird

The Yellow Bird (2002)

Movie
Self
V Graham Norton

V Graham Norton (2002)

TV Show
Julia Montgomery
Daddy and Them

Daddy and Them (2001)

Movie
Mrs.Delaney
On the Nose

On the Nose (2001)

Movie
Jane Marks
Lovely & Amazing

Lovely & Amazing (2001)

Movie
Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
Anne Frank: The Whole Story

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)

TV Show
Louella Parsons
RKO 281

RKO 281 (2000)

Movie
Grace
Saving Grace

Saving Grace (2000)

Movie
1
Linnie Malcolm
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.2
Mari Hoff
Little Voice

Little Voice (1998)

Movie
Ida Stubbs
In The Winter Dark

In The Winter Dark (1998)

Movie
Self - Guest
So Graham Norton

So Graham Norton (1998)

TV Show
Dawn
Girls' Night

Girls' Night (1998)

Movie
Grace Swan
Music from Another Room

Music from Another Room (1998)

Movie
Alice Mooney
Night Train

Night Train (1998)

Movie
Remember Me?

Remember Me? (1997)

Movie
Cynthia
Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Movie
6.67
Self
The Frank Skinner Show

The Frank Skinner Show (1995)

TV Show
Outside Edge

Outside Edge (1994)

TV Show
Margaret Amir
The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia (1993)

TV Show
Gwen
The Bullion Boys

The Bullion Boys (1993)

Movie
Self
GMTV

GMTV (1993)

TV Show
Mrs. Maclean
A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It (1992)

Movie
6
Maigret

Maigret (1992)

TV Show
Shirley Frame
All Good Things

All Good Things (1991)

Movie
Mrs Jenkins
The Witches

The Witches (1990)

Movie
7.44
Ticki Tocquet
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1989)

TV Show
Erica Parsons / Erica Rogers
The Labours of Erica

The Labours of Erica (1989)

TV Show
The Storyteller

The Storyteller (1988)

TV Show
6
Sylvia
Claws

Claws (1987)

Movie
Alison Little
Chance in a Million

Chance in a Million (1984)

TV Show
Actress
Alas Smith and Jones

Alas Smith and Jones (1984)

TV Show
Angela Foley
Dalgliesh

Dalgliesh (1983)

TV Show
Angela Foley
Death of an Expert Witness

Death of an Expert Witness (1983)

TV Show
Joan La Pucelle
Henry VI Part 1

Henry VI Part 1 (1983)

Movie
Cordelia
King Lear

King Lear (1982)

Movie
Self
Mike Leigh: Making Plays

Mike Leigh: Making Plays (1982)

Movie
Teresa's Mum
Say No to Strangers

Say No to Strangers (1981)

Movie
Gloria
Grown-Ups

Grown-Ups (1980)

Movie
The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game (1980)

Movie
Yes Minister

Yes Minister (1980)

TV Show
5
Carol Hutchins
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

TV Show
BBC Television Shakespeare

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

TV Show
Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey (1975)

TV Show
Self
The Oscars

The Oscars (1953)

TV Show
Grannie Nellie
Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

Movie
Self
Pesel Ha'Zahav

Pesel Ha'Zahav

Movie
Actress
Who Dares Wins

Who Dares Wins

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.43
Based on 1.09 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
1992
2001
1995
2022
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1946-02-20 (76 years old)

Place of birth
Ramsgate, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Awards
Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Theatre World Award, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Agatha Award


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