Ruth Sheen

Ruth Sheen

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1952-01-01 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: London, England, UK

32 Movies · 19 TV shows

Biography

Ruth Sheen is an English actress. From the late 1980s onwards she has appeared in many British television shows, films and plays. She is a frequent participant in the films of Mike Leigh, winning the European Film Award for Best Actress for the role of Shirley in High Hopes.

Early Life

Born in Stepney, London, Sheen began her career training at the East 15 Acting School.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 TV shows
TV
The Nevers

The Nevers

2021
A group of women are trying to change the world.
TV
It's a Sin

It's a Sin

2021
The rise of AIDS was a part of the chronicle of four friends during the decade.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Woman in White

The Woman in White

6
2018
The lives of two half- sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman.
VS.

VS.

4.5
2018
VS. is an urban rites of passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene.

2016.

1 Movie
A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

2016
A homeless busker's life has changed when he meets a cat.

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Royal Night Out

A Royal Night Out

2015
When Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Margaret were allowed out from Buckingham Palace to join in the celebrations, they encountered romance and danger.
TV
Unforgotten

Unforgotten

4.33
2015
A modern police team uncover long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation. The personal lives of both of them will be affected by the revelation of the secrets.
SuperBob

SuperBob

2015
A meteorite struck a postman from South London six years ago, giving him super powers. Bob is a civil servant for the British government. He spends most of his time filling out forms. There was no tim...

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9

3.5
2014
The door is marked with a number.
The One and Only Mike Leigh

The One and Only Mike Leigh

2014
In a revealing documentary, Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make f...
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

4.67
2014
J.M.W was eccentric. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful maid bears an unrequited love for him.

2013.

1 Movie
Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch

1
2013
When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.

2010.

2 Movies
The Hardest Part

The Hardest Part

2010
An aging actor finally secures the audition of a lifetime. But just how badly does he want the role?
Another Year

Another Year

6
2010
A couple approaching retirement are visited by unhappy people.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Misfits

Misfits

6.89
2009
Five young people on Community Service are caught in a storm and discover that they have powers of their own.
Heartless

Heartless

2009
Jamie, a troubled young man with a birthmark on his face, is the subject of a story. There are violent gangs in the East End of London. The gangs are wearing masks. One night, Jamie found the truth.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Run, Fatboy, Run

Run, Fatboy, Run

6
2007
Dennis ran a marathon to win back his fiancée after jilting her on their wedding day.
TV
Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

2007
Two parts of a TV drama based on a novel. The story of a young country girl who falls into prostitution is set in the 18th century.
Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

2007
Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charm...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
Vital Signs

Vital Signs

2006
Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV from 2006. It stars Tamzin Outhwaite as a supermarket check-out operator who decides to become a doctor. The series co-stars William Beck...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Imagine Me & You

Imagine Me & You

6.5
2005
Rachel fell in love with her at her wedding. Rachel is still in love with a lesbian despite her happy marriage. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must make a decision between her relatio...
TV
Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky

Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky

2005
There was a story of love against the backdrop of grimy streets and public houses in 1930s London.

2004.

2 Movies
Vera Drake

Vera Drake

6.75
2004
Vera Drake's beliefs and practices clash with those of 1950s Britain, which leads to tragedy for her family.
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

6
2004
The orphan daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She wants to live in England. ascension into the heights of society is not enough. Becky was able to realise her dreams becau...

2003.

1 Movie
Cheeky

Cheeky

2003
After the death of his wife and subsequent rejection from his son, a widower, his friends encouraged him to appear on a wildly popular game show in order to change his life for the better.

2002.

2 Movies
Plain Jane

Plain Jane

2002
There is a love triangle involving a father, his son and their maid.
All or Nothing

All or Nothing

2002
Both Phil andPenny work at a supermarket. Their joyless lives are being led by their two children, Rachel andRory, who are both unemployed and aggressive.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells

The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells

2001
In 1946, a newspaper reporter arrived at the home of legendary literary figure, Herbert George Wells. She is expecting to hear about the people who formed his imagination and the events that took plac...
Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

6
2001
1675 is the year. England is being threatened by religion and politics. King Charles II's illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith i...

2000.

1 Movie
Never Never

Never Never

2000
John Parlour is a credit agent for a catalogue company preying on the poor, Jo Weller is one of his best customers. After nearly losing his life John reforms his ways and forms a credit union with Jo ...

1999.

1 Movie
Virtual Sexuality

Virtual Sexuality

1999
Desperate to find her perfect man Justine goes to a technology fair with her nerdy classmate Chas. It's not really her thing but is eventually persuaded to try a virtual reality makeover machine and d...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Berkeley Square

Berkeley Square

5
1998
Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

1997.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The History of Tom Jones

The History of Tom Jones

1997
Adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding chronicling the life, loves and adventures of the charming Tom.
TV
Holding On

Holding On

1997
The interaction between a diverse range of characters—including a bulimic restaurant critic and a highly strung tax inspector—in modern-day London.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

1997
The classic Henry Fielding novel was adapted in 1997.

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

5.5
1996
Silent Witness focuses on a team of forensic pathology experts.
Different for Girls

Different for Girls

1996
Karl and Paul were best friends at school. Things are not the same when they meet again in London. Kim doesn't want to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life. Prentice i...
Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

6.67
1996
Hortense, a successful and well-adjusted Black optometrist who was adopted at birth, is looking for her biological mother. Cynthia is an unhappy white factory worker who has a difficult relationship w...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Bramwell

Bramwell

1995
Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor i...
The Young Poisoner's Handbook

The Young Poisoner's Handbook

1995
A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young,...

1994.

1 Movie
Sin Bin

Sin Bin

1994
A male nurse in a mental hospital watches a patient kill another, but struggles with his loyalties and conscience to come forward.

1993.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Cracker

Cracker

8
1993
Fitz has a great insight into the criminal mind.
When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly

1993
Marty is a down-and-out jazz musician. His sometimes girlfriend Sheila is a barmaid at the Rose of Sharon, a local pub owned by the hot-tempered Frank. One day Sheila takes an old rocking chair out of...
TV
Peak Practice

Peak Practice

1993
Peak Practice is a British drama series about a GP surgery in Cardale — a small fictional town in the Derbyshire Peak District — and the doctors who worked there. It ran on ITV from 10 May 1993 to 30 ...

1992.

2 Movies
Ghostwatch

Ghostwatch

1992
Michael Parkinson hosted an investigation into the supernatural for Halloween in 1992. The most haunted house in Britain is being filmed. The experiment didn't go as planned.
A Fatal Inversion

A Fatal Inversion

1992
Adaptation of the Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell) novel. After Adam inherits a country house from his great uncle, he and his friend Rufus decide to spend the summer there instead of abroad. An odd as...

1989.

1 Movie
The Angry Earth

The Angry Earth

1989
Gwen can see the oppression of the Welsh coal miners during the 19th century and early 20th century.

1988.

1 Movie
High Hopes

High Hopes

1988
There's a sweet working-class couple in London, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, her ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husban...

1987.

1 Movie
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

1987
A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has been imprisoned for twent...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Casualty

Casualty

1986
The staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department are chronicled in a drama series about their personal and professional lives.

1984.

1 TV show
TV
The Bill

The Bill

1984
The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing, this...
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