Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn

Age76Born on20 February 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brenda Anne Blethyn, OBE (born 20 February 1946) 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.
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Actor

Kate & Koji
Kate
2 votes
Vera
DCI Vera Stanhope
119 votes
War and Peace
Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa
0 votes
Between the Sheets
Hazel Delany
0 votes
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
Auguste Rottgen-van Pels
0 votes
Chance in a Million
Alison Little
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guest Roles

Downton Abbey
Episode 00x10
2015
The Graham Norton Show
Episode 15x06
2014
The New Adventures of Old Christine
Episode 04x10
2008
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Episode 10x08
2008
Maigret
Episode 02x01
1993
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Episode 01x04
1988
Rumpole of the Bailey
Episode 03x01
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x06
1983
Tales of the Unexpected
Episode 06x12
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x05
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x04
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x03
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x02
1983
Dalgliesh (1983)
Episode 01x01
1983
Yes Minister
Episode 02x04
1981