Lesley Manville
British actor
Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville is an English actress of film, theatre and television. She frequently collaborates with director Mike Leigh, twice being named British Actress of the Year at the London Film Critics Circle Awards for her performances in the Mike Leigh films, All or Nothing and Another Year. She is also a BAFTA and Olivier award nominee.
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In Performance: Lesley Manville of ‘Ghosts’
NYTimes - almost 2 years
A scene from Ibsen’s drama, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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Aisle View: <i>Ghosts</i> at BAM
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lesley Manville in Ibsen's Ghosts. Photo: Stephanie Berger Dedicated theatergoers who try to see the best of the best are hereby alerted, during this ridiculously overloaded April, to make a quick detour to Brooklyn. Ibsen's powerful Ghosts is the play; director Richard Eyre provides an altogether gripping production; and Lesley Manville's portrayal as Helene Alving makes for indispensable viewing. Given that this is a brief engagement of only twenty-nine performances at the BAM Harvey Theater, it will necessarily reach a limited audience. Connoisseurs of fine acting will do themselves a favor and be part of that audience. The excellence begins with Eyre's adaptation, which streamlines the play--it flies by in an intermissionless ninety minutes--and freshens what in starchier translations can seem archaic. This production originated at the Almeida Theatre in Islington in the fall of 2013. It transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End last winter, where it won Oliv ...
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Lesley Manville as the Unhappy Heroine of ‘Ghosts’
NYTimes - almost 2 years
After a long career in film and on television, Ms. Manville earned praise and an Olivier for her turn in Ibsen’s play, starting a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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‘Maleficent’: Lana Del Rey croons ‘Once Upon a Dream’ in Grammys spot
LATimes - about 3 years
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Angelina Jolie conjures dark magic in new ‘Maleficent’ teaser
LATimes - about 3 years
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‘Maleficent’ trailer: Angelina Jolie transforms into Disney sorceress
LATimes - over 3 years
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‘Maleficent’: Angelina Jolie poster unveiled, trailer out Wednesday
LATimes - over 3 years
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Mickey, Machete and Juliet
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Okay, right up front: I haven't seen Captain Phillips yet. Obviously, it's the best new movie of the week. Its 8 on IMDb dwarfs the three new movies I did see, which average a 5.5. Paul Greengrass is the most unheralded of the mainstream directors at work today, and maybe this will get him some much-deserved herald. But I can't comment. I didn't see it. You see, my wife wants to see it, and for some reason she wants to see it with me. Since she works very hard to support her film-fan husband, she can't just pick up at a moment's notice and slip off to the movies. And she asks for so little. So when it's a choice between happy wife and a more complete blog, the wife wins out. This does give me a chance to mention the two new biggies out last week, Gravity and Runner, Runner. Here's what you need to know: You will forget Runner, Runner before you've found your way out of the multiplex. It's a workable premise with a screenplay that has everything break exactly right for it ...
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British writer and producer Joseph Lang dies in Vietnam
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Thomas Clay, director of 2008 film Soi Cowboy, pays tribute to 33-year-old as 'my closest colleague and best friend' Members of the British film industry have paid tribute to Joseph Lang, who has died in Vietnam at the age of 33. The writer and producer was found dead on Monday outside a medical centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The cause of death is not yet known and Lang's Sussex-based family are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination. Lang's credits include the 2008 film Soi Cowboy, directed by Thomas Clay, described by the Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw as "a thoughtful and disquieting poetic meditation on the Thai experience of globalisation and its complex relationship with foreigners". He also co-wrote and produced Clay's controversial 2005 feature The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, which starred Danny Dyer and Lesley Manville. The film, about three teenagers' drug-fuelled descent into violence in the seaside town of Newhaven, prompted an audience walkout at t ...
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Horny Angelina Jolie is Maleficent for Disney
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Angelina Jolie’s name was recently being thrown around in the same sentence as Fifty Shades of Grey but for now let’s focus on something that the Hollywood star is definitely involved in (though Sin City is always worth taking about).  This image of Jolie as Maleficent, the classic Disney villain most notably from Sleeping Beauty is, I think, just on point. Disney isn’t rolling out Maleficent  until 2014 but I have to say that I kind of LOVE this tease – looks like something you could see in some del Toro frame. related |E.L. JAMES’ FIFTY SHADES OF GREY MOVIE – ANGELINA JOLIE?  Disney issued a press release announcing that Maleficent went into production earlier this month (which you can read in full below). Along with Jolie, Maleficent features a cast that also includes Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Burbank, CA  (June 19, 2012) – The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wedn ...
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'Matilda' Nominated In Every Possible Category At Olivier Awards
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
LONDON — Naughty-but-nice musical "Matilda" is the front-runner for British theater's Olivier Awards with 10 nominations, including a joint best actress nod for the four children who share the title role. Based on Roald Dahl's tale of an extraordinary little girl from an ordinary family, "Matilda" is nominated in every possible category for Sunday's prizes, from set and lighting design to best new musical. The show, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, is due to open on Broadway next year. Comedies "The Ladykillers" and "One Man, Two Guvnors" lead the non-musical categories with five nominations apiece. Jude Law is nominated for best actor in a play for "Anna Christie." He's up against James Corden for "One Man, Two Guvnors," David Haig for "The Madness of George III," Douglas Hodge for "Inadmissible Evidence" and the duo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller – jointly nominated for alternating the title role in "Frankenstein." The best actre ...
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Gary Oldman takes on John Le Carre's iconic spy - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
The actor has been married four times – to Lesley Manville (1987-1990), Uma Thurman (1990-1992), Donya Fiorentino (1997-2001) and Alexandra Edenborough, whom he married in 2008. He has four sons: Alfie, from his first marriage; Roberto, adopted with
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Complete Casting Announced for Mike Leigh's Grief - TheaterMania.com
Google News - over 5 years
The new work has been devised by the company which will feature, as previously announced, Ruby Bentall, Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, David Horovitch, Sam Kelly, and Wendy Nottingham, along with Dorothy Duffy. The creative team will include designer
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The secret agent - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Having dallied with Lesley Manville, Isabella Rossellini and Uma Thurman, he recently embarked on his fourth marriage. He has four sons. In the early 1990s, he faced up to a dependence on booze and he describes himself as a recovering alcoholic
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lesley Manville
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 58
    She starred opposite Stellan Skaarsgaard in the 2015 BBC drama River, which earned her a nomination for the 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details She met her first husband actor Gary Oldman while working at the Royal Court Theatre. Oldman left her in 1989, three months after their son, Alfie, was born. Her second marriage was to Joe Dixon. In 2007 Manville was living with her son in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
    She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 Birthday Honours.
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  • 2013
    Age 56
    For her role as Helene Alving in the 2013 revival of the Ibsen play Ghosts, she won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actress and the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress.
    More Details Hide Details Her other film appearances include Romeo and Juliet (2013) and Maleficent (2014).
  • 2011
    Age 54
    In 2011, Manville starred in Mike Leigh's play Grief at the National Theatre which earned her a Best Actress Olivier Award nomination.
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    On 7 February 2011, former Charlie's Angels stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd presented the Best Actress Award to her at the "Movies for Grownups Awards".
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    On 18 January 2011, she received a BAFTA nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category.
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  • 2009
    Age 52
    In 2009, she played Margaret Thatcher in the Channel 4 drama The Queen.
    More Details Hide Details Manville has appeared in numerous Mike Leigh films throughout her career, including High Hopes (1988), Secrets & Lies (1996), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Vera Drake (2004) and Mr. Turner (2014). Her most notable Mike Leigh films are All or Nothing in 2002 and Another Year in 2010. For both, she won the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. For Another Year, she also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress and the European Film Award for Best Actress, as well as the Chicago Film Critics Award for Best Actress. She also won Best Supporting Actress from the San Diego Film Critics Society.
  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 43
    For her work in the 2000 miniseries Other People's Children, and the 2002 TV film Bodily Harm, she received nominations for Best Female Actor at the Royal Television Society Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Her extensive television credits include prominent roles in the dramas Holding On (1997), Real Women (1998–99), The Cazalets (2001), North & South (2004) and Cranford (2007). She also starred in Cards on the Table, a 2006 feature-length episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot. Since 2005, Manville has starred in several National Theatre productions, including His Dark Materials (2005), The Alchemist (2006) and Her Naked Skin (2008). She also starred in The Old Vic productions of All About My Mother (2007) and Six Degrees of Separation (2010).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 32
    Back on the stage, she starred in The Cherry Orchard at the Aldwych Theatre in 1989, directed by Sam Mendes, and in Three Sisters at the Royal Court in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details In 1994, Manville starred in the first series of the BBC sitcom Ain't Misbehavin'.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 26
    She also starred in the Top Girls Off-Broadway production in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details For the RSC, she starred in As You Like It (1985) and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1985–86). She made her film debut in 1985s Dance with a Stranger directed by Mike Newell, and went on to appear in Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) directed by Stephen Frears, and High Season (1987).
  • 1979
    Age 22
    She met Mike Leigh in 1979, when he was looking for RSC actors who could improvise.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s, her work for the Royal Court included Andrea Dunbar's Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1981) and Caryl Churchill's Top Girls (1982) and Serious Money (1987).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 15
    After turning down teacher Arlene Phillips' invitation to join her new dance troupe Hot Gossip, she was taught improvisation by Italia Conti teacher Julia Carey. She made her professional stage debut in the 1972 West End musical I and Albert directed by John Schlesinger and paid for her first flat taking a part in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm (1974–76), which lasted for 80 episodes.
    More Details Hide Details Manville built a career as a distinctive theatre actress, appearing in new plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Warehouse and Royal Court Theatre from 1978.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1956.
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