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Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

Date of Birth: Mar 12, 1956

Country: UK

Total Credits at Criticker: 38 (Actor)

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    Sherwood (2022)
    Sherwood (2022) - TV Series
    Two shocking and unexpected murders shatter an already fractured community leading to one of the largest manhunts in British history while threatening to inflame historic divisions sparked during the Miners' Strike three decades before. (imdb)
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    Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (2022)
    A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.
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    Misbehaviour (2020)
    A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London. (imdb)
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    Let Him Go (2020)
    A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson. (imdb)
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    Ordinary Love (2019)
    Joan and Tom have been married for many years. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to her.
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
    Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
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    Phantom Thread (2017)
    Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (imdb)
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    Hampstead (2017)
    An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. (imdb)
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    Rupture (2016)
    A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her. (imdb)
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    The Crown (2016)
    The Crown (2016) - TV Series
    The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning.
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    Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015)
    Orphan girl learns hypnosis and makes irresponsible decisions.
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    River (2015)
    River (2015) - TV Mini-Series
    John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.
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    The Go-Between (2015)
    An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old. (imdb)
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    Mr. Turner (2014)
    An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (imdb)
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    Maleficent (2014)
    The "Sleeping Beauty" tale is told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora. (imdb)
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    A Five Star Life (2013)
    Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad to Berlin to Morocco to China... But does a dream job necessarily mean a dream life?
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    Romeo & Juliet (2013)
    When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. (imdb)
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    The Christmas Candle (2013)
    Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond, a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness.
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    Ashes (2012)
    Frank (Ray Winstone) is confined to a residential home, stricken with Alzheimer's - past, present ad future steadily disintegrating. Then one day, James (Jim Sturgess) appears, wanting to re-connect with a father who know longer knows him. James springs Frank from the home and the pair go on the run. (imdb)
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    Womb (2010)
    A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
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    Another Year (2010)
    A happily married, middle-aged couple are visited by a number of unhappy and lonely friends who use them as confidants. When an unmarried friend falls for their young son, they watch as events unfold. (tiff.net)
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    A Christmas Carol (2009)
    An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (imdb)
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    The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)
    In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence. Bored, troubled and excluded, the boys are unable to accept or even recognise moral boundaries. Their actions move inexorably towards a truly shocking act, that will horrify their sleepy community and expose its deepest, hidden fears.
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    North & South (2004)
    North & South (2004) - TV Mini-Series
    The story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to move to the North after her father decides to leave the clergy. The family struggles to adjust itself to the industrial town's customs, especially after meeting the Thorntons, a proud family of cotton mill owners who seem to despise their social inferiors. The story explores the issues of class and gender, as Margaret's sympathy for the town mill workers conflicts with her growing attraction to John Thornton. (Wikipedia)
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    Vera Drake (2004)
    Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and always does so with a smile and kind words of encouragement. When the authorities finally find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. (imdb)
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    Promoted to Glory (2003)
    An alcoholic falls in love with a Salvation Army captain who is trying to help him.
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    All or Nothing (2002)
    Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love... (imdb)
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    Topsy-Turvy (1999)
    After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to one of their greatest successes. (imdb)
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    Milk (1999)
    When the posh townie mother of an eccentric bachelor dairy farmer is found dead, members of the family return to the run down family home ostensibly to grieve, but in reality to argue over the inheritance.
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    Painted Lady (1997)
    Maggie Sheridan lost decades of her life to drinking and hard-living. After a failed suicide attempt, she was taken in by Sir Charles Stafford and his son Sebastian. She has lived quietly on their Irish estate for ten years. But one summer evening, her peaceful life is shattered when Sir Charles is brutally murdered, and a valuable sixteenth century painting is stolen. Maggie is convinced that the stolen painting holds the key to Sir Charles' death and decides to track it down. (alibris.com)
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    Secrets & Lies (1996)
    Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper daughter. Her brother has been successful with his photographer's business and now lives nearby in a more upmarket house. But Cynthia hasn't even been invited round there after a year. So, all round, she feels rather lonely and isolated. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Hortense, adopted at birth but now grown up, starts to try and trace her mother. (imdb)
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    Goggle-Eyes (1993)
    Goggle-Eyes (1993) - TV Mini-Series
    Set in a Scotland day school, a girl tells her friend about hating her mother's boyfriend. (Wikipedia)
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    The Firm (1988)
    The Firm (1988) - TV Movie
    This is the story of rival "Firms" of football (soccer) supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority. This Film shows how football violence has progressed from pure violence to a form of organized crime, to the extent that all the leaders know each others home phone / mobile phone numbers. (imdb)
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    High Hopes (1988)
    Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband... (imdb)
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    High Season (1987)
    On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is Kate's ex-husband... (imdb)
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    Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
    Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! (imdb)
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    BBC2 Playhouse (1973)
    Cranford (2007)
    Cranford (2007) - TV Series