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      Brenda Blethyn

      Brenda Blethyn

      Highest Rated: 97% Ethel & Ernest (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 14% Dead Man Running (2009)

      Birthday: Feb 20, 1946

      Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK

      After decades of acclaimed performances on stage and British television, Brenda Blethyn expanded her audience to include international theatergoers during the 1990s. With her spry and feisty manner, she showed a flair for comedy with her acclaimed starring roles in "Little Voice" (1998), "Saving Grace" (2000) and several British sitcoms. But ultimately the stage veteran revealed herself to be one of her country's most versatile character actors, bringing a down-to-earth accessibility to ubiquitous costume dramas like "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) as well as offering many portraits of contemporary women struggling to define themselves in "Secrets and Lies" (1996) and "Lovely and Amazing" (2001). Much in-demand in her native country and by filmmakers from the U.S. to Australia, Blethyn could always be counted to add her humorous touch to characters undergoing the most difficult of personal situations.

      Highest rated movies

      Secrets & Lies
      The Witches
      RKO 281
      London River
      Pride & Prejudice
      A Way of Life
      Daddy and Them
      Lovely & Amazing

      Photos

      INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS, (aka CLUBLAND), Khan Chittenden, Brenda Blethyn, 2007. ©Warner Independent Pictures BLIZZARD, Brenda Blethyn (top), Jennifer Pisana, 2003, (c) MGM Mary and Martha, Sam Claflin (L), Brenda Blethyn (R), 04/20/2013, ©HBO INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS, (aka CLUBLAND), Brenda Blethyn (left), 2007. ©Warner Independent Pictures SONNY, Mena Suvari, Brenda Blethyn, Nicolas Cage, 2002 INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS, (aka CLUBLAND), Emma Booth, Khan Chittenden, Brenda Blethyn, 2007. ©Warner Independent Pictures LONDON RIVER, Brenda Blethyn, 2009. ©ABC Distribution SONNY, Brenda Blethyn, 2002 SECRETS & LIES, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, 1996 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jena Malone, Rosamund Pike, Talulah Riley, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, 2005, (c) Focus Features LOVELY & AMAZING, Brenda Blethyn, Ravin Goodwin, 2001 INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS, (aka CLUBLAND), Brenda Blethyn, 2007. ©Warner Independent Pictures SECRETS & LIES, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brenda Blethyn, 1996 SECRETS & LIES, Brenda Blethyn, 1996 LITTLE VOICE, Annette Badland, Brenda Blethyn, 1998, (c) Miramax SECRETS & LIES, Brenda Blethyn, 1996 RKO 281, Brenda Blethyn, 1999 Mary and Martha, from left: Brenda Blethyn, James Woods, Hilary Swank, Frank Grillo, 04/20/2013, ©HBO Mary and Martha, Brenda Blethyn (L), Hilary Swank (C), James Woods (R), 04/20/2013, ©HBO INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS, (aka CLUBLAND), Brenda Blethyn, 2007. ©Warner Independent Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 93% Charlotte Grossmama (Voice) - 2021
      97% 87% Ethel & Ernest Ethel Briggs (Voice) - 2016
      47% 26% Two Men in Town Emily Smith (Character) - 2014
      56% 64% Mary and Martha Martha (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Angel Headmistress (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Calling Sister Ignatious (Character) - 2009
      91% 67% London River Elisabeth (Character) - 2009
      14% 52% Dead Man Running Mother (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 84% My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too Ma Heffalump (Voice) - 2009
      83% 80% Atonement Grace Turner (Character) $50.9M 2007
      52% 50% Introducing the Dwights Jean (Character) $378.9K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mysterious Creatures Wendy Ainscow (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 57% Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie Mama Heffalump (Voice) - 2005
      No Score Yet 51% Piccadilly Jim Nesta Pett (Character) - 2005
      69% 72% On a Clear Day Joan (Character) - 2005
      87% 89% Pride & Prejudice Mrs. Bennet (Character) $38.4M 2005
      80% 68% Pooh's Heffalump Movie Mama Heffalump (Voice) - 2005
      86% 75% A Way of Life Annette (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Belonging Jess Copplestone (Character) - 2004
      42% 64% Beyond the Sea Polly Cassotto (Character) $6.1M 2004
      No Score Yet 67% The Sleeping Dictionary Aggie (Character) - 2003
      67% 52% Blizzard Aunt Millie (Character) - 2003
      36% 57% Pumpkin Judy Romanoff (Character) $305.7K 2002
      50% 67% Undertaking Betty Betty Rhys-Jones (Character) - 2002
      21% 41% Sonny Jewel (Character) $17.6K 2002
      80% 51% The Wild Thornberrys Movie Mrs. Fairgood (Voice) $39.9M 2002
      86% 54% Daddy and Them Julia Montgomery (Character) - 2001
      86% 64% Lovely & Amazing Jane Marks (Character) $4.2M 2001
      No Score Yet 88% Anne Frank Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 56% On the Nose Mrs.Delaney (Character) - 2001
      63% 83% Saving Grace Grace (Character) $12.1M 2000
      92% 75% RKO 281 Louella Parsons (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance in a Million Unknown (Character) - 1999
      43% 67% Music From Another Room Grace Swan (Character) $63.0K 1998
      83% 57% In the Winter Dark Ida Stubbs (Character) - 1998
      80% 74% Little Voice Mari Hoff (Character) $4.6M 1998
      No Score Yet 60% Night Train Alice Mooney (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 50% Girls' Night Dawn Wilkinson (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me? Shirley (Character) - 1997
      96% 91% Secrets & Lies Cynthia Rose Purley (Character) $13.4M 1996
      80% 83% A River Runs Through It Mrs. Maclean (Character) $43.4M 1992
      94% 70% The Witches Mrs. Jenkins (Character) $8.7M 1990
      No Score Yet 74% Grown-Ups Gloria (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 81% Vera PDCI Vera Stanhope (Character) 2011-2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Koji Kate (Character) 2020 2022
      89% 77% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Linnie Malcolm (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne Frank Unknown (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Labours of Erica Unknown (Character) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Carol Hutchins (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet BBC Television Shakespeare Cordelia (Character) 1982
      No Score Yet 92% Yes, Minister Joan Littler (Character) 1981