Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville

Lesley Manville is a multi award winning stage, screen and television actress.

In the theatre she has recently been seen in Long Day’s Journey Into Night at The Bristol Old Vic and Ibsen’s Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre, West End and New York for which she won both an Olivier Award and the Critics Circle Best Actress Award. She has worked extensively at The National Theatre appearing in Grief, Her Naked Skin, The Alchemist, Pillars of the Community and His Dark Materials. At the Old Vic Theatre Lesley appeared in Six Degrees of Separation and created the eponymous role in All About My Mother. Much of her early career was spent at The Royal Court Theatre where she appeared in many plays including Top Girls, Serious Money, Rita Sue and Bob Too, The Pope’s Wedding and Three Sisters.

She has been a long term collaborator with Mike Leigh appearing in many of his films, most notably All or Nothing and Another Year, winning The Critics Circle Best Actress Award for both.

Next year Lesley can be seen in Steven Shainberg’s science fiction thriller Rupture and Hampstead with Diane Keaton.

Lesley’s most recent television credits include The Go-Between, River (for which she received a BAFTA nomination) and the title role in the critically acclaimed BBC series Mum which will be returning for a second series in 2017. She is currently filming Harlots, an eight part US/UK series to be screened next year.

Lesley was made an OBE in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.

BIFA Roles

2016 Jury Member