Lesley Manville is an award-winning stage, screen and television actress, most recently Oscar and BAFTA nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Cyril Woodcock in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread.
Previously for Richard Eyre Lesley has appeared in Ghosts (Almeida Theatre/West End/New York), for which she won both the Olivier and Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
Other theatre includes Grief, directed by Mike Leigh for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress, Her Naked Skin, Pillars of the Community, The Alchemist and His Dark Materials (all National Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation and All About My Mother (Old Vic), Top Girls (Royal Court/New York), Serious Money, The Popes’ Wedding, Saved, Rita, Sue and Bob Too, The Mother, How Now Green Cow, Falkland Sound, Three Sisters, American Bagpipes and Borderline (all Royal Court). The Cherry Orchard and Some Girls (West End); Miss Julie (Greenwich); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, As You Like It, Philistines and The Wives’ Excuse (all RSC).
She has worked on numerous films with Mike Leigh, most notably in Another Year, for which she won the London Critics Circle Film Award for Best British Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA and British Independent Film Award. Other films with Leigh include All or Nothing, for which she won the London Critics Circle Award for Best British Actress, Mr Turner, Vera Drake, Topsy Turvy, Secrets and Lies and High Hopes.
Other film credits include the recently released Phantom Thread (BAFTA Best Supporting Actress nomination), Hampstead, Rupture, Maleficent, Romeo and Juliet, Molly Moon, A Five Star Life, Spike Island, Ashes, A Christmas Carol, Sparkle, Milk and High Season.
Extensive television credits recently include the title role in the BBC series Mum (for which she received a BAFTA nomination) and the Hulu series Harlots. For the BBC; River (BAFTA Best Supporting Actress nomination), The Go-Between, Mayday, Cranford, North and South, The Cazalets, Other People’s Children, Real Women, Holding On, The Bite, Goggle Eyes, The Mushroom Picker, Top Girls, The Firm and Grown-Ups and for Channel 4 The Queen, Fleming and Bodily Harm. GO BACK