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Birth information

20 February 1946 Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK

Given Name

Brenda Anne Bottle

How tall is Brenda Blethyn?

1.57 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Michael Mayhew
Alan Blethyn

Life Story of Brenda Blethyn

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.

Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there, she took a risk and enrolled herself at the at The Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, England and then left her British Rail years behind. Her risk had paid off, by the mid-1970s she was working on stage, eventually joining the National Theatre Company in 1975.

It was the 1980s, however that saw Brenda move onto the small screen when she appeared in a BBC2 Playhouse presentation called BBC2 Playhouse: Grown-Ups (1980), playing the character Gloria. Other work in television quickly followed and this kept her working throughout the 1980s.

She still remained relatively unknown with the viewing public during the 1980s, despite her consistent work and superb acting abilities. It was not until the dawn of the 90s that her career took off. In 1990, she played the supporting cast member role of Mrs Jenkins in film based...

What movies did Brenda Blethyn play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Vera (2020) DCI Vera Stanhope / Vera / Vera Stanhope, Ethel & Ernest (2016) Ethel Briggs, Henry Hugglemonster (2015) Ernestine Enormomonster, Two Men in Town (2014) Emily Smith, Mary and Martha (2013) Martha, Playhouse Presents (2012) Nina, My Angel (2011) Headmistress, Super Duper Super Sleuths (2010) Mama Heffalump, Dead Man Running (2009) Mother, The Calling (2009) Sister Ignatious, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (2009) Ma Heffalump, London River (2009) Elisabeth, The New Adventures of Old Christine (2008) Angela Kimble, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit...

Birth information

20 February 1946 Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK

Given Name

Brenda Anne Bottle

How tall is Brenda Blethyn?

1.57 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Michael Mayhew
Alan Blethyn

Life Story of Brenda Blethyn

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.

Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving money during her time there, she took a risk and enrolled herself at the at The Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, Surrey, England and then left her British Rail years behind. Her risk had paid off, by the mid-1970s she was working on stage, eventually joining the National Theatre Company in 1975.

It was the 1980s, however that saw Brenda move onto the small screen when she appeared in a BBC2 Playhouse presentation called BBC2 Playhouse: Grown-Ups (1980), playing the character Gloria. Other work in television quickly followed and this kept her working throughout the 1980s.

She still remained relatively unknown with the viewing public during the 1980s, despite her consistent work and superb acting abilities. It was not until the dawn of the 90s that her career took off. In 1990, she played the supporting cast member role of Mrs Jenkins in film based...

What movies did Brenda Blethyn play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Vera (2020) DCI Vera Stanhope / Vera / Vera Stanhope, Ethel & Ernest (2016) Ethel Briggs, Henry Hugglemonster (2015) Ernestine Enormomonster, Two Men in Town (2014) Emily Smith, Mary and Martha (2013) Martha, Playhouse Presents (2012) Nina, My Angel (2011) Headmistress, Super Duper Super Sleuths (2010) Mama Heffalump, Dead Man Running (2009) Mother, The Calling (2009) Sister Ignatious, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too (2009) Ma Heffalump, London River (2009) Elisabeth, The New Adventures of Old Christine (2008) Angela Kimble, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit...

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Brenda Blethyn in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

Took part in the 2002 London Marathon.

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Brenda Blethyn and Timothy Spall in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to drama.

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Brenda Blethyn in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

Was born with an extra finger.

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Brenda Blethyn and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

She was awarded the 1981 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Awards) for Best Supporting Actress of 1980 for her performance in Steaming.

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Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall, Elizabeth Berrington, etc.

Is the youngest of nine children. Her father was an engineer.

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Brenda Blethyn in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

Wears a size 3 shoe.

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Brenda Blethyn and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Lügen und Geheimnisse (1996)

Graduated from technical college and worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper until her late twenties.

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Brenda Blethyn and Philip Jackson in Little Voice (1998)

Nominated for the 1984 Laurence Olivier Award for her work in "Benefactors" (Actress of the Year in a New Play).

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Brenda Blethyn and Annette Badland in Little Voice (1998)

Presented the award for Best Group to Lau at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).

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Brenda Blethyn and Annette Badland in Little Voice (1998)

Married Michael Mayhew after a 35-year engagement in a small, private ceremony held in a Peckham registry office.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Affleck, and Brenda Blethyn in Daddy and Them (2001)

Watched footage of Cheryl in order to perfect a Geordie accent for her role as Vera Stanhope in Vera (2011).

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Brenda Blethyn in Aus der Mitte entspringt ein Fluß (1992)

Appearing opposite Edie Falco in Marsha Norman 's play, "Night Mother" in New York City, NY. [November 2004]

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Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank in Mary und Martha (2013)

Honor Oak, London, England [May 2009]

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Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank in Mary und Martha (2013)

Filming Pride & Prejudice (2005). [September 2004]

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Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank in Mary und Martha (2013)

Daughter of William (1894-1985) and Louisa (née Supple) Bottle (1904-1992). Engaged for 20 years, they did not marry until 1944.

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Brenda Blethyn and Hilary Swank in Mary und Martha (2013)

Maternal granddaughter of Edward (1876-1923) and Louisa (née Baker) Supple (1881-1944).

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Brenda Blethyn and Keira Knightley in Stolz & Vorurteil (2005)

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Brenda Blethyn and Keira Knightley in Stolz & Vorurteil (2005)

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Brenda Blethyn and William Ullrich in Beyond the Sea - Musik war sein Leben (2004)

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Brenda Blethyn and Hank Harris in Pumpkin (2002)

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Brenda Blethyn, Paul Brooke, Craig Ferguson, etc.

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Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson in Grasgeflüster (2000)

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Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson in Grasgeflüster (2000)

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Brenda Blethyn in London River (2009)

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Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté in London River (2009)

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Brenda Blethyn in London River (2009)

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