English actress Lesley Manville has an illustrious career in film, theatre and television. She frequently collaborates with director Mike Leigh, including Another Year (2010), Secrets and Lies (1996) and Vera Drake (2004).
For her role in Another Year she was nominated for a BAFTA, British Independent Film Award and Chicago Film Critic’s Award, and won her second London Film Critics Circle Award and the National Board of Review for Best Actress.
In theatre, Lesley was nominated for a 2012 Olivier Award for her role as the widowed Dorothy in Mike Leigh’s new play Grief at the National.
She is currently in Ghosts, which transferred to the Trafalgar Studios from the Almeida Theatre after winning director Richard Eyre an Evening Standard Theatre Award. Lesley was also nominated for Best Actress. She signed my sketch at the Old Vic in February 2010. while performing in Six Degrees of Separation.