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Manville, Lesley

Works: 94 works in 412 publications in 5 languages and 14,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  Fantasy films  Film remakes 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lesley Manville
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografía sobre el pintor británico, J.M.W Turner (1775-1851). Artista reconocido, ilustre miembro de la Royal Academy of Arts, vive con su padre y su fiel ama de llaves. Es amigo de aristócratas, visita burdeles y viaja frecuentemente en busca de inspiración. A pesar de su fama, también es víctima de las burlas del público y del sarcasmo de la sociedad. Profundamente afectado por la muerte de su padre, decide aislarse. Su vida cambia cuando conoce a Mrs Booth, propietaria de una pensión familiar a orillas del mar
Another year by Mike Leigh( Visual )

64 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness
North & south by John Jakes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern mill town of Milton, she is shocked by the dirt and gruffness of the people. But she reserves her highest contempt for the charismatic mill-owner, John Thornton
Cranford : return to Cranford( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Romeo & Juliet by Carlo Carlei( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. An adaptation that is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend
The Christmas candle by Samantha Barks( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lays the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candle maker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will receive a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond, a progressive young minister from London arrives in Gladbury the villagers discover a new formula for miracles
Painted lady by Julian Jarrold( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a failed suicide attempt Maggie Sheridan is taken in by Sir Charles Stafford and his son Sebastian
Molly Moon and the incredible book of hypnotism( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the first book in the Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng, the film tells the story of a young orphan who struggles through life alongside her friends (and enemies). Her life dramatically changes when one day she discovers an intriguing book in the local library. The book, Hypnotism An Ancient Art Explained, written by a mysterious master hypnotist - Dr Logan, starts her on an unstoppable journey of discovery and adventure
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, striggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path
Midsomer murders by John Nettles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham. Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby has policed the murderous county for decades, and now he is ready to retire. In these four episodes Barnaby investigates his final cases before leaving the denizens of MIdsomer in the capable hands of his cousin, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Master Class: Competition over a prestigious music class unearths a long-kept secret. The Noble Art: A reenactment of a championship boxing match turns deadly. Not in My Back Yard: A clash over property development leads to a string of murders. Fit for Murder: The Barnabys' spa weekend is interrupted by a gruesome discovery
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the host is found dead at a card game, four investigators - including Poirot himself - look for clues as they set out to discover which guest is the killer
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her adoptive mother, Hortense, a young professional black woman, goes in search of her birth mother - the fragile, anxiety-ridden Cynthia. Intrigue turns to bemusement when she discovers that her mother is in fact a working-class white woman living with her surly 20 year-old daughter, Roxanne. No one in the family, except Cynthia's successful younger brother Maurice and his wife Monica knows that the teenage Cynthia gave up a child for adoption without ever seeing the baby. As they come to terms with their new-found bond, Cynthia takes Hortense to a family barbecue, which triggers the unravelling of the family's secrets and lies, in a cathartic, emotional sweep
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Caryl Churchill's play about the deliberate choices women must make about their own presentation for advancement in a patriarchal world. Includes commentary before the play and interviews with the playwright, director and cast members after the play
The Elizabeth Gaskell collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford: For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness in Cranford, and Matty, her demurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. A handsome new doctor, Frank Harrison, has arrived from London, a retired Army captain and his daughters have moved into a house opposite the sisters, and the preparations for Lady Ludlow's garden party are under way. Everyone -- from charming rogue Dr. Marshland to mean Mrs. Jamieson and her lap dog -- talks, and is talked about, behind closed doors. The town also has its secrets, which it slowly reveals
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 2]: The two-part saga Return to Cranford opens to a struggling Cranford, a traditional English village that in autumn 1844 is airing the conflicts that accompany progress
La rupture by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother is abducted by a mysterious organization that injects chemicals into her and subjects her to fear-inducing experiences in order to force her to "rupture" and achieve the advanced stage of evolution that they have
Spike Island( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses
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Alternative Names
Lesley Manville actrice britannique

Lesley Manville actriță britanică

Lesley Manville actriu britànica

Lesley Manville actriz británica

Lesley Manville attrice teatrale e attrice cinematografica britannica

Lesley Manville britische Schauspielerin

Lesley Manville British actress

Lesley Manville britisk skodespelar

Lesley Manville britisk skuespiller

Lesley Manville Britse actrice

Lesley Manville brittisk skådespelare

Manville, Lesley 1956-

Manville, Lesley Ann 1956-

Manville, Leslie

Manville, Leslie 1956-

Λέσλι Μάνβιλ

Мэнвилл, Лесли

לזלי מנוויל שחקנית אנגלייה

לסלי מנוויל שחקנית אנגלייה

لسلی منویل

لسلی منویل بازیگر بریتانیایی

ليزلي مانفيل

ليزلي مانفيل ممثلة بريطانية

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English (213)

German (9)

Spanish (9)

French (8)

Italian (7)