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Manville, Lesley

Works: 139 works in 512 publications in 5 languages and 17,389 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Television mini-series  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Other, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lesley Manville
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, pure-hearted young fairy, 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. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story
Phantom thread by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

32 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of the British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera Drake is a devoted, working-class mother in 1950s London who is both beloved and admired by everyone who surrounds her. Yet she bares a secret that few people know about, she induces miscarriages for women who do not wish to bare children. To her, it is a mission of kindness, of charity, of love. But when a miscarriage goes horribly wrong, Vera has to face the authorities, sending her life into tragedy. From acclaimed director Mike Leigh, Vera Drake stars Imelda Staunton in a career defining performance for which Newsday raved, "&#x0085%x;the kind of role that elevates an actress into a lofty realm where those who never knew her suddenly knew it all along."
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish 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 )

58 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 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 972 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 861 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
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 792 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
Romeo & Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 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. This adaptation 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christmas Candle is a timeless holiday film for the entire family. Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will receive a miracle
Painted lady by Julian Jarrold( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a failed suicide attempt Maggie Sheridan is taken in by Sir Charles Stafford and his son Sebastian. When Sir Charles is brutally murdered, and a valuable painting is stolen, Maggie decides to track down the painting, convinced that it holds the key to Sir Charles' death
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mum, struggles to keep her dejected daughter, her lazy son and her disillusioned partner on the right path. When tragedy befalls one of her loved ones, she finds that support comes from the most unexpected places and brings the most surprising results
Molly Moon and the incredible book of hypnotism( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 478 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, starts her on an unstoppable journey of discovery and adventure
Topsy-turvy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression
Midsomer murders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 384 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 Poirot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 273 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
Mum( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happily married one day and widowed the next, Cathy Walker feels her way through her first year as a suddenly single woman. Some days it would be easier to rebuild her life without well-intentioned advice and often hilarious help from her son, her brother, and their girlfriends. Thank heaven for Cathy's lifelong friend Michael, who keeps a loving eye on her
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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
The Elizabeth Gaskell collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wives & daughters: A coming of age story, a romance and a comedy of manners, the film focuses on the fortunes of three families -- the Gibsons, the Hamleys and the Cumnors -- in the English village of Hollingford
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 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
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Alternative Names
Lesley Manville actrice britannique

Lesley Manville actriță britanică

Lesley Manville actriu britànica

Lesley Manville actriz británica

Lesley Manville anglická herečka

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

Лэслі Мэнвіл

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 (227)

German (7)

French (7)

Spanish (7)

Italian (6)