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Brenda Blethin - “Segreti e bugie” (Mike Leigh, 1996)

Brenda Blethyn, Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley and Jena Malone in Pride and Prejudice (2005).
Night Train
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Brenda Blethyn - Celebrities at the ITV studios London United Kingdom Thursday 31st January 2013
Saving Grace
Brenda Blethyn outside the ITV studios London, England - 20.04.12
On a Clear Day
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Brenda Blethyn arrives at the RTE Studios for 'The Late Late Show' Dublin, Ireland - 01.04.11

The Calling

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  • TAG : Brenda Blethyn, Times UK, March 1, 2014
  • But enough from this star-struck blogger; please enjoy the conversation I shared with Brenda Blethyn wherein we discussed cast changes, Vera’s fashion sense and why she enjoys playing our favorite Northumberland and City police officer, DCI Stanhope.

    Brenda Blethyn, OBE (on February 20, 1946) is an English Golden Globe winning and Academy Award-nominated film, stage, television and voice actress, and writer.

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    "I was a novice as far as film was concerned. I'd been working for 20 years at the time, then all that happened." Brenda Blethyn speaks in reference to Secrets & Lies (1996) and her Academy Award nomination.

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  • Brenda Blethyn

    Brenda Blethyn at 43rd KVIFF, 2008
    Born Brenda Anne Bottle
    20 February 1946 (1946-02-20) (age 70)
    Ramsgate, Kent, England
    Occupation Actress
    Years active 1976–present
    Spouse(s) Alan Blethyn
    (m. 1964-1973, divorced)
    Michael Mayhew
    (m. 2010-present)

    English Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Brenda Blethyn garnered critical acclaim for her performance as a lower-class white woman who is the biological mother of a successful African-American woman in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies (1996) and as a domineering working-class mother of a gifted young woman nicknamed Little Voice (1998; adapted from Jim Cartwright's play) in director Mark Herman's film with the same name. The actress, who was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 New Year's Eve Honors’ List has also starred in such films as The Witches (1990), A River Runs Through It (1992), Night Train (1998), Saving Grace (2000), Sonny (2002), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Beyond the Sea (2004), On a Clear Day (2005) and Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her upcoming film projects include Atonement (alongside Keira Knightley and James McAvoy), No One Gets Off in This Town (with John Hurt and Gillian Anderson) and King of the Pipers (opposite Gabriel Byrne).

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Brenda Blethyn, Times UK, March 1, 2014

At the end of my allotted time with Blethyn, she finally manages to warm up her iPhone and find the picture of her wedding day, with Michael in the garden of Peckham register office. "We had a pub lunch. Just two witnesses. And it was lovely." She's right – Dame Brenda would never do. She's nice as she is – plain, ordinary Brenda Blethyn. Or is it Brenda Mayhew now? I forgot to ask. Either way, she's very nice.