Lesley Manville | Biography

Posted On: 09 Jul, 2014


Lesley Manville | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth March 12, 1956
Age 61 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality English
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Gary Oldman (divorced), Joe Dixon (divorced)
Boyfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity English
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner Not Yet
Divorced? Yes(2 times)
Married No
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth N/A
Height 1.57 m
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Alfie Oldman

An Olivier Award winner English actress, Lesley A. Manville has built her fame as a film, television and theatre artist. Born on 12 March, 1956 in Brighton, Sussex, England. Lesley has recently appeared in a movie Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. Her mother was a former ballet dancer and her father was a taxicab driver. Lesley is one of the multi award winning actresses and has worked many times with director Mike Leigh.

Lesley began acting since she was a teenager. When she was fifteen, Lesley got admitted at   Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. In 1972, Lesley began her stage career after appearing in the West End musical I and Albert. She made her film debut by appearing in Dance with a Stranger in 1985.

In 1987, Lesley appeared as Margy in the movie Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Carol in High Season. Later in 1999, she starred as Lucy Gilbert in Topsy-Turvy, for which she was also nominated for London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting actress of the Year. In 2002, she appeared as Penny in All or Nothing. For her role as Penny, Lesley won Evening Standard British Film Award for Best actress and London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British actress of the Year. In 2013's Romeo and Juliet, Lesley portrayed the role of The Nurse. In the same year she was also seen in A Five Star Life as Kate Sherman and in Spike Island as Margaret.

Apart from movies, Lesley has also appeared in several television series like Village Hall, Emmerdale, Barlow at Large, The Emigrants, A Bunch of Fives, Leap in the Dark, King Cinder, Mayday to name few. Her first television appearance was in the series Village Hall, where she appeared as Merle. Recently, she has appeared as Evelyn St. Croix Fleming in series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond and Gail Spicer Gail in Mayday.

Manville has been nominated for several awards including Royal Television Society Award, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting actress etc and has won the awards including National Board of Review Award for Best actress and Olivier Award for Best actress for her role in movie ghosts.

Lesley has an appealing personality with normal height. Although she is only 5 feet 2 inches tall, but her body measurements are more than perfect and her height of success is huge. She has got the talent and charm that could bind many viewers. Lesley also has a pair of long sexy legs that is flaunted very well in her short dresses. She looks hot and attractive on whatever she wears. Manville has reached 58 years old in her age now.

Regarding her personal life, Lesley was first married to Gary Oldman in 1987 but the couples left each other due to some personal reasons. The couples also have appeared together in the movie A Christmas Carol. Later she married Joe Dixon in 2000. But the couples again filed for a divorce in 2004 after four years of their marriage. She had one child from her first husband. Currently she is living with her son named Alfie in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Other information about her can also be accessed via her personal as well as official sites. Her short biography can also be found in wiki and IMDb. She can also be followed in social networking sites like twitter and Instagram. Besides, Manville is also a trained Saprano-Singer since she was eight years old.