Lesley Manville Bio, Relationship With Gary Oldman, Awards and Nominations
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Lesley Manville is an English actress whose expertise in theatre, film, and television has earned him several nominations and awards, including the London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year, the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, and an Oscar nomination as an actress in a supporting role for her role in the film Phantom Thread.

Lesley Manville Bio

Manville was born Lesley Ann Manville on March 12, 1956, in Brighton, East Sussex, as the daughter of the former ballet dancer Jean and the taxi driver Ron Manville. She grew up in Hove and was trained as a soprano from an early age. Before she was eighteen, she had twice been champion in Sussex.

Career

Manville began acting as a teenager and appeared in television series like King Cinder. At the age of 15, she was accepted into the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. She made her first professional debut in 1972 in a West End musical I and Albert, followed by the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm. In the series from 1974 – 1974 she appeared in a total of 80 episodes.

From 1978 – 1990 she built an outstanding career as a stage actress, appearing in such plays as Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Top Girls, Serious Money, As You Like It, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters.

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She took a short break from the stage to dedicate herself to acting in movies. During this time she acted in several television and film productions.

Her television appearances include prominent roles in the dramas Holding On Real Women The Cazalets, North & South Cranford, Cards on the Table, a feature-length episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot that was broadcast in 2006.

In 2005 she returned to the stage and appeared in several productions of the National Theatre, including His Dark Materials, Her Naked Skin, The Alchemist. The Old Vic’s productions of All About My Mother, Six Degrees of Separation, and the Channel 4 drama The Queen from 2009 are just a few more films in which she appeared.

Her most recent work is the stunning 2017 film Phantom Thread, in which she appears alongside Daniel Day-Lewis as Cyril Woodcock’s sister. For this role alone, Manville received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for the best supporting actress.

She was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at the 2015 birthday celebrations.

Her Relationship With Gary Oldman

The actress who won several awards was married to the co-actor Gary Oldman from 1987-1990. They met during their work at the Royal Court Theatre.

Oldman left her three months after her son Alfie was born in 1989. Manville remarried Joe Dixon in 2000, but the couple separated in 2004.

Lesley Manville Awards And Nominations

Lesley Manville has won the following awards:

  • The London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year,
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actress.
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Actress of the Year
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
  • Olivier Award for Best Actress
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award
  • London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Supporting Actress of the Year(2017)

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She has been nominated for the following awards

  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actress of the Year(1999)
  • Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress(2002)
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Actress of the Year(2002)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role(2010)
  • BIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress(2010)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress(2010)
  • European Film Award for Best Actress(2010)
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance(2010)
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (2017)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role(2017)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress(2017)
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress(2017)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress(2017)
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress(2017)
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress(2017)
  • Oscars Awards for Actress in a Supporting Role(2018)