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Manville, Lesley

Overview
Works: 89 works in 356 publications in 5 languages and 14,542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Fantasy films  Film remakes  History 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lesley Manville
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how the beautiful, idyllic Maleficant became evil and put a curse on the infant Aurora
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,301 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."
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,232 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,175 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 )

53 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 984 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 971 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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 869 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 789 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 )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 685 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Sheridan is a semi-retired, former '60s rock singer. She seems resigned to a life lived on a crumbling country estate, ruminating about her past. Everything changes when a botched robbery leaves her friend Sir Charles Stafford dead and one of his prized pantings missing. Determined to retrieve the masterpiece and find the killer, Maggie plunges into the dark underworld of the art trade. Posing as a wealthy Polish countess, she sets off on a treacherous path from Ireland to London to New York and back again. Meanwhile, Sebastian, the troubled son of Sir Charles, embarks on his own path of discovery. Where the two trails meet, life begins to imitate art to deadly effect
Molly Moon and the incredible book of hypnotism( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 472 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
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 388 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 305 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 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 180 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 166 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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 161 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
Spike Island( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses
Womb by Kiki Smith( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision
 
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Alternative Names
Lesley Manville actrice britannique

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 بازیگر بریتانیایی

ليزلي مانفيل

ليزلي مانفيل ممثلة بريطانية

레슬리 맨빌

レスリー・マンヴィル

蕾絲莉·蔓薇爾

Languages
English (177)

German (10)

Spanish (9)

Italian (8)

French (6)

Covers
Cranford