WorldCat Identities

Manville, Lesley

Works: 114 works in 455 publications in 5 languages and 16,681 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Film remakes  Romance films  Television mini-series  Independent films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lesley Manville
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 2,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, 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
Phantom thread by Daniel Day-Lewis( Visual )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,555 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 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 all ... love
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
Another year by Mike Leigh( Visual )

66 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 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 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 979 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 882 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 )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 810 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 Carlo Carlei( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Shakespeare's epic and searing love story has been revitalized for a whole new generation by Academy Award winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes and acclaimed director Carlo Carlei. Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld lead an extraordinary ensemble cast as Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed youths who fall for each other in spite of their feuding families. Filled with lush, enchanting imagery amid its original setting in Verona, Italy, this legendary tale of romance remains timeless and transcendent and as powerful as ever."--Publisher description
The Christmas candle by Samantha Barks( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every twenty-five years an angel visits the village of Gladbury and bestows a miracle on whoever lights the Christmas candle, but when the candle goes missing the legend may end
Painted lady by Julian Jarrold( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 647 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 )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 476 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 )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 473 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 disillustioned partner on the right path
Topsy-turvy by Allan Corduner( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 416 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 by John Nettles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 386 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 304 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 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
Mum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 175 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
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 174 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 )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 168 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
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Cranford : return to Cranford
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

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 (222)

Spanish (9)

German (8)

French (7)

Italian (7)