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Brenda Blethyn
photo credit: amberlyn
Age 71
Birthday 20 February, 1946
Birthplace Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Secrets & Lies, Pride & Prejudice
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Brenda Anne Blethyn, OBE (née Bottle; 20 February 1946) is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television and film, best known for her role in Mike Leigh's 1996 drama Secrets & Lies, and, from 2011, for the title role in the TV detective series Vera.

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2016 Ethel & Ernest Ethel Briggs
2014 Two Men in Town Emily Smith
2013 Mary and Martha Martha
2013 Henry Hugglemonster Ernestine Enormomonster
2012 Playhouse Presents Nina
2011 My Angel Headmistress
2011 Vera DCI Vera Stanhope
2009 The Calling Sister Ignatious
2009 Dead Man Running Mother
2009 London River Elisabeth
2007 Atonement Grace Turner



(on not having children): It just didn't happen. I don't know if it's selfishness. It's the most natural thing in the world, what we're here to do, but I just wasn't brave enough to make that decision. Sometimes I wonder..."


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Nominated for 39 Awards | Won 14

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