Lesley Manville Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Lesley Manville

Full NameLesley Ann Manville
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 157 cm
in meters - 1.57 m
in feet inches - 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms - 60 kg
in pounds - 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-36
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthMarch 12, 1956
Age (as in 2018)62 Years
Birth PlaceBrighton, Sussex, England
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureLesley Manville Signature
HometownEast Grinstead, West Sussex
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm- Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Lesley Manville Film Debut Dance With A Stranger
TV- Village Hall (1974)
FamilyFather- Ron Manville
Mother- Jean Manville
Brother- Not Known
Sisters- 3 (Names Not Known)
Address (FanMail)ARG
4A Exmoor Street
London W10 6BD
Favorite Things
Favorite Co-Star(s)Lesley Sharp, Timothy Spall, Deborah Findlay
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
Boyfriends/AffairsGary Oldman, English Actor
Joe Dixon, English Television and Film Actor
Husband(s)/Spouse(s)Gary Oldman, English Actor (m.1987-div.1990)
Lesley Manville With Her Ex-Husband Gary Oldman
Joe Dixon, English Television and Film Actor (m.2000-div.2004)
Marriage Year(s)1987 (Gary Oldman)
2000 (Joe Dixon)
ChildrenSon- Alfie Oldman
Lesley Manville With Her Son Alfie Oldman
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$2 million

Lesley Manville

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lesley Manville

  • Does Lesley Manville smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Lesley Manville drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • She was born in a mediocre family to father Ron Manville, a taxicab driver and mother Jean, a former ballet dancer.
  • She was given childhood training as a soprano singer from age 8, which made her Under 18 champion of Sussex.
  • In her initial teenage years, she began her acting career and appeared in a six-part British kids television series titled King Cinder.
  • At the age of 15, she became a member of Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, an independent theater school for pupils aged from 10 to 19.
  • In 1972, she did her theater debut for West End Theater’s program- I and Albert.
  • Two years later, she came with her television debut in the show Village Hall, as Merle in the episode- Dancing in the Dark.
  • From 1978, she became a professional theater actress and started performing in plays organized by Royal Shakespeare Company’s Warehouse and Royal Court Theatre.
  • Her role as Pat in the play The Pope’s Wedding directed by Max Stafford-Clark at Royal Court Theater was appreciated highly by the public. Lesley Manville In The Play The Popes Wedding
  • In 1985, in a British drama film titled “Dance with a Stranger,” she made her film debut playing a side role named Maryanne.
  • Her plays for Royal Court Theatre included Andrea Dunbar’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1981) and Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls (1982) and Serious Money (1987).
  • While working at Royal Court Theater, she fell in love with Gary Oldman, her first husband. After dating each other for few months, the couple got married in 1987.
  • Lesley and Gary were blessed with a son named Alfie, and after three months of their son’s birth, the couple got separated. Lesley Manville With Gary Oldman And Their Son
  • In 1990, she worked with Greenwich Theater and performed in their naturalistic play named Miss Julie, playing the lead character Miss Julie. Lesley Manville As Miss Julie
  • Lesley was not even able to secure her second marriage as in 2000, she got married to Joe Dixon, and in 2004, the couple got divorced.
  • After her performance in Miss Julie, she gave a 15 year-long-break to stage and returned with her back-to-back plays by National Theater named Some Girl(s), His Dark Materials, Pillars of the Community, and The Alchemist. Lesley Manville In Hit Theater Plays
  • She got nominated for London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Supporting Actress of the Year for her notable performance in British musical drama film titled “Topsy-Turvy.” Leslie Manville In Topsy Turvy
  • Lesley did a stupendous work in 2000 in a four-episode British television drama miniseries- Other People’s Children, and in 2002 TV film- Bodily Harm, for which she was nominated for Best Female Actor at the Royal Television Society Awards.
  • Her appearance in different TV series, viz. Holding On in 1997, The Cazalets in 2001, North & South in 2004, and Cranford in 2007, took her acting career to new heights.
  • With her evergreen passion towards acting, she grabbed the lead role of Mary Smith in British comedy-drama film- Another Year, which made her win five awards as well as five nominations in different categories. Here’s a trailer showcasing her performance:

  • She has always accomplished every sort of role be it small, side or lead with her 100% potential and this is the unique thing about Lesley, which has helped her throughout in spreading her wings and exploring new opportunities in the industry.
  • Apart from earning name and fame from movies and TV shows, she has not kept aside her unconditional love for theater and has performed in a lot of theater plays throughout her career.
  • In 2015, she was honored with OBE, i.e., Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her drama career in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List. Lesley Manville Honored With OBE
  • In 2017, she was starred as Cyril Woodcock, sister of Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel Day-Lewis in an American drama film titled “Phantom Thread.” Her performance in the movie garnered the attention of the audience and made her famous worldwide. Here’s a clipping of her acting in the movie:

  • For her promising role in the film, she was nominated for Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress,  Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress. Moreover, she is also nominated for the prestigious Oscar Award for her role in Phantom Thread.
  • She has been starred in a British period drama and television series- Harlots, as Lydia Quigley. Lesley Manville In Harlots
  • Till 2017, she has appeared in around 56 TV shows, 30 Theater plays, and 25 Movies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *