Friday January 24, 2020

Lesley Manville has the time of her life

After half a century in the business, the actress has reached a career peak in her seventh decade

8th December, 2019
Lesley Manville: ‘I want to be a chameleon. I’m not interested in playing the same character over and over.’ Picture: Getty

There’s every chance the first time you became aware of Lesley Manville was just last year, when she earned an Oscar nomination for her powerfully severe portrayal of Cyril Woodcock, sister of Daniel Day-Lewis’s Reynolds in Paul Thomas Anderson’s creepy haute couture psychodrama Phantom Thread. Manville has, however, been acting, quite brilliantly, since she was a teenager. Now she‘s having what the kids would call “a moment”, with half a dozen high-profile projects on the...

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