Brenda Blethyn

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Brenda Blethyn
  • Birth Name: Brenda Anne Bottle
  • Birth Place: Ramsgate, Kent, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/20/1946, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Brenda Blethyn Fast Facts:
  • Is the youngest of nine children.
  • Born with an extra finger on her left hand, which was removed shortly after her birth.
  • Worked for 10 years in an administrative career before enrolling in the Guildford School of Acting.
  • Made her first American theater appearance in the 1991 off-Broadway production of Absent Friends, for which she earned the Theater World Award for Outstanding New Talent.
  • Made her film debut in 1990's The Witches.
  • Participated in the 2002 London Marathon.
  • Was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2003.
  • Brenda Blethyn Relationships:
  • Martin Bottle - Brother
  • Bill Bottle - Brother
  • Alan Blethyn - Ex-husband
  • Bernard Bottle - Brother
  • Jeannie - Sister
  • Michael Mayhew - Significant Other
  • Pam - Sister
  • Terry Bottle - Brother
  • Louisa Bottle - Mother
  • Ted Bottle - Brother
  • William Bottle - Father
  • Brian Bottle - Brother
  • Brenda Blethyn Awards:
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1998 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress - Nominee
  • College:
  • Guildford School of Acting, Guildford, Surrey, England (1974)

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