Linda Bassett

  • Birth Place: Pluckley, Kent, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • In the 1970s, she devised acting work for children that would be put on in playgrounds and at festivals.
  • Played the role of Mrs. Smith in a stage production of The Bald Prima Donna in 1985 at the then Almeida Theatre in London.
  • Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991.
  • Posed naked for the month of October in Calendar Girls in 2003.
  • Raised awareness for the charity Safe Rescue by posing in a 2015 calendar.
  • Described how she watched many episodes of Call The Midwife before appearing in the show in 2015, but had to ration herself because many moved her to tears.


  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Attended University of Leeds, Leeds, England

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