Lesley Manville is an English actress. Her acting career started in the 1970s. She first gained recognition for starring in the series Emmerdale Farm. In the ’80s, she started her film career with performances in High Season and Dance with a Stranger, among others. In 1999, her performance in the film Topsy-Turvy earned her acclaim. She was again acclaimed for her role in the 2010 film Another Year. For this, she was awarded the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, among other awards. In the 2010s, she had remarkable roles in the movies Malefice and Romeo and Juliet. Her performance in the 2017 film Phantom Thread got her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.