• Brenda  Blethyn

    Brenda Blethyn

    Born on February 20th, 1946

    From Ramsgate, Kent, England

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated
Actress
Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
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Saving Grace

Brenda Blethyn stars as Grace Trevethen, whose late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast - and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when Grace is asked to tend an ailing, if illicit, plant she gets an outrageous idea.

Golden Globe (2001)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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Secrets & Lies

After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated.

Golden Globe (1997)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Won
Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role