Lesley Ann Manville is a renowned actress from the United Kingdom. She is best known for her role as Penny Bassett in a British drama film All or Nothing. For this role, she received London Film Critics Circle Awards for British Actress of the Year. She has been also nominated for Academy Award for her best supporting role in an American movie Phantom Thread.
Manville was born to British parents Jean and Ron Manville, on March 12, 1956, in Brighton, East Sussex in the United Kingdom. She was raised in nearby Hove, as one of three daughters. She began taking training as a soprano singer from the age of 8. She twice became an under-18 champion of Sussex.
During her childhood, she appeared in television series King Cinder. For this role, she gained a place at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at the age of 15. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, Manville is a White British.
Ann Manville made her first screen debut in a British soap opera Emmerdale, which was aired on ITV, a commercial TV network in the United Kingdom. The stars of this series were Robert Sugden, Eric Pollard, Victoria Sugden, and Zak Dingle.
Later, she appeared in British drama film of Mike Newell called Dance with a Stranger. The co-stars of this movie were Miranda Richardson and Rupert Everett. They collected £850,000 amount at the box office against the budget of £1,360,000.
In the year 2010, she starred in a British comedy-drama film Another Year, along with Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen. This movie was directed by Mike Leigh and produced by Georgina Lowe. This movie made $18.1 million amount at the box office with the budget of $8 million.
Recently, she featured in a hit American period drama film Phantom Thread, together with Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps. This movie has been written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The movie grossed $44.5 million at the box office against the budget of $35 million.
Likewise, she has also starred in numerous hit movies such as Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, High Hopes, Topsy-Turvy, Vera Drake, The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, Womb, Romeo and Juliet, A Five Star Life, The Christmas Candle, Mr. Turner, and Rupture.
Similarly, she also featured in several hit television soap opera including Softly Softly: Task Force, A Bunch of Fives, The Gentle Touch, Coronation Street, Performance, Little Napoleons, Painted Lady, Law & Order: the UK, An Adventure in Space and Time, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, and Mum.
Lesley has been married twice in her life. While she was a student in high school, she dated her boyfriend Peter Duncan, an actor. Later she married actor Gary Oldman in 1987. The couple first met each other while working. They both were working at the Royal Court Theatre. However, she couldn't continue her relationship with her husband Oldman and separated from him in 1990.
After him, she married her second spouse Joe Dixon and lived with him for more than four years. The couple got divorced in 2004. In 2007, she used to live with her son Alfie Oldman. Currently, she is living a single life.
The beautiful and talented actress Lesley Ann Manville has been able to list her name in the list of massive earning celebrities. For her role in numerous movies and television, she charges a big chunk of salary.
Likewise, she also collected a handsome sum of money through endorsements and aid. As per the report of some online sources, the net worth of this beautiful lady is estimated to be $850,000.