You’ll be speechless after seeing newly discovered photos of Vera star Brenda Blethyn’s early career.
BRENDA BLETHYN has won numerous awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
Brenda Blethyn, 75, looks stunning in old photographs from her career.
Brenda Blethyn, 75, looks stunning in these photos from her early career.
The actress has a long and illustrious career, and she is currently starring in ITV’s Vera.
Brenda began her acting career in her late twenties before enrolling at the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, England.
She then joined the Royal National Theatre, where she gained acclaim for her roles in Troilus and Cressida, Mysteries, Steaming, and Benefactors, for which she received an Olivier nomination.
Mike Leigh’s Grown-Ups was her first television appearance in 1980.
Brenda made her big screen debut in 1990 with a small role in Roald Dahl’s The Witches, a film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel.
Her leading role in Mike Leigh’s 1996 drama Secrets and Lies earned her a number of accolades, including Best Actress at Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe nomination, and an Academy Award nomination.
Two years later, for her role in Little Voice, the actress received her second Academy Award nomination.
Brenda has since appeared in a number of big-budget and indie films, and is best known for her role as DCI Vera Stanhope in the British crime drama Vera.
In 1984, Brenda was seen on the set of Chance in a Million.
Brenda on set of Chance in a Million with co-star Simon Callow in 1984.
Brenda was a young woman in 1977, before she began her career in television films.
Brenda (far left) with the Benefactors cast in 1984.
Brenda in a jacuzzi photoshoot from 1996.
Brenda at the 1997 Academy Awards, looking stunning in a yellow gown.