Lesley Manville


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March 12, 1956
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Lesley Manville Movies

  • Maleficent: Mistress…
  • Phantom Thread
  • Hampstead
  • Maleficent
  • Vera Drake
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Dance with a Stranger

Lesley Manville movie quotes, phrases and lines

“The thing is, when you have a child with someone, like it or not, you’re going to have to have a continuing relationship with them.”
Lesley Manville

“I’m fascinated by food. Food is love, isn’t it?”
Lesley Manville

“The more life you have, the more it’s in your pores, the more able you are to be creative as an artist.”
Lesley Manville

“For me, personality acting is not that interesting. I don’t want to just be myself.”
Lesley Manville

In: The Art of Acting and Filmmaking

“Stage is the ultimate test; I like watching established screen actors on stage to see if they can really do it. But it’s great to have a healthy mixture of the two. Film is so technical: there’s something very particular about the relationship between you and the camera. It took a long time for me to get good on film.”
Lesley Manville

From the movie: Hampstead

“- Susan: I need to marry a millionaire.
– Fiona: You married a millionaire.
– Susan: I need a spare. What if this one pops his clogs?”

Rosalind Ayres – Susan
Lesley Manville – Fiona

From the movie: Hampstead

“- Fiona: Listen, could you be an absolute star and come back tonight? There’s something I need to talk about.
– Emily Walters: Oh, well, I’m sorry, but I’m having dinner with Philip tonight.
– Fiona: Oh! You can cancel him. He’s only your son.”

Lesley Manville – Fiona
Diane Keaton – Emily Walters

From the movie: Hampstead

“If we wait too long we shrivel up like some imported apricot sitting on the shelf in Waitrose.”
Lesley Manville – Fiona

From the movie: Phantom Thread

“- Cyril: You have the ideal shape.
– Alma: I do?
– Cyril: He likes a little belly.”

Lesley Manville – Cyril
Vicky Krieps – Alma

From the movie: Phantom Thread

“She’s getting fat sitting around waiting for you to fall in love with her again.”

Lesley Manville – Cyril

From the movie: Phantom Thread

“His routine, when he’s in it, is best not shaken. This is a quiet time. Not to be misused. If breakfast isn’t right, it’s very hard for him to recover for the rest of the day.”

Lesley Manville – Cyril

From the movie: Phantom Thread

“- Reynolds Woodcock: Is there something I’m unaware of? Because as far as I can remember, all I’ve done is to dress her beautifully.
– Cyril: I don’t think that matters to some people, I think they want what is fashionable and chic.
– Reynolds Woodcock: Chic? Oh, don’t you start using that filthy little word, Chic! Whoever invented that ought to…” (continue)
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Daniel Day-Lewis – Reynolds Woodcock
Lesley Manville – Cyril