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Ruth Sheen (born 1952) is an English actress.

Born in London, Sheen began her career by training at the East 15 Acting School, and has appeared regularly on British television and in British films since 1988. On television, she had recurring roles as Nanny Simmons in Berkeley Square (1998), and as Nurse Ethel Carr in the series Bramwell (1995–1998). She has also appeared as four different characters in six episodes of The Bill between 1989 and 2004.

She has also appeared in five Mike Leigh films: in the female lead role of Shirley in High Hopes (1988); as Laughing Woman in Secrets & Lies (1996); as Maureen in All or Nothing (2002), as Lily in Vera Drake (2004) and as Gerri in Another Year (2010). Her role in High Hopes won her the Best Actress award at the 1989 European Film Awards.

In 2007, she played the role of Lyn, opposite Ben Whishaw's Steven, in the world premiere of Philip Ridley's stage play, Leaves of Glass at the Soho Theatre, London.

She also plays the mother of Jim Sturgess's character, Jamie, in Philip Ridley's feature film, Heartless.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruth Sheen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ruth Sheen (born 1952) is an English actress.

Born in London, Sheen began her career by training at the East 15 Acting School, and has appeared regularly on British television and in British films since 1988. On television, she had recurring roles as Nanny Simmons in Berkeley Square (1998), and as Nurse Ethel Carr in the series Bramwell (1995–1998). She has also appeared as four different characters in six episodes of The Bill between 1989 and 2004.

She has also appeared in five Mike Leigh films: in the female lead role of Shirley in High Hopes (1988); as Laughing Woman in Secrets & Lies (1996); as Maureen in All or Nothing (2002), as Lily in Vera Drake (2004) and as Gerri in Another Year (2010). Her role in High Hopes won her the Best Actress award at the 1989 European Film Awards.

In 2007, she played the role of Lyn, opposite Ben Whishaw's Steven, in the world premiere of Philip Ridley's stage play, Leaves of Glass at the Soho Theatre, London.

She also plays the mother of Jim Sturgess's character, Jamie, in Philip Ridley's feature film, Heartless.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ruth Sheen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 46

Birthday -

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 VS. as Fiona
2018 The Woman in White(5 episodes) as Mrs. Clements
2016 A Street Cat Named Bob as Elsie
2015 SuperBob as Pat
2015 Unforgotten(6 episodes) as Lizzie Wilton
2015 A Royal Night Out as Jack's Mum
2014 The One and Only Mike Leigh as Herself
2014 Mr. Turner as Sarah Danby
2014 Inside No. 9(1 episode) as Elizabeth Gadge
2013 Welcome to the Punch as Iris Warns
2010 Another Year as Gerri
2010 The Hardest Part as Bus Lady
2009 Heartless as Marion Morgan
2009 Misfits(5 episodes)
2009 Brave Young Men as Stephanie Malloy
2007 Fanny Hill(2 episodes) as Mrs Jones
2007 Fanny Hill as Mrs. Jones
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run as Claudine
2006 Vital Signs(3 episodes)
2005 Footprints in the Snow as Lady Victualler
2005 Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky(3 episodes)
2005 Imagine Me & You as Mrs. Webster
2004 Vera Drake as Lily
2002 All or Nothing as Maureen
2001 The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells(3 episodes) as Mrs. MacMananan
2001 Lorna Doone as Betty Muxworthy
2000 Never Never as Sandra
1999 Virtual Sexuality as Jackie Lovett
1998 Berkeley Square(10 episodes) as Nanny Simmons
1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling as Mrs. Harris
1997 Holding On(8 episodes)
1996 Different for Girls as Nosy neighbour
1996 Secrets & Lies as Laughing Woman
1996 Silent Witness(2 episodes)
1995 Bramwell(27 episodes)
1995 The Young Poisoner's Handbook as Molly
1994 Sin Bin as Viv Hastings
1993 Cracker(1 episode) as Jean McIlvanney
1993 When Pigs Fly as Marge
1993 Peak Practice(1 episode)
1992 Ghostwatch
1992 A Fatal Inversion
1990 Night Voice as Helen Baldwin
1988 High Hopes as Shirley
1986 Casualty(1 episode) as Barbara George
1984 The Bill(4 episodes)

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