Shirley Henderson Biography (1965-)

Born December 24, 1965, in Dunfermline (some sources cite Kincardine), Fife,Scotland. Addresses: Agent: Lorraine Hamilton, Hamilton Hodell, Ltd.,24 Hanway St., First Floor, London W1T 1UH, England (some sources cite 66-68Margaret St., Fifth Floor, London W1W 8SR, England).

Birth Details
December 24, 1965
Fife, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Dreaming, PolyGram Video, 1990
  • Mary, Salt on Our Skin (also known as Desire and Salz auf unserer Haut), VCL Communications, 1992
  • Morag, Rob Roy, United Artists, 1995
  • Gail, Trainspotting, Miramax, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Woman in dream, Speak Like a Child, British Film Institute, 1998
  • Debbie Phillips, Wonderland, Paramount, 1999
  • Leonora Braham/Yum-Yum, Topsy-Turvy, October Films, 1999
  • Annie, The Claim (also known as Le maitre de Kingdom Come and Redemption), United Artists, 2000
  • Voice, The Green Man of Knowledge (animated short film), 2000, also broadcast in the television series Animated Tales of the World, HBO
  • Jude, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Bridget Jones and Le journal de Bridget Jones), Miramax, 2001
  • Ella, Villa des roses, Dream Rock/Moonstone Entertainment/UpstreamPictures, 2002
  • Gaynor, The Girl in the Red Dress (short film), 2002
  • Janet Losey, Doctor Sleep (also known as Close Your Eyes and Hypnotic), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002
  • Lindsay Wilson, 24 Hour Party People, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002
  • Moaning Myrtle, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Alice, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (also known as Wilbur and Wilbur begaar selvmord), 2002, ThinkFilm, 2004
  • Alice, American Cousins, Bard Entertainments/Icon Film Distribution, 2003
  • Glenda Sands, Fishy (short film), Carlton/London Production Fund,2003
  • Ruby, AfterLife, Soda Pictures, 2003
  • Shirley, Once upon a Time in the Midlands, Sony Pictures Classics,2003
  • Jude, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (also known as BridgetJones--On the Edge, Bridget Jones 2, and Bridget Jones: L'age de raison), Universal, 2004
  • Kath, Frozen, Liminal Films/Shoreline Films/RS Productions, 2004
  • Sally, Intermission, IFC Films, 2004
  • Cleaner in swimming pool, Yes, Sony Pictures Classics, 2005
  • Moaning Myrtle, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Bros.,2005
  • Susannah, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (also known as Tristram Shandy), Revolution Films/Picturehouse Entertainment, 2005
  • Aunt Sophie, Marie-Antoinette, Sony Pictures Entertainment/Pathe,2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Elizabeth Findlay, Shadow of the Stone, Scottish Television, beginning 1987
  • Isobel Sutherland, Hamish Macbeth, BBC, 1995-97
  • Anne Marie, In a Land of Plenty, BBC, beginning 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Sally, Clarissa, BBC, 1991, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1992
  • Marie Melmotte, The Way We Live Now, BBC, 2001, also broadcast onMasterpiece Theatre, PBS
  • Catherine of Braganza, Charles II: The Power & and the Passion(also known as Charles II and The Last King), BBC, 2003, Artsand Entertainment, 2004
  • Movies
  • Andrea, Advocates I, Scottish Television, 1991
  • Lynette, Bumping the Odds, BBC, 1997
  • Charlotte, Dirty Filthy Love, Independent Television, 2004
  • Specials
  • Det store laerred: Wilbur begaar selvmord, TV2 (Denmark), 2002
  • The Making of "Charles II," 2003
  • Kate, The Taming of the Shrew, BBC, 2005
  • Mileva Maric, E=mc2, Channel 4 (England), 2005, broadcast on Nova, PBS, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Denise, "Results," Casualty, BBC, 1990
  • Guest, GMTV, Independent Television, 2003
  • Mileva Maric, "E=mc2," Nova, PBS, 2005, originally broadcast as aspecial on Channel 4 (England), 2005
  • Contributed a voice characterization to "The Green Man of Knowledge," Animated Tales of the World (animated), HBO, originally released as an short animated film.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Fanny, Entertaining Strangers, National Theatre, Cottsloe Theatre,London, 1987
  • Miranda, The Tempest, National Theatre, Cottsloe Theatre, 1988
  • Perdita, The Winter's Tale, National Theatre, Cottsloe Theatre, 1988
  • Rosie, My Mother Said I Never Should, Royal Court Theatre, London,1989
  • Title role, Eurydice, Chichester Theatre, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, England, 1990
  • Isobel, Lions in the Streets, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1993
  • Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1993
  • Evelyn, The Life of Stuff, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland,1996
  • Mandy, Shining Souls, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1997
  • Lynn, Anna Weiss, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1999
  • Mary, The Maiden Stone, Hampstead Theatre, 1999
  • Appeared as Maggie, The Mill on the Floss, Shared Experience Theatre Company; in The Pelican, National Studio.

Further Reference


    • Interview, March, 2000, p. 100

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