Linda Bassett Biography (1950-)

Born c. 1950; father, a policeman; mother, a typist.

Actress, director

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Gertrude Stein, Waiting for the Moon, Skouras, 1987
  • Janet Swanton, Paris by Night, Cineplex Odeon, 1988
  • Traffik, Film Four International, 1989
  • Mrs. Miles, Let Him Have It, 1991
  • Sandra Matkin, A Small Dance, 1991
  • Madame Brontski, Haunted, 1995
  • Mother, Loved Up, 1995
  • Mary's mother, Mary Reilly, TriStar, 1996
  • Doctor, Indian Summer (also known as Alive and Kicking andAlive & Kicking), First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996
  • Betty Stratton, Oscar and Lucinda, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997
  • Mrs. Spud, Spoonface Steinberg, 1998
  • Ella Khan, East Is East, Miramax, 1999
  • Nurse, Beautiful People, Trimark, 1999
  • Also appeared in Leave to Remain.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Maud, Bramwell II, PBS, 1996
  • Maryann Money, Far from the Madding Crowd, PBS, 1998
  • Mary Thornton, The Life and Crimes of William Palmer, PBS, 1998
  • Abby Potterson, Our Mutual Friend (also known as Our Mutual Friend--By Charles Dickens), PBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • The housekeeper, Don Quixote, TNT, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Ellen, No Bananas, 1996
  • Carol-Anne Kumar, Out of Hours, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Mrs. Sheridan, "In It for the Monet," Boon, 1989
  • Rachel, Traffik, PBS, 1990
  • Mrs. Cornish, "Nothing to Hide," A Touch of Frost, 1994
  • Eileen, "Babies," Frank Stubbs Promotes, 1994
  • Stage Appearances
  • Shirley, Shona, Miss Cade, and Margaret, Fen, Joint Stock TheatreGroup, London, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, both 1983
  • Doctor, House, and first girl, Woyceck, Haymarket Studio Company,Liverpool, England, then Almeida Theatre, London, 1985
  • Mrs. Smith, The Bald Prima Donna, Haymarket Studio Company, then Almeida Theatre, 1985
  • Mother, June, and Flora, Aunt Dan and Lemon, New York ShakespeareFestival, Public Theatre, then Royal Court Theatre, London, both 1985
  • Marylou Baines, Mrs. Etherington, and Dolcie Star, Serious Money,London production, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, both 1987
  • Leontine, The Triumph of Love, Almeida Theatre, 1999
  • Five Kinds of Silence, Lyric Hammersmith, London, 2000
  • Also appeared in The Cherry Orchard, Leicester Haymarket Studio, London; Medea, Leicester Haymarket Studio; George Dandin, Leicester Haymarket Studio; and Abel's Sister, London production.

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