Marion Bailey

Marion Bailey was a prolific British TV, film and theater actress who had a long and extensive working relationship with the Academy Award-nominated director Mike Leigh. Raised in the historic English county of ... Read more »
Born: 05/05/1951 in Bushey, UK

Filmography

Actor (14)

The Trials of Jimmy Rose 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Turner 2014 (Movie)

Sophia Booth (Actor)

Persuasion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

All or Nothing 2002 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Heat of the Sun 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Nasty Neighbours 1999 (Movie)

Jean Peach (Actor)

Dalziel & Pascoe: A Killing Kindness 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Get Me Started 1992 (Movie)

Gill Lane (Actor)

The Plymouth Express 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret of Bay 5B 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Way Upstream 1986 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Meantime 1982 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Sakharov (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Marion Bailey was a prolific British TV, film and theater actress who had a long and extensive working relationship with the Academy Award-nominated director Mike Leigh. Raised in the historic English county of Middlesex, Bailey always set her sights on an acting career. As a young girl she honed her craft as a member of Britain's prestigious National Youth Theatre, where Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Firth and Helen Mirren were among her contemporaries. When it came time to enroll in college, Bailey enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, thus further advancing her understanding of the craft. After college Bailey wasted no time in auditioning for TV roles, and soon nabbed recurring parts on several British mini-series, including "Jury" (CBC, 1974), "Charlie" (BBC, 1984), and "To Have and to Hold" (BBC, 1986). In 1984 she appeared in Mike Leigh's comedy-drama "Meantime," thus beginning a long-lasting working relationship that would see Bailey cast in several of the director's films, including "All or Nothing" (2002) and "Vera Drake" (2004). Bailey's film and TV career continued to thrive well into the 2010s, but through it all she never gave up her first love of theater. Throughout her screen acting career, Bailey appeared in several productions on London's West End, and in 2011 reteamed with Leigh once again in the National Theatre's production of "Grief," which he directed. In 2014 Bailey appeared in her fourth Mike Leigh directed film, the period biographical drama, "Mr. Turner." The film debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and received unanimous praise from both critics and audiences.

Milestones

2014

Appeared in her fourth Mike Leigh film, "Mr. Turner."

2004

Appeared in Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake."

Bonus Trivia

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Bailey has appeared in four Mike Leigh films, including the 2014 biographical drama, "Mr. Turner."

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As a teenager, Bailey was a member of the National Youth Theatre where Daniel Day Lewis and Helen Mirren were among her acting contemporaries.

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