North East UK news Vera star Brenda Blethyn expects to work until her 'dying day' PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Vera's leading lady Brenda Blethyn has opened up about her future ambitions in an interview with Good Housekeeping
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Vera star Brenda Blethyn fully expects to be working until the end of her life, having already been in the business for over 40 years. Now 75, Brenda has been in countless TV shows and films including Secrets and Lies, for which she won both a BAFTA and Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination and Little Voice, which earned her a second Oscar nod. For the past decade, she has become best known to millions of viewers as DCI Vera Stanhope, the title character in smash hit ITV drama Vera, based on the novels of Whitley Bay author Ann Cleeves. And as fans look forward to seeing the first few episodes of series 11, Brenda has told Good Housekeeping: “My parents worked until their dying days, and I fully expect to be doing the same. Read the full interview with Brenda Blethyn in the May issue of Good Housekeeping on sale the 7th of April. (Image: Trevor Leighton) “Mum had about six jobs to put food on the table and dad spent the latter part of his life working in a ladies’ dress shop as a handyman. “They instilled that work ethic in me; if you want to earn some money, you’ve got to work for it.
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. That’s just a number, isn’t it?” This week Brenda has cause to celebrate as Vera was named as one of the top 5 fictional detectives by readers of world famous paper The Washington Post. And on the subject of roles available to older actors, she added: “I do think it’s becoming more inclusive, but not before time.
“When I starred in the film Saving Grace, about a middle-aged widow, it took five years to get it off the ground. “I’m trying to get Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story, a wonderful book about a group of septuagenarians, turned into a TV series at the moment. I hope that will be a little easier.” Read the full interview with Brenda Blethyn in the May issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale from April 7.
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