Linda Bassett

Biography

Linda Bassett (born 4 February 1950) is an English actress, who is well known in the United Kingdom for her film career. She is married to the journalist Julian Foster. Bassett was born in Kent, England to a typist mother and a police officer father. Her roles include the award-winning part of Ella Khan in the 1999 British comedy film East is East. Other roles include Mrs Jennings in the three-part BBC adaptation Sense and Sensibility, Queenie Turill in Lark Rise to Candleford, Doll in the film Cass, and Mrs. Brenner in the American-German film The Reader. She was also in Calendar Girls and played Cora, who was March. Bassett currently plays Grandma in the BBC comedy Grandma's House.

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West is West

Ella Khan

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Spivs

Auntie Vee

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Kinky Boots

Mel

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Colour Me Kubrick

Trolley Lady

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Alive and Kicking

Doctor

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The Martins

Anthea

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Separate Lies

Maggie

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Oscar and Lucinda

Betty Stratton

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Beautiful People

Sister

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Don Quixote

Huishoudster

Starring In
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Effie Gray

Anna

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West is West

Ella Khan

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The Reader

Ms. Brenner

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Cass

Doll

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Kinky Boots

Mel

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Colour Me Kubrick

Trolley Lady

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Separate Lies

Maggie

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Spivs

Auntie Vee

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Calendar Girls

Cora

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The Hours

Nelly Boxall

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The Martins

Anthea

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Don Quixote

Huishoudster

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East Is East

Ella Khan

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Far From The Madding Crowd

Maryann Money

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Beautiful People

Sister

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Oscar and Lucinda

Betty Stratton

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Alive and Kicking

Doctor

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Mary Reilly

Mary's Mother

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Haunted

Madame Brontski

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Let Him Have It

Mrs. Miles

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