Shirley Henderson Biography

Birthday: 1965-11-24
Place of Birth: Kincardine, Fife
Height: 5' 0½" (1.54 m) Mini Biograph
Wiki Biography: The eldest of three sisters, Shirley Henderson was born into a working-class family in the village of Kincardine in Fife, Scotland. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. Her first break came when she watched a singer on the "Opportunity Knocks" (1956) TV talent program and decided she could do as well. She entered and won a talent competition at Butlins Holiday Camp and from there graduated to local music club gigs. She was later accepted by London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She performed on stage in England's National Theatre company, which led to a role on the British TV drama "Hamish Macbeth" (1995) with future Trainspotting (1996) co-star Robert Carlyle. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography Shirley Henderson grew up in Fife, Scotland. She began performing young and at the age of 13 found herself singing in a boxing ring between bouts after winning a local singing competition. She went on to sing in the local working men's clubs on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. After deciding upon acting as a career, she uprooted to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1986 she embarked upon a stage career that included spells at the National Theatre under the direction of Peter Hall, the Royal Court, the Traverse, Hampstead, the Citizens, Shared Experience and most recently in Anna Weiss at the Whitehall Theatre under the direction of Michael Attenborough. Her first on-screen break saw her playing opposite Robert Carlyle in the popular TV series "Hamish Macbeth" (1995) which led to small roles in Rob Roy (1995) and Trainspotting (1996).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Treasure Island 1950 Adventure
Hamish Macbeth 1995 - 1997 Comedy
The Way We Live Now Marie Melmotte 2001
May Contain Nuts 2009 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Desire Mary 1992 Drama, Romance
Trainspotting 1996 Comedy
Wonderland Debbie 2000 Drama
The Claim 2001 Drama, Romance
Villa des roses Ella 2002 Drama, Romance
24 Hour Party People Lindsay 2002 Comedy, Drama
Close Your Eyes Janet Losey 2002 Crime, Horror, Mystery
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Alice 2002 Comedy, Drama, Romance
American Cousins Alice 2003 Crime, Drama
AfterLife Ruby 2004 Drama
Yes Cleaner 2004
Dirty Filthy Love Charlotte 2004 Drama, Romance
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Susannah 2006 Comedy, Drama
Frozen Kath 2006 Thriller
Marie Antoinette Aunt Sophie 2006 Drama, History
I Really Hate My Job Alice 2007
The Wild Child The Matron 2008
Wild Child Matron 2008 Biography, 0
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Edythe 2008 Comedy, Romance
Life During Wartime Joy 2010
The Nutcracker in 3D The Nutcracker 2011 Action, Family, Fantasy
Everyday Karen 2013 Drama
The Look of Love Rusty Humphries 2013 Biography, Comedy, Drama
Therese Suzanne 2013 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Filth Bunty 2013 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Set Fire to the Stars Shirley 2014 Drama