Lesley Sharp

Lesley Sharp Biography, Age, Facts, Awards, Net Worth, Husband, Family

Lesley Sharp is a British stage, film, and television actress best known for her roles in “Clocking Off” (2000-2001), “Bob & Rose” (2001), and “Afterlife” (2005-2006). She is particularly well-known for her roles in the 1997 films “The Full Monty,” “Naked,” and “From Hell.” She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the 1997 film The Full Monty. She played DC Janet Scott in the ITV drama “Scott & Bailey” from 2011 until 2016.

Sharp has had an interest in acting since childhood, and she indicated that she began acting because she felt “invisible” as a youngster and did not “quite fit in.” She has stated that seeing Dick Emery on television inspired her to become an actress. In 1986, she made her film debut in Alan Clarke’s “Rita, Sue, and Bob Too.” She then featured in “The Rachel Papers,” “Close My Eyes,” “Naked,” “Priest,” “Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child,” “The Full Monty,” and many other films.

She has acted in films as well as TV series and dramas such as “Playing the Field”, “Great Expectations”, “Nature Boy”, “Clocking Off”, “From Hell”, “The Second Coming”, “Drake”, “Afterlife”, “Capital” and others. In October 2005, she performed in her first stage performance in a decade in the play The God of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse in London, followed by Harper Regan at the Royal National Theatre in 2008 and Helen in the play A Taste of Honey at the Royal National Theatre in 2014.

Early Life

Karen Makinson, the actress Lesley Sharp’s birth name, was born on April 3, 1960, in Manchester, England. When she was six weeks old, she was adopted and given the name Lesley Sharp. As a result, she has British nationality and is of British-White origin, making her race white.

She was born in Manchester and reared in her birthplace of Formby, Liverpool. Lesley recently celebrated her 61st birthday with her family on April 3, 2021. Her birthday falls under the Zodiac sign of Aries, and she is a Christian. Lesley was adopted by the Sharps, a Scottish couple. She only has one sibling, an elder sister. In terms of schooling, Lesley graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1982.

Celebrated Name Lesley Sharp
Age 62 Years
Nick Name Lesley Sharp
Birth Name Lesley Sharp
Birth Date 1960-04-03
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Manchester, United Kingdom
Husband Nicholas Gleaves
Ethnicity British-White
Religion Christianity


    • 1986 – Rita, Sue, and Bob Too
    • 1987 – Road
    • 1989 – The Rachel Papers
    • 1991 – Close My Eyes
    • 1993 – Naked 
    • 1994 – Priest 
    • 1997 – The Full Monty
    • 2001 – From Hell
    • 2004 – Vera Drake
    • 2008 – Inkheart

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TV Shows

    • 1994 – Dandelion Dead
    • 1995 – Prime Suspect
    • 1999-2001 – Playing the Field
    • 1999 – Daylight Robbery
    • 2000-2001 – Clocking Off
    • 2001 – Bob & Rose
    • 2003 – The Second Coming
    • 2005-2006 – Afterlife
    • 2008 – Doctor Who, “The Children”
    • 2009 – The Diary of Anne Frank, “Red Riding”, “Moving On”, “Return to Cranford”
    • 2010 – Agatha Christie’s Poirot
    • 2010 – Whistle and I’ll Come to You
    • 2011 – Leah’s Story
    • 2011-2016 – Scott & Bailey
    • 2011 – The Shadow Line
    • 2012 – Protecting Our Children, “Corfu – A Tale of Two Islands”
    • 2012-2013 – Starlings
    • 2013 – Who Do You Think You Are?
    • 2015 – Capital, “Paranoid”, “Tom Daley: Diving for Gold”
    • 2017 – Three Girls, “Living the Dream”
    • 2021 – Fate: The Winx Saga, “Before We Die”

Lesley Sharp Husband

Lesley Sharp is the wife of her husband, Nicholas Gleaves. Their wedding is planned for February 1994. The lovely couple has two children (son) named Zachary (born in October 1994) and Gabriel (b. 12 March 1998). The couple is enjoying their current life without interruptions. Her sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Inside Lesley Sharp And Husband Nicholas Gleaves' Family Life

Lesley Sharp Net Worth 

Lesley Sharp is a successful and skilled actress. Lesley’s net worth is predicted to be between $5 million as of 2021. Her acting job is her primary source of riches. She has made a fortune since beginning her profession in 1986, and she is still active in the area.

According to reports, her annual compensation is about $1 million. Her riches allow her to live a luxury lifestyle.

Achievements and Awards

  • Olivier Award nominations in 1988 for “A Family Affair” and 1992 for “Uncle Vanya”
  • In 1998, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in “The Full Monty,” and she was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for the same performance.
  • In 2002, she was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for her performance in “Bob and Rose.”
  • In 2006, she was awarded the Royal Television Society for her role in “Afterlife.”

Did You Know?

  • Karen Makinson was renamed Lesley Sharp when she was adopted at the age of six weeks.
  • Lesley Sharp was nominated for a BAFTA TV Best Actress Award for her performance in Bob & Rose. In 2007
  • Mary and Mick is a short film directed by Lesley Sharp.

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