Brenda Blethyn is an English screen and stage actress. The veteran has been an on-screen presence since 1980, and a stage presence for longer than that.
Her body of work is as prolific as it is esteemed, and she has won numerous awards, including two Academy Award nominations.
In this article, we look at the storied four-decade-long career of Brenda Blethyn to find out the extent of her net worth.
What is Brenda Blethyn’s Net Worth? Earnings & Salary Breakdown
As of June 2020, Brenda Blethyn has a net worth of $5 million. Her wealth comes from her four-decade-long career as an on-screen actress and an even longer career if you consider her stage career.
She made her stage debut in 1976 as part of the Royal National Theatre entourage and appeared in such plays as Troilus and Cressida, Mysteries, Steaming, and Benefactors.
Her on-screen debut came in 1980 in the BBC TV movie. Grown-Ups. The ensuing decade saw Blethyn appear in numerous TV shows like Yes Minister and Tales of the Unexpected. She also played Angela Foley in the miniseries, Death of an Expert Witness.
Brenda Blethyn, Brad Pitt, and Craig Sheffer in A River Runs Through It
Her movie debut followed in 1990 with a minor appearance in the dark fantasy movie, The Witches. She found widespread popularity starring alongside Craig Sheffer and Brad Pitt, among others in the 1992 period drama, A River Runs Through It.
Her career breakthrough came in the 1996 drama movie, Secret & Lies — featuring an ensemble cast of Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall, and Phyllis Logan, among others.
For her starring role as Cynthia Rose Purley, Blethyn won a Cannes Best Actress Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She also landed her first Academy Award nomination.
Her second nomination came for her starring role as Mari Hoff in the 1998 musical, Little Voice — also starring Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, and Ewan McGregor.
Her longevity in the industry is a testament to her talent, craft, and dedication. In the latter half of her career, she has been seen in such movies as Saving Grace, Beyond the Sea, A Way of Life, Pride & Prejudice, and Atonement.
Most recently, she has starred as Kate in the ITV sitcom, Kate & Koji. Since 2011, she has also played the titular character in the ITV crime drama series, Vera.
How Old is Brenda Blethyn? Her Age, Height, Parents
Brenda Blethyn was born Brenda Anne Bottle on February 20, 1946, in Ramsgate, Kent, England. She is 74 years old and stands at 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).
The youngest of nine children born to Louisa Kathleen Supple and William Charles Bottle, Brenda’s parents were housekeepers for an affluent family in Broadstairs, Kent, when they fell in love and got married.
Despite their modest upbringing, Brenda’s parents took her to the cinema frequently, compounding her love for the performance arts.
Before she became an actress, Blethyn held menial jobs as a stenographer and bookkeeper before a failed marriage rearranged her priorities and she found solace in her love for acting.
With that in mind, she pursued acting and studied at the Guildford School of Acting. She also traveled with the Royal National Theatre and performed in many stage-plays throughout the UK.
Is Brenda Blethyn Married? Does She Have Children?
As records show, Brenda has been married twice in her life. Her first marriage happened when she was 20.
She married the graphic designer Alan Blethyn on January 8, 1966. They stayed together for seven years before calling it quits in 1973.
Her second marriage happened in June 2010 when she tied the knot with the British art director Michael Mayhew. They have been together ever since.
Despite being married twice, Brenda Blethyn has no children; and given that she is 74, it is highly unlikely that she will ever have any.