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Linda Bassett

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4 February 1950 (age 74) (
Pluckley, Kent, England

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Linda Bassett (born 4 February 1950) is an English actress. Her television credits include Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–11), Grandma's House (2010–12) and Call the Midwife (2015–present). She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the 1999 film East is East and for the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for the 2013 revival of the play Roots at the Donmar Warehouse.


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Bassett was born in Pluckley, 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 Turrill in Lark Rise to Candleford, Doll in the film Cass.

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In film, she first gained notice when she was cast as Gertrude Stein opposite Linda Hunt as Alice B. Toklas in Waiting for the Moon in 1987. She also appeared as Julia Roberts' mother in Mary Reilly in 1996, Mrs. Brenner, the prison official in the 2008 film The Reader and as Cora in Calendar Girls. She was March.

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More recently she played Grandma in the BBC Two comedy Grandma's House. She currently plays Nurse Phyllis Crane on the BBC drama series Call the Midwife


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  • In Basildon - Royal Court Theatre London (2012)
  • Love and Information - National Theatre London (2012)
  • People - Royal National Theatre London (2012/13)
  • Roots - Donmar Warehouse London (2013)
  • Visitors - Arcola Theatre London (2014) and Bush Theatre London (2014/15)
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