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SHIRLEY HENDERSON (Lucille Hardy) is a multi-award-winning actress, whose film and television career has made her a household name throughout the UK and across the world. Henderson has starred in many television dramas, most notably in Channel 4's SOUTHCLIFFE for which she won the Scottish BAFTA award for Best Actress. She also played a lead role in the critically acclaimed JAMAICA INN for the BBC and Sally Wainwright's multi award-winning series HAPPY VALLEY.

Her other television credits include THE TAMING OF THE SHREW for the BBC, MAY CONTAIN NUTS for Tiger Aspect, DIRTY FILTHY LOVE for ITV and TREASURE ISLAND for Benbow Films. She has also starred in DR WHO for the BBC, WEDDING BELLES for Channel 4 and the BAFTA winning CHARLES II: THE POWER AND THE PASSION for the BBC.

Henderson has a well-established film career spanning over two decades. She is perhaps most well known for her role as Moaning Myrtle in the HARRY POTTER franchise and for her role as Bridget Jones' chardonnay-swilling sidekick, Jude, in the BRIDGET JONES franchise.

Henderson has won many awards for her film work including the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actress in a Scottish Film for her role in Juliet McKoen's FROZEN and Best Actress at the Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film for her role in Don Coutts' AMERICAN COUSINS. She was nominated for the BIFA's Best Supporting Actress award for her role alongside James McAvoy in FILTH as well as for her role in Lone Sherfig's black comedy WILBUR (WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF). Her other film credits include Michael Winterbottom's critically acclaimed EVERYDAY alongside John Simm, Danny Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING, Michael Winterbottom's 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, Shane Meadows ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS, Deva Palmier's FISHY and Frank Van Passel's VILLA DES ROSES.

In 2015, Henderson played a lead role in Matteo Garrone's epic fantasy, THE TALE OF TALES alongside Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel and Salma Hayek and in 2016, she played alongside Celyn Jones and Elijah Wood in the Dylan Thomas inspired SET FIRE TO THE STARS. Most recently Henderson has been seen playing opposite Tilda Swinton in the Bong Joon-ho Netflix feature OKJA and Kathleen Hepburn's NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL.

Henderson has just finished a run of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Old Vic Theatre and London's West End. She has recently received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role.


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