VERA DRAKE marks Ruth Sheen
's fourth collaboration with Mike Leigh
. In 1989, she was named European Actress of the Year as Shirley in 'High Hopes' (opposite VERA DRAKE co-star Phil Davis
), and in 1993 she appeared at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in his play, 'It's A Great Big Shame!'. Most recently, she played Maureen in 'All or Nothing'. Other film work includes 'Virtual Sexuality', 'The Young Poisoner's Handbook', and 'Little Dorrit'. Between 'All or Nothing' and VERA DRAKE, Ruth Sheen filmed 'Cheeky' for David Thewlis
and 'Vanity Fair' for director Mira Nair
. On television she has been seen in numerous plays and series including 'Holding On' and 'Never Never', both written by Tony Marchant, 'Bramwell', 'Cracker' and 'Tom Jones
'. She was last seen in the television adaptation of Zadie Smith's best-seller 'White Teeth'.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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