1. mat whitehead @matwhi. Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical as 'Elizabeth Lane' in the original West End production of 'Girl from the North Country' (2018). Female In 2004 she won Best Comedy Actress at the Newport Beach Film International Film Festival for American Cousins (2003). Finally, in 2008, Henderson appeared in mainstream productions Wild Child[1][6] and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day[1][6], along with ITV1 two-part comedy drama May Contain Nuts. [2] When I'm doing theatre, I feel like my life's on hold. 1 Answer. In 2005, Henderson returned to the Harry Potter franchise reprising her role as Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In that same year, Henderson also acted in Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (also featuring Ian Hart and Mark Williams),[1][6] and returned to TV to play Mileva Maric in E=mc², also broadcast as an episode of the series Nova. Henderson would also be later nominated for the 2001 Bowmore/Scottish Screen/Sunday Times Actress of the Year, for her work in both Topsy-Turvy and Wonderland, but again she did not win. [1], In the late 1970s, teenage Henderson noticed a singer in TV talent programme Opportunity Knocks, and decided that singing was not beyond her capabilities. Before she died, she was known as Myrtle Warren. [October 2006], Currently filming Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, a film with Amy Adams, Ciaran Hinds and Mark Strong. [6][4] That same year, she also acted under Matthew Lloyd[5] (sometimes mistakenly billed as "Michael Lloyd" at the Hampstead Theatre, in London, in the play Lions in the Street,[6][4] and the following year in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, directed by Nancy Meckler as a part of the Shared Experience Theatre Company. Shirley Henderson webchat – your questions answered on Trainspotting, Moaning Myrtle and singing Dylan. THAT VOICE !! [1] Being 5' 0½" (1.54 m) and 37 years old when she first played Moaning Myrtle, she is the oldest actor to play a teenage Hogwarts student in the Harry Potter films. I like doom and gloom with a sense of humour. 24 November, 1965) is a singer and award-winning stage and movie actress, known for her childlike voice. Immediately after exiting the Harry Potter franchise in 2005, Shirley Henderson found herself in a project fit for royalty. Henderson was born November 24, 1965, making her 37 when she played Moaning Myrtle (the ghost of 14-year-old Myrtle Warren) in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (and, therefore, 40, when she reprised the role in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"). She played the role of Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with Daniel Radcliffe. I never get the tall, blonde, glamorous roles because I'm not tall, blonde and glamorous. Sofia Coppola’s avant-garde Marie Antoinette. [10] Archive footage of Henderson as Ursula later appeared in the episode Journey's End. You suddenly find yourself somewhere and you wonder, how did I get in this room? [1][4], The stage play was David Edgar's Entertaining Strangers, written the previous year. [1][4][6] Henderson also acted in Sony Pictures Classics's Yes[1][4][6] and in TV movie Dirty Filthy Love[1][4], a drama about a sufferer of OCD and Tourette's Syndrome[3], for which she was praised[6] and nominated by the Royal Television Society for the Best Actress Award (lost to Anamaria Marinca for Sex Traffic). [1][4], Shirley Henderson as Moaning Myrtle in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", Henderson's work in 2002 nominated her again to the Bowmore/Scottish Screen/Sunday Times Actress of the Year and named her the Most Deserving Actor by The Scotsman newspaper, in both cases for the same four movies: 24-Hour Party People, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, Villa des Roses and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Other projects that year could not be taken into account: Wilbur was a Danish production, Red Dress was a short film, and Doctor Sleep was not considered for unknown reasons). She went on to sing in the local working-men's clubs on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. That happens to me all the time, every day! Her tiny frame and bubble-light voice have made Shirley Henderson a shoo-in for roles such as Harry Potter's Moaning Myrtle – but don't be fooled she's a tough cookie, says Jane Graham not … Because of all the rejections and the criticism you get all the time, there has to be a drive there. It's such a stress always trying to get bigger houses and larger cars and better schools. She is 55 years old and is a Sagittarius. [1][4][6] Lastly, she acted in the film Frozen, winning the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actress in a Scottish Film; the Best Actress Award of the Marrakech International Film Festival; a Special mention in the Créteil International Women's Film Festival; and the Best Actress Award of the Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film - becoming the only actress to win that award twice). B.Sc Veterinary Nursing. Filming is long - you get very tired, and your skin breaks out and you get lumps and bumps. The movie, although not a commercial success, received favourable reviews from the critics and won a number of awards; Henderson herself was nominated as the British Supporting Actress of the Year for the London Critics Circle, but lost to Samantha Morton for Sweet and Lowdown. Close. - IMDb Mini Biography By: [October 2007], Just finished a new short film up in Scotland called Ma Boy and a guest appearance on Doctor Who. Shirley Henderson (b. 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