2 by Lesley Manville

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Last seen stealing scenes from no less than Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread—for which she received long-overdue Hollywood recognition and an Oscar nomination—the brilliant English actress Lesley Manville has long been a BAM favorite. In conjunction with her appearance at the BAM Harvey Theater this spring in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, we revisit two of her most indelible performances—forged in partnership with her frequent collaborator Mike Leigh—which showcase the actress’ chameleonic range and sublime subtlety.