|Born||November 24th, 1965 |
|Productions||Topsy-Turvy as Leonora Braham |
Doctor Who as Ursula Blake
Life During Wartime as Joy Jordan Mellencamp
|Recordings||Topsy-Turvy (film soundtrack)|
Shirley Henderson is a Scottish actress.
Born in Forres, Moray, Henderson began singing as a child and later graduated as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Gaining her big break in children's television series Shadow of the Stone, Henderson became a popular theatre actress, appearing as the female lead in Romeo and Juliet in Glasgow.
However, it was as a character actress on film that Henderson would become most commonly recognised, appearing in, amongst others, Bridget Jones' Diary, Trainspotting and in a recurring role as "Moaning" Myrtle in the Harry Potter series.
Henderson displayed her singing abilities in several productions, firstly and mostly notably when playing Leonora Braham in Topsy-Turvy, singing several songs Braham originated during her career with Gilbert and Sullivan. She also sang briefly during her appearance in Doctor Who as Ursula Blake, a member of the LINDA group.
Finally, Henderson portrayed the musically inclined, guitar playing Joy Jordan Mellencamp, who sings the title song in Life During Wartime.
- Incantation (contains solo lines)
- But Soft.../Where, Why Be I? (contains solo lines)
- Three Little Maids From School Are We (contains solo lines)
- The Mikado Act Two Finale
- The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze (solo)
- Don't Bring Me Down
- Brand New Key (duet)
- Life During Wartime