Lesley Sharp - Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Family, Age, Facts, Awards

Lesley Sharp

Facts About Lesley Sharp

Celebrated Name Lesley Sharp
Age 62 Years Old
Nick Name Lesley Sharp
Birth Name Lesley Sharp
Birth Date 1960-04-03
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Manchester, United Kingdom
Husband Nicholas Gleaves
Ethnicity British-White
Religion Christianity

Lesley Sharp is a British stage, film as well as a television actress who is famous for appearing in television including "Clocking Off" (2000-2001), "Bob & Rose" (2001), and "Afterlife" (2005–2006). She is also well recognized for her appearance in the 1997 films "The Full Monty", "Naked" and "From Hell". She was even nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1997 film The Full Monty. Between 2011 and 2016, she starred as DC Janet Scott in the ITV drama "Scott & Bailey".

Since her childhood, Sharp was interested in acting as she also stated that she started acting because, as a child, she felt "invisible" and did not "quite fit in". She has said that her inspiration to act came from watching Dick Emery on television. Her screen debut was in Alan Clarke's "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" in 1986. After that, she appeared in "The Rachel Papers", "Close My Eyes", "Naked", "Priest", "Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child", "The Full Monty" and many more. Not only she has appeared in films but she has also devoted her acting career in TV shows and drama which includes "Playing the Field", "Great Expectations", "Nature Boy", "Clocking Off", "From Hell", "The Second Coming", "Drake", "Afterlife", "Capital" and more. She starred in her first theatre role for a decade in the play The God of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse, London in October 2005, and after that, she play Harper Regan at Royal National Theatre in 2008 as well as the character Helen in the play A Taste of Honey at Royal National Theatre in the year 2014. 

Where is Lesley Sharp born?

Actress Lesley Sharp's born name is Karen Makinson who took birth on 3rd April 1960 in Manchester, the beautiful city in England. She was renamed Lesley Sharp upon her adoption at 6 weeks old. Thus, she holds British nationality and she came from British-White ethnicity making her the race white. As she was born in Manchester, she was raised and grew up in her hometown, Formby, Liverpool. Recently, Lesley celebrated her 61st birthday with her family as of 3rd April 2021. Her date of birth falls under the Zodiac sign of Aries and she is Christianity by religion. 

Lesley was adopted by a Scottish couple-the Sharps. About her siblings, she has one; an older sister. Concerning her educational background, Lesley went to Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the class of 1982. 

Who is Lesley Sharp married to?

Lesley Sharp is a married woman to her husband, Nicholas Gleaves. Their wedding date is February 1994. The beautiful married couple is also blessed with two children (Son) named Zachary (b. October 1994) and Gabriel (b. 12 March 1998). The duo is enjoying their present life a lot without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

How much is Lesley Sharp's net worth?

Lesley Sharp is a talented and successful actress. Their net worth of Lesley is estimated to have between $5 Million as of 2021. Her major source of wealth comes from her acting career. She has made huge money since she began her career from the year 1986 and she is still active in the field. Her annual salary is around $1 Million as per sources. She is enjoying a lavish lifestyle from her earnings. 


  • 1986 - Rita, Sue, and Bob Too
  • 1987 - Road
  • 1989 - The Rachel Papers
  • 1991 - Close My Eyes
  • 1993 - Naked 
  • 1994 - Priest 
  • 1997 - The Full Monty
  • 2001 - From Hell
  • 2004 - Vera Drake
  • 2008 - Inkheart

TV Shows

  • 1994 - Dandelion Dead
  • 1995 - Prime Suspect
  • 1999-2001 - Playing the Field
  • 1999 - Daylight Robbery
  • 2000-2001 - Clocking Off
  • 2001 - Bob & Rose
  • 2003 - The Second Coming
  • 2005-2006 - Afterlife
  • 2008 - Doctor Who, "The Children"
  • 2009 - The Diary of Anne Frank, "Red Riding", "Moving On", "Return to Cranford"
  • 2010 - Agatha Christie's Poirot
  • 2010 - Whistle and I'll Come to You
  • 2011 - Leah's Story
  • 2011-2016 - Scott & Bailey
  • 2011 - The Shadow Line
  • 2012 - Protecting Our Children, "Corfu - A Tale of Two Islands"
  • 2012-2013 - Starlings
  • 2013 - Who Do You Think You Are?
  • 2015 - Capital, "Paranoid", "Tom Daley: Diving for Gold"
  • 2017 - Three Girls, "Living the Dream"
  • 2021 - Fate: The Winx Saga, "Before We Die"

Awards and Achievements

  • Nominated Olivier Awards in 1988 for "A Family Affair" and in 1992 for her work in "Uncle Vanya"
  • Won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1998 for her work in "The Full Monty" and was nominated for BAFTA Film Awards for her same work 
  • Nominated BAFTA TV Awards for her work in "Bob and Rose" in the year 2002
  • Won Royal Television Society for her work in "Afterlife" in 2006

Trivias About Lesley Sharp You Need To Know.

  • Karen Makinson was renamed Lesley Sharp upon her adoption at 6 weeks old.
  • Lesley Sharp earned a BAFTA TV Best Actress Award nomination for her role in Bob & Rose. In 2007
  • Lesley Sharp directed a short film titled Mary and Mick.