Manville has appeared in the films Dance with a Stranger (1985), A Christmas Carol (2009), Maleficent (2014), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), and Let Him Go (2020), as well as the television series Emmerdale (1974–1976), Cranford (2007), Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (2014), River (2015), and Mum (2016–2019). She has been nominated for three British Academy Television Awards for the lattermost. A three-time Laurence Olivier Award nominee, she has won once for her role in the 2013–2014 revival of the play Ghosts. She will portray Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in the final two seasons of the television series The Crown.
Lesley Manville upcoming movie is Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris . Movie is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2022