Lesley Sharp (born 1964) is an English actress best known for her roles in a wide variety of British television series including Clocking Off, Bob & Rose and Afterlife.
One of Britain's best-known television actresses, Sharp previously worked with Mike Leigh on Naked.
On television, she has starred in some of the most prominent contemporary drama series of recent years, including Playing The Field, Clocking Off and Bob & Rose, as well as the single dramas Great Expectations, The Moonstone, The Second Coming (BAFTA-nominated), Carrie's War and Carla.
On stage, she has appeared in National Theatre productions of Mother Courage and Uncle Vanya, as well as David Hare's Murmuring Judges.
At the Royal Court Theatre she was seen in the revival of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, Our Country's Good and The Recruiting Officer.
Sharp's film credits include Naked (1993), Priest (1994), Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child (1995), The Full Monty (1997), From Hell (2001), The Second Coming (2003) and Vera Drake (2004).