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Lesley Manville opens up about over-50s sex scenes

The actress co-stars with Liam Neeson in new film Ordinary Love.

Lesley Manville (Ian West/PA)
Lesley Manville (Ian West/PA)

By Julia Hunt, PA Entertainment Correspondent

Lesley Manville has joked that she is the go-to actress for over 50s sex scenes.

The star’s latest role is in the film Ordinary Love, which sees her playing a woman battling cancer. Liam Neeson plays her husband.

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Liam Neeson (Ian West/PA)

Manville, 63, told Radio Times magazine that she loves the way the film shows the pair still desire one another.

“There aren’t many middle-aged love stories on screen – and I’ve done most of them,” she said.

There aren’t many middle-aged love stories on screen – and I’ve done most of them Lesley Manville

Pretending to be a casting director, she added: “Over-50s having sex?

“Let’s get Manville!”

The actress said she is going through a rich period in her career.

“I’m older and you think the work should be thinning out, but I feel I’m getting so good now,” she said. “It’s decades of doing it, I think.”

The full interview is in this week’s Radio Times.

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