Linda Bassett is an English actress, who is well known in the United Kingdom for her film career.
Bassett was born in Kent, England, to a typist mother and a police officer father. Her roles include the award-winning part of Ella Khan in the 1999 British comedy film East is East. Other roles include Mrs. Jennings in the three-part BBC adaptation Sense and Sensibility, Queenie Turrill in Lark Rise to Candleford, Doll in the film Cass.
In film she appeared as Mrs. Brenner, the prison official in the 2008 film The Reader and as Cora in Calendar Girls. She was March.
More recently she played Grandma in the BBC Two comedy Grandma's House.