Finding her teenage diary and discovering a list of twelve tasks and ambitions which she had set for herself, Erica sets out to complete them before reaching the milestone.
Blethyn originally trained at technical college and worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper for a bank.
At the end of a marriage, she opted to turn her hobby of amateur dramatics to her professional advantage.
The family lived in poor circumstances at their maternal grandmother's home.
It was, however, not until 1944, after an engagement of twenty years and the births of eight children, that the couple wed and moved into a small rented house in Ramsgate.
(née Bottle; 20 February 1946) is an English actress.