Shirley Henderson is a Scottish actress who was born in 1965. Shirley showed her talents at an yearly age. In her teenage years she performed in local music clubs in her native Scotland and in 1986 Shirley graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Shirley acted both on stage and in TV productions. The actress also started to appear in different international projects and in some American movies as well.
Probably one of Shirley’s most noted portrayals is that of the ‘Harry Potter’ character Moaning Myrtle in the film adaptations of the famous books. Being only 5.1 feet tall and having a quite innocent facial expression, Shirley did resemble a teenage girl. However, when the first movie in which Shirley appears, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets’, was released back in 2002 the actress was in fact 37 years old. Shirley also appears in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ which was released in 2005 when she was already 40 years of age. Thus, the actress became the oldest to ever portray a teenage Hogwarts student in the famous film series.