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Alison Steadman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alison Steadman (born 26 August 1946) is an English actor. She won the 1991 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for the Mike Leigh (her husband 1973-2001) film Life is Sweet, and the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Mari in the original production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In a 2007 Channel 4 poll, the "50 Greatest Actors" voted for by other actors, she was ranked No. 42. Steadman made her professional stage debut in 1968 and went on to establish her career in Mike Leigh's 1970s TV plays Nuts in May (1976) and Abigail's Party (1977). She received BAFTA TV Award nominations for the 1986 BBC serial The Singing Detective, and in 2001 for the ITV drama series Fat Friends (2000–05). Other television roles include Pride and Prejudice (1995), Gavin & Stacey (2007–10, 2019) and Orphan Black (2015–16). Her other film appearances include A Private Function (1984), Clockwise (1986), Shirley Valentine (1989), Topsy Turvy (1999), and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).

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Aug 26, 1946 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Play for Today 1970-10-15
Latest Project:
Movie The King's Man 2021-12-22
Known For
Poster of Butterfly
Poster of Dad's Army
Poster of Secrets & Lies
Poster of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Movie The King's Man 2021-12-22
Movie 23 Walks Fern 2020-07-30
Series Life Gail 2020-09-29
Movie Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse Dora 2020-12-24
Movie Pandemonium Sue Jessop 2020-12-30
Series Butterfly Barbara 2018-10-14
Series Hold the Sunset Edith 2018-02-18
Movie Care Mary 2018-12-09
Movie Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) Unknown 2017-01-01
Movie We Can Be Heroes Granny Evans 2017-06-24
Movie Dad's Army Mrs. Fox 2016-02-05
Movie Burn Burn Burn Diana 2016-10-28
Movie Peterman Auntie Jean 2015-04-01
Series Inside No. 9 Madam Talbot 2014-02-05
Series The Great War: The People's Story Hallie Eustace Miles 2014-08-10
Movie The One and Only Mike Leigh Herself 2014-11-24
Series Boomers Joyce 2014-08-15
Series Gareth's All Star Choir Herself - Choir Member 2014-11-03
Series Orphan Black Kendall Malone 2013-03-30
Series Yonderland Barbara 2013-11-10
Series The Syndicate Unknown 2012-03-27
Series The Great Sport Relief Bake Off Herself - Contestant 2012-01-10
Movie A Civil Arrangement Isobel 2012-05-06
Series Gadget Man Unknown 2012-11-19
Movie French Exchange Mrs. Phillips 2011-07-14
Series All Roads Lead Home Herself 2011-10-05
Movie Fry and Laurie Reunited Herself - Narrator (voice) 2010-11-24
Series Little Crackers Alison's Mother 2010-12-19
Movie Come Rain Come Shine Dora Mitchell 2010-12-20
Movie Caravans: A British Love Affair Narrator 2009-02-25
Movie Gavin and Stacey: Christmas Special Pam 2008-12-24
Movie Gavin & Stacey: 12 Days Of Christmas Herself 2008-12-25
Series Lewis Rev. Martha Seager 2007-02-18
Movie All About 'Abigail's Party' Herself 2007-01-01
Series Gavin & Stacey Pam Shipman 2007-05-13
Series Fanny Hill Mrs. Brown 2007-10-22
Movie The Dinner Party Juliet 2007-09-09
Movie Who Gets the Dog Jenny Evans 2007-12-02
Movie Fanny Hill Mrs. Brown 2007-10-22
Movie Confetti Sam's Mum 2006-05-05
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Twisted Tales Unknown 2005-01-16
Series Bosom Pals Unknown 2004-01-26
Series The Worst Week of My Life Unknown 2004-03-12
Movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Casting Agent 2004-10-01
Movie Chunky Monkey Beryl 2003-03-19
Movie D.I.Y. Hard Woman 2002-09-30
Series Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale Mrs. Meisling 2002-09-08
Series Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Pauline Mole 2001-02-02
Movie Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years Pauline Mole 2001-02-02
Movie Ivor the Invisible Auntie Barbara (voice) 2001-12-24
Movie Happy Now Bronwyn Race 2001-08-20
Series Fat Friends Betty Simpson 2000-10-12
Series Lenny Henry in Pieces Unknown 2000-12-30
Movie Topsy-Turvy Madame Leon 1999-09-03
Movie Jack and the Beanstalk Mother / Veronica 1999-10-11
Series Let Them Eat Cake 1999-09-09
Series Stressed Eric Unknown 1998-04-20
Movie The Missing Postman Christine Peacock 1997-03-28
Series The Missing Postman Christine Peacock 1997-03-29
Movie The Ugly Duckling The Hen (voice) 1997-09-04
Movie The Snow Queen's Revenge Pearl 1996-01-01
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Movie Secrets & Lies Woman with dog 1996-05-24
Series Karaoke Mrs. Haynes 1996-04-28
Series No Bananas Evelyn Hamilton 1996-05-05
Movie Gotta Get Out Maggie 1995-01-01
Series Kavanagh QC Unknown 1995-01-03
Series Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Bennet 1995-09-24
Series Coogan's Run Unknown 1995-11-17
Series Crapston Villas Unknown 1995-10-27
Movie Do You Remember The First Time? Unknown 1994-05-01
Series The Wimbledon Poisoner Elinor Farr 1994-12-11
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Blame It on the Bellboy Rosemary Horton 1992-03-06
Series Gone to Seed Hilda Plant 1992-11-13
Series Gone to the Dogs Lauren Patterson 1991-11-29
Movie Selling Hitler Edda Goering 1991-06-11
Movie News Hounds Unknown 1990-09-02
Movie Life Is Sweet Wendy 1990-11-15
Movie Wilt Eva 1989-05-12
Movie Monster Maker Perriwinkle 1989-01-23
Movie Shirley Valentine Jane 1989-08-30
Movie The Short & Curlies Betty 1988-09-29
Movie Stormy Monday Mayoress 1988-05-01
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Daisy 1988-12-07
Movie Clockwise Gwenda Stimpson 1986-03-01
Series The Singing Detective Mrs. Marlow 1986-11-16
Movie Coming Through Kate 1985-01-01
Movie Number One Doreen 1985-03-01
Movie Champions Mary Hussey 1984-04-20
Movie A Private Function Mrs. Allardyce 1984-11-09
Movie Tartuffe, or The Imposter Elmire 1983-07-28
Movie Mike Leigh: Making Plays Herself 1982-09-04
Movie P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang Miss Land 1982-11-03
Movie The Muscle Market Susan 1981-01-13
Movie Pasmore Kay Pasmore 1980-10-21
Movie Our Flesh and Blood Jan Blincoe 1977-01-18
Movie Abigail's Party Beverley 1977-11-01
Movie Nuts in May Candice Marie 1976-01-13
Movie Bag of Yeast Margaret Hudson 1976-02-22
Movie Early to Bed Helen 1975-03-20
Series The Wackers Bernadette Clarkson 1975-03-19
Series Oil Strike North Unknown 1975-08-26
Movie Through the Night Christine Potts 1975-12-02
Movie Girl Jackie 1974-02-25
Movie Taking Leave Nonie 1974-11-28
Movie Hard Labour Veronica Thornley 1973-03-12
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15