Alison Steadman Biography (1946-)

Born August 26, 1946, in Liverpool, England; daughter of George Percival andMarjorie (maiden name, Evans) Steadman; married Mike Leigh, 1973 (divorced);children: Toby, Leo. Addresses: Publicist: c/o Bill Horne, 15 Little Newport St., London WC2, England.; Manager: c/o P.F. & D, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Birth Details
August 26, 1946
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Theatre Royal, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 1969
  • Ophelia, Hamlet, Theatre Royal, 1969
  • Wholesome Glory, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1973
  • The Pope's Wedding, Bush Theatre, London, 1973
  • Sylvia, The Anchor, Theatre Upstairs, 1974
  • Guinevere, The King, Shaw Theatre, London, 1974
  • Abigail, Abigail's Party, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1977
  • Anthea, Joking Apart, Globe Theatre, London, 1979
  • Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1979
  • Mari Hoff, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Cottesloe Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, 1992
  • Also appeared as Desdemona, Othello, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre,Nottingham, England; appeared in The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Bolton Theatre, Worcester, England, and The Jaws of Death, TraverseTheatre, Edinburgh, Scotland; appeared as Bessie, Marvin's Room, Hampstead Theatre; Kath, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Theatre Royal, Bath &Arts Theatre, and West End; Teresa, Memory of Water, Vaudeville; The Provok'd Wife, Old Vic; Maria Helliwell, When We Are Married, Chichester Festival Theatre; Cat on a Hot Tin Rof, Howard Davies; Kafka's Dick, Royal Court; Maydays, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican; Elmire, Tartuffe, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit; A Handful ofDust, Lyric Hammersmith; Widow Peahen, Cinderella and Her Naughty Sisters, Lyric Hammersmith; Joking Apart, Globe Theatre; Travesties, Nottingham Playhouse; and The Foursome, The Fish in the Sea, and Soft for a Girl, all Everyman, Liverpool.
  • Film Appearances
  • Estelle Land, Kipperbang, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1982
  • Mary Hussey, Champions, Sultan Entertainment, 1983
  • Mrs. Allardyce, A Private Function, Paramount, 1984
  • Doreen, Number One, 1984
  • Kate, Coming Through, 1985
  • Gwenda Stimpson, Clockwise, 1986
  • The Short and Curlies, 1987
  • Mayor, Stormy Monday, Atlantic, 1988
  • Eva Wilt, Wilt (also known as The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt), Rank, 1989
  • Daisy, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Columbia/TriStar, 1989
  • Jane, Shirley Valentine, Paramount, 1989
  • Wendy, Life Is Sweet, October Films, 1991
  • Rosemary Horton, Blame It on the Bellboy, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Dog owner, Secrets & Lies (also known as Secrets et mensonges), October Films, 1996
  • Voice of the hen, The Ugly Duckling (animated), Martin Gates Productions, 1997
  • Madame Leon, Topsy-Turvy, October Films, 1999
  • Bronwyn Race, Happy Now, 2001
  • Also appeared in Chunky Monkey.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Brenda Ogdon, Virtuoso, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Perriwinkle, Monster Maker, 1989
  • Jackie Johns, News Hounds, 1990
  • Christine Peacock, The Missing Postman, BBC, 1997
  • Also appeared as Mrs. Whatnot, Santa's Last Christmas; Mrs. Meiling, "Hans Christian Andersen," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Vera Prods, Rory Bremner, Who Else; Crabbe, Six Sides of Googan--The Curator; Without Walls: Degas and Pissaro Fall Out, Channel 4; Lauren, Gone tothe Dogs; Marjorie Withers, A Small Mourning, BBC; The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Thames; Esther Waters, BBC; Flesh and Blood, BBC; He's Gone, BBC; and Girl, BBC.
  • Series
  • Bernadette, The Wackers, 1975
  • W. P. C. Bayliss, Z Cars, 1976-77
  • Hilda, Gone to Seed, 1992
  • Voice of Marge Stenson, Crapston Villas, 1995
  • Voice of Mrs. Perfect, Stressed Eric, BBC2, 1998
  • Betty Simpson, Fat Friends, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Edda Goering, Selling Hitler, 1991
  • Elinor Farr, The Wimbledon Poisoner, BBC, 1994
  • Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Arts and Entertainment/BBC, 1995
  • Mrs. Haynes, Karaoke, Bravo, 1996
  • Evelyn, No Bananas, BBC, 1996
  • Pauline Mole, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Hard Labour, 1973
  • Nuts in May, 1976
  • Through the Night, 1979
  • Pasmore, 1980
  • Mrs. Marlow, "The Singing Detective," Channel Crossings, PBS, 1988
  • Mum, "The Finding," WonderWorks, PBS, 1990
  • Annette, "The Curator," Coogan's Run, 1995
  • Late Lunch, 1998
  • Madame de Plonge, "The Pox," Let Them Eat Cake, BBC, 1999
  • Breakfast, 2001
  • Specials
  • Beverly, Abigail's Party (also known as Play for Today: Abigail's Party), 1977
  • Also appeared Nature in Focus, BBC.

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