Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman

actress, writer, additional crew

Alison Steadman was born on Aug 26, 1946 in UK. Alison Steadman's big-screen debut came with The Wackers - Season 1 directed by Anthony Parker in 1975. Alison Steadman is known for Life directed by Kate Hewitt, Erin Kellyman stars as Maya Stone and Rachael Stirling as Kelly Aston. Alison Steadman has got 3 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Alison Steadman achieved is British Independent Film Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Alison Steadman plays is Life - Season 1 which will be released on Sep 14, 2021.

The acclaimed Alison Steadman was born in 1946 in Liverpool, the daughter of George Percival Steadman and Marjorie Evans. Educated at Childwall Valley High School, she studied at the East-15 Acting School from 1966-1969, then toiled as a secretary at the Liverpool Probation Service before deciding on a full-time acting career. She made her professional stage debut in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" at the Theatre Royal in 1968, where she also played Ophelia in "Hamlet."Following repertory experience she met playwright Mike Leigh and appeared in his plays "The Jaws of Death" and "Wholesome Glory," the latter making her London debut in 1973. She won the London Evening Standard Theatre Award in 1977 playing the lead role in "Abigail's Party" and appeared in a definitive TV version of the play directed by her husband that same year. Over the years Alison came to be known for her quirky roles and such dazzling stage work in "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" (winning an Olivier Award in 1992), The Memory of Water (1999), Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (2001) and "The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband" (2002), playing a wronged wife who does the unthinkable, only served to prove the extent of her versatility.Although her film appearances have been spotty, she greatly enhanced the few she has done in support, including Porc royal (1984), Coming Through (1988), Clockwise (1986), Les aventures du baron de Munchausen (1988), and Shirley Valentine (1989), not to mention her director-husband's critically lauded pictures Life Is Sweet (1990), for which she won the National Society of Film Critics Award, Secrets et Mensonges (1996), and Topsy-Turvy (1999). She and Leigh divorced in 2001. Alison has also entertained in many classy TV costumers, including The Singing Detective (1986), as the mother of Michael Gambon, and Orgueil et préjugés (1995).

  • Birthday

    Aug 26, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Liverpool, England, UK
  • Also known

    Alison Steadman OBE

Known For


3 wins & 3 nominations

British Independent Film Awards
Winner - Richard Harris Award
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
Best Actress
Winner - NSFC Award
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